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Hackett, Mrs. B. S.; Hackness, H. W.; Hanks, Henry G.; Harris, Thomas; Haven, Alfred C.; Havrmann, W.; Hayes, Leslie; Heller, N. B.; Henry, L. D.: 5/7/1889 requesting a road be laid from the Palo Alto station south to county road; Hilton, Mrs. J.M.; Hoitt, Ira G.; Howell, Lena L.; Huntington Hopkins Company



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.................................................................... Number of ex.

9) Foundlings of petrefacts of different formations found in the Diluvial plain

of North Germany ............................................ 50

10) Copperslate and Magnesian limestone ......... 20

........................................................ Summa 3000

Most of the localities of III chief group are nicely complete, the richest of them is the middlerhinish Fauna of the Tertiary, the fishes therin are so completely represented that they will not easely to be found so in any other collection, the classes of higher vetebra are not quite as rich neither the formations of Devon, Trias and Magnesian limestone.

IV. CHIEF DIVISION. FRANCE, BELGIAN AND HOLLAND.

A) NORTH OF FRANCE.

................................................................. Number of ex.

1) Transtive formations of the Bretagne............. 30

2) Jura of Calvados pp....................................... 220

3) Chalk of the North of France ......................... 90

4) Tertiary formations of the North of France:

a) Basin of Paris and of the Chanpagne .............. 710

b) Touraine ...................................................... 320

c) Ardennes, Loire inférieure, Laon, Sarthe pp... 130

d) Oise ............................................................. 140

.......................................................... Summa 1640

B) SOUTH OF FRANCE

1) Jua and Chalk ............................................... 300

2) Tertiary formations of the North of France:

a) Basin of Bordeaux and Dax ............................ 740

b) Roussillon .................................................... 310

c) Drome, haute Rive ........................................ 220

.......................................................... Summa 1570

C) BELGIAN AND HOLLAND.

1) Belgian carboniferous limstone ..................... 450

2) Chalk from Mastricht, Limburg pp ................. 540

3) Belgian Tertiary formations ........................... 470

...........................................................Summa 1460

From different districts of France I possess a large suit yet unpaked and for that reason not yet registered. It will be some thousand exemplars. The same case is with a smaller collection of Belgian and Holland, both will nicely complete the IV Chief division.

From Spain, Portugal, Danemark and the Turkey I possess no petrefacts. Some Chief countries of Europe, as England, Italy, Russia and Sweden are not richly represented, also not the four other parts of the globe. As they form notwithstanding chief

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groups in a geographically divide collection, they follow as such, if also poorly represented.

V. CHIEF GROUP. ENGLAND.

.................................................................... Number of ex.

1) Limestone of Devon ....................................... 10

2) Jura ............................................................... 15

3) Tertiary (Barton) ............................................ 50

............................................................. Summa 75

VI. CHIEF GROUP. SWEDEN

Fauna of Silurformation of the isle of Gothland .... 250

VII. CHIEF GROUP. ITALY.

1) Tertiary formations (subappenine) .................... 50

2) Pliocen and Miocen of Sicily ............................ 360

.............................................................. Summa 410

VIII. CHIEF GROUP. RUSSIA.

1) Silurformation from the environs of Petersburg .. 40

2) Jura from the environs of Muscovy ..................... 220

................................................................. Summa 260

IX. CHIEF GROUP. ASIA.

1) Devonish fauna of Siberia .................................. 20

2) Trias and Lias of Thibeth .................................... 40

3) Tertiary formations of Japan ............................... 6

..................................................................Summa 66

X. CHIEF GROUP. AMERIKA.

Devon from Jova etc. .............................................. 50

XI. CHIEF GROUP. AUSTRALIA.

The fossil giant birds (Moa) from Newsealand in 5 genera

and 7 different species ........................................... 180

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ADDITION OF SOME FOSSIL FLORAS

.................................................................................. Number of ex.

1) Flora of the carboniferous system near Saarbrücken .............. 80

2) Flora of the carboniferous system in Bohemia ........................ 30

3) Middle Tertiary formation (lignit) from the Wetterau and from the Vogelsbirg (Upper hassia)........................................................................... 120

4) Eocenflora from Leoben (Austria) .......................................... 10

.................................................................................... Summa 240

In dividing geographically my palaeontological collection I had the intention to compare the faunas and floras of the divergent different countries in their geological and zoological particularities in the different formations. Possessing so many exemplars of the species of nearly all formations I could form from the doublets also a methotic - geological collection and a systematic collection always can be taken out if wished for to make instructive comparisons.

