330 Pine St.
San Francisco, July 1st 1887.
Some very estimable friends, Mr & Mrs. J. W. French, of the Dalles, Oregon, desire their two sons to Matriculate in the first class of the Leland Stanford Jr University, and to enter the Preparatory School, at its beginning.
Will you kindly advise me when the latter will open - if this year etc. and greatly oblige.
Very respectfully yours
C. M. Jennings.
To Hon. Leland Stanford.
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[preprinted] H. JEVNE, GROCER
Los Angeles, Cal. [/preprinted] July 6 - 89
Secretary of Board of [Regents?]
Leland Stanfor University. San Francisco
I should like to send my son to the University when finished and shall be thankfull to receive full information, concerning the institution.
Kindly send me such printed information as you may have and oblige
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808 Boundary St., N. W. Washington D. C. Nov 23[rd?] 1885
Senator L. Stanford. 17th & [K st.?]
Sir, I learn from the Newspapers, you are much interested in, and actively inclined towards "Learning" --- therefore, In the interest of Progress & Science, I venture to call your attention to the following described discovery & invention; And if it should interest you, to a desire to see the thing & have it further explained, I am at your service, please appoint a place & time I may have a talk with you on this subject.
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Henry Johnson, the Author & Inventor.
Discription, or A Proposed Circular Concerning Time, past, present & future.
A convenient measurement of time, is still a desideratum, Nations have to day, different & conflicting modes of reckoning years & for nearly 6 thousand years has this difference prevailed; Many historic dates are puzzles, & probable will remain so in consequence of the past confusion in reckoning time.
The motions of the Sun, Moon & Earth, are the primary means all enlightened natons use in the reckoning & measurement of their years, Why not adopt a plan of measurement, that will require tens of thousands of years to elapse, before an error of even one day can occur? --- the production of this 1000 Years Almanac is a successful demonstration of such a plan, and it is accomplished simply by the following rule, viz. --- here insert the Rule at proper time --- this rule is so simple, that a misunderstanding of it is not possible, this 1000 Years Calendar then, will not be over one second in error, on each year, this short & plain rule brings the Solar & Calendar years closer together than has ever been done before, as the following will plainly show. The old Julian Calendar, that instituted Leap - Year, about 46 years before Christ, to obtain more correct time, is 11 minutes 14 seconds longer than the Solar Year. --- the Gregorian Calendar is 26 seconds longer than the Solar Year, the Johnson Calendar is only ONE second longer. --- this difference has produced much confusion: --- the Gregorian Calendar seeks to remedy this difference by the following Rule; viz. "Every year exactly divisible ny 4 (excepting those that end in two cyphers, but including thise that are divisible by 400) is leap-year" --- but this rule is not only complicated, but fails to correct the difficulty, for it still leaves the calandar year about 26 seconds longer than the Solar Year, as stated above, --- which year is now stated to be 365 d, 5 h, 48 m, 46 s. according to the best astronomical determinations: --- this being the length of the Solar Year, this 1000 Year Almanac solves the difficulty of the heretofore confused modes of reckoning the years. --- here then, is a plain & convenient plan of measurement, that will establish uniformity in the reckoning of the years, and
[REPEAT of Leland Stanford PapersCorrespondence (incoming) - H Untitled page 29 from "Senator L. Stanford" to "establish uniformity in the reckoning of the years, and"]
will require 86 thousand 400 years to elapse, before an error amounting to one day can occur by this rule.
The Gregorian Calendar, is now in [insert: general] use, in nearly all countries, excep Russia & Greece, where the Julian Calendar is still