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Charles L. Booth earthquake refugee camp letter book
SFH 694  
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Letter book of camp commander and physician Dr. Charles L. Booth
Charles Lawrence Booth was born in Montana, the son of Colonel Charles Austin Booth, U.S.A. of Vergennes, Vermont. C. L. Booth graduated from the Baltimore (Maryland) School of Medicine in 1898. He then spent several months working in military hospitals. In 1904 he was working as a physician in Los Angeles, and in the aftermath of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire became refugee camp commander in Golden Gate Park and later at Precita Park. By 1910 he was practicing in Milwaukee, and by 1918 had moved to Spartanburg, SC, working as acting Assistant Surgeon for the U.S. Public Health Service. He remained there until his death in 1953.
1 volume
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