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The Charleston Earthquake of August 31, 1886 - Book

This report of the Charleston Earthquake of 1886 begins with personal accounts of the earthquake by Mr. Carl McKinley, Dr. G.E. Manigault, and Mr. F.R. Fisher. The remainder of the report is more in-depth and scientific, including chapters on epicentral tracts, isoseismals, the speed of propagation of the principal vibrations through the ground, and wave motion. Contents: Chapter 1. Accounts of the earthquake by persons who experienced it in ...

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Cook's Earthquake Views of Charleston and Vicinity - Print, Photographic

Photographs and photocopies of photos showing destruction caused by the 1886 earthquake in Charleston, SC. The series contains over 250 views including also Summerville, Dorchester, Ten Mile Hill, and Goose Creek, S.C. This particular collection includes 45 of the 250 views (some need identification): North side, Market Street (Charleston Port Society) Corner, Tradd and Friend [Tradd and Legare] Church Interior Residence of Col. Inglesby ...

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National Archives Photographs - Photograph

Photographs showing destruction caused by the 1886 earthquake in Charleston, SC. Includes photos of St. John's Lutheran Church, the First Scots Church cemetery, and the City Almshouse (63 Columbus).

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Notman Photo 1886 Charleston Earthquake Album - Album, Photograph

An album containing 30 photographs showing destruction caused by the 1886 earthquake in Charleston, SC. Many of these photographs appear elsewhere in the 1886 Earthquake Collection. See Related tab.

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Earthquake Information at South Carolina Historical Society and Other Institutions - Documents

Contains an index of earthquake information held at other institutions. The following information can be found at the South Carolina Historical Society: Cablegram from Queen Victoria to the President offering condolences after the 1886 earthquake; Descriptive Narrative of the Earthquake of August 31, 1886; Souvenir of the Great Earthquake of Charleston, August 31, 1886; Rough Minutes & Correspondence of the Executive Relief Committee; Bound Mi ...

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1886 Earthquake Images/Information from Websites - Documents

The first set in the folder is from the U.S. Geographical Survey Photographic Library. There are 34 photographs from Charleston County depicting the damage and devastation done to the town and surrounding areas. Includes the following views: Church Street St. Philip's Church Tradd Street Lincolnville Bishop Lynchat residence (Broad Street) synagogue on Hasell Street Derailed locomotive (Ten Mile Hill) craterlets sinkholes broken corni ...

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Newspaper Articles, 1886 Earthquake - Documents

Contains: "Lesson Learned from the Charleston Earthquake: How the Southern City was Rebuilt Finer than Ever within Four Years." The Virtual Museum of the City of San Francisco published the text of this article from the May 6, 1906 edition of the San Francisco Chronicle. Written by Paul Pinckney, a boy during the earthquake, to help the people of San Francisco, which had just suffered a great and destructive fire. Pinckney wrote the article ...

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City Directory Report, 1886 Charleston Earthquake - Documents

Full title of document: A Descriptive Narrative of the Earthquake of August 31, 1886. Narrative that appeared in the Charleston City Yearbook of 1886, containing: Correspondence between President Grover Cleveland and Queen Victoria of England Personal accounts of the earthquake Text from other articles from the time Effects of the earthquake throughout the state "Locating the Epicentrum" "Amplitude of the Earth-Waves" "The Motions and ...

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