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[Wood Lawn?] Carroll, Co. Va
May 15-87 Mr. President: Dear sir: As I wish to go to some College next year. And from what I have heard of your school I like it well. Therefore I write to you for information. Please send me a catalogue and full particulars of your school hoping to hear from you at an early period. I remain. Yours Respectfully T.S. [Telts?]
Address Wood [Lawn?] Carroll Co. Va.
San Franc. May 29, 1889 Mr. H.C. Nash Sec'ty Board of Trustees Leland Stanford Jr. University
I [received?] your letter of March 25 in answer to mine to Senator Stanford relative to a cabinet of [?] [and?] crystals from the Comstock [?] I judge from tenor of your letter that it may be some time before you will be prepared to inspect [prior?] to purchase of this collection. My object in disposing of them [some?] is to avoid packing and unpacking the specimens which is quite a task and I wish to sell them while in the cabinet and on shelves. I expect to move and would have to pack them in boxes and then they could not be examined. As for the payment for the same at an agreed price it could be deferred until in place at the University. What I request of you is to have them inspected and if satisfactory take them away and pay for them at your convenience. If you could personally inspect these specimens I would be pleased to show them to you at any hour you may appoint. Yours [Respectfully?] A.B. Thompson 810 Taylor Street
Albany July 1st, 1889. Hon. Leland Stanford San Francisco California
Dear Sir: As one of the Trustees of the Albany Academy and, and a friend of Professor J.W. Scudder of the Faculty of that Institution, I am requested to recommend him to [you?] for an appointment as a Professor in your University. I regret much to be called [about?] to do anything that may tend to
[sever?] him from the Albany Academy, where he has been doing such excellent work as Professor of the "Greek and Latin Languages", but at the same time I cannot [oppose?] his promotion, and therefore recommend him to you as a gentleman well up in his department, skillful in imparting knowledge, of excellent talents, and, exemplary in all the attributes that comprise a [manly?] character. [?] [the honor?] [To remain?] Very Respectfully [Neal?] [Townsend?]
Denver, Colo. Sept 1, 188[7?] Hon. Leland Stanford San Francisco, Cal.
Sir In your plans for the "Leland Stanford Jr." University have arrangements been made for the equipment of the Botanical Department? If not permit me to suggest the importance of providing, in advance, the necessary material for illustration, as well as a class-room for that work. Whoever the teacher of Botany may be it will be impossible for him to accomplish satisfactory work without at least a good collection of California plants, and