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California Supreme Court and San Diego County Appellate Court Briefs Collection, 1891-1951 | Special Collections & University Archives

By Neil Medeiros, Jennie Labor, and Jennifer L. Martinez

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Collection Overview

Title: California Supreme Court and San Diego County Appellate Court Briefs Collection, 1891-1951Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1900-1939

Extent: 56.25 Linear Feet

Arrangement: The collection is arranged in ascending numerical case number order.  These numbers were retained from the internal filing system of the San Diego County Law Library.

Subjects: California. Court of Appeal. Appellate District, 4th. Division 1--Archives, California. Supreme Court--Archives, Justice, Administration of--California--Imperial County--Sources, Justice, Administration of--California--San Diego County--Sources, Justice, Administration of--California--Sources, Legal briefs--California, Legal briefs--California--Imperial County, Legal briefs--California--San Diego County

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists of California Supreme Court and San Diego Appellate Court documents from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.  The documents include filings of court transcripts, the opening briefs of appellants and respondents, as well as reply briefs.  The court cases housed in the collection deal with a broad range of topics including bankruptcy, corporations, criminal law, divorce, drunk driving, labor, probate law, railroads, automobile accidents, mining and water.  There are also important cases dealing with the cities of Escondido, Coronado, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, Pacific Beach, Spring Valley and National City.

Some important San Diegans that appear in the court documents are Ed Fletcher, Katherine Tingley, John D. Spreckels, H.H. Timken, Julius Wangenheim, Cave J. Couts, Fred Sutherland, Henry Schumann-Heink, Samuel T. Black and F.T. Scripps.

There are some cases of historical significance which illustrate the growth and development of San Diego in the early twentieth century.  For example, there are three cases related to the appropriation of Pueblo lands toward the creation of Balboa Park (Case numbers 7742, 9275, 10246).  In addition to these, a number of cases related to railroad companies (including the San Diego Electric Railway Company) and water and utility companies illustrate the transportation needs and infrastructure demands as the city and county of San Diego continued to grow.  Of these, two extensive court cases in the collection, The City of San Diego vs. The Cuyamaca Water Company (18417) and Rancho Santa Margarita vs.Margaret R. Vail, N.R. Vail, Mary Vail Wilkinson, Mahlon Vail, Wm. Banning Vail…as Trustees of Said Vail Company (26063) are particularly good examples which demonstrate the struggle for land and water rights in Southern California.

The collection also contains cases which demonstrate social conditions and struggles of the era, including the admission of Native Americans into the Pauma School District (Case number 4396), and the effects of the Alien Land Act on Japanese (23164).  Other cases provide evidence of Chinese agricultural labor in the Escondido area (15267) and the issues associated with squatters on Native American lands (17735).

A number of San Diego area corporations and businesses are also represented in the collection. These cases can be helpful to any researcher examining the economic growth of the region through bankruptcy, consolidations and mergers, embezzlement, taxes, and labor relations.  A variety of different banks and insurance companies are represented, as well as the Van Camp Sea Food Company, Yellow Cab Company, Spreckels Commercial Company, Standard Oil Company, and the Coronado Beach Company.

While most of the cases represented in the collection are civil suits, there are some criminal cases as well.  These include drunk driving (Case number 21230), arson (18860), and medical malpractice (26320).  There are also three cases dealing explicitly with sex crimes, including child molestation (23444), statutory rape (23445), and the prosecution of homosexual men in the military (25174).

There are two sets of card indices located at the end of the collection in Boxes 44 & 45.  These cards list cases both topically and by plaintiff name.  Some of these cards are cross-referenced, so if you wanted to look up a case regarding a water corporation, it may be found under the headings for "water" and "corporations."

Subject/Index Terms

California. Court of Appeal. Appellate District, 4th. Division 1--Archives
California. Supreme Court--Archives
Justice, Administration of--California--Imperial County--Sources
Justice, Administration of--California--San Diego County--Sources
Justice, Administration of--California--Sources
Legal briefs--California
Legal briefs--California--Imperial County
Legal briefs--California--San Diego County

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections & University Archives

Accruals: late 1970s

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: San Diego County Law Library

Preferred Citation: Identification of item, folder title, box number,California Supreme Court and San Diego County Appellate Court Briefs Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.


