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William Dowd letter

Identifier: SC 01824

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Scope and Contents

Dowd described his first trip to Paris. He calls the French "wine drinking" and "frog eating." The ship made an unscheduled trip to Cowes. He had a rift with customs over cigars. He saw a map in a window which showed his home address of College Place and Murray St. The Church Madaleine is the most magnificent edifice. Paris women show more of their legs than American women. He must write letter to Lyman Cooke.


  • Creation: 1851 November 4

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Biographical / Historical

William Dowd lived at College Place and Murray Street in New York City. He was a partner in the fancy goods wholesaler firm of Cooke, Dowd & Baker at 104 Chambers Street.


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