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Finding aid of the Francis Doud Papers C058832
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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.
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.
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