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Linda Salz Hirschler Earthquake and Fire letter, 1906.
MANUSCRIPTSMCII : Box 32 : Folder 7
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Linda Salz Hirschler Earthquake and Fire letter, 1906
Hirschler letter


Hirschler, Linda Salz., creator


Sawa, Hiro.


Letter written from Benicia, California by Linda Salz Hirschler to her family on April 27, 1906, along with a typewritten letter to Mrs. Hirschler from family servant Hiro Sawa, who had stayed behind at the house in San Francisco after the family fled.


1906 (issued)


Earthquakes -- California -- San Francisco, April 18, 1906
Fires -- California -- San Francisco -- History -- 20th century
Benicia (Calif.)


Linda Salz was born in 1869 in Centerville, California. She married David Hirschler on April 17, 1891, and on April 18, 1906 was living at 2701 California Street in San Francisco. Her youngest of four children, Barbarah Hart Hirschler, had been born thirteen days earlier and Linda, as was the practice of the time, was lying in bed when the earthquake struck. Even though the Hirschler home did not burn in the fire, the family sought refuge elsewhere in the city and finally went to Benicia, where the Salz Family owned a tannery. Linda was an accomplished pianist, founded the Pacific Music Club, and also compiled the Council Cookbook published by the San Francisco Section of the National Council of Jewish Women. She died in San Francisco on September 13, 1938.
Hirschler letter.
Gift; Linda Beth Goldstein; 2013.
Gift; Annemarie Goldstein Jutel; 2013.
Gift; Laurie Kaufmann McKenzie; 2013.
Gift; Janet Salz Goldstein Beucler; 2013.
Gift; Laurie Macieira-Kaufman; 2013.
Gift; Ellen Dorothy Goldstein; 2013.
Gift; Sally Kaufmann Cowan; 2013.
Unrestricted. Please credit California State Library.

Physical Description:

1 file folder; 14 3/4 x 9 1/2 in.






Copyright Note:

Unrestricted. Please credit California State Library.