Correspondence (incoming): Jordan, David Starr, 1903-1904

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Memorandum LELAND STANFORD JUNIOR UNIVERSITY Stanford University, Cal. Mar. 20, 1903

Mrs. Stanford, Dear Friend:

For the continued development of the engineering departments we ought to have for next year -

A small building similar to the present Machine Shop, for a laboratory for Hydraulic experiments, this building to be located between the Machine Shop and the Power House.

The larger building now used by Civil Engineering and for the laboratories of Entomology and Systematic Botany should be reconstructed and equipped for the laboratories of the Department of Civil Engineering. For the equipment of these laboratories about $20,000 will be necessary. For the equipment of the Hydraulic laboratory $5,000 additional will be needed.

I do not know when you will care to consider these matters, but this note may serve as a memorandum as to what will be needed to put the work in Civil Engineering on a good basis.

Very sincerely yours, David S. Jordan

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Stanford March 2, 1904

Mrs. Stanford: My dear Friend:

Your very kind letter of January 21st is just at hand. I am very glad to know that you are having a restful winter. I should like some time to visit those cataracts of the Nile, but my sights have all gone in some other direction. Everything is running smoothly here. It was a very hard blow on the Stillmans and Dr. Stillman looked 20 years older. He looks

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class then applied for permission to hold its ball in the Vendome, at San Jose. To this the committee assented on condition that the special train return at midnight, that they should take a dozen ladies as chaperones and that this consent should not be a precedent for the future. To this arrangement I consented, thinking it better than any {other ?{ practiceable one. But Mr. Lathrop reminds me that he thinks that I promised you that the girls should not be allowed to leave the campus for any balls. If this is true, I have no recollection of it. We agreed that there should be but two parties held in Encina. I have said many

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not salary alone, but many other strings that I fear that we may lose them. It is clearly for their interest to go. If they go, I shall have to build up the Engineering work from the bottom--for {Manx, Marx ?} has carried it all on his shoulders from the first. But we can build from the bottom if we have to do so. Dr. Branner and his famiy have gone to Europe for a sabbatical year. He needs the

rest badly. No one here has worked harder - for the last ten years.

The baby is doing very well. But Mrs Jordan is becoming very much worn out. thoroughly tired of managing nurses and servants. I shall send her to Paso Robles for a week, very soon. Then perhaps to Santa Barbara. I wish that she was not so very conscientious about everything. She wears herself out too fast.

I shall spend the summer with her

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new method of management comes into power.

Professor Hall has been made Dean of the Chicago Law School at a salary of $8500, the largest salary ever paid a teacher of his age.

The Cornell people are making a tremendous effort to secure Professors Marx and Smith. They have tried hard twice before, but we have induced the men to remain. They have now brought such great inducements,

either here or in the East I shall not go on any expedition.

I have pleasant letters from Mr. Melton Stanford - from time to time.

The students were never better than this year. Not an unpleasant thing has happened of any consequence.

Do you remember G. W. Scott, who lived for a time in your stable? He is now at 28, librarian of the Supreme Court and of the Carnegie Institution, at $5000 a year.

Very truly yours David S Jordan

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