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Port of Sydney Nova Scotia
21st March 1905
My Dear Professor Jordan
Permit to tender you my sincere sympathies on the sudden death of the late Mrs Stanford. It was very sad indeed. I was shown their beautiful residence in Nob Hill, when out to the coast some years ago, you were also kind enough to send me some information to inquiries made by me some time ago. wishing you all success and hoping the University is flourishing I beg to remain
Yours very truly
Collector of Customs
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Department of Commerce and Labor Bureau of Fisheries Washington
March 7, 1905
Dr. David Starr Jordan, Standord University, California
Dear Dr. Jordan:
The news of the sudden death of Mrs. Stanford at Honolulu was a great shock to me. I hope it may cause no serious interruption or change in the affairs of the University.
Very sincerely yours, (name illegible, first name starts with "G" last name starts with "B")
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Leigh Richmond Smith, A.B. (Princeton) Principal
Santa Clara High School Santa Clara, Cal., Mar 24 1905
Mr dear Mr. President:
I have the honor to send you the enclosed communication on behalf of the Trustees, Faculty, and students of the Santa Clara High School.
A floral piece in memory of Mrs. Stanford goes with the communication.
Very Truly Yours, L.R. Smith
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Stanford University, Calif. March 2, 1905
Dr. David Starr Jordan, Stanford University, Calif.,
My dear Dr Jordan:
After six years the University feels its loss of a religious teacher born for the Stanford design. Now again Humanity may say: "The gap in our picked and chosen, the long years may not fill" - in the death of her who most avowedly at the center of an institution of learning the religious, the basic principle of all human helpfulness: man's power to learn and profit by his brother's experience - in University, Press, Home of Factory the same apprenticeship
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of man to man and to the self that includes all in one Universal Correlation and Intelligibility. Her Christ on the Mount beckons to all alike to meet this sacred calling of fulfilling human needs by all the varied ways of knowledge. ---
Hushed be the walks today. Her spirit in the silence hovers near. What in flesh she tried to utter but could not tell broods in the arcades today with the Universal ineffableness of Nature. In the Silent Being that gives such force to Science in our age, that from forms without tongues whispers the oneness of the Memorial Homology- there she dwells forever for us her children here.
The cause in herself, more enduring than the shapes she has given our buildings shall not rear in stone alone but in