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Finding Aid of the Alfred Furbush Goss vs. Society of California Pioneers Case Files C058482
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  • Conditions Governing Access note
  • Conditions Governing Use note
  • Preferred Citation note
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition note
  • Biographical/Historical note
  • Scope and Contents note
  • Existence and Location of Originals note

  • Title: Goss, Alfred Furbush vs. Society of California Pioneers Case Files
    Identifier/Call Number: C058482
    Contributing Institution: Society of California Pioneers
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 4.0 folders (Correspondence, 12 Depositions, Transcripts)
    Date: 1900
    Abstract: Records of investigation and hearings held by the Society of California Pioneers on the membership of Alfred Furbush Goss based on his representation of having arrived in San Francisco on October 11, 1849. He was admitted to the Vermont Chapter of the Society in the 1880s. On coming to San Francisco in 1889, he attempted to attend Society meetings, but members became suspicious of his story. These case files contain extensive correspondence, testimonies, affidavits, and hearing transcripts for sessions that ran from March 24 to March 31, 1900. Final ruling was for Goss' expulsion from the Society, dated April 2, 1900.

    Conditions Governing Access note

    Collection open for research.

    Conditions Governing Use note

    There are no restrictions on access.

    Preferred Citation note

    Alfred Furbush Goss vs. Society of California Pioneers Case Files. The Society of California Pioneers.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition note

    Institutional Records of the Society of California Pioneers.

    Biographical/Historical note

    No biographical information about Alfred Furbush Goss found.

    Scope and Contents note

    Records of investigation and hearings held by the Society of California Pioneers on the membership of Alfred Furbush Goss based on his representation of having arrived in San Francisco on October 11, 1849. He was admitted to the Vermont Chapter of the Society in the 1880s. On coming to San Francisco in 1889, he attempted to attend Society meetings, but members became suspicious of his story. These case files contain extensive correspondence, testimonies, affidavits, and hearing transcripts for sessions that ran from March 24 to March 31, 1900. Final ruling was for Goss' expulsion from the Society, dated April 2, 1900.

    Existence and Location of Originals note

    The Society of California Pioneers, 300 Fourth Street, San Francisco, CA, 94107.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Goss, Alfred Furbush
    California--History--1846-1850
    San Francisco (Calif.)--Biography
    Society of California Pioneers