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U.S.S. Bennington 1905 Disaster Document Collection
U.S.S Bennington 1905 Disaster Document Collection  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Additional collection guides

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: U.S.S. Bennington 1905 Disaster Document Collection
    Dates: 1905-1907
    Collection Number: U.S.S Bennington 1905 Disaster Document Collection
    Creator/Collector: John L. Sehon John B. Osborne J. T. Butler A. E. Dodson Hans F. Hirtz Newcombe Hughes Brownlee Bensel United Spanish War Veterans City Clerk's Office, City of San Diego Mayor's Office, City of San Diego Common Council, City of San Diego
    Extent: City Clerk file, including correspondence, list of sailors killed in the boiler explosion, list of names and addresses of family members and friends notified and sent published report, local news clipping of report of President Osborne regarding the memorial service and burial ground and surroundings at Fort Rosecrans in Point Loma, San Diego; letter from Spanish War Veterans requesting American Flag on municipal buildings be flown at half mast during the 1910 anniversary of the disaster; and Mayor's Message concerning men lost and a planned tribute to their lives and service.
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    Repository: San Diego City Clerk's Archives
    San Diego, California 92101
    Abstract: City Clerk file, including correspondence, list of sailors killed in the boiler explosion, list of names and addresses of family members and friends notified and sent published report, local news clipping of report of President Osborne regarding the memorial service and burial ground and surroundings at Fort Rosecrans in Point Loma, San Diego; letter from Spanish War Veterans requesting American Flag on municipal buildings be flown at half mast during the 1910 anniversary of the disaster; and Mayor's Message concerning men lost and a planned tribute to their lives and service.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    public documents: municipal records

    Publication Rights

    public documents: municipal records

    Preferred Citation

    U.S.S. Bennington 1905 Disaster Document Collection. San Diego City Clerk's Archives

    Acquisition Information

    public documents: municipal records

    Scope and Content of Collection

    City Clerk file, including correspondence, list of sailors killed in the boiler explosion, list of names and addresses of family members and friends notified and sent published report, local news clipping of report of President Osborne regarding the memorial service and burial ground and surroundings at Fort Rosecrans in Point Loma, San Diego; letter from Spanish War Veterans requesting American Flag on municipal buildings be flown at half mast during the 1910 anniversary of the disaster; and Mayor's Message concerning men lost and a planned tribute to their lives and service.

    Indexing Terms

    Military disaster
    naval battleship fires
    battleship boiler explosion
    U. S. S. Bennington
    battleship
    Naval peacetime disasters
    Fort Rosecrans
    U.S.S. Bennington Monument
    Point Loma
    Navy Monoment
    Newcombe
    Hughes
    Brownlee
    Benzel
    Kamerer
    Haggbloom
    Parish
    Cherry
    Geiss
    Kuntz
    Rushing
    Hilscher
    Schoregge
    Savage
    Chambers
    Ezell
    Hunt
    Burke
    Archer
    Carpenter
    Brown
    Gauthier
    Clark
    Pollock
    Morris
    Stephenson
    Taylor
    Holland
    Conway
    Decourtoni
    Hoffman
    McKone
    McKeon
    Brunson
    Barchus
    Ferguson
    Brockman
    Fickweiler
    Takata
    Olges
    Carter
    Dresch
    Quinn
    Burns
    Carr
    Saunders
    Kempton
    Robinson
    Smith
    Archer
    Willson
    Gorka
    House
    Grant
    Mosher
    Staub
    Kennedy
    Nelson
    U. S. Navy
    City of San Diego
    City Clerk, City of San Diego
    Common Council, City of San Diego
    San Diego Union
    San Diego Tribune
    San Diego Harbor
    Fort Rosecrans
    Point Loma
    San Diego
    Proclamation
    List of deceased
    List of nearest relatives and/or friends of sailors lost
    Mayor's Message
    news clipping
    report on memorial service
    handwritten letter or report
    Mayor Naval Class President, Common Council
    Navy sailors or crew
    City Councilmen, City of San Diego
    Mayor, City of San Diego
    City Clerk, City of San Diego

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