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Box 30Add to your cart.
Folder 1: 22219 [L.A. 12861], February 1931-November 1931Add to your cart.
Jules Eberhard and Alice P. Eberhard, his wife vs. Pacific Southwest Loan and Mortgage Corporation, a corporation
Index Terms: Corporations; Mortgages
Folder 2: 22269 [4th Civ. 484], February 1931-March 1931Add to your cart.
A.H. Wallace vs. The Board of Trustees, known as the City Council of the City of Oceanside, E.L. Forney, J.B. Donnell, E.A. Walsh, H.D. Brodie, and J.F. Martin, as the Trustees and members of the City Council of the City of Oceanside
Index Terms: Oceanside
Folder 3: 22290 [L.A. 12809] [S.F. 14225] [4th Civ. 459], January 1931-August 1931Add to your cart.
First National Trust and Savings Bank of San Diego, a corporation, as Executor of the Estate of Charles Williams Hascall, Deceased vs. Industrial Accident Commission of the State of California, Occidental Indemnity Company, a corporation; The Fidelity and Casualty Company of New York, a corporation; Mabelle Bojens, and Virginia Bojens, Kenwood Bojens and Stanley Bojens, minors by their guardian ad litem, Mabelle Bojens
Index Terms: Bankruptcy; Business; Corporations; Insurance
Folder 4: 22301 [4th Civ. 472], January 1931-May 1931Add to your cart.
Harbor Supply Company, a corporation vs. Boat "Astorian", et al.
Index Terms: Business; Corporations; Industry
Folder 5: 22314 [L.A. 13042], May 1931-June 1933Add to your cart.
Theodore F. Laist, also known as T.F. Laist vs. W.H. Nichols and Geneva M. Nichols
Index Terms: Taxation
Folder 6: 22408 [4th Civ. 889], October 1931Add to your cart.
The People of the State of California vs. Soledad Deletorre and M.S. Padilla. Seaboard Surety Corporation of America, a corporation
Index Terms: Corporations; Performing Arts; Personal Injuries
Folder 7: 22409 [L.A. 13270] [4th Civ. 973], September 1931-March 1933Add to your cart.
In the Matter of the Estate of David Nathaniel Thurnell, also known as David N. Thurnell and D.N. Thurnell, Deceased
Index Terms: Business; Corporations; Probate Law and Practice
Folder 8: 22409 [L.A. 13270] [4th Civ. 973], September 1931-March 1933Add to your cart.
In the Matter of the Estate of David Nathaniel Thurnell, also known as David N. Thurnell and D.N. Thurnell, Deceased
Index Terms: Bankruptcy; Corporations; Probate Law and Practice
Folder 9: 22410 [4th Civ. 875, 4th Civ. 1098], March 1931-November 1933Add to your cart.
C.C. North vs. Lillian Evans
Index Terms: Land
Folder 10: 22410 [4th Civ. 875, 4th Civ. 1098], March 1931-November 1933Add to your cart.
C.C. North vs. Lillian Evans
Index Terms: Land
Folder 11: 22411 [L.A. 64421] [4th Civ. 907], 1931Add to your cart.
Mathilde Hansen and Fred F. Hansen, her husband vs. Richfield Oil Company of California, a corporation, L.D. Blodgett, Associated Oil Company, a California corporation, Star and Crescent Oil Company, a California corporation, and Frank Long, sometimes known as F.R. Long, and H.O. Whitfield
Index Terms: Business; Corporations
Folder 12: 22412 [L.A. 12659] [Civ. 489], November 1930-July 1931Add to your cart.
In the Matter of the Estate of Lovina Bauman, Deceased Maragret J. Humaker, Lovina Bauman, Robert H. Bauman, and Wilson A. Bauman, a minor by and through his Guardian ad litem, Lovina Bauman vs. J.H. Wagner, Executor and Legatee named in alleged Will, and the Helping Hand Home, a corporation, names herein as Legatee
Index Terms: Probate Law and Practice
Folder 13: 22417 [L.A. 13461], January 1932-July 1932Add to your cart.
In the Matter of the Estate of Kate Anthony, Deceased. Bradley Pearce and Lizzie Pearce vs. John L. Haines, as executor of the Estate of Kate Anthony, Deceased.
