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Guide to the Francis P. Farquhar Papers, 1912-1968
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Key to Arrangement

Boxes 1-6

Correspondence

Scope and Content Note

Letters from friends, colleagues, fellow members of the Sierra Club, other bibliophiles, and officials of various government agencies and private organizations, relating to Farquhar's interests in conservation, mountaineering, national parks, California history and the exploration of the West, the Sierra Nevada, place names, etc. Arranged alphabetically by name of person or organization. Carbon copies of Farquhar's letters are interfiled chronologically with the incoming letters. A partial list of correspondents follows the Key to Arrangement. Unlisted letters are arranged alphabetically in a "Miscellany" in Box 6.
Box 6

Letters grouped by subject matter, as follows:

 

Correspondence re the Caveat Book Shop Catalog of Rare Books and Manuscripts..., together with the Ms. of the Catalog, 1946-47. The Catalog, written by Farquhar as a satire, was published by the Grabhorn Press in 1946 and sent by him to various friends and libraries. The letters express the reaction of the recipients.

 

Correspondence relating to his research on William H. Brewer and to the editing and publication of Up and Down California in 1860-1864: The Journal of William H. Brewer (Yale University Press, 1931), and to its reprinting by the University of California Press in 1949. Includes letters from the descendents of William H. Brewer, Yale University Press and University of California Press.

 

Alaska-North Pole Air Force correspondence, relating to Farquhar's participation as an observer on a weather reconnaissance flight, 1948, and subsequent related correspondence with Air Force officials, 1949-50.

 

Correspondence with other bibliophiles and libraries re George H. Derby and Phoenixiana, ca. 1930-39.

 

Mimeographed copies of letters

Scope and Content Note

Written by the Farquhars to family and friends on their European trip, 1855-56, and on their trip around the world, 1959.
carton Ctns. 1-10

Subject files

Ctn. 1

Abbott, Henry Larcom

Scope and Content Note

Typed transcripts of letters written by Abbot to his mother, 1854-57, copied by Farquhar; typed transcript of journal recording his participation in the railroad route investigation in California and Oregon, 1855; copy of an article by Robert W. Sawyer re Philip H. Sheridan and Abbot; reprint of an article by Sawyer on Abbot and the Pacific Railroad surveys; Farquhar's notes; maps.
 

Air Force

Scope and Content Note

Program for Air Force-Civilian Seminar, Alabama, 1949 with related material; Farquhar's diary notes, Oct. 1949, re trip to Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base; clippings; etc.
 

Alaska

Scope and Content Note

Transcripts of articles on acquisition of Alaska by special reporter for the Chicago Tribune, Oct. 17 & 18, 1867.
 

Alaska - Air Force Mission

Physical Description: (4 folders)

Scope and Content Note

Material re his trip to Alaska in 1949 with Garfield D. Merner, at the invitation of the Secretary of the Air Force, to look into the possibility of co-ordinating education and research between the Air Force and civilian institutions, particularly the University of Alaska. Included: copy of program developed by them for the University of Alaska; clippings re his visit and re Alaska; photographs; typed transcript of his journal; his notes; itinerary; their joint report to Secretary of the Air Force; text of Merner and Farquhar at the North Pole with printed copy; miscellaneous Air Force reports; etc.
 

Albright, Horace M.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings, Christmas cards and other miscellaneous items
 

Alcatraz Island

Scope and Content Note

Farquhar's notes and a clipping
 

Bibliography of Colorado River and the Grand Canyon

Scope and Content Note

Drafts of his bibliography, The Books of the Colorado River and the Grand Canyon; a selective bibliography (G. Dawson, 1953), with related notes; list of books in his library on the subject; miscellaneous letters from publishing companies; copies of his letters transmitting copies of the books with some replies. [See also Colorado River]
 

Big Trees

Physical Description: (3 folders)

Scope and Content Note

Farquhar's notes; tear sheets of articles; clippings; miscellaneous letters from various individuals re big trees; photocopies of title pages of various publications; leaflets, pamphlets and other ephemeral publications; typed transcript of "Report on the Big Trees of California" by Andrew Cauldwell, Sept. 1890, to Commissioner of the General Land Office; typed draft of a chapter on the Big Trees for Farquhar's history of the Sierra Nevada; miscellaneous government reports; etc.
See alsoCalaveras Big Tree Grove
 

William H. Brewer

Scope and Content Note

Biographical notes; typed transcripts of Brewer letters (originals at Yale); notes on Brewer's itinerary
 

William H. Brewer - Up and Down California

Scope and Content Note

Notes; photocopies of clippings; correspondence with various persons, libraries, etc. re Brewer; galleys for the book.
 

William H. Brewer in Colorado

Scope and Content Note

Typed transcript of Brewer's MS re exploratory trip in Colorado in 1869; transcripts of Brewer letters, 1869; letter from Roger W. Toll, National Park Service, transmitting transcript of the MS
 

Bringas Manzaneda, Diego

Scope and Content Note

Biographical and bibliographical notes; photocopies of maps and documents
 

Calaveras Big Tree Grove

Scope and Content Note

Copy of Final Timber Survey Report Calaveras Big Tree Groves/ Stanislaus National Forest/ Season of 1924, prepared by U.S. Forest Service; pamphlets re Calaveras Big Trees State Park; photocopies of maps showing the Big Trees in Stanislaus National Forest
 

California Grizzly Bear - Grizzly Adams

Scope and Content Note

Typescript of his bibliographical essay, The Grizzly Bear Hunter of California, and unbound printed copy; bibliographical notes; photocopies of title pages of various publications and of clippings from old newspapers; miscellaneous correspondence re sources; biographical information re John Capen Adams and snapshots of his tombstone; copies of articles re Adams.
 

Camels in North America

Scope and Content Note

Notes; clippings; extracts from publications; photocopies of clippings; correspondence with libraries, individuals, re the subject; bibliography
 

Central Pacific Railroad

Scope and Content Note

Typescript of chapter of his book on the history of the Sierra Nevada with related notes; photocopies and reprints of articles
Ctn. 2

Clyde, Norman A.

Scope and Content Note

Farquhar's notes on an interview with him; list of articles by Clyde; tear sheets of his articles; transcripts of materials from his diaries and notebooks; lists of his climbs in the Sierra Nevada and elsewhere; clippings.
 

Colby, William Edward

Scope and Content Note

Misc. reprints, etc.
 

Colorado River

Physical Description: (2 folders)

Scope and Content Note

Tear sheets and reprints of articles; clippings; bibliographical notes; extracts from various publications; ephemeral material issued by the National Park Service; mimeographed copy of F. L. Olmsted's "Preliminary Survey on the Probable Effects of Alternative Elevations for the Full Reservoir Water Surface at Bridge Canyon Upon Grand Canyon National Park, and in General upon Values for the Conservation of Which the National Park Service Is Responsible"; copies of some National Park Service letters and memoranda.
See also Bibliography of Colorado River...
 

