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Stanford, Leland, 1824-1893



  • Existence: March 9, 1824-June 21, 1893

Biographical / Historical

Leland Stanford, California businessman and politician, was born March 9, 1824, grew up in New York State, and moved to California in 1852. He became particularly known as the president of the Central Pacific Railroad Company (from 1861); a governor of California (1861-1863); a Republican U.S. senator (elected 1885); and the co-founder, with his wife Jane Lathrop Stanford, of Stanford University (opened 1891). He died June 21, 1893, in Palo Alto, California.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Carrington Family papers

Call Number: MS 130
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, pamphlets, printed material, scrapbooks, sermons, and other papers relating to members of the Carrington family. Henry Beebee Carrington (1824-1912) and his grandfather, David Lewis Beebe (1763-1803), are two central figures in the papers. Material relating to David Lewis Beebe, including essays and sermons, documents his religious duties in Connecticut and family concerns in Ohio. Henry Beebee Carrington material includes correspondence, a diary, a...
Dates: 1749-1929