Will, holograph copy of 1899 will (in Jane Stanford's handwriting), 1899

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In the name of God Amen. I Jane Lathrop Stanford of the County of Santa Clara State of California, wife of Leland Stanford deceased, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, mindful of the uncertainty of life, do make publish and declare this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills.

I give and bequeath to each of my brothers, Ariel Lathrop and Charles Gardner Lathrop, the sum of One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000) in gold coin. To my two nieces, Jennie L. Lawton and Amy Gardner Hansen, daughters of my deceased brother Daniel Shields Lathrop, and the two children of my deceased niece Christine L. Gunning, I give and bequath[sic] One Hundred Thousand Dollars in gold coin, each of my nieces taking one-third part, and the children of my deceased niece, Christine L. Gunning the other third part equally between them.

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I make no provision for my husband's brothers, Phillip Stanford or Thomas Welton Stanford, or his niece's or nephew's or the children of my brother Charles Gardner Lathrop, for the reason that my dear husband provided generously for them in his will.

I give and bequeath to Herbert C. Nash, the devoted tutor and loving friend of my dear son, also faithful Secretary of my dear husband the sum of Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000) in gold coin.

I give and bequeath to Miss Bertha Berner Secretary and devoted friend to me through fifteen years of trial and sorrow the sum of Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000) in gold coin.

To the following faithful and devoted servants, Mrs. Charles Robertson, housekeeper for twelve years; to Charles Wooster coachman for thirty five years; to Edward Largley,

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valet to my husband for twelve years; to John Kelly, gardener and care taker of our home in Sacramento, Cal. cor 8th and N Streets for thirty nine years, to Ah Wing servant for eighteen years, to each and every one I give and bequeath the sum of One Thousand Dollars each ($1,000) in gold coin. I give and bequeath to the Roman Catholic Bishop of Sacramento California, a corporation sole, and to be by him just under the management, care, and control of a community of nuns to be selected by him, our dear old home corner 8th and N Streets Sacramento California, with all its contents therein, all the grounds surrounding it and outbuildings, and by them to be appropriated to the care and a home for poor destitute children from the age of six weeks to eight years; orphans half orphans foundlings of both sex independent of color or religious creed, to be clothed, fed, taught by them and at the age of eight

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years placed in a Catholic Orphan Asylum or Protestant if so desired by them. I desire the Home to be called ''Memorial Home to the Memory of Father and Mother Stanford. Father and Mother Lathrop" I also bequeath to such Roman Catholic Bishop for the maintainance of this Home and the benefit of the children under the care of the community of nuns so to be selected by him, land, bonds or gold coin, as my executors may deem most advisable, to the amount of Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000) the interest and income therefrom only to be used. The fund to be called "The Stanford Memorial Fund" to be perpetuated forever in the future. I recommend that such fund of Fifty Thousand Dollars be intrusted to the Union Trust Company of San Francisco, in trust, to be by it kept in the most productive form, and the interest and revenues to be paid over to said Bishop for the purpose

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aforesaid.

I give and bequeath to my friend Russell J. Wilson, and my brother Charles Gardner Lathrop, the Sum of Twenty four Thousand Dollars in gold coin in trust to hold, manage, invest and reinvest Twelve Thousand Dollars ($12,000) thereof for and during the life of Merinda Lathrop of Van Hornsville, Herkimer County, New York State, and to pay over and deliver to her use monthly, and every month, as long as she lives, the interest, income, rents and profits of the said Twelve Thousand Dollars ($12000). Also to hold, manage invest and reinvest the remaining Twelve Thousand Dollars ($12000) for and during the natural life of Mrs James Covert of Albany, New York State, and to pay over and deliver to her use monthly, and every month, the interest, income, rents and profits of the said Twelve Thousand Dollars ($12,000). The estate and trust of the said Russell J. Wilson and Charles Gardner Lathrop in the said several principle sums to

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