Colorado River - Powell journal

Physical Description: (2 folders)

Scope and Content Note

Typed transcript of Journal of William Clement Powell (assistant photographer on the 2nd Colorado River exploring expedition, 1871-72)
 

Colorado River - M. A. thesis

Scope and Content Note

"History of Grand Canyon National Park" by Margaret M. Verkamp, University of Arizona, 1940
 

Conservation Organizations

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous publications relating primarily to national parks, issued by organizations such as American Civic Association, Friends of Our Parks, National Parks Association, etc.
 

Crater Lake National Park

Scope and Content Note

Ephemeral publications and pamphlets
 

Death Valley

Scope and Content Note

Tear sheets of articles; bibliographical notes; typed copy of an article by Helen Hughes, "A Trip through Death Valley"; copies of Dept. of Interior press releases
 

Diamond Swindle of 1872

Scope and Content Note

MS of article by Peter Farquhar and reprint from California Historical Society Quarterly, "Site of the Diamond Swindle of 1872"; issue of American Heritage containing Harry Crosby's article; photocopy of a letter by Clarence King, Nov. 27, 1872 from the National Archives.
 

Dinosaur National Monument

Physical Description: (3 folders)

Scope and Content Note

Material issued by various conservation organizations protesting the Colorado River Storage Project Bill and the Echo Park dam; Dept. of Interior releases; copies of congressional bills; excerpts from testimony in public hearings in D.C. re proposed dams; clippings; miscellaneous correspondence re Echo Dam dispute, 1953-55.
 

Drury, Newton B.

Scope and Content Note

Copies of articles, reports, etc., written by him, including typescript of paper, "Half a Century and the National parks."
 

Ebbetts Pass

Scope and Content Note

Bibliographical notes; Farquhar's correspondence re the naming of the Pass in the Sierra; clippings re Major Ebbetts.
 

Farquhar, Francis P.

Scope and Content Note

Biographical information; copies of Christmas cards; copy of honorary degree from University of California, 1967.
 

Farquhar, Samuel T. [brother]

Scope and Content Note

Clippings of his articles in the San Francisco Chronicle, "What's New in the Fine Art of Book Making"; clippings re University of California Press and Farquhar; reprints of his articles; memorial tributes; condolence letters to Francis Farquhar.
 

The First Immigrants, 1841-1847

Scope and Content Note

Notes on various members of the earliest parties to California; bibliographical notes; clippings; MS of Farquhar's introduction to A Journey to California by John Bidwell.
 

Forests

Scope and Content Note

Clippings; congressional bills; etc.
 

Freemasonry and the Yellowstone National Park

Scope and Content Note

MS of Farquhar's article; information supplied to him about explorers who were Masons; notes; miscellaneous publications; photographs; etc.
 

Frémont

Scope and Content Note

Reprint of his article, "Frémont in the Sierra Nevada;" clippings; bibliographic notes; tear sheets of articles re Frémont; miscellaneous correspondence re the explorer; MS of his chapter on Frémont from the history of the Sierra Nevada; photocopies of maps and illustrations, etc., from Frémont's writings.
 

Gardiner, James T.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence re Gardiner, including letters from Gardiner's descendants; transcripts of Gardiner letters and his Sierra Nevada journal, 1866; biographical material; clippings
Ctn. 3

Glacier National Park

Physical Description: (2 folders)

Scope and Content Note

Promotional material issued by Great Northern Railway; National Park Service publications; clippings; copies of congressional documents relating to the park, reprints and tear sheets for articles; copy of Dept. of Interior topographical map; etc.
 

Goddard, George H.

Scope and Content Note

Notes; letter from A. E. Goddard enclosing copy of description of the Goddard Collection; etc.
 

Gold and Its Consequence to the Sierra

Scope and Content Note

Notes; MS of chapter from his history of the Sierra Nevada; tear sheet of an article.
 

Great Smokies National Park

Scope and Content Note

National Park Service circular
 

Hall, Ansel F.

Scope and Content Note

Biographical information; reports, financial statements, copies of letters, etc., re Yosemite Museum; pamphlets, reports, etc. re Mesa Verde; Christmas cards; miscellaneous family snapshots.
 

Hall, Ansel F. - Expedition

Scope and Content Note

Carbon copy of his report, "Expedition into the Mt. Ritter-Minarets Region", 1922, with mounted snapshots.
 

Hawaii National Park

Scope and Content Note

National Park Service circular and issue of a Hawaii newspaper
 

Hetch Hetchy

Physical Description: (5 folders)

Scope and Content Note

Printed and mimeographed copies of reports on water supply for San Francisco; publications and ephemeral material issued by Sierra Club and other conservation organizations on the Hetch Hetchy controversy, 1909-1910; copies of congressional bills re Hetch Hetchy reservoir; clippings; copies of National Park Service correspondence re water supply and sale of Hetch Hetchy power; Dept. of Interior press releases; tear sheets of articles; copy of opinion of Dept. of Interior Solicitor General, 6/28/23, re right of San Francisco to grant concessions in vicinity of the reservoir; signed typescript copy of a poem, "The Hetch Hetchy" by Harriet Monroe; etc.
 

Hot Springs National Park

Scope and Content Note

Promotional pamphlets and government reports
 

Indians

Scope and Content Note

Notes; clippings; MS of chapter from his history of the Sierra Nevada
 

Jackson Hole National Monument

Scope and Content Note

Tear sheets of articles; promotional material; National Park Service publications
 

Kanawyer, Ione N.

Scope and Content Note

Photocopies of clippings re the veteran Sierra packer
 

Kaweah Colony

Scope and Content Note

Circular issued by the colony; bibliographical notes; tear sheets of articles; issues of Kaweah Commonwealth
 

King, Clarence

Physical Description: (2 folders)

Scope and Content Note

Bibliographical notes; extracts from various publications; transcripts and photocopies of some King letters; correspondence re his research and with people interested in King; clippings; MS of Joseph N. Le Conte's introduction to a new edition of Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada; etc.
 

Kings Canyon National Park

Physical Description: (2 folders)

Scope and Content Note

Letters urging passage of the bill to establish the park, and relating to its administration, and threats to its existence; copies of congressional bills relating to the park; maps; copies of circulars, resolutions, form letters, etc. from various conservation groups; report of Sierra Club's Committee on Kings River Canyon Development; copy of "Master Plan, Kings River District, Sequoia National Forest"; copy of Farquhar's report on the park; National Park Service pamphlets, reports, press releases, etc.; clippings; maps.
 

Kings River Region

Scope and Content Note

MS of his article, "Notes on the History of the Middle Fork of Kings River"; tear sheet of his article, "Early History of the Kings River Sierra"; notes; clippings; miscellaneous letters.
Ctn. 4

Lafayette National Park [Maine]

Scope and Content Note

Pamphlets; reprints of articles, etc.
 

