Guide to the Gove Family Papers

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Guide to the Gove Family Papers 1888/1948

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Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: Gove Family Papers
Dates: 1888-1948
Identification: MS-0021
Creator: Gove, Charles G.
Physical Description: 1.25 linear ft
Language of Materials: English
Repository: Special Collections & University Archives
5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
Phone: 619-594-6791

Biographical Information:

Charles G. Gove, President of the El Cajon Company, died in Lakeside on February 10, 1886. At the time of his death, his very extensive estate included real estate holdings in San Pasqual, Lawson Valley, El Cajon Valley and Tijuana, as well as numerous stocks and bonds. His trustees disagreed on the settlement of the estate.

Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Corporate Name:

El Cajon Valley Company

Family Name:

Gowen family -- Archives

Genre/Form of Material:

Personal Papers

Geographic Name:

Lakeside (Calif.) -- History

Personal Name:

Gove, Charles G. -- Archives
Gove, Charles G. -- Estate

Administrative Information


10/16/1979, Dorothy Dobbins Freeman

Conditions Governing Use:

The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation:

Identification of item, folder title, box number, Gove Family Papers, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of the financial and legal records of Gove's estate, as well as some personal papers. The collection includes correspondence, inventories of estate, titles/patents, deeds, photographs, a map, and miscellaneous materials relating to Lakeside and the water rights agreement of San Pasqual Valley.

Detailed List of Contents

Box 1, Folder 1

Charles G. Gove's Correspondence: Robert Clarke and Co.- 1889; E.S. Babcock, Jr.-1890. J.H. Barbour-1891

Box 1, Folder 2

Mortgage Bond from William Thomson-1889; Lease of land to William Thomson-1891

Box 1, Folder 3

Abstract of Title to land (El Cajon)-1888; Abstract of Title to land (Middletown)-1888

Box 1, Folder 4

Charles G. Gove's Financial papers: Lakeside Hotel financial sheet, Statement of Resources and Liabilities of El Cajon Valley Co.-1889 Cancelled checks of El Cajon Valley Co.-1890-91. Expenses of shares of stocks 1892. Power of attorney-1893. State and County tax receipts-1894-95

Box 1, Folder 5

Copy of Last Will and Testament-1893. Copy of Last Will and Testament-1896. Part copy of Will of Charles G. Gove-n.d.

Box 1, Folder 6

Obituary notice of death of Charles G. Gove-Cincinnati Inquirer 1896

Box 1, Folder 7

Charles G. Gove Estate Papers: Incomplete copy of Will-n.d. Inventory-1896; Probate Records-1898; Affidavit to the Probate Record-1898, Inventory of Personal Property-1903; Handwritten List of Receipts-1898-1903; Inventory Personal Property-1903; Record of Funds-1897-1912. Personal Property Lost-1902; Account of Communications-1902-11

Box 1, Folder 8

Horace Dobbins' Correspondence with El Cajon Valley Company 1910

Box 1, Folder 9

Horace Dobbins' Correspondence with El Cajon Valley Company 1911

Box 1, Folder 10

Horace Dobbins' Correspondence with El Cajon Valley Company 1912-1913

Box 1, Folder 11

Horace Dobbins' Correspondence with Mrs. Gove-1912, F.W. Stearns Attorney at Law-1909, I. Springer Investor-1909, C.A. Southern Accountant-1913, Letters from Attorney: reappointment of trustees of C.G. Gove Estate-1918

Box 1, Folder 12

Francis Gove Dobbins' Correspondence with Franklin Bank of Cincinnati-1895-1899, Correspondence with Henry Burkhold-1896, Request for Estate Account-1902, Correspondence with Southern Trust and Commerce Bank Statements-1916-1920

Box 1, Folder 13

Francis Gove Dobbins' Correspondence with Southern Trust and Commerce Bank and Statements-1921-1924, Correspondence with Starbuck Smith-1923, Correspondence with Minnie Compton-1929-1930, Correspondence re: Tax Audit-1933, Telegrams-1948

