Title:American National Red Cross correspondence: relating to earthquake relief efforts in Guatemala, 1918 Jan. 4-Feb. 5
Creator/Contributor:American National Red Cross, Canal Zone Chapter., creator
Creator/Contributor:Heald, Samuel W., correspondent.
Creator/Contributor:Ovalle, Luis, correspondent.
Creator/Contributor:Brown, W. B., correspondent.
Creator/Contributor:Harding, Chester, 1866-1936, correspondent.
Creator/Contributor:Estrada Cabrera, Manuel, 1857-1924, correspondent.
Creator/Contributor:Guatemala, President (1898-1920 : Estrada Cabrera),, correspondent.
Creator/Contributor:Guatemala, Ministerio de la Guerra,, correspondent.
Creator/Contributor:Canal Zone, Governor (1917-1921 : Harding),, correspondent.
Contains typewritten carbon copies of mostly English language correspondence (8 letters, 33 p.) concerning relief efforts
after a large earthquake struck Guatemala City. Includes correspondence between the chairman of the Red Cross Canal Zone Committee
sent to Guatemala, Samuel W. Heald, and Guatemalan officials, including the president, Manuel Estrada Cabrera. Two of the
letter copies are signed by Heald; one is signed by Cabrera. Includes letters from the superintendant of the Cattle Industry
Division (Panama Canal), W.B. Brown, ordering the ship SS Caribbean to pick up and deliver relief supplies to Guatemala, a
presentation of the committee to the president of Guatemala, an official report to the Governor of the Panama Canal, Colonel
Chester Harding, and an official note (in Spanish) on letterhead stationery signed by the Secretary of War of Guatemala, [Luis]
Ovalle, on behalf of committee member, J.H.K. Humphries. Also includes two English translation copies (from Spanish) from
the president of Guatemala to Heald. One letter, signed by Cabrera, expressing gratitude for the relief assistance, and a
second letter, unsigned, describing his gift to Heald of a personally treasured sword in appreciation for the efforts of the
committee. Also Includes two handwritten accounts of the relief efforts by unidentified committee members and one portrait
photograph (8x10, b&w) of a group of men in a hotel lobby [likely Red Cross Canal Zone committee members and other officials].
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Heald, Samuel W -- Correspondence
Estrada Cabrera, Manuel -- 1857-1924 -- Correspondence
Ovalle, Luis -- Correspondence
Brown, W. B -- Correspondence
Humphries, J. H. K -- Correspondence
Harding, Chester -- 1866-1936 -- Correspondence
Humphries, J. H. K -- correspondent.
American National Red Cross. -- Canal Zone Chapter -- Archives
American National Red Cross. -- Canal Zone Chapter -- Correspondence
American National Red Cross. -- Canal Zone Chapter -- Pictorial works
Guatemala. -- President (1898-1920 : Estrada Cabrera) -- Correspondence
Guatemala. -- Ministerio de la Guerra -- Correspondence
Canal Zone. -- Governor (1917-1921 : Harding) -- Correspondence
Panama Canal (Panama). -- Cattle Industry Division.
Guatemala Earthquake, Guatemala, 1917
Guatemala Earthquake, Guatemala, 1918
Earthquakes -- Guatemala -- 20th century
Earthquake relief -- Guatemala
Disaster relief -- Guatemala
American National Red Cross correspondence : relating to earthquake relief efforts in Guatemala,1918 Jan. 4-Feb. 5, BANC
MSS 2011/231, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Purchase; from Ursus Rare Books; 20081204.
Related item: The Guatemala earthquake of December, 1917 and January, 1918 (F1470.G9.S13).
In English, with some Spanish.
1 box (0.2 linear feet)
BANC MSS 2011/231 box 1