Lake Tahoe

Scope and Content Note

Clippings and miscellaneous publications
 

Lassen National Park

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous publications
 

Le Conte, Joseph

Scope and Content Note

Notes; transcripts of 1889 journals
 

Le Conte, Joseph Nisbet

Scope and Content Note

Photocopy of In Memoriam sketch; tear sheets of articles
 

McAllister, Elliott

Scope and Content Note

Memorial tribute; clippings; biographical information
 

Mailliard, John Ward, Jr.

Scope and Content Note

Biographical information; memorial tribute written by Farquhar; condolence telegram and reply from widow.
 

Mammoth Cave National Park

Scope and Content Note

Pamphlet
 

Mariposa and Yosemite

Scope and Content Note

Notes; a few letters re James Savage; clippings and tear sheets; extracts from diary of H. D. Pierce; correspondence re research; MS of his chapter from the history of the Sierra Nevada.
 

Mather, Stephen T.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings and tear sheets of articles; typescript copy of Mather's personal accounts with Farquhar; copies of declaration of trust for Stephen T. Mather National Parks Collection; copy of his will; suggestions for memorial; list of members of national committee of Stephen T. Mather Appreciation; miscellaneous items.
 

Mather, Stephen T. - National Park Camping Party, 1919

Scope and Content Note

List of members of the party; itinerary; clippings; expense accounts; miscellaneous correspondence re supplies, accommodations, transportation, etc.
 

Mesa Verde National Park

Scope and Content Note

Promotional pamphlets and miscellaneous publications
 

Mt. Rainier National Park

Scope and Content Note

Typed transcript of Farquhar's journal, July 1-5, 1925; promotional material; National Park Service publications; tear sheets of articles.
 

Mount Shasta

Physical Description: (2 folders)

Scope and Content Note

Notes; extracts from printed sources; Farquhar's research correspondence and letters from individuals and organizations re height, ascents, history, etc.; copies of articles about the mountain; photocopy of C. Hart Merriam's journal, "Trip around Mt. Shasta," photos clipped from magazines; clippings; government reports; MS of Farquhar's review of Arthur Eichorn's The Mount Shasta Story; etc.
 

Mount Whitney

Physical Description: (3 folders)

Scope and Content Note

Bibliography; notes; clippings; MSS of his writings about the mountain; correspondence re ascents and with government agencies re elevation, trail construction; trail accidents, etc.; excerpts from published sources; transcripts of newspaper articles and letters; miscellaneous publications; etc.
 

Mountain Records of the Sierra Nevada

Scope and Content Note

Sierra Club publication of that title, 1937; lists of unclimbed peaks of the Sierra Nevada compiled by Richard Leonard; copy of "Comments upon and Record of Ascents of Major Peaks in the High Sierra made between 1928 and 1932" by Walter A. Starr, Jr.
 

Muir, John

Physical Description: (3 folders)

Scope and Content Note

Notes; quotations; biographical information; clippings; tear sheets and reprints of articles about him; transcripts of letters; miscellaneous letters re Muir; etc.
Ctn. 5

Muir (John) National Park

Scope and Content Note

A file from the National Park Service, with data prepared by the Sierra Club, John Muir Association, the National Park Service, Region IV, and others, including publications re the proposed park; copies of related congressional bills and related statements re the bills; Department of Interior press releases, addresses, etc; mimeographed copies of editorials; statements in favor of, etc.
 

Murieta, Joaquin

Scope and Content Note

Photocopies of title pages of early imprints; brochure for Rare Americana Reprints series, advertising The Life of Joaquin Murieta ...; correspondence re Murieta bibliography; notes.
 

National Park Concessions

Physical Description: (4 folders)

Scope and Content Note

Copies of National Park Service reports re franchise policy and park operators' concessions; copies of National Park Service related correspondence; press releases, standard contract and bid documents; agenda for and minutes of meetings of Concessions Advisory Group; copy of Report of the Concessions Advisory Group to the Secretary of Interior, 2/9/48; copies of Sierra Club memoranda and letters re concessions; Farquhar's correspondence with concessionaires; statements of concessioners in congressional hearings; etc.
 

National Park Concessions - Audit Reports

Scope and Content Note

Prepared by Farquhar: Glacier Park Saddle Horse Co., 1923; F. Glacier Park Hotel Co., 1923; Glacier Park Transportation Co., 1914-1923; Pillsbury's Pictures, Inc.; Yosemite National Park, 1922-25.
 

National Park Concessions

Scope and Content Note

Clippings
 

National Park Concessions - Kings River Parks Co.

Scope and Content Note

Copies of letters of transmittal for company's annual reports from park superintendent to National Park Service; copies of the annual reports; copy of "Synopsis of Developments of Concessions and Properties of Kings River Parks Company."
 

National Park Service

Physical Description: (2 folders)

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous publications; copies of congressional bills; copies of presidential proclamations establishing national monuments; memorandum proposing history of national parks and of National Park Service; collection of park emblems; etc.
 

National Parks - miscellaneous letters and papers

Scope and Content Note

Copies of Enos Mills letters and articles; copies of Farquhar letters to U.S. senators re legislation affecting national parks; copies of other letters by various persons re park matters, including grazing, establishment of museums, etc.
 

Natural History

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous publications; notes
 

Opening the Passes [the Sierra Nevada]

Scope and Content Note

Reprints of articles; notes; transcripts of documents; correspondence re bibliographic searches; photocopy of clippings.
 

Owens Valley

Scope and Content Note

Pamphlets; clippings; a few copies of The Inyo Register.
 

Palm Canyon

Scope and Content Note

Material re proposed establishment of national monument in Palm Canyon Area, including Farquhar's correspondence with interested parties; notes; clippings; maps.
 

Parks, recreation, etc.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings and miscellaneous publications
 

Pinnacles National Monument

Scope and Content Note

Clippings and promotional pamphlet
 

President's Coordinating Commission on National Parks and Forests

Scope and Content Note

Maps showing proposed adjustments in boundaries, 1925
Ctn. 6

Raymond, Israel Ward

Scope and Content Note

Biographical information
 

Rocky Mountain National Park

Scope and Content Note

Pamphlets; promotional material; reprints of articles; clippings
 

San Jacinto Tramway

Scope and Content Note

Copies of material protesting construction of the tramway in Mount San Jacinto State Park
 

Santa Barbara Mammoth Grape Vine

Scope and Content Note

Photocopy and transcript of article in the San Francisco Bulletin re the vine; extract from Up and Down California with Brewer's description
 

Scout Naturalist Expedition through the Yosemite Region and the High Sierra

Scope and Content Note

Copy of report prepared by F. E. Matthes, scientific Leader of the fourth expedition, 1932; copy of letter from Richard M. Leonard, 1/11/62, inviting participants to a 30 year reunion; list of members of the original expedition with current occupations; list of honorary guests invited.
 

Sequoia National Park

Physical Description: (4 folders)

Scope and Content Note

Pamphlets; notes; maps; transcripts of extracts from newspapers; copies of congressional bills and hearings; transcripts of letters re history of the park; lists of superintendents of the park; summaries of reports of superintendents; miscellaneous publications; etc.
 

