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Guide to the San Francisco Superior Court Cases Collection, 1905-1922
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: San Francisco Superior Court Cases Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1905-1922
    Box Number: 1157-1294
    Creator: San Francisco. Superior Court
    Extent: 38 boxes
    Repository: California State Library
    Sacramento, California
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information



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    Please credit California State Library.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to California State Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing. Permission for publication is given on behalf of California State Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], San Francisco Superior Court Cases Collection, California State Library.


    Selected civil case records from the Superior Court of the City and the County of San Francisco, 1905-1922.


    The constitution of California established a Superior Court in each county. San Francisco became a county in 1850. In 1856 the city and county governments were consolidated, the only such arrangement in the state.
    The Hall of Justice and City Hall were destroyed in the earthquake and fire of 1906 and Superior Court records were almost completely lost. Case numbering was restarted at 1 after the 1906 disaster.

    Container list

    The list is arranged by case number. An index by case number, by plaintiff name, and by defendant name is available. The collection is also indexed in the California Information File.