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Guide to the Dougherty Family Correspondence, 1853-1969
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Dougherty Family Correspondence,
    Date (inclusive): 1853-1969
    Box Number: 1052
    Collector: Taylor, Asa R.
    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], Dougherty Family Correspondence, California State Library.

    Access Points

    Dougherty family.
    Taylor family.
    Frontier and pioneer life--California
    Voyages to the Pacific Coast


    Correspondence and travel diary. Letters describe voyages to the Pacific Coast, daily activities, and comment upon the election of Lincoln and slavery. Diary describes Asa Taylor's 1969 trip east by van to see Taylor family homes.


    Wilbur and Young Dougherty were early California settlers and farmers. Young Dougherty and his wife, Mary, sailed from New York in 1851 and settled in Bear River, Sutter County.
    In 1859 Wilbur Dougherty and his parents sailed from New York on the steamer "Illinois" bound for Aspinwall, rode across Panama, and sailed to San Francisco on the steamship "Sonora". The family farmed in Garden Ranch, Yuba County[?].


    Major Correspondents

    • Dougherty, Wilbur F.
    • Dougherty, Young

    Other Correspondents

    • Dougherty, Mary
    • Dougherty, Sarah I.
    • Taylor, Asa R.