Sequoia National Park - Enlargement

Physical Description: (7 folders)

Scope and Content Note

Copies of proposed legislation; excerpts from Congressional Record; copies of maps showing proposed changes; reprints of articles; statements, letters, circulars, memoranda and reports supporting the legislation; clippings; pamphlets and miscellaneous publications; and correspondence, original letters and copies. Most of the relative correspondence has been retained in the folders in chronological order, as follows: Folder l, 1919-1921, including letters from Stephen T. Mather, U.S. Geological Survey, Ansel F. Hall, George W. Stewart, William E. Colby, William F. Badè, Sierra Club, Horace M. Albright; Folder 2,1922, including letters from William E. Colby, Robert S. Yard, National Parks Association, Stephen T. Mather, Edward D. Baldwin, Henry E. Barbour, William F. Badè, Sierra Club, Frederic L. Olmsted, George W. Stewart, Horace M. Albright; Folder 3, 1923, including letters from Barbour, Colby, Albright, Mather, Sierra Club, William Kent, Stewart; Folder 4, 1924-1926, including letters from Albright, Mather, Colby, Yard, National Parks Association, Barbour, Sierra Club and Duncan McDuffie.
Ctn. 7

Sequoia National Park - Private Holdings

Scope and Content Note

Transcripts of letters by George W. Stewart re efforts to purchase private lands within the park; notes and statistical data re private holdings; maps; extracts from government documents; transcripts of letters, reports, memoranda, deeds, etc.; copies of reports and articles re Kaweah Colony; clippings; copy of article by G. A. Eisen on Sierra Nevada-Sequoia National Park.
 

Sequoia (Wellingtonia) in Europe

Scope and Content Note

Notes; letters of introduction for Farquhar on European trip to visit places of horticultural interest; letters from and to various people re his trip, 1955-57.
 

Sequoias in Europe

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous pamphlets
 

Sierra Club and the High Sierra

Scope and Content Note

Notes for his history of the Sierra Nevada; copies of various reports; biographical information on Walter A. Starr, clipping of an article by him from the Sierra Club Bulletin and copy of an article, "The Quest for Walter A. Starr, Jr.," by Norman Clyde; printed memorial pamphlet for Starr.
 

Sierra Club - Mountaineering Records

Scope and Content Note

Pages from notebooks which had served as mountain registers; typed list, "First Ascents of the Principal Peaks of the Sierra Nevada."
 

Sierra Nevada - Geology

Scope and Content Note

Notes, clippings, etc.
 

Sierra Nevada - Skiing

Scope and Content Note

Pamphlets and clippings
 

Sierra Nevada - Literature

Scope and Content Note

Notes
 

Sierra Nevada - Recent Climbing

Scope and Content Note

Clippings of articles
 

Sierra Nevada - "Historical"

Scope and Content Note

Miscellaneous correspondence; tear sheets of articles; clippings, etc.
 

Sierra Nevada - Forest Reserves - National Forests

Scope and Content Note

Notes; transcripts of articles; photocopy of typescript History of Sierra National Forest from U.S. Forest Service; copies of congressional bills; tear sheets and reprints of articles; etc.
 

"High Sierra 1925"

Scope and Content Note

A notebook compiled by Farquhar for and distributed to other members of a hiking group. Included are names of individuals to whom copies were given; letters of acknowledgment from recipients; copies of diary entries and other accounts kept by members of the party; copies of historical accounts selected by Farquhar; maps; and snapshots taken on the trip.
 

Jedediah Smith

Scope and Content Note

Notes; reprints, transcripts and photocopies of articles; correspondence re his research on Smith; clippings; and draft of his article on Smith.
 

Sonora Pass: Alpine County Boundary

Scope and Content Note

Notes; maps; copies of reports by John P. Ryan, civil engineer, and correspondence with him; clippings; etc.
 

Southern Utah and the North Rim of Grand Canyon

Scope and Content Note

Copies of National Parks Service correspondence re proposed "President's Forest" park on the north rim; clippings; tear sheets; itinerary and journal of trip to Southern Utah -north rim of Grand Canyon in 1922 with Stephen T. Mather; miscellaneous correspondence re the trip; transcripts of various reports; maps; promotional material re Zion National Park.
 

Southwestern National Monuments

Scope and Content Note

Tear sheets of articles; promotional material
 

Spanish Discovery of the Sierra Nevada

Scope and Content Note

Corrected reprint of his article; notes; clippings re explorers
Ctn. 8

U.S. Navy

Physical Description: (2 folders)

Scope and Content Note

Copies of documents re serving in U.S. Naval Reserve as assistant paymaster, 1917-1918.
 

Utilization and Recreation

Scope and Content Note

Pamphlets and miscellaneous publications re water power development in the Sierra Nevada gathered for his history of the Sierra Nevada, with related correspondence.
 

Wagner, Henry Raup

Scope and Content Note

Tear sheets of articles about him; clippings; programs for degrees and awards given him; Farquhar's preface to The Published Writings of Henry R. Wagner (typescript); obituaries and memorial tributes; checklist of his writings; copy of his will; Farquhar's correspondence with lawyer and related papers re settlement of the Wagner estate. Annotated copy of Wagner's California Imprints, 1846-185[?]
 

Walker's Discovery of Yosemite

Scope and Content Note

Tear sheet of Farquhar's article; notes; photocopies and transcripts of articles; miscellaneous correspondence re his research; correspondence with members of the Walker family; clippings.
 

Water and Power

Scope and Content Note

Pamphlets, clippings, etc. re hydro-electric development, particularly Southern California Edison Co.
 

Western Union Telegraph Expedition through Alaska

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence with Vilhjalmar Stefansson, who was interested in obtaining information on Richard J. Bush, a member of the Western Union Telegraph Expedition of the 1860s; Farquhar's notes.
 

Wheeler Survey

Scope and Content Note

Notes; photocopies of pages from Wheeler's annual report, 1877; correspondence with descendant of General Macomb; correspondence with National Archives re Wheeler Survey records.
 

Whitney Survey

Scope and Content Note

Notes; clippings; transcripts of William H. Brewer letters and data; etc.
 

Wilson family

Scope and Content Note

Notes re Mason Wilson and his wife, Luzena, and related research correspondence.
 

Winchell and Solomons

Scope and Content Note

Memo of conversation with L. A. Winchell, Oct. 18, 1921; transcripts of letters exchanged between Lil A. Winchell and Theodor S. Solomons; clippings; notes; transcripts of articles by Solomons; galleys of "Letter from E.C. Winchell" published in Sierra Club Bulletin, 12/29/25); Solomon's annotated copy of Place Names of the High Sierra.
 

Winter in the Sierra - Skiing

Scope and Content Note

Tear sheets and reprints of articles; annotated topographical maps; etc.
 

Winter in the Sierra - Skiing - Snowshoe Thompson

Scope and Content Note

Notes; articles; clippings; transcripts of articles; miscellaneous correspondence re his researches; etc.
 

