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Finding aid of the Francis Doud Papers C058832
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  • Conditions Governing Access note
  • Conditions Governing Use note
  • Preferred Citation note
  • Existence and Location of Originals note
  • Scope and Contents note
  • Donor
  • Biographical/Historical note

  • Title: Doud, Francis Sr. Papers
    Identifier/Call Number: C058832
    Contributing Institution: Society of California Pioneers
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 1.0 folder (12 items)
    Date (inclusive): 1847-1919
    Abstract: This folder contains several documents from 1847-1919, many of which have typewritten duplicates accompanying them. There are 2 letters of correspondence to Doud, 1 letter of correspondence to Francis Doud, Jr. regarding his father’s death, 2 letters dealing with property in Monterey, CA without explicitly stating Doud’s involvement, a copy of a Berlin newspaper regarding the 1906 earthquake, and a letter regarding an unnamed wounded soldier from the Mexican War.
    creator: Doud, Francis, ?-1919

    Conditions Governing Access note

    Collection open for research.

    Conditions Governing Use note

    There are no restrictions on access.

    Preferred Citation note

    Francis Doud Papers. The Society of California Pioneers.

    Existence and Location of Originals note

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

    Scope and Contents note

    This folder contains several documents from 1847-1919, many of which have typewritten duplicates accompanying them. There are two letters of correspondence addressed to Doud (an 1847 personal letter from C. Robinson and a 1850 deed of a Monterey, CA property transfer from the Canbys to Doud). One letter from 1919 is from the Associated Veterans of the Mexican War office written to Francis Doud, Jr. regarding his father’s death. Two letters from 1851 deal with property in Monterey, CA without explicitly stating Doud’s involvement.
    There are also two inexplicable items: a copy of a Berlin newspaper regarding the 1906 earthquake, and an 1847 letter written from field surgeon George C. Cooper to Dr. William E. Horner regarding an unnamed wounded soldier from the Mexican War.

    Donor

    Francis Doud, Jr. in 1930

    Biographical/Historical note

    Doud was a veteran of the Mexican War. He arrived in California on July 8, 1849. Doud was an orderly and messenger during the California State Constitutional Convention in Monterey, CA in 1849. Shortly thereafter, he an his wife Ann Kenna settled permanently there. In the 1850s they moved their original home to the back of the property and built the larger Doud House, still standing as of 2011 at what is now 117 Van Buren Street. He had at least one child, son Francis Doud, Jr. He joined the Society of California Pioneers on February 26, 1873. Doud probably died in the fall or winter of 1919.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Correspondence.
    Deeds--California.
    Mexican War, 1846-1848--California.
    San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, Calif., 1906