Index Terms: Probate Law and Practice
Folder 14: 22418 [L.A. 13252] [Civ. 18680], November 1931-December 1931Add to your cart.
In the Matter of the Estate of Nelson Spencer Snyder, also known as Nelson S. Snyder, also known as N.S. Snyder, Deceased. Julia Marie Warfield vs. Hattie May Snyder
Index Terms: Probate Law and Practice
Folder 15: 22418 [L.A. 13252] [Civ. 18680], November 1931-December 1931Add to your cart.
In the Matter of the Estate of Nelson Spencer Snyder, also known as Nelson S. Snyder, also known as N.S. Snyder, Deceased. Julia Marie Warfield vs. Hattie May Snyder
Index Terms: Probate Law and Practice
Folder 16: 22419 [4th Civ. 877], May 1931-July 1932Add to your cart.
Alda M. Ferris and Peter Rask vs. Independence Indemnity Company, a corporation
Index Terms: Corporations; Personal Property
Folder 17: 22420 [4th Civ. 486], May 1931-April 1932Add to your cart.
Margaret E. Gray vs. Alexander J. Gray, Jr.
Index Terms: Divorce
Folder 18: 22421 [L.A. 13261], November 1931-December 1931Add to your cart.
San Diego Trust and Savings Bank, a Corporation, as Executor and Trustee vs. Anna Heustis
Index Terms: Corporations; Divorce
Folder 19: 22434 [Civ. 414], November 1930-January 1931Add to your cart.
Security Trust and Savings Bank of San Diego, a corporation vs. Blanche P. Matson and Indemnity Insurance Company of North America, a corporation
Index Terms: Corporations; Insurance
Folder 20: 22492 [Crim. 2318] [2nd App. Crim. 693], May 1920Add to your cart.
The People of the State pf California vs. Lewis H. Gilman
Index Terms: Crime and Criminals; Performing Arts
Folder 21: 22538 [4th Civ. 457], October 1930-November 1930Add to your cart.
Anna A. Wise and Robert H. Wise, her husband vs. Dorothy C. Stott and Kenhelm W. Stott, her husband
Index Terms: Personal Injuries
Folder 22: 22550 [L.A. 13328] [4th Civ. 473], October 1930-November 1931Add to your cart.
Bessie M. Bowers vs. Union Trust Company of San Diego, a Corporation
Index Terms: Personal Property
Folder 23: 22550 [L.A. 13328] [4th Civ. 473], October 1930-November 1931Add to your cart.
Bessie M. Bowers vs. Union Trust Company of San Diego, a Corporation
Index Terms: Personal Property
Folder 24: 22551 [4th Civ. 482], December 1930-January 1933Add to your cart.
S.Y. Robbins and Phyllis Robbins vs. George E. Roques and H. Rebecca Roques
Index Terms: Personal Injuries
Folder 25: 22551 [4th Civ. 482], December 1930-January 1933Add to your cart.
S.Y. Robbins and Phyllis Robbins vs. George E. Roques and H. Rebecca Roques
Index Terms: Personal Injuries
Folder 26: 22551 [4th Civ. 482], December 1930-January 1933Add to your cart.
S.Y. Robbins and Phyllis Robbins vs. George E. Roques and H. Rebecca Roques
Index Terms: Personal Injuries
Folder 27: 22573 [4th Civ. 909], August 1931-October 1931Add to your cart.
Vincent L. Howe vs. Board of Supervisors of San Diego County, California
Index Terms: Personal Property; San Diego County
Folder 28: 22601 [4th Civ. 883], July 1931-July 1932Add to your cart.
Helen Holt vs. Yellow Cab Company of San Diego, a corporation, Fred A. Sutherland, and Leo A. Goozey
Index Terms: Personal Injuries
Folder 29: 22601 [4th Civ. 883], July 1931-July 1932Add to your cart.
Helen Holt vs. Yellow Cab Company of San Diego, a corporation, Fred A. Sutherland, and Leo A. Goozey
Index Terms: Personal Injuries
Folder 30: 22604 [L.A. 12685] [4th Civ. 935], December 1930-July 1931Add to your cart.
Hayward Lumber and Investment Company, a corporation vs. W.S. Starley, Emma R. Starley, Bank of Italy National Trust and Savings Association, Charles Victor Hall, et al.
Index Terms: Corporations; Real Property

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