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Gove Family Papers, 1888-1948 | Special Collections & University Archives

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Collection Overview

Title: Gove Family Papers, 1888-1948Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: Gove, Charles G.

Extent: 1.25 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 08/29/1979. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: El Cajon Valley Company, Gove, Charles G.--Archives, Gove, Charles G.--Estate, Gowen family--Archives, Lakeside (Calif.)--History

Forms of Material: Personal Papers, Photographs

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

Biographical Note

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.

Subject/Index Terms

El Cajon Valley Company
Gove, Charles G.--Archives
Gove, Charles G.--Estate
Gowen family--Archives
Lakeside (Calif.)--History

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections & University Archives

Accruals: 10/16/1979, Dorothy Dobbins Freeman

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: 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.

Acquisition Source: Michael Harrison

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.


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Folder 1: Charles G. Gove's Correspondence: Robert Clarke and Co.- 1889; E.S. Babcock, Jr.-1890. J.H. Barbour-1891Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Mortgage Bond from William Thomson-1889; Lease of land to William Thomson-1891Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Abstract of Title to land (El Cajon)-1888; Abstract of Title to land (Middletown)-1888Add to your cart.
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-1894-95Add to your cart.
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.Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Obituary notice of death of Charles G. Gove-Cincinnati Inquirer, 1896Add to your cart.
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-1902-11Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Horace Dobbins' Correspondence with El Cajon Valley Company, 1910Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Horace Dobbins' Correspondence with El Cajon Valley Company, 1911Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Horace Dobbins' Correspondence with El Cajon Valley Company, 1912-1913Add to your cart.
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-1918Add to your cart.
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-1916-1920Add to your cart.
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-1948Add to your cart.
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-1932Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Minnie Compton: List of Property and Notes-1912-1913, Decree of Resignation as trustee-1913, Letter-1929, Grant Deed-1930Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Rebecca M. Gove: Account of Distribution Estate-1928, Final Account Estate-1928Add to your cart.
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-1927Add to your cart.
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-1927Add to your cart.
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-1927Add to your cart.
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-1927Add to your cart.
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-1913Add to your cart.
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 CompanyAdd to your cart.
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)Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Letter: William G. Gove to Frances L. Gove, May 9, 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Tintype: Charles and Rebecca Mary Gove (and copy)Add to your cart.
Folder 26: PhotographsAdd to your cart.

-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

Folder 27: Map: Lakeside (contemporary copy), 1886Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Book: Bound Accountant's Report on Estate of Charles C. Gove, 1896-1912Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Photo Album, circa 1890Add to your cart.
Lakeside Hotel and lake
Folder 30: Photo Album negatives, ca. 1890Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Framed Chart: Framed genealogical chart of the Gove Family, from (oversized kept in separate container), 1600-1978Add to your cart.

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