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Guide to the Lathrop Family Papers
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Description
These papers pertain to the Lathrop family, in particular Dyer Lathrop and Daniel Shields. Dyer Lathrop's papers, 1820-1849, pertain largely to his business affairs and include letters, bills, notes, and receipts, including accounts with the Spring Street Mission House, 1828-1833. Daniel Shields' papers,1807-1835, largely concern his pension as a Revolutionary soldier and his appointment as Sergeant at Arms for the New York Assembly; other items include a ledger and an appraisal of his estate. Other papers of note in the collection include a list of donations to the Albany Orphan Asylum, 1833; insurance accounts of Charles Lathrop, 1908-1915; and a letter to Elizabeth Shields, Sept. 23, 1850, that mentions the wedding of Jane Lathrop and Leland Stanford.
Background
Jane Lathrop Stanford, wife of Leland Stanford and co-founder of Stanford University, was the daughter of Dyer Lathrop and Jane Ann Shields Lathrop. Dyer Lathrop was a wholesale and retail merchant in Albany, New York, and one of the founders of the Albany Orphan Asylum. Her maternal grandfather, Daniel Shields, was a Revolutionary War soldier and later served as the Sergeant at Arms for the New York Assembly. Jane L. Stanford's siblings included Anna Maria Lathrop Hewes, wife of David Hewes, San Francisco businessman; Charles Lathrop, business manager for Jane Stanford and the University; and Daniel Shields Lathrop.
Extent
0.5 linear foot
Restrictions
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.
Availability
This collection is open for research.