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Guide to the Francis P. Farquhar Papers, 1912-1968
BANC MSS C-B 517  
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Description
Materials reflecting his avocations as conservationist, mountaineer, author, and historian.

Include letters from friends and colleagues, officials of various government agencies and private organizations, etc., with copies of his replies; and subject files (with mss. of his writings, bibliographies, notes, tear sheets and reprints of articles by him and by others, etc.) relating to topics such as the Colorado River, big trees, various national parks (Glacier, Mesa Verde, Sequoia, Kings Canyon, Yellowstone, Yosemite, etc.), Dinosaur National Monument, Hetch Hetchy, Mount Shasta, Mount Whitney, the Sierra Nevada, wireless telegraphy in California, and to individuals such as Henry Larcom Abbot, William H. Brewer, James T. Gardiner, Joseph LeConte, John Muir, and Grizzly Adams. Correspondents include: Horace M.S. Albright, Norman Asa Clyde, Ansel Franklin Hall, Stephen T. Mather, C. Hart Merriam, George W. Stewart, Francois Matthes, and the National Park Service.
Background
Francis Peloubet Farquhar -certified public accountant by profession and conservationist, mountaineer, historian and author by avocation -was born in Newton, Massachusetts on December 31, 1887. Graduating from Harvard in 1909, he came to San Francisco in 1910 and, after several business experiences, returned to New England to take up the profession of accounting, studying under Clinton Scovell, a pioneer in the field of cost accounting. In 1914 he came again to California, eventually setting up his own practice in San Francisco as a certified public accountant.
Extent
Number of containers: 6 boxes, 10 cartons Linear feet: 14.6
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research.