Wireless Telegraphy in California

Scope and Content Note

Farquhar's MS, "The Early History of Federal Telegraph Company and Poulsen Wireless Corporation 1909-1912"; copies of circulars issued by the companies, 1911; notes; clippings; financial data for the two companies.
 

Women in the Sierra

Scope and Content Note

Clippings; notes
 

Wright, J.W.A.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings of article by him on the Sierra; bibliography of his articles
Ctn. 9

Yellowstone National Park

Physical Description: (9 folders)

Scope and Content Note

Circulars issued by National Parks Association and other conservation groups protesting encroachment on the park; copies of legislative bills relating to the park; employment circulars for Yellowstone Park Camps Company; National Park Service brochures, press releases, ranger manuals and miscellaneous publications; clippings; tear sheets and reprints of articles; bibliography; various reports and government documents; extract from speech delivered at opening of the Park; topographical maps; tourist guide maps; railroad brochures; motorists' guides and other tourist material; etc.
 

Yosemite National Park

Physical Description: (4 folders)

Scope and Content Note

Tear sheets and reprints of articles re the park; clippings; promotional brochures; miscellaneous letters re visits to the park; transcripts of letters and accounts of early travelers; copies of National Park Service letters, memos, and reports; National Park Service press releases, telephone directories for park personnel, camp fire programs, regulations, notices, etc.; park decals; transcripts of early Department of Interior and War Department correspondence and some original letters, many of which refer to litigation concerning park management (in folder 4); miscellaneous publications; etc.
Ctn. 10

Yosemite National Park - Beginnings

Scope and Content Note

Chronology of significant dates; tear sheets, transcripts and photocopies of articles; copies of National Park Service press releases; correspondence with California State Library re his research; notes; correspondence with National Park Service re writing centennial article and copy of his article, "A Scene of Wonder and Curiosity"; photocopy of California proclamation appointing Yosemite Commissioners; miscellaneous letters re Park history.
 

Yosemite National Park - Bibliographical

Scope and Content Note

Lists of books in his library; bibliographical notes; transcripts of articles and early accounts; extracts from books; etc.
 

Yosemite - Articles by James Denman

Scope and Content Note

Issues of the Republican Watchman (Monticello, N.Y.) containing articles, Jan.-July 1862.
 

Yosemite National Park - Climbs

Scope and Content Note

Transcripts and photocopies of articles; clippings; notes; miscellaneous letters
 

Yosemite National Park - Christmas cards, etc.

Scope and Content Note

Cards, calendars, etc. utilizing Yosemite scenes; stationery; etc.
 

Yosemite National Park - Concessions

Physical Description: (6 folders)

Scope and Content Note

Copies of contracts of Curry Camping Co., Yosemite National Park Co. and other concessionaires, with related notes; copies of hearings before the Secretary of the Interior, 1923, with copies of related correspondence and memoranda; opinion of Department of Interior solicitor; reports on franchise situation; National Park Service correspondence with Farquhar re his work as special field accountant on valuation of property and re negotiations with the companies; copies of appraisal reports for various companies; etc. ca. 1921-1925.
 

Yosemite National Park - Fishing

Scope and Content Note

Notes on fishing and hatcheries; tear sheets of articles; notes on Col. Harry C. Benson.
 

Yosemite National Park - Roads

Scope and Content Note

Notes; copies of articles and reports; extracts from relative statutes; tear sheets of articles; National Park Service press releases; maps; copies of National Park Service correspondence and memoranda re proposed roads; minutes of Commonwealth Club's Section on Forestry and Wild Life re roads in wilderness areas; Sierra Club issuances re various roads; etc.
 

Yosemite National Park - Superintendent's annual reports, 1929, 1932, 1933

 

Yosemite National Park - Television

Scope and Content Note

Script for "Spring Jubilee" on Wide, Wide World, 1957, with related correspondence
 

Yosemite National Park - Tourist material

Scope and Content Note

Brochures re accommodations, events, etc.; decals; guide maps; etc.
 

Yosemite Lumber Company

Scope and Content Note

Material relating to proposal to sell certain timber and land to U.S. government, with related correspondence and financial records, memoranda and reports, 1930.
 

Yosemite Valley Highway Association

Scope and Content Note

Material relating to Farquhar's analysis of the Association's trust fund and final accounting of funds collected for it, with related correspondence, memoranda, reports, clippings, etc., 1919-1920.

Partial List of Correspondents

 

Abbot, Henry Larcom, 1831-1927

 

Typed transcripts of letters, 1854-57 and typed transcript of diary in Subject File, carton l.

 

Adams, Franklin Pierce, 1868-1940

 

2 letters, 1929. Re formation of a committee to prepare tribute to Stephen T. Mather.

See also John Hays Hammond correspondence

 

Albright, Grace [Mrs. Horace M. Albright]

 

10 letters, 1945-1957 & n.d.

 

Albright, Horace Marden, 1890-

 

182 letters, 1919-1957. (4 folders) Most of them written while associated with the National Park Service. Letters written after his resignation from the Service continue to comment on park matters, Service politics, etc. Some letters are carbon copies, written to various addressees, referred to Farquhar for his information. Frequent mention of Stephen T. Mather; discussion of matters affecting national parks; accounting investigation of certain concessions in the parks; planning the trip for the Congressional party to Sequoia and Yosemite national parks, 1923; franchise situation in the parks; Farquhar's travels with Mather. Enclosure to letter, 5/1/20: copy of memorandum on irrigation schemes involving Yellowstone Park lands. Letter, 9/3/23, addressed to Director, National Park Service, re Congressional subcommittee hearing on Albright's administration of Yellowstone Park. Enclosure to letter, 2/8/26: copy of his paper, "The Late Congressman Raker as a National Park Legislator." Letter, 11/20/28, refers to Mather's stroke. Letters, Dec. 1928 passim, refer to place names in Grand Canyon National Park.

See also Albright letters in the subject file, Sequoia National Park -Enlargement (carton 6) and in the subject file, Yosemite National Park -Concessions (carton 10).

See also Horace M. Albright subject file (carton 1).

 

American Forests and Forest Life

 

4 letters, 1925-1926. Requesting Farquhar to prepare an article on the Sequoia Gigantea.

 

American Nature Association

 

2 letters, 1929. From Arthur N. Pack, president. Comment on progress of negotiations for sale of privately owned Yosemite timber to the Park Service.

 

Andrews, Ernest Clayton, 1870-

 

13 letters, 1923-1946. Letters, 1923-24, comment on his ascent of Mount Darwin in the Sierra Nevada in July 1908 with Grove K. Gilbert and Willard D. Johnson.

 

Badè, William Frederic, 1871-1936

 

12 letters, 1921-1930. Some refer to the Sierra Club, John Muir, etc.

See also Badè letters in the subject file, Sequoia National Park -Enlargement (carton 6).

