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Curtis (James S.) Papers
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  • Scope and Contents
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Existence and Location of Originals
  • Preferred Citation
  • Biographical / Historical

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Society of California Pioneers
    Title: James S. Curtis Papers
    creator: Curtis, James S.
    Identifier/Call Number: C057892
    Physical Description: 1 folder 1 Folder ( 2 handwritten letters, 1 handwritten legal document, 1 court summons)
    Date (inclusive): 1865-1866
    Abstract: This file contains the correspondence and legal paperwork of James S. Curtis and all are dated between 1865 and 1866, in a case of slander and defamation of a one David C. Mitchell.

    Scope and Contents

    Mr. Curtis appears to have been a lawyer and according to the paperwork in the file he was called before the 12th District Court of Northern California in what appears to have been a case in which he was accused of slander and defamation of a man named David C. Mitchell. Mr. Mitchell and his attorney were seeking $20,000 in damages regarding his "false" imprisonment and defamation. The defense attorney was one W.C. Burnett.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Source and date of aquisition not know.

    Existence and Location of Originals

    The Society of California Pioneers, 101 Montgomery St. Suite 150, Presidio of San Francisco, San Francisco CA, 94129

    Preferred Citation

    The James S. Curtis Papers. The Society of California Pioneers.

    Biographical / Historical

    No biographical information was found on either Mr. Curtis, nor Mr. Mitchell. Neither man is listed in the San Francisco 1865 City Directory.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Pioneers -- California -- History -- 19th century
    Frontier and pioneer life – California
    Society of California Pioneers
    Law (California) - Cases
    Curtis, James S.
    Burnett, W.C.