A letter from Flora Stuart Boyd, daughter of Theodore Chauncey Boyd, to the Society of California Pioneers. She remarks about
the two paintings her father dontated to the society and his acomplishment of improving the San Francisco city seal, for which
he received 100 dollars.
Theodore Chauncy Boyd was born in New York in 1830. He worked as a designer, wood engraver, watercolorist, and stockbroker.
He arrived in San Francisco in 1854 and set up a studio at Clay and Montgomery streets. He designed and engraved the Seal
of San Francisco and had exhibitions at the Mechanic’s Institute Fair in 1871 and the SFAA in 1873. He died in 1902. (Hughes.
Artists in California, 1786-1940, c.2002)
(2 pages handwritten)
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