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Guide to the Brasch Family Collection, 1891-1920
Special Collections M0176  
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Description
This collection consists mainly of letters written by the children of Otto and Caroline Brasch to their brother Frederick E. Brasch. They date from 1891 through 1920, and originate from San Jose, Santa Clara, San Francisco, and Hawaii. The letters from Caroline Brasch describe the San Francisco Earthquake in 1906, and there is also included among the letters an account of a camping trip made by Frederick and Max Brasch and a friend to the ocean at pescadero and Santa Cruz in 1894.
Background
Otto and Caroline Brasch had immigrated from Germany sometime during the 1870's and gave encouragement to their children to improve themselves by the writing of letters. Information concerning the background of the family may be found in the brief and incomplete biography written by Frederick E. Brasch and included in this collection.
Extent
1 linear ft.
Restrictions
Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.
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None.