The finding aid for the James S. Curtis Papers C057892

J. Davis
Society of California Pioneers
101 Montgomery Street, Suite 150
Presidio of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA 94129


B002182 / B-2-1B

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.