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Early Los Angeles Court Transcript Collection, 1885-1904 | Special Collections & Archives

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Title: Early Los Angeles Court Transcript Collection, 1885-1904Save to your list.

ID: SC/LACT

Extent: 17.48 Linear Feet

Subjects: Crime - California - Los Angeles - Cases - Sources, Criminals - California - Los Angeles - Cases - Sources, Los Angeles (Calif.) - History

Forms of Material: Paper records

Languages: English

Abstract

The Early Los Angeles Court Transcript Collection (1885-1904) consists of transcripts of court cases in Los Angeles, California from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The collection contains some transcripts of trials, but the majority of documents are transcripts of the testimony for preliminary examinations. The court cases in the collection deal with a broad range of topics including fraud, burglary, grand larceny, rape, incest, murder, assault with a deadly weapon, embezzlement, perjury, bribery, and libel. The various crimes and court proceedings take place throughout the Los Angeles area including Redondo, Covina, San Dimas, Compton, Santa Monica, Pasadena, Los Angeles, and Pomona.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Early Los Angeles Court Transcript Collection (1885-1904) consists of transcripts of court cases in Los Angeles, California from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The collection contains some transcripts of trials, but the majority of documents are transcripts of the testimony for preliminary examinations. The court cases in the collection deal with a broad range of topics including fraud, burglary, grand larceny, rape, incest, murder, assault with a deadly weapon, embezzlement, perjury, bribery, and libel. The various crimes and court proceedings take place throughout the Los Angeles area including Redondo, Covina, San Dimas, Compton, Santa Monica, Pasadena, Los Angeles, and Pomona.

Featuring the recorded testimonies of many former local residents, this collection offers a glimpse into life in Los Angeles at the turn of the last century. Many of the burglary charges are for the theft of horses, cows, and bicycles, with one man accused of assault with a deadly weapon after a dispute over a card game in a saloon. There are also several instances of now archaic charges including several "infamous crime[s] against nature," cases dealing with homosexuality, and one case of a man, George Kirsch, being charged with "furnishing liquor to Indians" in May of 1895. The collection includes testimony from a particularly notorious case in its time: The People of the State of California vs. Hattie Woolsteen. Woolsteen was accused of murdering her lover Charles Harlan in a barn, and setting the barn on fire in order to conceal her crime.

Also documented in the collection is the jurisdiction of different courts within the various townships in Los Angeles County in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. These include the Justice's Court of Compton Township, the Justice's Court of Santa Monica Township, the Justice's Court of Los Angeles Township, and the Justice's Court of San Jose Township which represented an area containing Pomona, Claremont, and La Verne. This collection is arranged chronologically.

Subject/Index Terms

Crime - California - Los Angeles - Cases - Sources
Criminals - California - Los Angeles - Cases - Sources
Los Angeles (Calif.) - History

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections & Archives

Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions: Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Preferred Citation: For information about citing items in this collection consult the appropriate style manual, or see the Citing Archival Materials guide.


