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Finding Aid of the Clarence H. Hillhouse Account of the Financial Panic in San Francisco, 1907 C058344
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  • Donor
  • Existence and Location of Originals note
  • Conditions Governing Use note
  • Conditions Governing Access note
  • Scope and Contents note
  • Biographical Note

  • Title: Hillhouse, Clarence H., Account of the Financial Panic in San Francisco, 1907
    Identifier/Call Number: C058344
    Contributing Institution: Society of California Pioneers
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 1.0 folder
    Date: 1962
    Abstract: A six page typewritten history, with a carbon copy, both signed in pen with an original San Francisco Clearing House Certificate ($5.00) issued on November 1, 1907. Also included are five illustrations, three of which are original photographs, two of which are illustrations were removed from magazines. It begins with a firsthand account of the aftermath of the 1907 San Francisco earthquake and fire, but then continues to relate the financial panic that followed.
    creator: Hillhouse, Clarence H. (Homer), c.1820-1900

    Donor

    Gift of Clarence H. Hillhouse, Sept. 1, 1962.

    Existence and Location of Originals note

    The Society of California Pioneers, 300 Fourth Street, San Francisco, CA 94107.

    Conditions Governing Use note

    There are no restrictions on access.

    Conditions Governing Access note

    Collection open for research.

    Scope and Contents note

    A six page typewritten history, with a carbon copy, both signed in pen with an original San Francisco Clearing House Certificate ($5.00) issued on November 1, 1907. Also included are five illustrations, three of which are original photographs, two of which are illustrations were removed from magazines. It begins with a firsthand account of the aftermath of the 1907 San Francisco earthquake and fire, but then continues to relate the financial panic that followed. The account covers the writer's observations of post earthquake damage and fires, the citizens flight from San Francisco by ferry, by train and by foot. He also addresses the monetary restrictions on depositers, the banks inability to honor some of its' depositers claims and the subsequent use of Clearing House certificates as a means of exchange.

    Biographical Note

    Clarence H. (Homer) Hillhouse was member of The Society of California Pioneers, his ancestor, John I. Hillhouse, arriving in California in 1849, and joining the Society in Febraury 18, 1954. At the time of his writing the account, he lived in Los Gatos, California.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Financial crises - 20th century
    San Francisco (Calif.)
    San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, Calif., 1906