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Kellam (Frederick) Papers
SFH 454  
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Description
Frederick Kellam served as secretary for the Royal Insurance Company during the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake. He rose through their ranks until he retired in 1929 as General Manager of North American operations. The Royal Insurance Company played a critical role financing the rebuilding of San Francisco after the 1906 Earthquake and Fire.
Background
Frederick Kellam (1865-1953) arrived in California from New Haven Connecticut in 1887. He secured work with the Royal Insurance Company serving as their secretary during the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake. He would spend the entirety of his distinguished career with the Royal Insurance Company serving as the assistant manager of the San Francisco office (1918) manager of the New York Office (1922) and retiring as General Manager in charge of North American operations (1929). During his career he also investigated loss in Guatemala (1899) and Honolulu (1900).
Extent
1 carton, 1 small pamphlet box, 1 shoe box. (1.5 Cubic Feet)
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the City Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Francisco Public Library as the owner of the physical items. All requests for permission to publish from photographs must be submitted in writing to the Photo Curator. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Francisco Public Library as the owner of the physical items.
Availability
The collection is available for use during San Francisco History Center hours, with photographs available during Photo Desk hours. Collections that are stored offsite should be requested 48 hours in advance.