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Correspondence (incoming): Lathrop, Charles, 1902 May- Sep

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OFFICE OF

JANE L. STANFORD

AND

LELAND STANFORD JR. UNIVERSITY

819 MARKET STREET

SAN FRANCISCO, CAL.

San Francisco, May 8, 1902

Dear Sister:

I am in receipt of your two communications from Honolulu, T.H., one dated Apr. 26th and the other Apr. 27th. I note what you say of the officials of the First Nat. Bank of Hawaii informing you that your Letter of Credit was good in Japan. The Letter of Credit you have is good anywhere in the world and you can draw money on same until the amount is exhausted. I am under the impression you have a little book which was sent from the Bank of California giving you the information where money can be drawn on Letters of Credit, issued by their bank.

You will notice by copy of letter enclosed that I have given Mr. Hodges instructions regarding the box of Hawaiian curios for the Museum and not to allow Mr. Peterson to open same until your return. There was received at this office addressed to myself a box containing a Calabash of Koa. There is nothing in your two letters regarding this, but I noticed from one of the papers you so kindly sent me that you informed the newspaper reporter that it would be placed in the Museum at the University, as it was presented to you by some of the Stanford University Students located in the Islands. To-morrow Friday, I will take the same with me to Palo Alto, and on Saturday will have it placed in the Museum under lock and key.

I note what you say in yours of the 25th of having received a letter from Mrs. R. H. Newton, in which she states that her husband will accept the position as rector of the Stanford Memorial Church. You will also find enclosed another letter addressed to yourself by Mrs. Newton. It seems that somebody at the University wired Dr. Newton to find out if he

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OFFICE OF

JANE L. STANFORD

AND

LELAND STANFORD JR. UNIVERSITY

819 MARKET STREET

SAN FRANCISCO, CAL.

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was going to accept the position, so that his name could be put in the new register. They endeavor in every way possible to get at your business affairs.

I note you approve the bill of Salviati and Co., for $2690.00. The Mosaics have arrived and are in the custom house, awaiting instructions from Washington to release them, which I hope will be in a few days.

I am also in receipt of bill of City of Paris duly approved amounting to $251.50 and same will be paid. Copy of letter of M. Camerino will be retained in this office.

I called Mr. Day's attention to your dissappointment [sic] in his not having the work in his charge, progressed more rapidly. Mr. Schultz is of a temperment [sic], that whatever might be said to him, would make no difference in his hurrying the work. He is stubborn, and I think it would be best to let him complete the building as far as he goes, and whatever has to be done after the contractors are gone, and he (Schultz) has been paid in full, can be looked after by Mr. Hodges. Dr. Jordan was very anxious to have the shelving, desks, tables, etc. placed in the building, but I wrote him I would not enter into anymore contracts as long as Mr. Schultz was in the Building. If you will remember the contract of Mr. Schultz with yourself reads that whatever is done by the owner of the building while he (Schultz) has charge, he shall receive a commission. I am sorry that Dr. Jordan likes to interfere or break into business that does not concern him.

He is now in Los Angeles attending some Womens Convention and most of his time is devoted to traveling around the Country and delivering lectures and making himself prominent with politicians, railroad people and any old thing. I do not think he ever says "No" to an invitation

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OFFICE OF

JANE L. STANFORD

AND

LELAND STANFORD JR. UNIVERSITY

819 MARKET STREET

SAN FRANCISCO, CAL.

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that is extended to him to dine or where he may have an opportunity to talk.

Ah Wing arrived from China and is now at the house and I told him to remain there until your return and you would then decide whether you wish to retain him or dismiss some of the other servants.

Friday, May 9th, 1902

Dear Sister:

I met Mr. Hodges this morning on the train enroute to this City. He had with him drawings to be submitted to parties for furnishing the steel work. I called his attention to the article in the Daily Palo Alto regarding the closing of the Church and he was rather displeased to think that I should say anything to him about it. I am however under the impression that he gave instructions or said something to the watchman. I told Mr. Hodges it was your wish that the Main entrance to the Church should be kept open and the watchman retained, so the parents of the students who visit the University might have an opportunity to visit the Church and enjoy the beautiful windows, mosaics and frescoeing. I also informed him that it was understood that Mr. Scott-Brook should be there every evening at sundown and play on the Organ. They are getting Mr. Brook interested in all their entertainments and he has been away from the University about 10 days in the Southern portion of the State with a lot of Professors and others who went to Los Angeles to give the play "Antigone". I think on your return, you will have to give Mr. Brook definite instruction as to his duties.

He likes to make himself agreeable and is a very gentlemanly fellow

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OFFICE OF

JANE L. STANFORD

AND

LELAND STANFORD JR. UNIVERSITY

819 MARKET STREET

SAN FRANCISCO, CAL.

San Francisco, May 16, 1902

Dear Sister

As the Steamer "Peru" leaves this Port for Yokohama to-morrow and should arrive there on June 6th, five days before the Steamer "China" leaves there for this Port, I thought it would please you if I would dictate a few lines. Since last I wrote you, we have had quite a rain storm amounting to almost an inch of rain, which is considered quite heavy for this time of the year. It has been of advantage to the late sowed grain at Palo Alto and gives good promise for a large crop, but of course it has been to a disadvantage to other parts of the State.

I am pleased to say that work in the Memorial Church is now about completed and I have been informed that on Monday morning (if they have not already commenced) the contractors are going to place the pews in the main body of the Church. Mr. McGilvray is all through carving and the last work completed was at the base of the lecturn and also the pulpit as you wished to have done. I found out who really was the direct cause of the information going out that the Church would be closed until your return and as usual it was Mr. Hodges, who had to do a good deal of talking. He thought it ought to be closed as you did not wish people to be in the Church while they were setting the pews. I told him he was mistaken as you did not expect rough or disorderly people to visit the Church or destroy anything while a watchman was in charge and furthermore did not think anybody would show disrepect for an edifice of this kind, but he has funny views.

The water carnival was postponed from Tuesday until today on account of the rains. The same will take place this afternoon and evening on Lake Lagunita, below my house.

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