U.S.S. Bennington 1905 Disaster Document Collection

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San Diego City Clerk's Archives
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San Diego, California 92101
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2020


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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