in public life ever left a more spotless record of fidelity and honesty.
History fails to present a man who so grandly improved the opportunity of a life, to munificently concsecreate his collosal wealth to the benefaction of his race, as Leland Stanford.
In public life he was honored and respected, in private life he was loved by all, and in future generations his name will be enrolled among the great men of the past.
His nobility of purpose, and the grandeur of his impulses, with the good wrought to mankind, will far outlive the massive monument of marble and stone that stand upon the plain and mark the spot where the greatest educational institution on the face of the earth now stands.
As I gazed upon the kind face of all that is earthly, lay in his final resting place free from pain and sorrow I recalled the many kind words of cheer and comfort that came from his lips, and the many acts of kindness to me, and I felt that my best friend had gone forever.
May God give you strength to bear up under this great affliction in this, the hour of your distress, and rest assured that no one of your friends feels more keenly the loss, or is more in sympathy with you, than your Sincere friend,
San Francisco June 26, 1893
My Dear Mrs. Stanford,
It is a delicate task to convey words of condolence and comfort to one so deeply bereaved as yourself, but I cannot refrain from expressing my sorrow that so great a benefactor, and loving husband, should be so suddenly taken away.
This great affliction, has robbed your happy home of your life-long companion and adviser, and the world of its greatest philanthopist and benefactor.
No man in private life ever had a more lovely demeanor, and no man
earth generations to come will bless him & you for you both have had a great opportunity and have besides availed yourselves of it.
Good works live forever and the mind that brought these things into being will not be idle, simply because what we call death has taken place.
You have laid the foundations safe & sure and a perpetual joy awaits you, which will never end.
Albert [Albrect?] Zurstadt
New York July 25/92
Studio 1271 Broadway Cor. 32nd Street
Dear Mrs Standford
A great nation joins you in a sincere sympathy for the loss of your husband.
Your greatest treasure is in Heaven but time will not destroy the evidence of his having been on this
143 West End Land
London June 28/1893
Dear Mrs Stanford
I was particularly grieved to read of the death of your dear Husband, as were also all the members of my family. Will you kindly accept from us our heart-felt sympathy in your great bereavement.
I do not know what to say to comfort you in your great trouble; no doubt the Master, who has seen fit to call your husband unto Himself, will console