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  • Title: Archibald J. Treat papers
    Identifier/Call Number: SC0511
    Contributing Institution: Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.25 Linear feet
    Date (inclusive): 1883-1961
    creator: Muybridge, Eadweard, 1830-1904
    creator: Stanford, Leland, 1824-1893.
    creator: Treat, Archibald J. (Archibald Jennings), 1864-1949.


    These papers pertain largely to Treat's association with Leland Stanford and the history of the University, and include correspondence, a notebook, his typescript reminiscences, and two letters by his daughter Laura Treat pertaining to her father.
    Correspondents include Alice Hays, Timothy Hopkins, Herbert Hoover, David Starr Jordan, John B. McCarthy, Herbert C. Nash, and Burt Worthington. Subjects include the Stanford Mausoleum, Treat's photographs, business matters, and Eadweard Muybridge. These papers were originally included with the Leland Stanford papers, but have now been catalogued separately.


    Archibald J. Treat was employed by the Central Pacific Rail Road in 1879 as an office boy and telegraph operator. He worked his way up to become secretary to Stephen T. Gage, who was assistant to Leland Stanford when Stanford was president of the CPRR. Treat also studied law while working for CPRR and was admitted to the California Bar in 1897. During the construction of Stanford University, Treat took photographs of the work in progress that were regularly sent to Leland Stanford to keep him informed.

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    [Identification of item], Archibald J. Treat Papers, SC 511, Stanford University Archives, Stanford, Calif.



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    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.

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    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Hays, Alice Newman.
    Hoover, Herbert,, 1874-1964.
    Hopkins, Timothy,, 1859-1937.
    Jordan, David Starr,, 1851-1931.
    McCarthy, John B.
    Nash, Herbert C. (Herbert Charles), 1857-1902
    Stanford University. -- General subdivision--History.;
    Worthington, Burt.