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Folder 1: People of the State of California vs. Roman Albitre, and Joe Ramas, 1898 October 8Save to your list.
Crime: Burglary
Defending Attorney(s): Sourd; Pallett
Judge: Quinn, M. F.
Prosecuting Attorney(s): Williams
Folder 2: People of the State of California vs. Charles H. Arthur, 1898 January 27Save to your list.
Crime: Murder
Defending Attorney(s): Hyatt, W. P.
Judge: Morrison, D. C.
Prosecuting Attorney(s): Willis, F. R.
Folder 3: People of the State of California vs. R. L. Barr, 1898 April 16Save to your list.
Crime: Passing a fictitious check
Defending Attorney(s): Ladd, C. B.
Judge: Morrison, D. C.
Prosecuting Attorney(s): McComas, C. C.
Folder 4: People of the State of California vs. A. B. Campbell and D. C. Spencer, 1898 June 6Save to your list.
Crime: Grand larceny
Defending Attorney(s): Crawford. H. J.
Judge: Morrison, D. C.
Prosecuting Attorney(s): Chambers, J. F.; Mallord; Pollard
Folder 5: People of the State of California vs. A. B. Campbell, 1898 October 6Save to your list.
Crime: Grand larceny
Defending Attorney(s): Shinn, W. H.; Landt, S. V.
Judge: Smith, B. N.
Prosecuting Attorney(s): McComas, C. C.; Mulford; Pollard
Folder 6: People of the State of California vs. Ramon Carass, No. 983, 1898 April 21Save to your list.
Crime: Assault with intent to murder
Judge: Owens, M. T.
Prosecuting Attorney(s): Chambers, J. F.
Folder 7: People of the State of California vs. George Cardwell and J. I. Harris, 1898 January 26Save to your list.
Crime: Murder
Defending Attorney(s): Newell, T. R.
Judge: Richardson, N. M.
Prosecuting Attorney(s): Williams
Folder 8: People of the State of California vs. Antonio Carlson, 1898 December 24Save to your list.
Crime: Grand larceny
Judge: Downing, H. C.
Folder 9: People of the State of California vs. Charles Carson, No. 1036, 1898 October 15Save to your list.
Crime: Grand larceny
Judge: Owens, M. T.
Prosecuting Attorney(s): Chambers, J. F.
Folder 10: People of the State of California vs. Jerry Cashen, 1898 January 11Save to your list.
Crime: Assault with a deadly weapon
Defending Attorney(s): House; Bentley
Judge: Sexton, C. W.
Prosecuting Attorney(s): Willis, F. R.
Folder 11: People of the State of California vs. H. Casperson, 1898 February 19Save to your list.
Crime: Assault with intent to commit rape
Defending Attorney(s): Crawford, H. J.
Judge: Owens, M. T.
Prosecuting Attorney(s): James, W. P.
Folder 12: People of the State of California vs. Theodore Christian, 1898 August 30Save to your list.
Crime: Burglary
Judge: Cooke, C. F.
Folder 13: People of the State of California vs. Frank Clark, 1898 February 7Save to your list.
Crime: Petty larceny after a prior conviction
Judge: Morrison, D. C.
Prosecuting Attorney(s): Chambers, J. F.
Folder 14: People of the State of California vs. Harry F. Clark, No. 561, 1898 June 7Save to your list.
Crime: Murder
Defending Attorney(s): Allen, D.
Judge: Young, W.
Prosecuting Attorney(s): McComas, C. C.; Wilson, C. W.
Folder 15: People of the State of California vs. Ben Coberly, 1898 June 15Save to your list.
Crime: Burglary
Defending Attorney(s): Peck; Foley
Judge: Young, W.
Prosecuting Attorney(s): Williams, W. T.
Folder 16: People of the State of California vs. Charles Cole, 1898 October 26Save to your list.
Crime: Burglary
Defending Attorney(s): Crawford, H. J.
Judge: Morrison, D. C.
Prosecuting Attorney(s): Chambers, J. F.
Folder 17: People of the State of California vs. Charles Collette and Percy Collette, 1898 January 12Save to your list.
Crime: Burglary
Judge: Young, W.
Prosecuting Attorney(s): Willis, F. R.
Folder 18: People of the State of California vs. Charles Compton, 1898Save to your list.
Crime: Forgery
Defending Attorney(s): Shinn, W. H.; Rogers, E.
Prosecuting Attorney(s): McComas, C. C.
Folder 19: People of the State of California vs. Charles Compton, 1898Save to your list.
Crime: Forgery
Defending Attorney(s): Shinn, W. H.; Rogers, E.
Prosecuting Attorney(s): McComas, C. C.
Folder 20: People of the State of California vs. James Conners, No. 11572, 1898 January 22Save to your list.
Crime: Burglary
Judge: Morrison, D. C.
Prosecuting Attorney(s): Chambers, J. F.
Folder 21: People of the State of California vs. Pablo Corales, 1898 December 1Save to your list.
Crime: Assault with a deadly weapon
Defending Attorney(s): Bell, H.
Judge: Merriam, J. H.
Prosecuting Attorney(s): Williams
Folder 22: People of the State of California vs. Vernes Cosmo, 1898 November 12Save to your list.
Crime: Assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill
Judge: Rossiter, J. G.
Prosecuting Attorney(s): Willis, F. R.
Folder 23: People of the State of California vs. F. D. Crandall, 1898 March 14Save to your list.
Crime: Murder
Defending Attorney(s): Shinn, W. H.; Rogers, E.
Judge: Smith, B. N.
Prosecuting Attorney(s): McComas, C. C.; James, W. P.

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