 

Barbour, Henry Ellsworth, 1877-1945

 

5 letters, 1923. Re the Congressional party trip to Sequoia National Park.

See also Barbour letters in the subject file, Sequoia National Park -Enlargement (carton 6).

 

Blackwelder, Eliot, 1880-

 

Letter, May 31, 1946.

 

Bliss, Leslie Edgar, 1890-1977

 

10 letters, 1931-1948. Several written on behalf of the Huntington Library.

 

Bohemian Club, San Francisco

 

3 letters, 1938-1970.

 

Brewer, William Henry, 1828-1910

 

Typed transcripts of letters (originals at Yale University) in subject file, carton 1.

 

California Institute of Technology

 

Letter, Apr. 3, 1926. Re expeditions for the study of cosmic rays in the Mt. Whitney region.

 

Camp, Charles Lewis, 1893-1975

 

Letter, May 7, 1953. Thanking Farquhar for copy of his Colorado River book.

 

Chamberlain, Allen, 1867-

 

Letter, Nov. 7, 1913.

 

Chandler, Harry, 1864-1944

 

Letter, 1919, & telegram, 1923. Re congressional party trips to the national parks.

 

Chandler, Wilbur F., 1855-

 

Letter, May 17, 1923. Re visit of congressional party to Sequoia National Park.

 

Clyde, Norman Asa

 

43 letters, 1925-1964. Comments on his mountain climbing, writing efforts, etc. Letters, 7/24/42 and 12/12/57, addressed to Walter Starr. At the end of the file: miscellaneous letters re Clyde.

See also the following subject files: Norman Clyde (carton 2) and The Sierra Club and the High Sierra (carton 7).

 

Colby, William Edward, 1875-l964

 

25 letters, 1919-1950. Many are carbon copies written to various addressees, referred to Farquhar for his information. Several written on behalf of the Sierra Club. Several, addressed to National Park Service personnel, refer to Sierra Club outings, trail and road construction in the parks, etc. Letter, 11/7/30, addressed to Horace M. Albright, refers to proposed tramway from Yosemite Valley to Glacier Point. Letter, 1/21/30, addressed to John Hays Hammond, comments on proposed Mather memorial. Letter, 6/12/50, addressed to Newton B. Drury, refers to early Hetch Hetchy controversy.

See also letters in the subject file, Sequoia National Park -Enlargement (carton 6); copies of letters in Kings Canyon National Park subject file (carton 3); and John R. White correspondence file for copies of letters addressed to Colby.

 

Craighead, Alexander

 

2 letters, 1912-1913. Re his cable and telegraph interests. Letter, 4/17/13, comments on wireless experiments, possibility of government contracts, etc.

See also subject file: Wireless Telegraphy in California (carton 8).

 

Cramton, Louis Convers, 1875-

 

2 letters, 1923-1928. Letter, 12/20/28, re legislation affecting acquisition of private holdings in Yosemite. Also included: carbon copy of Congressman Cramton's itinerary for western trip, 1923.

 

Curtis, Leland

 

7 letters, 1936-1946. Comments on Sierra Club trips, his paintings, etc.

 

Dawson, Glen, 1912-

 

19 letters, 1930-1953. Letter, Aug. 6, 1930, comments on his High Sierra climbs that season and other climbing parties he encountered. Most of the letters refer to publication of Farquhar's Colorado River-Grand Canyon bibliography.

 

Dawson, Muir

 

5 letters, 1949-1950. Several refer to his publication of The Colorado River with Farquhar's introduction.

 

De Golyer, Everett Lee, 1886-1956

 

7 letters, 1945-1955. Referring to his historical interests.

 

de Laittre, John

 

11 letters, 1928-1948. Re his grandfather's manuscript reminiscences of discoveries of the Big Trees in California.

 

Dickason, David Howard

 

5 letters, 1943-1944. Re his research on Clarence King.

 

Dohrmann, A. B. C.

 

Letter, July 7, 1919. Re Mather party Yosemite trip.

 

Drury, Aubrey, 1891-

 

3 letters, 1956-1959. Some written on behalf of Save-the-Redwoods League.

 

Drury, Newton Bishop, 1889-

 

43 letters, 1936-1968. (2 folders). Written while director, National Park Service and chief, Division of Beaches and Parks, California. Several letters refer to concession policies in national parks. Enclosure to letter, 2/5/58; memos re Hearst Castle libraries.

See also subject file, Newton B. Drury (carton 2); William E. Colby correspondence file.

 

Eastwood, Alice, 1859-1953

 

4 letters, 1943-1948.

 

Encyclopaedia Britannica

 

12 letters, 1932-1941. 1932 letters, which include copies of letters written to and by Carl Wheat, refer to Farquhar's critical review of article on the Sierra Nevada in the Encyclopaedia. Later letters refer to Farquhar's rewrites of articles on the Sierra Nevada, Sequoia and Yosemite. Also included in the file: related correspondence and MSS of Farquhar's articles.

 

Farquhar, Samuel Thaxter, 1890-1949

 

4 letters, 1921-1946.

See also subject file (carton 2).

 

Federal Telegraph Company

 

Letter, Jan. 13, 1913. From H. P. Vedder. Comments on developments in the company.

See also subject file, Wireless Telegraphy in California (carton 8).

 

Fritz, Emanuel, 1886-

 

2 letters & l postcard, 1955-1960. Re Sequoias in Europe.

See also subject file, Sequoia (Wellington) in Europe (carton 7).

 

Gardiner, James T.

 

Transcripts of some letters in subject file, carton 2.

 

Gregg, Willis Ray, 1880-

 

Letter, Nov. 8, 1935. Re scientific experiments conducted on Mt. Whitney.

 

Grinnell, Joseph

 

Letter, Dec. 29, 1930.

 

Hafen, Le Roy Reuben, 1893-

 

Letter, May 27, 1952.

 

Hall, Ansel Franklin, 1894-

 

93 letters, 1920-1955 & n.d. (2 folders) Many refer to his work as chief naturalist, National Park Service and the Yosemite Museum, and to the management of tourist facilities at Mesa Verde National Park.

See also letter, Nov. 5, 1919 in Subject file, Sequoia National Park -Enlargement, Folder 1, (carton 6); and subject file, Ansel F. Hall (carton 3).

 

Hamlin, Chauncey J.

 

11 letters, 1921-1926. Re mutual interests in national parks; proposed Roosevelt-Sequoia National Park; Yosemite Museum; proposal for Stephen T. Mather collection of national park material, etc.

 

Hammond, John Hays, 1855-1936

 

3 letters, 1929-1930. Writing as chairman of the Stephen T. Mather Appreciation Committee, re formation of nation-wide committee and suggestions for testimonial.

 

Hanna, Phil Townsend, 1896-

 

4 letters, 1931-1950.

 

Harlow, Neal Roten, 1908-

 

6 letters, 1942-1950.

 

Haynes, Jack Ellis, 1885-

 

5 letters, 1924-1949. Two letters refer to Masons connected with Yellowstone Park.

