Guide to the Percy H. Gregory Letters, 1906-1908

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Guide to the Percy H. Gregory Letters, 1906-1908

Collection number: MS 3455

California Historical Society



North Baker Research Library

San Francisco, California

Contact Information:

  • California Historical Society
  • North Baker Research Library
  • 678 Mission Street
  • San Francisco, California 94105-4014
  • Phone: (415) 357-1848, ext. 220
  • Fax: (415) 357-1850
  • Email: reference@calhist.org
  • URL: http://www.californiahistoricalsociety.org/
Processed by:
California Historical Society staff
© 1999 California Historical Society. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Percy H. Gregory Letters,
Date (inclusive): 1906-1908
Collection number: MS 3455
Origination: Gregory, Percy H.
Extent: 1 folder
Repository: California Historical Society, North Baker Library
San Francisco, California 94105-4014
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Donor

Gift of James Ahearns, 1974.

Access

Collection is open for research by appointment only.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to The North Baker Research Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Library Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The North Baker Research Library 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.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Percy H. Gregory Letters. MS 3455, California Historical Society, North Baker Research Library.

Access Points

San Francisco--Earthquake and Fire, 1906
Strikes and Lockouts-San Francisco 1907

Scope and Content

This collection consists of six ALS from Percy H. Gregory, carpenter and immigrant from Australia, to his mother in Australia. The letters give a good overall view of life in San Francisco during the period, with an exceptional eyewitness account of the San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906.

Container List

 

3/29/06 From Percy to mother; general life in San Francisco, availability of work.

 

5/29/06 From Percy to mother; detailed description of earthquake and fire, extent of damage, and casualties.

 

9/11/06 From Percy to mother; strike by trolley motormen and conductors.

 

12/10/06 Description of reconstruction of San Francisco following quake, as well as a vignette of public transportation in San Francisco.

 

1/1/08 From Percy to mother: further description of reconstruction of city, including insight on property values and availability of work; description of six-month strike by trolley crews in 1907; possibility of U.S. going to war with Japan.

 

3/14/08 News about family.