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Title
Earthquake letter from Bertha, Berkeley, Calif., to Elsa Billerbeck in Milwaukee, Wis.: Earthquake letter from Bertha, Berkeley, Calif., to Elsa Billerbeck in Milwaukee, Wis. [text]
Date Created and/or Issued
1906 May 13
1906-05-13
Publication Information
TheBancroftLibrary, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-6000; http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
Contributing Institution
UC Berkeley, Bancroft Library
Collection
1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire Digital Collection: Selections from the Bancroft Library
Rights Information
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Description
Part of: Earthquake letter from Bertha, Berkeley, Calif., to Elsa Billerbeck in Milwaukee, Wis., BANC MSS 98/67 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Detailed letter (24 p.) from Bertha to Elsa Billerbeck of Milwaukee, Wis. describes the earthquake and fire of 1906 in her Nob Hill neighborhood of San Francisco. Includes the immediate aftermath, behavior of the residents, flight of the refugees, spread of the fire, crowded ferries, lack of communication in the ruined city, and other effects.
Type
text
Form/Genre
Letters
Identifier
http://ark.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/hb4489n9tp
BANC MSS 98/67 c [text]
brk00002656_34a.xml
Subject
Earthquakes--California--San Francisco--Personal narratives
Fires--California--San Francisco--Personal narratives
San Francisco Earthquake, Calif., 1906--Personal narratives

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