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Finding aid of the Marius Duvall Papers C058834
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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: Duvall, Marius Papers
    Identifier/Call Number: C058834
    Contributing Institution: Society of California Pioneers
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 1.0 folder (1 item; 1 letter of correspondence)
    Date (inclusive): 1846-1847
    Abstract: This folder contains a photocopy of forty-eight pages of Marius Duvall’s diary and a photocopy of an 1846 letter of correspondence. The diary spans April 1846-May 15, 1847 and details his life aboard the ship Portsmouth, including landing in Monterey, CA, on April 22, 1846. The letter was written on October 2, 1846 by Duvall to Thomas Harris, U.S. Navy, Chief of the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, and details a March 20, 1846 altercation between him, the former Assistant Surgeon, and another man (Duvall was the Assistant Surgeon of the U.S. Navy).
    creator: Duvall, Marius, Commander, 1818-1891

    Conditions Governing Access note

    Collection open for research.

    Conditions Governing Use note

    There are no restrictions on access.

    Preferred Citation note

    Marius Duvall Papers. The Society of California Pioneers.

    Donor

    Fred B. Rogers, date of donation unknown.

    Biographical/Historical note

    Duvall joined the U.S. Navy circa 1842 and by 1869 had achieved the rank of Commander where he served as Surgeon at Norfolk naval hospital. From 1867-1869 he served on the ship and was indirectly involved in the 1869 imprisonment in of Porter C. Bliss and George F. Masterman in Paraguay.

    Scope and Contents note

    This folder contains a photocopy of forty-eight pages of Marius Duvall’s diary and a photocopy of an 1846 letter of correspondence. The diary spans April 1846-May 15, 1847 and details his life aboard the ship Portsmouth, including landing in Monterey, CA, on April 22, 1846. The letter was written on October 2, 1846 by Duvall to Thomas Harris, U.S. Navy, Chief of the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, and details a March 20, 1846 altercation between him, the former Assistant Surgeon, and another man (Duvall was the Assistant Surgeon of the U.S. Navy).
    The letter of correspondence is a copy of an original from the National Archives, record group number 52: "Letters Received - Letter Book No. 4" Surgeons and Assistant Surgeons 1846.

    Existence and Location of Originals note

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

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Correspondence.
    Diaries