Collection includes correspondence with Frederic West
establishing the series; correspondence with lecturers and suggested lecturers;
correspondence with Stanford offices in regard to arrangements; and invitations to the
lectures. Lecturers for this time period were Charles Edward Jefferson, Samuel McChord
Crothers, Hastings Rashdall, John Dewey, Charles Lewis Slattery, Henry Osborn Taylor,
and Irving Babbitt.
The Raymond Fred West Memorial Lecture Series was established in 1910 by Mr. and Mrs.
Frederic West of Seattle in memory of their son, a student at Stanford University. The
lectures are to promote the subject of "immortality, human conduct, and human
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