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most perfect specimens, no [water?] [worn?] or broken shells. It is the work and study of over thirty five years. There is a large library of rare books. Many being out of print.
Any further information concerning this collection can be obtained by addressing [Wm?] Dell Hartman [M.H.?] West Chester, Penna. I remain very truly yours H.H. Edwards
May 1887 West Chester Mr. Stanford Dear Sir I understand that you are interested in promoting education and learning.
I wish to attract your attention to a collection in Conchology which is the finest private collection in the state of Pennsylvania, and in two departments the
[?] you make essential. Now my question is this: can education for the people be complete without provision for the [widest?] investigation of the inquiry as to whether the Bible is reliable as making such a claim? In other words does not your purposed provision for instruction on these doctrines make it necessary for you to provide for the study of evidence that the Bible, so far as these doctrines are concerned, is of divine origin and authority? Must not Apologetics as understood in its broad meaning be included in the curriculum? If you should declare this and so provide. I am convinced that your University wuold meet all reasonable wishes and as you desire would soon command universal patronage. Please excuse so long a letter. Only my hope for you most complete success is my apology. Yours very sincerely. James [Eells?]
James Eells [Lane?] Seminary Cincinnati Ohio Endorsing the endowment of the Leland Stanford Jr. University
Lane Seminary Cincinnati Ohio December 11, 1885 Hon Leland Stanford My dear Sir. I have just read with pleasure which I cannot express, the plan and your address in explanation of it, so far as these have been published of the great University you have so marvelously endowed. My first impulse was in full sympathy with the expression of one of my friends who said "God continue to bless a man who knows how to use money wisely!" My second impulse was the occassion of very careful thought, and then of this letter which I believe you will not regard as an impertinence. I am delighted as I confess I hardly expected to be with the general and thoroughly
Portland, Oregon May 28th, [1887?] 11:20 A.M. to Senator Leland Stanford San Francisco Cal'a
Dear Sir: Have you received a letter, transmiting a catalogue of my "Eskimo Collection" (ethnological) of one thousand specimens which I offer for sale to your university? It is now over three weeks since the above was sent to you, and, please, in case the "Collection" is not desired be so kind as to send an answer. Very Respectfully Dr. Willis E. Everette Care Ladd and Tilton (bankers)
[preprinted] SENATE CHAMBER WASHINGTON [/preprinted]
June 8th 86
Hon Leland Stanford
My dear Senator.
I am in receipt of your esteemed favor, advising me of the proposed reception to be given to the visiting members of the G. [O?A?]. R. by the citizens of Sacramento, I have arranged to go to [S?]. F. with Governor [Alger?] and family and we will make the trip together. I certainly would be pleased to accept the very cordial invitation of the citizens of Sacramento, extrended through you, and