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Finding aid of the William Alvord Papers, 1833-1904
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Biography / Administrative History
  • Chronology
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: William Alvord Papers, 1833-1904
    Dates: 1833-1904
    Collection Size: 1 folder
    Repository: The Society of California Pioneers.
    San Francisco, California 94107-1272
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English


    Collection is open by appointment for research.

    Publication Rights

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    William Alvord Papers, 1833-1904. The Society of California Pioneers.

    Biography / Administrative History

    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.


    1833/1904 William Alvord Papers, 1833-1904

    Scope and Content of Collection

    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.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Alvord, William, 1833-1904.
    Stanford, Leland, 1824-1893.
    Huntington, Collis Potter, 1821-1900.
    Hopkins, Mark, 1813-1878.
    Sacramento (Calif.)--History--19th century.
    El Dorado County (Calif.)--History--19th century.
    Railroad companies--United States--History--19th century.