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Guide to the John Thomas Doyle Collection, 1893-1902
Boxes 470-477  
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: John Thomas Doyle Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1893-1902
    Box Number: Boxes 470-477
    Collector: California State Library
    Extent: 8 boxes
    Repository: California State Library
    Sacramento, California
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information



    Conditions of Use

    Please credit California State Library.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to California State Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing. Permission for publication is given on behalf of California State Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], John Thomas Doyle Collection, California State Library.

    Access Points

    Doyle, John T. (John Thomas), 1819-1906
    Religion and law
    Pious Fund of the Californias
    Lawyers--California--San Francisco


    Correspondence, leases, legal materials, notes and drafts, pamphlets, tax receipts.


    For fifty years, John Thomas Doyle worked on the "Pious Fund" case as legal counselor for San Francisco Catholic Archbishops Joseph Alemany and Patrick Riordan. Doyle was born on November 26, 1819 in New York. In 1851, he came to San Francisco and practiced law. He returned to New York in 1856. In New York, he married Antonia Pons, returning to San Francisco in 1859. He served in various positions throughout his life: member of the first Board of Regents for the University of California, California State Commissioner of Transportation in 1877-78, and first President of the California Historical Society. He died in Menlo Park on December 23, 1906.


    Major Correspondents

    • Doyle, Sherman

    Other Correspondents

    • Vaughn, Herbert Cardinal
    • Hewitt, Abram S. (Abram Stevens), 1822-1903
    • Bard, Thomas Robert, 1841-1915
    • McCreery, Fenton R.
    • Choate, Joseph Hodges, 1832-1917