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Guide to the William Alvord Papers, [ca. 1874-1904]
BANC MSS 77/46 c  
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  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: William Alvord Papers,
    Date (inclusive): [ca. 1874-1904]
    Collection Number: BANC MSS 77/46 c
    Creator: Alvord, William, 1833-1904
    Extent: Number of container: 1 box
    Repository: The Bancroft Library.
    Berkeley, California 94720-6000
    Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
    Abstract: California business man, banker, mayor of San Francisco. Correspondence; autographs; badges and invitations relating to memorial services for U.S. Grant and William McKinley.
    Languages Represented: English

    Information for Researchers


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft 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], William Alvord papers, BANC MSS 77/46 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Scope and Content

    William Alvord (1833-1904) was a prominent California businessman, at one time president of the Bank of California, trustee of the College of California, and mayor of San Francisco.
    This collection, presented to The Bancroft Library by Mrs. B. H. Skillings in August 1976, consists mainly of letters written to Alvord, many of them letters of introduction or of thanks for hospitality or gifts received. Also included is memorabilia relating to Ulysses S. Grant, 1885, and to President William McKinley in 1901.