Box 1, Folder 14

Francis Gove Dobbins' Miscellaneous Financial Records-1896-1954, Stock Expenses-1896, Term deposit bank book-1900, Investment Records and Notices-1927-1941, Furniture Inventory-1932, Grant Deed-1932

Box 1, Folder 15

Minnie Compton: List of Property and Notes-1912-1913, Decree of Resignation as trustee-1913, Letter-1929, Grant Deed-1930

Box 1, Folder 16

Rebecca M. Gove: Account of Distribution Estate-1928, Final Account Estate-1928

Box 1, Folder 17

Financial Papers re: Gove Estate: Balance Sheets, Ledger Abstract-1908; Reassessment of Estate-c. 1909; Assessments Paid by Gove Estate-c. 1909; Receipt for Stock Purchase-c. 1913; Report Business Records of El Cajon Valley Company-1913; List of Securities-1915, Statement of Estate Account, Income and Cash-1915; Financial Ledger, one sheet,-c. 1919; Bank of Italy Statement-1927

Box 1, Folder 18

Trustee Account re: C.G. Gove Estate: First Account of Trustees-1898-1903; Decree of Settlement-1898; Annual Reports-1904-1911; Trustee Account-1913; Decree Settling Account-1913; Trustees Deed-1927

Box 1, Folder 19

Legal Papers re: C.G. Gove Estate: Water Right's Agreement of San Pasqual Valley-1907; Accountant J.E. Thornstrupt's Statement on El Cajon Valley-c. 1915; Order Appointing Trustee-1918; First Account and Report of Bank of Court Notice-1913; Court Order-1914; Court Report-1915; Order Appointing Trustee- 1918; First Account and Report of Bank Italy-1927

Box 1, Folder 20

Papers re: Suit in San Diego: Correspondence-1911-1913; List of Letters with San Diego Clerk-c. 1913; Decree of M.G. Compton's Resignation as Trustee-1913; Settlement Contract-1915;Receipt for Distributive Shares-1927

Box 1, Folder 21

Appellant's Brief in Matter of Estate of Charles G. Gove-1914; Transcript of Appeal in Matter of Estate of Charles G.Gove-1914; Accountants' Reports on Estate of Charles G. Gove-1913

Box 1, Folder 22

Lakeside papers: Sample menu of Lakeside Inn; Lakeside County Brochure of Facts-c. 1895-c. 1900; Brochures of Lakeside Inn-c. 1895-c. 1915; Description of Lakeside (El Cajon Valley)-c. 1888; Map of land plots in San Diego area-advertisement for Lakeside, El Cajon Calley Company

Box 1, Folder 23

LIST-Records for Ledger of H.M. Dobbins from January 25, 1901-Lakeside and El Cajon property, of Charles G. Gove of Cincinnatti (typescript)

Box 1, Folder 24

Letter: William G. Gove to Frances L. Gove May 9, 1941

Box 1, Folder 25

Tintype: Charles and Rebecca Mary Gove (and copy)

Box 1, Folder 26


Scope and Contents

-Charles Gove -Stage Travel in California, 1885 -Group picture at Dobbins Estate, Philadelphia, 1901 -Group picture at Dobbins Estate, Philadelphia, 1901 -Gove home, Plainsville, Ohio (2 copies) -Camping Trip in Cuyamaca, 1895 -Morrow Castle, Havana, Cuba, March 3, 1887 -Charles Gove 1888
Box 1, Folder 27

Map: Lakeside (contemporary copy) 1886

Box 1, Folder 28

Book: Bound Accountant's Report on Estate of Charles C. Gove 1896-1912

Box 1, Folder 29

Photo Album circa 1890

Scope and Contents

Lakeside Hotel and lake
Box 1, Folder 30

Photo Album negatives ca. 1890

Box 1, Folder 31

Framed Chart: Framed genealogical chart of the Gove Family, from (oversized kept in separate container) 1600-1978