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Guide to the Palo Alto Stock Farm Records
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  • Overview
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical Sketch
  • Description of the Collection
  • Access Terms

  • Overview

    Call Number: SC0006
    Creator: Palo Alto Stock Farm (Stanford, Calif.)
    Title: Palo Alto Stock Farm records
    Dates: 1875-1913
    Physical Description: 27.5 Linear feet (56 boxes)
    Summary: Records of Leland Stanford's Santa Clara county property, the Palo Alto Stock Farm (devoted to the breeding and training of trotting horses) and Tehama County property, the Vina Ranch (primarily a vineyard and winery with some horse breeding facilities.) Includes correspondence, letter books, auction catalogs, daily journals, stud records, farm records, breeding registers, time books, foal records, maps and employee records of the Palo Alto Stock Farm and winery, and clippings about the Stock Farm. Correspondents include L. Brodhead of the Woodburn Farm in Kentucky; John S. Clark, a breeder in New Jersey; William B. Fasig & Co., auctioneers in Cleveland, Ohio; J. Malcolm Forbes; and Peter C. Kellogg & Co., auctioneers in New York.
    Language(s): The materials are in English.
    Repository: Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives.
    Stanford University Libraries.
    557 Escondido Mall
    Stanford, CA 94305-6064
    Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
    Phone: (650) 725-1022
    URL: http://library.stanford.edu/spc

    Administrative Information

    Information about Access

    This collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least 48 hours in advance of intended use.

    Ownership & Copyright

    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Cite As

    [Identification of item], Palo Alto Stock Farm Records (SC0006). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Associated Materials

    Related materials in the Stanford University Archives include the Stanford Family Papers (SC0033).

    Biographical/Historical Sketch

    The Palo Alto Stock Farm comprised the major farming properties of Senator Leland Stanford. The first property of the Palo Alto Stock Farm was purchased in 1876 from George Gordon; later additions increased its size to approximately 8000 acres. The Stock Farm later became the site of Stanford University. Vina Ranch, a 55,000 acre ranch, was purchased by Leland Stanford between 1881 and 1885. The Ranch was sold in 1919.

    Description of the Collection

    Records of Leland Stanford's Santa Clara County property, the Palo Alto Stock Farm (devoted to the breeding and training of trotting horses) and his Tehama County property, the Vina Ranch (primarily a vineyard and winery with some horse breeding facilities.) Includes correspondence, letter books, auction catalogs, daily journals, stud records, farm records, breeding registers, time books, foal records, maps and employee records of the Palo Alto Stock Farm and winery, and clippings about the Stock Farm. Correspondents include L. Brodhead of the Woodburn Farm in Kentucky; John S. Clark, a breeder in New Jersey; William B. Fasig & Co., auctioneers in Cleveland, Ohio; J. Malcolm Forbes; and Peter C. Kellogg & Co., auctioneers in New York.

    Access Terms

    Brodhead, L.
    Clark, John S.
    Forbes, J. Malcolm
    Kellogg, Peter C.
    Lathrop, Ariel
    Lathrop, Charles.
    Marvin, Charles
    Palo Alto Stock Farm (Stanford, Calif.)
    Palo Alto Winery (Calif.)
    Reynolds, O. N.
    Stanford, Leland, 1824-1893.
    Vina Ranch (Calif.)
    Catalogs (auction)
    Clippings.
    Horse breeders.
    Horses --Stud-books.
    Journals.
    Maps.
    Registers.
    Studbooks.
    Wine and wine making.