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Finding Aid of the Francis Clark Note C057761
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  • Conditions Governing Access note
  • Conditions Governing Use note
  • Preferred Citation note
  • Donor
  • Biographical/Historical note
  • Scope and Contents note
  • Existence and Location of Originals note

  • Title: Clark, Francis Note
    Identifier/Call Number: C057761
    Contributing Institution: Society of California Pioneers
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 1.0 folder (1 note, 1 envelope)
    Date: June 21, 1855
    Abstract: Note with envelope (Stockton, California, June 21, 1855) written from Francis Clark (signed Francis D. Clark) to Nelson Taylor promising to pay Taylor $200 for the "value received."
    creator: Clark, Francis D.

    Conditions Governing Access note

    Collection open for research.

    Conditions Governing Use note

    There are no restrictions on access.

    Preferred Citation note

    Francis Clark Note. The Society of California Pioneers.

    Donor

    Donor and date of acquisition unknown.

    Biographical/Historical note

    Although the note does not have any biographical information about Francis D. Clark, he is included in Bancroft's California Pioneer Register. Clark was from New York, and he arrived in California in 1847. From 1848-1849, he worked as a miner. He then moved to San Joaquin and worked there as a trader, ferryman, and justice of the peace in between the years of 1849 and 1855. In 1855, he returned to New York City and worked as a trader until 1860, and then he served in the American Civil War. When the war ended in 1865, he once again returned to New York City. He was an active member of the New York Society of California Pioneers, and he published several articles/memoirs on surviving pioneers of the time. "Pioneer of '47" is a brief narrative that he wrote about his experience in California.

    Scope and Contents note

    Note with envelope (Stockton, California, June 21, 1855) written from Francis Clark (signed Francis D. Clark) to Nelson Taylor promising to pay Taylor $200 for the "value received."

    Existence and Location of Originals note

    The Society of Caliornia Pioneers, 300 Fourth Street, San Francisco, CA, 94107.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Taylor, Nelson
    Stockton (Calif.)