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Chapman Goss Family Photograph Album

Identifier: MS-32

Scope and Contents

This album contains photographs from the late 1800s of the families of William Freeman Myrick Goss and Hannah Elizabeth Chapman Marcy. The earliest photograph is dated 1872, but several tintypes or daguerrotypes may have been taken earlier. Last names of people included in the album are (in order of appearance): Gaston, Marcy, Atkinson, Burgess, Ingham, Sawyer, Clink, Chapman, Goss, Barlow, Cooper, Scudder, Clark, Pratt, and Atkins.


  • 1872-1888

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to qualified researchers with approval from the Associate Director for Historical Resources.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Associate Director for Historical Resources. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation Research Center as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

Biographical / Historical

William Freeman Myrick Goss (born c. 1828 in Massachusetts) came to Santa Barbara as early as 1866, according to voter registration records. (He is not to be confused with his nephew of the same name, born in 1857 who became Dean of Engineering at Purdue University.) He married Etta May Marcy (b. 1862), daughter of Hannah Chapman Marcy (b. 1834) and William C. Marcy (b. 1822). The Marcys lived in Washington state before moving to Santa Barbara, which may have been as early as 1875. Their descendants and other relatives continued to live in Santa Barbara until their deaths.


1 Item

Language of Materials



Goss, Etta May. [Reminiscences]. [193?]. Reminiscences by Etta May Marcy Goss about her parents' trip west in 1852, their homesteading at Boisfort, and then moving to Little Rock in Thurston County, Wash. WorldCat record 41741939.

Physical Description

1 velvet covered photograph album with broken metal clasp. 17 pages with 49 photos inserted. Three photos are either tintypes or daguerrotypes but have not yet been identified as such.

Chapman Goss Family Photograph Album
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Repository Details

Part of the Presidio Research Center Repository

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