Guide to the Lathrop Family Papers

Daniel Hartwig
Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
October 2010
Copyright © 2011 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

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Overview

Call Number: SC0536
Creator: Lathrop family.
Title: Lathrop family papers
Dates: 1807-1955
Physical Description: 0.5 linear foot
Summary: 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.
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford University Libraries
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 725-1022
URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html

Administrative Information

Information about Access

This collection is open for research.

Ownership & Copyright

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Cite As

Lathrop Family Papers (SC0536). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

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.

Description of the Collection

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.

Access Terms

Albany Orphan Asylum.
Lathrop family.
Lathrop, Charles G. (Charles Gardner), 1849-1914.
Lathrop, Dyer, 1787-1855.
Shields, Daniel.
Stanford, Jane Lathrop, 1828-1905.
Stanford, Leland, 1868-1884.
New York (State) --History --19th century.
Pensions, Military --United States --Revolution, 1775-1783.


Collection Contents

 

Papers

Box 1, Folder 1

Albany Orphan Asylum - miscellaneous documents, 1830-1833

Box 1, Folder 2

Fenn, James - extract of his will (2 different manuscript copies)

Box 1, Folder 3

Genealogy- notes

Box 1, Folder 4

Genealogy- notes and clippings

 

Hewes, Anna Maria Lathrop

Box 1, Folder 5

In Memoriam - Anne Lathrop Hewes, 1893

Box 1, Folder 5

Resolution of the death of Mrs. D. Hewes, passed by the Golden Gate Kindergarten Association

 

Lathrop, Charles

Box 1, Folder 6

Bank book, 1894-1895; Insurance accounts, 1908-1915

Box 1, Folder 7

Memorial Services program, 1914

Box 1, Folder 8

Lathrop, Daniel S. - In Memoriam, ca. 1883

Box 1, Folder 9

Lathrop, Delos - misc. estate papers, 1835

 

Lathrop, Dyer

Box 1, Folder 10

Appointment as fireman, 1826

Box 1, Folder 11

Bills, notes, receipts, etc., 1833-1849

Box 1, Folder 12

Legal documents, 1823-1835

Box 1, Folder 13

Letters to Jane Ann Lathrop, 1836

Box 1, Folder 14

Letters from Elijah Huntington, 1830

Box 1, Folder 15

Letters from Elijah Huntington, 1831

Box 1, Folder 16

Letters from Elijah Huntington, 1832

Box 1, Folder 17

Letters from Lathrop family members, 1824-1852

Box 1, Folder 18

Letters from others, 1820-1855

Box 1, Folder 19

Lathrop, Jane A. - Memorial, 1885

 

Lathrop family, miscellaneous letters and documents

Box 1, Folder 20

E.S. Barrows, Oswego, NY, to "the engraver, Albany, NY" re instructions for design for county medical association, 1829

Box 1, Folder 20

Letter to W. Lathrop with condolences on death of his father, 1855 Apr. 20

Box 1, Folder 20

Epitaph for unnamed person with bill on reverse, 1824 May 17

Box 1, Folder 20

Misc. accounts, 1818-1823

Box 1, Folder 20

Insurance Receipt: D. Lathrop Estate, 1880

Box 1, Folder 20

Biographical information on Ariel Lathrop

 

Shields, Daniel

 

Appointment as Sergeant at Arms, New York Assembly

Box 1, Folder 21

Ptd. D.S. Daniel Shields' application for Sgt. at Arms N.Y. House of Assembly (2 copies) and a handwritten current copy, 1824 Nov.

Box 1, Folder 21

Ptd. letter Clarkson Crolius recommending Shields to Assembly, 1825 Nov. 12

Box 1, Folder 21

Ptd. D. Daniel Shields' application for Sgt. at Arms N.Y. House of Assembly, 1825 Nov. 12 (2 copies)

Box 1, Folder 22

Estate, Certificate and appraisal of personal effects, 1835 Oct. 17

Box 1, Folder 23

Ledger, 1823

 

Letters received

Box 1, Folder 24

A.L.S. David Forman to Shields, mentions package of letters received from Col. Willit - gives partial list, an extract of Lafayette letter and copy of Geo. Washington letter, 1828, Jan 30.

Box 1, Folder 24

A.L.S. Ambrose Spencer to D.S. can't get cadet appointment for son, 1830 Mar. 20

 

Military service and pension - documents and letters

Box 1, Folder 25

Affidavit by Henry R. Teller, 1810

Box 1, Folder 25

Affidavit by Shields re his service, 1821

Box 1, Folder 25

A.L.S. John W. Taylor to S. Southwick Shield's pension, 1824 May 25

Box 1, Folder 25

A.L.S. DeWitt Clinton to Gen. Q. Smith introducing Shields and recommending him for position in the Custom House, 1824 Aug. 7

Box 1, Folder 25

A.L.S. Nathan Sanford to Shields re pension bill, 1826 Apr. 21

Box 1, Folder 25

Ptd. L.S. Richard Rush to D.S. re: claim request received, 1828 June 27

Box 1, Folder 25

Ptd. L.S. Richard Rush to D.S. re: claim granted, 1828 July 24

Box 1, Folder 25

Ptd. L.S. W.C. Clark to D.S. enclosing draft for $40, 1828 Oct. 23

Box 1, Folder 25

Ptd. L.S. ___ to D.S. enclosing draft for $40, 1833 Mar. 16

Box 1, Folder 25

Ptd. circular letter, F.B. Taney re: halfyearly payments of pensions, 1834 June 19

Box 1, Folder 25

Ptd. circ. letter, J.L. Edwards to D.S. re: pension payments, 1835 Aug. 5

 

Military service pension - copies of documents prepared for Jane L. Stanford

Box 1, Folder 26

A.L.S. G. Washington Ball to J.L.S. tracing service of Daniel Shields, 1892 May 28 and 1893 Jan. 23

Box 1, Folder 26

Statement from Bureau of Pensions, 1892

Box 1, Folder 26

Copies of documents re Daniel Shields

Box 1, Folder 26

D.A.R. Application partially completed.

 

Miscellaneous papers

Box 1, Folder 27

An Act to incorporate St. Andrew's Society, 1807 Mar. 27

Box 1, Folder 27

Bond with Cornelius Miller, 1813 Dec. 4

Box 1, Folder 27

Bond as guardian of Alexander Shields, 1825 Sept.

Box 1, Folder 27

Bond with Eli Berry & Dyer Lathrop, 1835 May 11

Box 1, Folder 27

Notes and receipts, 1814-1824

 

Shields, Elizabeth - miscellaneous papers

Box 1, Folder 28

A.L.S. Elizabeth Hoyt re family news and marriage of Jane Lathrop to Leland Stanford, 1850 Sept. 23

Box 1, Folder 28

A.L.S. Mary Mott re news of family and friends, 1856 Apr. 6

Box 1, Folder 28

Ptd. letter Samuel H. Marks to Elizabeth Shields, pension, 1858 June 8

Box 1, Folder 28

Ptd. letter S.H. Marks to Elizabeth Shields failure of pension bill, 1858 July 6

Box 1, Folder 28

Death notice Elizabeth Shields, 1867