Scope and Content
Title: Brasch Family Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1891-1920
Collection number: Special Collections M0176
1 linear ft.
Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain
permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.
Gift of Max Brasch, 1967.
[Identification of item] Brasch Family Collection, M0176, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford,
Scope and Content
This collection consists mainly of letters written by the children of Otto and Caroline Brasch to their brother Frederick
E. Brasch. They date from 1891 through 1920, and originate from San Jose, Santa Clara, San Francisco, and Hawaii. The letters
from Caroline Brasch describe the San Francisco Earthquake in 1906, and there is also included among the letters an account
of a camping trip made by Frederick and Max Brasch and a friend to the ocean at pescadero and Santa Cruz in 1894.
Otto and Caroline Brasch had immigrated from Germany sometime during the 1870's and gave encouragement to their children to
improve themselves by the writing of letters. Information concerning the background of the family may be found in the brief
and incomplete biography written by Frederick E. Brasch and included in this collection.
The Brasch family consisted of the following persons: Otto and Caroline Brasch
Frederick Edward Brasch (1875-1967)
Maxwell P. (originally Maximillian)
Betty (Mrs. Joseph Picard)
Caroline (used spelling of Carolyn)
Augusta (Mrs. A. E. Acton, San Francisco)
Louise (Mrs. Albert Schmidt)
Louis Brasch (brother of Otto)
George and Marie Johannesen (Portland, Oregon) Walter (son)
Fritz and Marie Johannesen - George and Fritz are the brothers of Caroline Brasch (Mrs. Otto)
Frederick Brasch was a student at Stanford from 1897 to 1899 and was later employed in the Stanford Library (1912 - 1916).
He was a noted astronomer and bibliographer.