Weems, Carrington (photographer). "Stanford Mausoleum - California." (1909) Rice University: https://hdl.handle.net/1911/69687.
The Stanford Family Mausoleum, on the campus of Stanford University, Stanford, California. The mausoleum is designed to resemble a Greek temple, and the four corners are guarded by sculpted sphinxes. The structure contains the remains of the Stanford family, Leland, Jr., and his parents Leland and Jane Stanford. Photographed by Carrington Weems during the world tour undertaken by Edgar Odell Lovett and his wife, Mary Ellen Lovett. Original resource is a black and white photograph.
In 1908, the Rice Institute Board of Trustees sent their newly chosen President, Edgar Odell Lovett, on a world tour seeking out the best aspects of the leading colleges and universities. Dr. and Mrs. Lovett traveled in the company of their secretary, Mr. Carrington Weems, who took these photos to document their travels. They are images of places, more so than people. Dr. and Mrs. Lovett themselves are generally not featured. Each image has an image number that reflects the order in which it was taken on the trip, from number 1 (beginning in Canada and going east around the world) through number 338 (returning to the U.S. through California and ending in Texas), ranging in date from 1908-1909. The names of each image were recorded by Carrington Weems, with the only exception being a county name added in parenthesis when the place name was not present in Weems' original title.
|dc.relation.IsPartOf||This image forms part of the Lovett Family papers, 1849-1979, http://library.rice.edu/collections/WRC/finding-aids/manuscripts/0494
This material is in the public domain and may be freely used.
|dc.subject.lcsh||Lovett, Edgar Odell, 1871-1957--Travel
Lovett, Mary Ellen--Travel
Lovett World Tour (1908-1909)
William M. Rice Institute--History
William M. Rice Institute--Presidents
William M. Rice Institute--Travel
Stanford, Jane Lathrop, 1828-1905
Stanford, Leland, 1824-1893
Stanford, Leland, Jr., 1868-1884
Stanford Mausoleum - California
Images were captured from the original 3.25” x 4.25” black and white negatives at 100% scale using the Epson Expression 10000XL flatbed scanner and Epson Scan software. Master Tiff images were scanned at 8-bit greyscale, 1200 ppi. Derivative files are JPG & JPEG2000.
Lovett Family papers, 1849-1979, MS 494, Box 39, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University
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