Correspondence with David Starr Jordan

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approval of appointment of Dr. Murray 1892 Aug 8; experiments vs lectures; belief in immortality of the soul essential to civilization; golden rule foundation of true humanitarianism 1892 Aug 24; students to pay only actual cost of living; our university to be of high grade; more dormitory space for girls is needed 1892 Aug 24; does not want pay for tuition; possibility of students boarding themselves 1892 Aug 30; sailing on the Majestic; visit from Pres. White 1892 Sep 28; suggests ex-sen. Edmunds as commencement speaker 1893 Mar 10; employees may go cheerfully if they can better themselves; teach only the fundamental principles of law; President Harrison and arbitration 1893 Mar 10; regrets Prof. Swain leaving, willing to offer him position of Vice-President or Assistant to the Pres. 1893 Apr 3



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Sent by his RECD By I Check 39DHDH

Received at L.S. Jr. U. 1.19 P

3 10 1893

Dated Washington DC 10

To Prest D.S. Jordan

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I think it possible that ex-senator Geo T Edmemds of Vermont nom at Relands Calit nights deliver the address at our commencement of you have no already seemed someone it would be well for you to communicate with him.

Leland Stanford

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March 10 1893

President D S Jordan

Leland Stanford Jr University

My Dear Doctor

Yours of the 2nd inst has been received and I was very sorry to hear of the death of Professor Miller.

I note what you say in regard to Professor Huffcutt. It has always been my rule that if those in my employ could do better elsewhere to let them go cheerfully. I hope that whatever outlaw professor may be. He will be a man of very bard views who can present the fundamental principles of law in such

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a manner that every student many understand them. The technicalities of law and that peculiar training that would fit men for practice in the Courts I do not think we shall ever come to teach.

President Harrison as I presume you have read in the papers has agreed to deliver a course of lectures next fall. His business is such that he cannot find time to lecture before vacation. I want him particularly to take up the subject of International Law and the importance of having the civilized nations of

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3. the earth agree upon a Code Communication between nations is becoming so close and intimate that the time is not far distant when war and means of settling their disputes will be impossible. I think that arbitration is in harmony with the present advanced civilization of most of the great nations of the earth. General Harrison parctiarlly controlled and directed the Dep of State during the greater part of his administration. His thoughts have been turned towards international law with an experience from his position that no other

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man has had. His lectures will undoubtedly very valuable not only to our own students but to all civilized people.

My health is slowly improving and I shall return home as soon as possible.

Yours Very Truly

Leland Stanford

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