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Finding aid of the Michel Dubs Papers C058833
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This folder contains 1 damaged and fragmented letter of correspondence from 1853 written to Dubs by Richard R. Monis or Morris (?).
Background
Dubs was born in Alsace, France, on September 27, 1824 to vineyardist Francis Joseph and Teresa (nee Schembacher) Dubs. His father died in 1857, his mother 1868. Dubs went to Paris in 1843 as a gardener, but fled back to Alsace in August 1848 during the French Revolution. He returned to Paris eleven months later. In April 1850 he sailed on the steamer Zurig from Havre and landed in New York City on May 24. He lived in New York until September 1853 when he took the steamer Sophia to San Francisco, landing in October. (He originally intended to sail on the New World, but took the Sophia by chance. The New World was later blown up and all passengers killed.)
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1.0 folder (1 item)
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Availability
Collection open for research.