 

Hill, Frank Ernest, 1888-

 

25 letters, 1921-1930. Discusses mutual interest in the High Sierra. Letters written on behalf of Longmans, Green & Co. discuss proposal to publish Farquhar's book on the Sierra.

 

Hodge, Frederick Webb, 1864-1956

 

2 letters, 1949-1952.

 

Hooker, Marian Osgood, 1875-

 

3 letters, 1929-1947. Enclosure to letter, 9/22/29: Katherine Hooker's account of the wreck of the "Paul Fry" in 1862.

 

Howay, Frederic William, 1867-1943

 

23 letters, 1928-1943. At the end of the file: bibliography, obituaries, etc.

 

Huth, Hans

 

Letter, Aug. l, 1961. Re Sequoias in Germany.

 

Jackson, Joseph Henry, 1894-1955

 

4 letters, 1940-1955.

 

Jepson, Willis Linn, 1867-1946

 

2 letters, 1929-1939.

 

Kittredge, Frank Alvah

 

19 letters, 1935-1953. Most of them written while in the National Park Service.

See also J. J. Lerman correspondence.

 

Lassen Volcanic National Park Association of California

 

Letter, May 14, 1923. Requesting that arrangements be made for the congressional party to travel through Lassen Park.

 

Leonard, Richard Manning, 1908-

See Sawyer, Robert W

 

Lermen, John J

 

Letter, Mar. 5, 1946. Enclosure: copy of his letter to Frank Kittredge re John F. Stevens and George I. Harlow, guardians of Yosemite Valley.

 

Levy, Don

 

2 letters, 1949-1952. Re Henry Clay Work's song, "Crossing the Grand Sierras."

 

Lewis, Oscar, 1893-

 

Letter, Jan. 22, 1946. Enclosure: copy of his MS, "Mount Shasta."

 

Longmans, Green & Co.

See Hill, Frank Ernest

 

Lottinville, Savoie, 1906-

See Oklahoma. University. Press

 

McAdie, Alexander George, 1863-1943

 

Letter, Nov. 5, 1935. Recollection of his stay on Mount Whitney. Also, at the end of the file: letters from Mrs. McAdie proposing reprinting of some of her husband's essays, with related letters.

 

McArthur, Lewis Ankeny, 1883-1951

 

25 letters, 1927-1950.

 

McDuffie, Duncan, 1877-1951

 

12 letters, 1926-1941. Some written on behalf of the Sierra Club. Enclosure to letter, 10/21/26: draft of his report recommending Mt. Ritter region be restored to Yosemite National Park. Some letters refer to suggestions for Stephen T. Mather memorial.

See also McDuffie letters in the subject file, Sequoia National Park -Enlargement, Folder 4 (carton 6).

 

McPherson, Bertha (Mather) [Stephen T. Mather's daughter]

 

4 letters, 1938-1949 & n.d. With references to her father.

 

Madden, Martin Barnaby, 1855-1928

 

Letter, June 5, 1923. Typed transcript. Re congressional trip to California.

 

Marshall, George, 1904-

 

Letter, Feb. 14, 1961.

 

Marston, Otis

 

6 letters, 1949-1953. Re proposal to edit and publish R. B. Stanton's MS re Grand Canyon, and Grand Canyon bibliography.

 

Martin, Lawrence, 1880-

 

9 letters, 1926-1943. Writing as chief, Division of Maps, Library of Congress. Re historical maps.

 

Mather, Jane Floy [Mrs. Stephen T. Mather]

 

Letter, Sept. 17, 1922. Reporting on the state of her husband's health.

 

Mather, Stephen Tyng, 1867-1930

 

226 letters, 1919-1929. (7 folders). Writing as director, National Park Service. Some are copies of letters written to other addressees, referred to Farquhar for his information. References to 1919 John Muir Trail camping trip; efforts to expand national parks; Sierra Club cooperation with NPS; Farquhar's accountancy work for NPS; the 1923 congressional party visit to Sequoia and Yosemite national parks; park matters in general; etc.

See also Mather letters in the following subject files: Sequoia National Park -Enlargement, Folders 1-4 (carton 6); Yosemite Valley Highway Association (carton 10) and Yosemite National Park -Concessions (carton 10).

See also the following correspondence files: Jane F. Mather; Bertha M. McPherson; U.S. National Park Service; Horace Albright; Chauncey J. Hamlin; John Hays Hammond; Duncan McDuffie.

 

Matthes, Edith Lovell (Coyle) [Mrs. François E. Matthes]

 

2 letters, 1927 & 1948.

 

Matthes, François Emile, 1874-1948

 

83 letters, 1924-1947. (2 folders). Re his mountaineering interests, work for the U.S. Geological Survey, writings, etc. At the end of folder 2: reprints of articles, memorial tributes, clippings, etc.

See also subject file, Scout Naturalist Expedition ... (carton 6).

 

Merriam, Clinton Hart, 1855-1942

 

14 letters, 1925-1933. Letter, 3/18/25, is carbon copy of one addressed to H. R. Wagner re Jedediah Smith. Enclosure to letter 1/29/27: his review of Gertrude Mott's Handbook for Californiacs, commenting on Spanish and Indian place names.

See also photocopy of journal, "Trip around Mt. Shasta, July 22-25,1898" in Mount Shasta Subject File, carton 4.

 

Merriam, Lawrence Campbell, 1898-

 

3 letters, 1940-1955.

 

Mills, Enos Abijah, 1870-1922

See Subject File: National Parks -Miscellaneous letters and papers (carton 5).

 

Moore, Charles, 1855-

 

Letter, Mar. 7, 1920. With this: 8 Christmas cards with extensive greetings.

 

Morison, Samuel Eliot, 1887-

 

Letter, Oct. 19, 1934.

 

Muir, John

See Subject File (carton 4).

 

National Parks Association

 

2 letters, 1938. From James A. Foote, executive secretary, re article in its publication critical of situation in Yosemite Valley. Also included in the file: two related letters, from Rachel Colby and from manager of the Sequoia and General Grant National Parks Co.

See also Robert S. Yard correspondence.

See also Subject file, Sequoia National Park -Enlargement, Folder 2 (carton 6).

 

Nevins, Allan, 1890-

 

2 letters, 1928-1957.

 

Oklahoma. University. Press

 

10 letters, 1948-1950. From Savoie Lottinville. Re proposal to publish R. B. Stanton's MS re Grand Canyon. Related letters from Stanton's daughter and her attorney also included.

See also Otis Marston correspondence.

 

Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1870-1957

See Subject file, Sequoia National Park -Enlargement, Folder 2. (carton 6).

 

Pack, Arthur N.

See American Nature Association

 

Partridge, Roi, 1888-

 

5 letters, 1943-1957.

 

Pettit, George Albert, 1901-1976

 

Letter, May 6, 1953.

 

Polunin, Nicholas

 

13 letters, 1948-1955. Reprints of articles, bibliographies, etc. at the end of the file.

