Is there a photo of Judge D.S. Terry of the Broderick-Terry duel? : LUSENET : San Francisco History : One Thread

I've never actually seen a picture, (or even a drawing) of Judge David Terry. I looked in his biography, but it didn't have any pictures at all. It's easy to find a picture of Broderick on the internet, but not Terry.

Thanks, Christine

-- Christine Miller (, February 28, 2001


I've only seen a couple of images of Judge Terry, and those seem to be repeated over and over again in the various published materials on the duel.

Not sure where you're located, but the San Francisco History Center at the SF Public Library has a vertical file, either on the duel or on the two combatants. If you ask them about the duel, and specify your interest in image(s) of Judge Terry, they should be able to bring you the file that I recall. The file also contained a contemporary account of Broderick's funeral, and a pamphlet or article from a gun collection that included the dueling pistols used.

-- Roberto Landazuri (, March 05, 2001.

There is a picture of David Terry at the Museum of the City of San Francisco's Internet site

-- Michael Binetti (, April 13, 2001.

Check out the San Francisco pages at Anchor Brewing Company's new website,, featuring the story of the duel and pictures of both Terry and Broderick!

-- D. Burkhart (, December 07, 2002.

try this site - 9k

-- David Terry (honestly) (, July 10, 2004.

There is a book titled "Cast of Hawks," and it has some great photos of Terry and Broderick in it. It is also the best book I have ever seen on the duel.

-- Harry Murphy (harrymurphy*, July 11, 2004.

Haven't read the book Harry Murphy recommends but will try to get it.

Quick question about the duel: If he was so badly wounded, why was Broderick brought all the way to the Haskell house at Black Point (Fort Mason) for treatment? Why not take him to a road house or private residence closer to the duel site? There must have been such structure between Lake Merced and Black Point, even in the 1850s.

-- John Martini (, July 11, 2004.

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