One handwritten letter and other texts written by Robert McLean, plus other items
(correspondence, reprints, typescripts, tearsheets) relating to McLean.
Robert Armistead McLean was born on January 6, 1851, in Stockton, California. His
parents, both natives of Virginia, were Dr. Samuel Merryweather McLean and Ellen Grey
Jeter McLean. The elder Dr. McLean had built the first hospital and the second frame
house in Stockton. Robert McLean spent most of the Civil War with an uncle in Bethlehem,
Pennsylvania. In 1866 he returned to the family home, then located at Copperopolis,