Stanford was made a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society in London. He subsequently became a publisher of maps, surveys, and travel writing at Stanford’s Geographical Establishment, employing as many as 87 draughtsmen, geographers, and engravers. He owned the maps of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge and published the Harrow Atlas of Modern Geography. The Stanford Mountains in British Columbia are named for him.
From The Oxford Companion to the Book in Oxford Reference.