Register of the San Luis Obsipo County Jail Register, 1912-1913

Processed by Don Walker; machine-readable finding aid created by Don Walker
Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
University Library, University of the Pacific
Stockton, CA 95211
Phone: (209) 946-2404
Fax: (209) 946-2810
URL: http://www.pacific.edu/Library/Find/Holt-Atherton-Special-Collections.html
© 1998
University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.



Register of the San Luis Obsipo County Jail Register, 1912-1913

Collection number: Mss81

Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections

University Library

University of the Pacific

Contact Information

  • Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
  • University Library, University of the Pacific
  • Stockton, CA 95211
  • Phone: (209) 946-2404
  • Fax: (209) 946-2810
  • URL: http://www.pacific.edu/Library/Find/Holt-Atherton-Special-Collections.html
Processed by:
Don Walker
Date Completed:
1993
Encoded by:
Don Walker
© 1998 University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: San Luis Obsipo County Jail Register,
Date (inclusive): 1912-1913
Collection number: Mss81
Creator: Michael Canlis
Extent: 0.25 linear ft.
Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
Stockton, CA 95211
Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], San Luis Obsipo County Jail Register, Mss81, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

Biography

San Luis Obispo county was a "late-blooming" political sub-division. Despite the presence of a Spanish mission on the site of the county seat, the city of San Luis Obispo was not incorporated until 1876 and the railroad did not reach the city until 1894. By 1912 San Luis had a population of 5,000 people.
The first county jail occupied rooms in the San Luis City Hall. This edifice was completed in 1880. The jail remained in this location during the time represented by the records in Holt Atherton Special Collections. In 1916 a new concrete jail was constructed behind the old City Hall when, according to Annie L. Morrison, its predecessor was considered "utterly unfit."

Scope and Content

This collection of records are contained in a single volume register of prisoners received in and discharged from San Luis Obispo County Jail, July 1, 1912 -September 30, 1913. The register provides the date on which a prisoner was received, his name and crime, the arresting officer's name, the name of the sentencing judge, and the date and by what authority the prisoner is discharged. In some cases, the number of days spent in jail and jail fines paid are also listed. There is an index to the sixty-two pages of prisoners in the register.

Series Description

 

JUDGES NAMED IN REGISTER

Scope and Content Note

Mallagh, Wm. b. 1864 married to daughter of C.W. Dana owner of Cosmopolitan Hotel in SLO Justice of Peace in SLO since 1910
Harper, Harry S. (Utah)
Brewer, Lyman b. 1859 Wells-Fargo agent in Paso Robles Justice of Peace in PR since 1900
Estrada
Nuttall, R.W. leading Real Estate broker of SLO county
Unangst (9/17/12) aged & revered Judge; lst elected in 1896 retired due to ill health in 1914
Donelson, Virlin E. b. 1860 blacksmith in Templeton, 1887-1913 Justice of Peace in Templeton since 1902
Penn, B.A. McNaul, Wm (12/12/12) Ward, Jos. R. Lawrence
 

OFFICERS NAMED IN REGISTER

Scope and Content Note

Cook, Chief Taylor, Charles J. was County Sheriff in 1917 Olveres Mitz Sanders, Milis S. Younglove, C.A. Hankinson Erniss (7/8/12) Cook, E. Nyberg, Peter Van Gooden Gano, R.W. Holt, Iver Sumner, Pen Haskins, Harry Manifu (8/17/12) Alveres, Joe Shany, W.A. White King, Pat Runick, Clarence Evans, C.L. Jack, Don Sitton Van Bierer, Ben (9/4/12 Brown, "Curly" Park Ghizilolli Philbrick Collin (2/12/13) Bank Book, W.E. Griffin
 

CONSTABLES

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