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Stanford family genealogy

Last Updated: 4-Mar-2014

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Ready Reference sources (request from staff in Field Reading Room)

Children of Josiah Stanford and Elizabeth Phillips.

Stanford, Arthur Willis. Stanford Genealogy Comprising the Descendants of Abner Stanford, the Revolutionary Soldier. Yokohama: Printed by the Fukuin Print. Co, 1906.

This work is also available in digital format through the Internet Archive.


University records & other unpublished sources

Leland Stanford collection, 1869-1975 (SC0512)

Primary and secondary sources pertaining to the life of Leland Stanford and the history of Stanford University's founding. Includes clippings, correspondence, articles, pamphlets, speeches, scripts, reports, memorabilia, and copies or facsimiles of historical documents. In addition to the business and political career of Leland Stanford, subjects include his ideas on education, the naming of Palo Alto, Stanford family genealogy, railroad history (especially the completion of the transcontinental railroad), Thomas Hill and his painting "Driving the Last Spike," Eadweard Muybridge and the invention of motion pictures, Stanford's residences in Sacramento and San Francisco, Vina Ranch, and Warm Springs Ranch.

Stanford family papers, 1839-1964 (SC0033D)

The Stanford family papers include letters, telegrams, newsclippings, photographs and photograph albums, genealogical notes, legal and financial papers, pamphlets, and printed materials of Josiah Stanford (1817-1890) and his wife Helen Allyne Barker Stanford (1831-1909), Josiah Winslow Stanford (1864-1937) and his wife Alice Herrick Stanford (1858-1940), Charles Stanford (1819-1885), Asa Philips Stanford (1821-1903), DeWitt Clinton Stanford (1826-1864), Thomas Welton Stanford (1832-1918), Welton Stanford (1849-1922), and Welton Stanford, Jr (1878-1947). The Thomas Welton Stanford series includes correspondence, photographs, transcripts of his Psychic Investigation Circle of Melbourne, Australia (10 volumes) and the "HARBINGER OF LIGHT" magazine (1906-1917). The collection also includes records of Warm Springs Ranch and the Warm Springs Hotel near San Jose, California.

Stanford (Leland) papers, 1840-1896 (SC0033A)

Correspondence, telegrams; business, legal, financial, and official papers; speeches, journals, and newsclippings; and other materials relating to the construction of the Central Pacific Railroad, Stanford's political career, business and financial interests, and the founding and construction of Stanford University.