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in use, But there seems to be a disposition on the part of some Nations, to go back to the old Julian Calendar, and it is more than probable, this matter will be discussed by the different nations, as the near approach of the 19th century ends. From this view, the reader will perceive the great value of this 1000 Years Almanac over all others, for it gives the Julian, Gregorian, & Johnson Calendars, all in oneAlmanac, side by side for convenient comparison & use, into whatever country they are or may hereafter be adopted.
This invention not only gives the World a plan of measurement practically identical with the Solar Year, but as just before stated, and I wish it reiterated, - it also produces side by side, the Julian Calendar, the Gregorian Calendar, & the Johnson Calendar, for comparison & use, - And also, provides simple means to continue a calendar from the old, into each succeeding New Year, during the whole thousand years, and thus superceeds the need of publishing yearly almanacs, - And further, this 1000 Year Almanac, can be adjusted in a moment, to produce one at a time, all 3 of the Calendars noted in the Index. - And still further, - it shows in each Calendar, every day, every week, every month, & every year, in the whole 1000 Years. It tells the Sun-rise & set, & length of days, during the whole 1000 years, - It shows the Phases of the Moon for every Month, in every Year, during the whole 1000 Years. It marks the date of the Declaration, & Succession of every Centennial Year to the end of the 1000 Years, - It represents by stars, on the margin, the original 13. increased to 38 States & 9 Territories up to 1885. - It can tell you what day of the week, and under what Phase of the Moon, You were born, - It tells the Week-day of any date, & vice versa, the date of any Week-day during the whole 1000 Years, - It tells what day of the week each year begins with, in the past and future, during the whole 1000 Years, - It is the greatest Refference almanac, reaching back into the long past, and forward, into the distant future, ever published, - It will give to our children, for many generations to come, the identical almanac of their parents. - It will become a family relic of no ordinary consideration. - It will save you many long reckonings of dates & the mistakes incident thereto. - Its useful & interesting new features, will be appreciated more & more the older this almanac becomes, - this refference Almanac & the Dictionary will be considered indispensable, as example - What was the date of the first Monday in September 1724? - turn to the Index & find the year 1724 - the index show that it was a leap year, according to the Julian mode of reckoning, & has the letter f opposit & in the week-day column, which letter means friday - now set friday in the slide, to January the 1st on the right hand calendar for leap year, - this will give the proper answer, by running down the monday column
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to September, which gives 5 as the date asked for, _ If you also want to know, which was leap-year in the past, & also which will be leap years in the future, during the whole 1000 years, _ how simple, & at a glance, is such information herein given; And should you desire to [assertain?] the Phases of the Moon on any special occassion, in the past or future, during the whole 1000 years, you only have to refer to the index & moon tables, which will tell you all about it. _ a few times practice, will soon teach you to operate the slide.
Again, is the day of the week wanted, of any birth, death, marrage, battle, dedication, holiday, or other historical event, _ here is a true help for all such information, Reader, Will the almanac now in general use, tell you all such things as these for a period of 1000 years? _ And are they not generally destroyed every year? _ while this almanac becomes, with age, more & more useful, interesting & valuable: _ Again, this almanac has attached to it a 24 hour Indicator, which will prove a great convenience to some persons who leave their place, their office, or their home for a short time, _ it informs [Callers?] when they may expect you back, _ it will be found convenient & useful in the family circle, as well [in?] public as private business, as it is suitable for all kinds of business & occupations, _ a universal servant much used. _ [Thus?]
The double calendars with slide, _ the Julian Calender, _ the Gregorian Calander, _ the Johnson Calender, _ the sun-rise & set _ the length of days _ the leap-years _ the Moon Phases _ the Declaration _ the Centennial years _ the original & added States & Territories _ the Indicator _ the reffered to Rule, _ the noting of the non-leap years according to the Gregorian rule, _ the noting of the non leap-years according to the Johnson or reffered to Rule & [?] _ Are all such short, comprehensive, simple and novel arrangements and tables, setting forth for 1000 years, [now? new?] features of daily usefulness, that a mere glance at them, after being read & understood, conveys to the mind & understanding, what in ordinary ways, require much toil & time to obtain.
The whole is (or will be) printed in different colors, to plainly mark each table, & tastefully mounted with slide, eylet & indicator of metal, on a card 16 x 8 inches, _ & can be hung up at any place desired. _ I contemplate publishing it in book, and [insert: Libray &] Parlor frame style also, such are an outline of some of the advantages & superiorities of the Almanac, over all others now
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New Haven Conn.
Nov 28th / 85
Hon. Leland Stanford;
Washington, D. C.
Please pardon the liberty I take in addressing you; but my heart impels me to speak the gratitude I feel, in answer to your magnanimous gift to education in your "Golden State", and especially am I grateful, that the doors of Palo Alto, are to be opened wide to the Daughters as well as
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[lefthand side] to the sons.
