San Francisco earthquake and fire collection, 1906-1979.


San Francisco earthquake and fire collection, 1906-1979.

Eyewitness accounts of the 1906 earthquake at Stanford; and eyewitness account of earthquake damage to the Stanford and Hopkins houses in San Francisco by Ah Wing, employee of the Stanford family (in Chinese with an English translation). Also includes magazine and newspaper accounts of the earthquake and its aftermath; and a map of San Francisco, 1908, showing reconstruction.

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Mosher, Clelia Duel, 1863-1940 (person)

Clelia Duel Mosher was a physician and professor of personal hygiene at Stanford University 1893-1896, 1910-1929, and emeritus 1929-1940. She was born in 1863 in Albany, New York and graduated from Wellesley College in 1891. She also received an A.B. degree (1892) in zoology and an A.M. degree (1894) in physiology from Stanford University, and received her M.D. from Johns Hopkins University in 1900. She died in Palo Alto, California December 22, 1940. From the description of Statisti...

Jordan, David Starr, 1851-1931 (person)

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Bishop, Beryl Boewell. (person)

Klauber, Laurence Monroe, 1883-1968 (person)

Klauber was a student at Stanford University at the time of the earthquake. From the description of Two days in San Francisco, 1906 : typed transcript, [1958?]. (California Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 122444020 ...

Beymer, Jeannette Hayward. (person)

Evans-Wentz, W.Y. (Walter Yeeling), 1878-1965 (person)

Walter Yeeling Evans-Wentz, born February 2, 1878 in Trenton, New Jersey, attended Stanford University where he received his B.A. and his M.A. Evans-Wentz travelled extensively in Mexico, Europe, and the Far East. He spent several years in Tibet where he became a Buddhist monk. He was a pioneer in the field of Tibetan Buddhism and authored several books on the subject. From the description of W. Y. Evans-Wentz papers, 1894-1961. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122585693 From ...

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Treat, a pioneer in Far Eastern studies, came to Stanford in 1903 to pursue his doctorate in history. He was appointed instructor in 1905 and then professor in Far Eastern History in 1906. He served as head of the History Department from 1922-1929; he retired from teaching in 1945. From the description of Payson J. Treat papers, 1907-1945. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702129627 Margaret Cosgrave Sowers earned her a.b. at Stanford University in January of 1927. Payson J. Tr...

Smith, Edgar C. (Edgar Charles), 1872-1955 (person)

Edgar C. Smith earned his B.A. in pre-law at Stanford University in 1913 and his JD in 1915; as a student he was a member of the Entre Nous eating club. From the description of Stanford student life : photographs, 1913-1927. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754864069 Biographical/Historical Sketch Edgar C. Smith earned his B.A. in pre-law at Stanford University in 1913 and his JD in 1915; as a student he was a member of the...

Smith, Ernst Nathaniel. (person)

Marx, Charles David, 1857-1939. (person)

Charles D. Marx was professor of civil engineering at Stanford University from its founding in 1891 to his retirement in 1923. After his retirement he was a consultant on many engineering projects, including serving on the technical board of the San Francisco-Alameda County Bridge Commission. From the description of Charles David Marx papers regarding the San Francisco Bay bridge, 1926-1930. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 704537809 Charles D. Marx was professor of civil engi...

Smith, Willetta Moore, 1894- (person)

Willetta Moore, from Eugene, Oregon, attended Oregon Agricultural College from 1913 until 1916, when she earned a BS degree in home economics. After working for the Eugene School Board, she was an instructor in foods and nutrition at Iowa State College and earned an MS degree in foods and nutrition from Iowa State in 1925. Moore returned to Oregon and served as an instructor in foods and nutrition from 1925 to 1932 and again in the mid-1940s. Moore married John E. Smith in 1932; she died in Corv...

James, William Francis, 1873-1945 (person)

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