THE METHODIC - GEOLOGICAL COLLECTION.

Forming this collection I took care to represent the normal and abnormous formations of rocks not only in their position in the geognostic system, but also in their petrografic caracter. As far as possible I also tried this with the more distant not European countries. Europa naturally is more amply represented. The greatest part of the stones are freshly cut exemplars in the size of 12 □". Some also doubly the seize or if not possible to get them 12 □" large half as large.

I furnished the collection in the different stoneformations with the minerals that are found in them.

The whole collection is provided with etiquettes giving the name of stone and its locality, often the etiquette tells also the publications wherein the stones or minerals are spoken of. The collection will count more than 4000 exemplars and with regard how it is set in order, how caracteristically the choice of the pieces is, and that the ores and minerals to be found in the different stone formations are nicely represented and that also a fine collection of artefacts of the stones will make the whole collection a very rare one and particularly fit for instruction.

THE GEOGNOSTIC - MINERALOGICAL COLLECTION OF DIFFERENT LOCALITIES.

Particularly richly furnished from hassia and the adjacent environs of Wetzlar from which countries I once made an ample geological publication. Than there are nice local suits of Tirol and Carinthia, from the North of France, Newsealand and some districts of America (Brasilia and hollandish Guyana). The seize and freshness of cutting of the pieces is the same as in the geografical suits.

THE SYSTEMATIC - MINERALOGICAL COLLECTION.

Consists of nearly 3600 exemplars. A great part of it are of very large seize, capitalpieces, which will make quite an adornment to any collection. The new mineral substances made in the last time are not yet represented and the whole collection is not thoroughly complete, but put on an ample style, with a good choice of caracteristic minerals, all set in order after the R. BLUM's compendium of mineralogy.

GIESSEN, PRINTED BY W. KELLER.

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San Francisco June 15th 85

Senator Leland Stanford

Sir,

In pursuance of your kind intimation I took occasion to call on you at the Railroad Office last week. Your great business prevented my seeing you; and my engagements also forbid repeated attempts to see you in person. I have therefore thought that it were perhaps best to put my thoughts in writing, with all possible brevity, leaving it to you to determine if further explanation and interview may be necessary or desirable.

You will pardon this freedom. Perhaps after all my suggestions have already occurred to you. I do not flatter myself that they are very extraordinary or far reaching; but you will realize better than I can.

Have seen all that you have said about your new Institute, the enabling Bill, and think I understand the very practical thing you desire to establish. My study of such matters has been, and my experience in educational institutions and purposes is

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[illegible][is to enable me?] to offer the following cautions:

Your purpose, if I understand it aright, is to secure a practical and useful education to a large number of the children of those who are not well able to defray the cost for themselves. Many such Institutions have been founded in the past, in England and elsewhere, and almost all have in the end been [converted? perverted?] to other ends and uses. If you will refer to some of the proceedings of Lord Brougham, when he became Chancellor of England, you will find how insidiously these mutations were accomplished.

1st. The Board of Trustees are respectable and wealthy of course, and begin at once, and openly, to admit the children of their own Class, and no others, till it becomes a High School for the Wealthy. This must be foreseen and forbidden by the most stubborn rules and laws, defining who shall, and who shall not, and in what proportions, be beneficiaries.

2nd. The same end is affected in another

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form when this is made impossible. The style, surroundings incidental expenses are made such as to exclude the poor; and by a gradual process of elimination, secure the entire benefit to the children of the rich. This should be carefully guarded against, by careful and irremovable regulation.

3rd. The curriculum is continually elevated into the region of ornament and out of the sphere of usefulness, till those who have their fortunes to seek no longer find the Institute a stepping-stone to that end, and leave it to the sons and daughters of wealth. The Faculty, unless restrained by positive law has a strong tendency in this direction, because it tends to magnify them, and to confine their attentions to the children of fortune.

4th. Religion is a stumbling-block in the way of all educational foundations. It must be wholly secular, or sectarian. No! It should be neither. To be declared either, is to open in a state of warfare, in which contending elements will forever

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