[Ladero? Ladew?, Lewis Co. W dy?] July 15th "/89
To the University of the Leland Stanford Jr.
There are several families in this vicinity who are much interested in the education of their children - many of them have moderate means
We understand that your University is far more liberal than any other institution on this coast.
Please send us one of your circulars or give what information nessesary for the benefit of this community
Very truely yours Mrs B. S. Hackett P. M.
[notation] [?44] [/notation]
[preprinted] CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, SAN FRANCISCO. P. O. BOX 2247.
San Francisco, Cal., [/preprinted] May 1, [preprinted] 188 [/preprinted] 9
Hon. Leland Stanford:
My Dear Friend -
Mr. E. F. Lorquin, who will present this note to you has a fine collection of California birds which he is anxious to dispose of at a very reasonable rate.
Mr. Lorquin is an excellent taxidermist and has a good knowledge of ornithology; and I consider this a good opportunity to obtain material which will be of great value in your museum
H. W. Hackness
[preprinted] HENRY G. HANKS, Practical Chemist, Assayer and Geologist, GIVES SPECIAL ATTENTION TO METALLURGICAL CHEMISSTRY, MINES AND MINING, The Analyses of Ores, Minerals, Mineral Waters, and all Natural and Artificial Products, and will Report on the Condition and Value of any Mine or Mineral Deposit on the Pacific Coast. 543 CLAY STREET, San Francisco. [/preprinted] APRIL 2 1887
HON-LELAND STANFORD SAN FRANCISCO
I TAKE THE LIBERTY TO INFORM YOU THAT MY COLLECTIONS OF FOSSILS -- 2000 SPECIES MORE OR LESS -- ARE FOR SALE, - I BELIEVE THEY ARE WORTHY OF YOUR CONSIDERATION IN CONNECTION WITH THE FUTURE GREAT MUSEUM OF THE LELAND STANFORD JR, UNIVERSITY.
ALTHOUGH THEY ARE NOT ARRANGED AS THEY WILL BE, YOU OR YOUR AGENT CAN GAIN A GOOD IDEA OF THEIR VALUE AS A SCIENTIFIC COLLECTION BY SEEING THEM. THEY ARE AT MY OFFICE AS PER INCLOSED CARD
Henry G Hanks
[preprinted left margin] INSTRUCTIONS GIVEN IN ASSAYING PRACTICAL CHEMISTRY, Determinative Mineralogy, AND THE Use of the Blow Pipe AND Microscope.
WILL MAKE TO ORDER Any Chemical Product Required.
CONSULTATION ON ALL QUESTIONS RELATING TO THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL CHEMISTRY. [/preprinted left margin]
[large notation: 68]
[embossed: SILVER LAKE]
Ashland Oregon Nov[r?] 26th 1888
- Would it be advisable, to buy, and build, near your University - expecting to rent rooms - or board some of the students - If so I would prefer to build of brick - being more durable, altho of wood - they are made to look more [tastey?] - could you let me know the price of brick, - per thousand - delivered - or the price per [m?] laid in the wall
- Your plans may include providing a boarding house for the students - if so I should not [--to-interfere--] think of interfereing with your plan [?]
To the Hon[e?] L. Stanford
Menlo Park Cal
[preprinted] DR. ALFRED C. HAVEN, LAKE FOREST, ILLS. [/preprinted]
Jan 14 - '86
Hon Leland Stanford:
I trust you will pardon this intrusion upon your valuable time, but, being in sympathy with the cause of American education, & knowing that you are about to found one of the great centers of learning, in our country, I take the liberty of making a suggestion [or two?], which, I believe will add to the renown of the Leland Stanford Jr. University.
As you know the eyes of the scientific world look to Germany and France, for recent biological & physiological facts, and the explanation of this is, that the scientists of these