No more beautiful and lasting tablet could be raised to the memory of your beloved son, and I can not help but believe, that he is ever with you as you consumate this, his grand ambition.
At the time of your son's death, although strangers to you, our silent sympathy was yours and the eloquent, yet faithful, sermons at his burial is treasured in my scrapbook, where I have re-read it many times.
[end lefthand side][righthand side] unknown as I am to you, I have no right to presume upon your time by this letter; but I wished to give voice to my own personal gratitude and were I permitted to shake your hand it would be one of the privileges of my life.
I inclose these slips, (clipped from the "N. Y. World" and "Boston Journal") as an introduction and that you may be assured of my genuine interest.
Hoping that you
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[preprinted] L. N. KEATING, ATTORNEY,
MUSKEGON NATIONAL BANK BUILDING
FIRST FLOOR, - - NO. 11 FIRST AVENUE, RESIDENCE, 87 HOUSTON AVENUE.
Attention given to Corporation Cases. Settlements made. Trustee Estates managed. Bonds Procured for Clients in Surety Companies. Gilt Loans with Collaterals, or Joint Makers or Endorsers Placed.
Muskegon Mich., [/preprinted] April 30th. 1889.
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Hon. Leland Stanford,
Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Cal.
My Dear Sir:-
Some time ago when you were in Washington I took the liberty of writing to you for information in regard to your university at Palo Alto, to which you kindly replied, by forwarding to me, the printed proceedings relating to the dedication of this university. Since then I learn through the newspapers that the university is to be opened this fall. Can you kindly place me in communication with any one who can inform me as to what branches of the university will be opened, and student rates including expenses of tuition, board and incidentals, and when it will be opened this fall. I have three children, two girls and a boy, and I have been watching the growth of this university with a great deal of interest. Any information which you can kindly give me in regard to the university opening this fall, and the courses of study, and the other points asked above, will be gladly received by me.
Yours &c., L. N. Keating.
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San Jose, Cal.
May 24 1889.
I am anxious to attend your school when it opens. I have not been able to learn any thing about it, and I did not know who to apply to. Please give me necessary information.
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Carthage Ill. June 7th 1887
Although entirely unknown to you your unprecedented liberality in the cause of education encourages me to address you.
For some years I have had in mind a mode of administering money in the cause of education which if not entirely novel would yet in a practical way be a new departure in the educational method.
My idea is to establish in the university curriculum a sort of roving school. The practical way to teach the natural sciences is to bring the students face to face with nature. Nature presents so many faces in mountain & valley & sea & shore that within the close edifice no matter how well situated, a great number of her most important & loveliest features must escape attention. Briefly: I would propose a floating school in which nearly all the natural & physical sciences might be most successfully taught.
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The ultimate outcome of this plan would be to possess a substantial steamer under command of an accomplished seaman & navigator with a small corps of adjunct professors or teachers in the several departments of mathematics, physics & the natural sciences. This would become an unrivalled seminary for practical surveying & navigation. In such a roving school geology mineralogy, botany, zoology & mining could be most rapidly & thoroughly taught. Connected with such a vessel a small steam launch of light draught would be needed capable of entering all lagunes & rivers to carry classes inland to visit mines & make geological botanical & zoological explorations.
For geological natural history & surveying expeditions some general camping outfit would also be needed. Such an adjunct to the university would furnish unrivalled facilities for making natural history collecting & laboratory stations might be established at convenient points for prosecuting biological [researches?]
I think also such a school would [insert: be] unrivalled for stimulating anew the decaying zeal for real scientific seamanship in
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the nation. The out-door & varied life would be a great adjuvant in developing a first class physique in students I think far more than equal to base ball matches & rowing clubs.
The old monastic methods of our schools is it seems to me illy fitted to the needs of modern life & & far in the rear of an enlightened civilization. We find in the close in-door life of scholars an explanation of the unpractical in science & the true ground of the prejudice which is prevalent toward scientific agriculture, mining, engineering & seamanship. We also explain the relative success of so called self-educated men in the practical professions by the development in them of common out-door sense for the administration of business. Our roving school could regularly inspect all manufacturing, engineering & mining work going on in various parts of the country. By shifting about from climate to climate many dangers & rigors incident to exposure &c might be diminished to a minimum. I doubt not very many students in other universities would be sure to be willing at the ordinary expense of college life to enroll themselves in such a floating school for a year or two.
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Kennebunk Port, Me,
Septber 6 1887
A. C. Nash, Esqu
Secretary of the Leland Stanford Junior University at Palo Alto, Cal.
San Francisco, Cal.
Your favor of the 29th [just,? inst.?] was duly received. I am glad to hear that my letter will be kept on file, and shall in due time send you the necessary Testimonials and References.
Meanwhile believe me very truly yours
Addreſs fr. Septber 19th
Prof. R. F. [Klemmer?], 291 Spring Str. Portland, [Me?]
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