Finding Aid of the Alfred Furbush Goss vs. Society of California Pioneers Case Files C006262

Finding aid prepared by Nick Scales
Society of California Pioneers
300 Fourth Street
San Francisco, CA, 94107-1272
(415) 959-1849
pkeats@californiapioneers.org
February 19, 2013


Title: Goss, Alfred Furbush vs. Society of California Pioneers Case Files
Identifier/Call Number: C006262
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