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Finding aid of the William Alvord Papers, 1833-1904
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Description
One handwritten legal deed, dated July 20, 1871 and 3 pages in length, from William Alvord and addressed to Huntington, Stanford and Hopkins. Deed documents the sale of the railroad formerly known as the Placerville and Sacramento Valley Railroad Company by Alvord to Huntington, Stanford and Hopkins. El Dorado County Recorder's document is attached at the end of deed confirming that it was filed in the record as of September 24, 1875.
Background
William Alvord (b.January 3, 1833 - d.December 21, 1904) was born in Albany, NY. He became the 14th Mayor of San Francisco, serving from December 4, 1871 to November 30, 1873. He died in San Francisco, California of heart failure due to bronchial illness.
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1 folder
Restrictions
Property rights reside with The Society of California Pioneers. All requests for permission to reproduce or publish must be submitted in writing to the Librarian.
Availability
Collection is open by appointment for research.