"...an eyewitness account is always important, especially one that is written with eloquence and clarity...This book is much more..." --Gary F. Kurutz, Executive Director & Curator of Special Collections, California State Library
"Sarah E. Phillips is a superb story teller. Thankfully Dorothy Fowler...a good editor, has let Sarah speak for herself." --William M. Fowler Jr. Massachusetts Historical Society; Consulting Editor, New England Quarterly
"Dorothy Fowler's brilliant detective work in discovering the identities of the letter writers also makes for fascinating reading." --Charles A. Fracchia, Founder and President Emeritus, San Francisco Museum and Historical Society
From the Publisher
This unique book by California Genealogical Society member and long-time volunteer, Dorothy Fowler, is based on the previously unpublished correspondence of a young San Francisco woman during the summer of 1906. Sarah Phillips speaks for herself in letters to her sweetheart back east, describing the devastation in the city which she bravely goes out to explore. Dorothy Fowler uses classic genealogy methods to identify all the mysterious relatives and friends Sarah identified only by their initials.
Founded in February 1898 in San Francisco, California Genealogical Society and Library, a non-profit, all-volunteer organization that seeks to aid, educate and encourageresearch in family history, is presently located in Oakland, California.