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1. Walters Manuscripts [800 A.D.]

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302 items
The Walters Art Museum holdings of 850 medieval illuminated manuscripts and 150 single leaves, ranging in date from the ninth to the 19th century, are one of the most significant medieval collections in North America. The physical manuscripts remain at the Walters; digital surrogates are available for scholarship via the Stanford Digital Repository.
Digital content
20 items
Archive/Manuscript
17 items (20 leaves).
Finding aid
Online Archive of California
The leaves come from the following works, listed here in chronological order: Carolingian compilation on the Psalms (France), glossarium (Eastern France), diurnal (Germany), Sacramentary (Germany), Beneventan psalter (Southern Italy), Augustinus (Italy), grammar of the Latin language (England), secular antiphoner (Central Italy), Isaiah (England), secular breviary (France), commentary on Aristotle's Physica (England), interpretations of Hebrew names (France), theological work (Italy), Venetian guild inventory (Italy), about the proper conduct of monks (the Netherlands), elegiac verses about nature and the fates (England), and commentary on First Corinthians (England).
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Digital content
130 items
Archive/Manuscript
130 items.
Finding aid
Online Archive of California
Primarily fragments, these specimens were acquired to demonstrate the development of writing in the western world. A variety of scripts are represented, from Carolingian minuscule to the humanistic hands and the "cancelleresca."
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Digital content
33 items
Archive/Manuscript
.25 linear foot and 1 oversize folder.
Finding aid
Online Archive of California
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Digital content
7 items
Archive/Manuscript
1 folder (8 leaves)
Consists of 7 leaves of medieval calligraphy, 5 of which have pencil written dates & places : ca. 1310 England, ca. 1400 Italy, ca. 1400 France (2), ca. 1480 Italy. 2 larger leaves are undated: one contains music, the other has floral border and illuminated initials. All the texts are religious, some from service books. Also included is an example of German handwriting, Beicht-Gebetter vor der Beicht.
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6. Antiphonary leaves, undated [1400 ... 1600]

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4 items
Archive/Manuscript
9 items (11 leaves)
Leaves from different antiphonaries, most unidentified as to place and/or time of creation.
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Digital content
34 items
Archive/Manuscript
1 linear foot (1 manuscript box of 30 documents and 1 print box of 4 documents and vellum cover)
Finding aid
Online Archive of California
Included are 34 diplomatic documents from Italy (predominantly), France, Spain, England, and Czechoslovakia. Of particular note is an 1772 Papal indulgence from Olomouc, in the Czech Republic, and a 1781 letter addressed by Pope Pius VI to Scipione de' Ricci, bishop of Pistoia-Prato, in reply to the bishop's complaint about two nuns of the Monastery of Santa Caterina who are on the road to perdition and whose heresies and misdeeds border on the incredible.
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Digital content
312 items
Map
312 items.
Finding aid
Online Archive of California
The collection contains 312 maps of Africa and its islands collected by Oscar I. Norwich, and includes sea charts and maps of Southern Africa; the Cape of Good Hope; North, East, and West Africa; islands, ports, and town plans. The majority of the maps are loose items, but a certain number are from rare, published atlases; a few were published in travel books.
David Rumsey Map Center

9. Antiquarian Maps Collection [1493 - 1962]

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2 items
Map
5,608 pieces.
Finding aid
Online Archive of California
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Digital content
44 items
Archive/Manuscript
various pieces
Finding aid
Online Archive of California
The Memorial Library of Music is a collection of printed and manuscript scores and composers' letters, dating primarily from the 18th and 19th centuries, but ranging into both the 17th and 20th centuries. Musical genres range from intimate piano works and country dance music to large-scale orchestral and vocal works, with a strong emphasis on opera. Many of the scores are autographs or inscribed by the composer. The original collection was created by George T. Keating and conceived as part of Stanford University's memorial to alumni who gave their lives in World War II. The Music Library actively adds works to the collection, particularly 18th and 19th century operatic works. A guide to the initial collection was completed by Nathan van Patten, professor of bibliography in 1950, and has been heavily annotated over the years. A partial online version is also available. Newer additions are cataloged separately and appear in Stanford's online catalog. Adminstrative files for the collection are available in a separate online collection.
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1402 items
Archive/Manuscript
20 linear feet (1855 items)
Finding aid
Online Archive of California
The subjects include rulers, statesmen, authors, scholars and other famous personages from ancient times to the nineteenth century. Most of the prints were produced in the 17th and 18th centuries from paintings by Hans Holbein, Anthony Vandyke, Godfrey Kneller, Peter Lely and other noted artists.
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Digital content
109 items
Journal/Periodical
v. fold. maps, tables (part fold) 21-27 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Digital content
1 item
Archive/Manuscript
19 broadsides ; 34 to 57 cm.
  • [1]. Britons, to arms! / [signed] W.T. F.-G. 1803. (Klingberg, no.6)
  • [2]. Brittania's charge to the sons of freedom / by Nicholas Rowe, Esq. [1803] (Klingberg, no.29)
  • [3]. Buonaparte and Talleyrand / [signed] A.S. [1803] (Klingberg, no.70)
  • [4]. Buonaparte's confession of the massacre of Jaffa [1803] (Klingberg, no.7; B. Lindesiana, no.1478).
  • (continued): [5] Citizens of London! [1803] (Klingberg, no.23)
  • [6]. Countrymen! [1803] (Klingberg, no.14)-- [7]. Epilogue to the new play of The maid of Bristol / written by George Coleman, the younger ... [1803] (Klingberg, no.19)
  • [8]. For what are Britons at war? [1803?]
  • [9]. Freedom and loyalty : with a new song / by a true Briton. 1803 (Klingberg, no.54; B. Lindesiana, no.1537?)
  • [10]. A full, true and particular account of the birth, parentage ... of Napoleone Buonaparte, the Corsican monster ... / [signed] Old England For Ever. [1803] (Klingberg, no.12; B. Lindesiana, no.1494).
  • (continued): [11]. In rehearsal, Theatre Royal of the United Kingdoms ... Harlequin's invasion. [1803].
  • [12]. Important considerations for the people of this kingdom. 1803.
  • [13]. John Bull to brother Patrick in Ireland. 1803. (B. Lindesiana, no.1528).
  • [14]. A king or a consul? : a new song to the tune of Derry down [1803?]
  • [15]. The new Moses, or, Bonaparte's ten commandments / translated from a French manuscript, by Soliman the traveller [1803]. (B. Lindesiana, no.1505).
  • (continued):[16]. Ode / [signed] G.S. [1803?] --[17]. The prophecy! or, Bonaparte killed at last by his own troops! [1803] (Klingsberg, no.42)
  • [18]. Song : to the tune of "Hearts of oak, &c." [1803] (Klingsberg, no.15)
  • [19]. Twenty thousand pounds reward / [signed] John Doe and Richard Roe. [1803] (B. Lindesiana, no.1520).
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14. Jenny Lind [1846 ... 1848]

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11 items
Physical extent
1 toy (1 doll, 10 dresses, 5 hair pieces, 1 wooden block, 1 cardboard box) : lithograph, color ; 10 x 6 cm or smaller; in box 11 x 18 x 3 cm
  • 1. Robert der Teufel = Robert the Devil : Alice
  • 2. Die Hugenotten = The Huguenots : Valentine
  • 3. Die Nachtwandlerin = The Somnambule : Amine
  • 4. Don Juan = Don Juan : Donna Anna
  • 5. Die Tochter des Regiments = The Daughter of the Regiment : Mary
  • 6. Norma = Norma : Norma
  • 7. and 8. Vielka = Vielka : Vielka
  • 9. Der Freischütze = The Freischütz : Agathe
  • 10. In Concert-Toilette = In the concert-toilet
Paper doll of Jenny Lind, the 19th century opera star known as the "Swedish Nightingale", with one doll, 10 costumes from her most famous stage roles, and a wooden block to stand the doll up, all housed in the original cardboard box.
Special Collections
Digital content
10 items
Archive/Manuscript
10 prints (7 lithographs and 3 photographic reproductions)
Original lithographs and photographic reproductions of lithographs of various places in California.
Special Collections
Digital content
8 items
Archive/Manuscript
49 containers
Contents of Collection: 2091 Stereoviews; 42 Stereo halfs; 45 CDVs [carte de visite]; 95 Lantern Slides; 609 Real Photo Postcard Formats; 261 Lithographic postcards; 192 Cabinet and Boudoir Photographs (roughly one-half standard paper size, with mount); 191 Imperial Photographs (roughly one standard paper size, with mount); 15 Mammoth Plate photographs (or central portion thereof: 2); 154 Other photo formats; 306 Printed Works and Ephemera, most listed in C&K 1992 [Lloyd W. Currey and Dennis G. Kruska, Biography of Yosemite, the Central and Southern High Sierra, and the Big Trees, 1839-1990; Los Angeles : Dawson's Book Shop, 1992]; 7 Modern books in explanation on some views; 19 Miscellaneous (19th century souvenirs, and lithographic art) Collection includes supporting research material, including bound newspaper and periodical runs and is contained in 49 containers: 27 Banker's Boxes; 8 Bound Serial Newspaper Runs; 6 Miscellaneous boxes; 4 37x27x4 nonstackable boxes; 3 Alhambra 6-1 Gallon Water Bottle Boxes; 1 1 1/4 x 36 inch tube [descriptive information provided by seller // JAD2016/8/16]
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Digital content
97 items
Archive/Manuscript
10 linear feet (99 prints, 1 volume + 1 lithograph stone)
This collection of prints, mostly lithographs (including chromolithographs and colored lithographs), as well as one engraving, primarily portray San Francisco city views, public buildings, and landscapes. Subjects also include San Jose, Stanford University, the U.S. Navy Yard at Mare Island, San Diego, and San Luis Rey. Included is a lithograph stone with an image of San Francisco, 1 volume of the 1854 "Daily Chronicle" plus one loose issue from April 30, 1906.
Special Collections
Digital content
625 items
Archive/Manuscript
4.5 linear feet (651 pieces in 10 print boxes)
Finding aid
Online Archive of California
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19. Harper's weekly [1857 - 1976]

Digital content
1 item
Journal/Periodical
65 v. ill. 34-41 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Digital content
3123 items
Archive/Manuscript
150 linear feet (259 manuscript boxes, 20 flat boxes and one map folder)
Finding aid
Online Archive of California
The collection contains correspondence, diaries, photographs, artwork, audiovisual material, and ephemera documenting the Stuart and Hummel families' life and work in China as Methodist missionaries in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It also contains materials relating to R. Stuart Hummel's work as a cryptographer for the Navy and his work for the U.S. government in the Office of Chinese Affairs and the Office of Civil Defense.
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