 

Powell, William Clement

 

Typed transcript of 1871-72 journal in Subject file, Colorado River - Powell Journal (carton 2).

 

Proctor, Alexander Phinister, 1862-

 

4 letters, 1946-1948 & n.d. Also in the file: carbon copy of "An Anniversary Bear Hunt," by Proctor.

 

Save-the-Redwoods League

See Aubrey Drury correspondence

 

Sawyer, Robert William, 1880-

 

6 letters, 1947-1958. Re his research on Henry L. Abbot, conservation interests, etc. Enclosure to letter, Dec. 20, 1958: letter, Jan. 10, 1935, written to him by Maurice Sullivan. Also included in the file: his correspondence with Richard M. Leonard, president of the Sierra Club, re speaking engagement at Sierra Club dinner, Feb.-Apr. 1959.

See also subject file, Henry L. Abbot (carton l).

 

Shortridge, Samuel Morgan, 1861-1952

 

Letter, Oct. 17, 1920. Re legislation affecting national parks.

 

Shoup, Paul, 1874-1946

 

Letter, Mar. 29, 1925. Recollections of his climb up Table Mountain in 1907.

 

Show, Stuart Bevier, 1886-1963

See U.S. Forest Service

 

Sierra Club

See letters in Subject file: National Park Concessions (carton 5), Sequoia National Park -Enlargement, Folders l, 2.

See also the following correspondence files: William F. Badè, William E. Colby, Duncan McDuffie, Robert Sawyer, Theodore S. Solomons.

 

Smith, Henry Nash, 1906-

 

Letter, Apr. 7, 1947.

 

Solomons, Theodore S.

 

5 letters, 1925-1939. Re studies of Sierra exploration; several references to Lil Winchell. At the end of the file are copies of two Solomons letters to the Board of Directors of the Sierra Club protesting publication of Walter A. Starr's article in the Club's Bulletin, with related material, 1939; and Solomons' report to William E. Colby on Kings Canyon National Park, 1940.

See also Subject file: Winchell and Solomons (carton 8).

 

Southern California Edison Company

 

2 letters, 1924-1925. Letter, 8/31/24, comments on geological information re Vermilion Valley and requests name of parties familiar with the region.

 

Starr, Walter Augustus, 1877-

See Subject files: Mt. Peaks of the High Sierra (carton 4) and The Sierra Club and the High Sierra (carton 7).

See also Theodore S. Solomons correspondence.

 

Stephens, William Dennison, 1859-1944

 

Letter, July 6, 1919. Regretting inability to join Stephen T. Mather's camping party.

 

Stewart, George W., 1857-1931

 

82 letters, 1920-1931. (2 folders). Re mutual interest in history of the Sierra region, national parks, Sierra place names, etc. Enclosure to letter, 9/27/26: extracts of interviews from the Visalia Times with well known people re Mt. Whitney and Kern River Canyon region. Enclosure to letter, 1/4/27: statement of acquisition of private land in Sequoia National Park, prepared by Stewart. At the end of the file: correspondence with Stewart's relatives, etc., re disposition of his paper; memorial tributes, clippings, etc.

See also John White correspondence -enclosure to letter, Aug. 27 [1931]; and letters, 1931-32, discussing Stewart memorial.

See also letters in subject file: Sequoia National Park -Enlargement, Folders l, 2 and 3, (carton 6) and transcripts of letters in subject file: Sequoia National Park -private holdings (carton 7).

See also George W. Stewart letters removed from the collection and cataloged separately (79/63 c).

 

Storer, Tracy Irwin, 1889-1973

 

Letter, Nov. 7, 1929.

 

Streeter, Thomas Winthrop, 1883-

 

4 letters, 1946-1954. 1946 letters, refer to the Caveat Book Shop Catalog.

 

Sullivan, Maurice S.

 

4 letters, 1934. Re his book on Jedediah Smith.

See also Robert W. Sawyer correspondence

 

Swing, Philip David, 1884-

 

Letter, May 9, 1923. Expressing inability to join the congressional party visiting Sequoia National Park.

 

Taylor, Edward De Witt, 1871-

 

2 letters, 1943-1946. Enclosure to letter, 9/30/43: copy of his letter, 9/29/43, to George Macy, re Heritage Press edition of The Oregon Trail. Also included: trial proofs by Taylor & Taylor for a Limited Editions Club printing of the book. 1946 letter refers to the Caveat Book Shop Catalog.

 

Taylor, Norman, 1883-

 

6 letters, 1954-1964. Primarily re Big Trees.

 

Tresidder, Donald Bertrand, 1894-1948

 

16 letters, 1927-1946. Most of them written while associated with Yosemite Park and Curry Co.

 

Trustees for Conservation

See subject file: Dinosaur National Monument (carton 2)

 

U.S. Dept. of Agriculture

See subject files: Sequoia National Park -Enlargement (carton 6).

 

U.S. Dept. of the Interior

 

3 letters, 1921-1936. Carbon copies of letters by Secretary and Acting Secretary of the Interior to various addressees; all relate to national parks. Letter, 2/28/36, addressed to the Director of the National Park Service, establishes procedures for preserving historic sites.

See also subject file: Sequoia National Park -Enlargement (carton 6).

 

U.S. Forest Service

 

Letter, Apr. 7, 1926. From S. B. Show, district forester, California, re survey of the Big Tree groups.

 

U.S. Geological Survey

See subject file: Sequoia National Park -Enlargement (carton 6).

 

U.S. National Park Service

 

59 letters, 1920-1957. Include letters from Arno B. Cammerer, acting director, and other members of the national office; superintendents and other park personnel; regional offices, etc. Some are carbons of letters to other addressees, referred to Farquhar for his information. Enclosure to letter, 1/22/21: copy of letter from Secretary of the Interior to Enos Mills, replying to his criticism of the Service. Enclosure to letter, 3/26/21: letters re proposed power reservoir in the Roosevelt park extension. Enclosure to letter, 11/21/30: copy of analysis of application for aerial tramway to Glacier Point in Yosemite.

See also letters from the following: Horace M. Albright, Stephen T. Mather, Newton B. Drury, Ansel F. Hall, John R. White.

See also copies of correspondence in the following subject files: National Park Concessions (carton 5); Sequoia National Park -Enlargement (carton 6); Sequoia National Park -Private Holdings (carton 7).

 

von Engeln, O. D.

 

Letter, Mar. 30, 1939.

 

Wagner, Henry Raup, 1862-1957

 

85 letters, 1922-1956 & n.d. Primarily re mutual interests in California history, bibliography, etc. At the end of the file: Farquhar's correspondence with Wagner's lawyer, Mabel Clausen; letters from Ruth Axe, Wagner's secretary, and letters from Mrs. Wagner.

 

Wheat, Carl Irving, 1892-1966

 

2 letters, 1947-1949. One written on a letter addressed to him by Horace Albright.

See also Encyclopaedia Britannica correspondence file.

 

Wheeler, Louis C.

 

3 letters, 1942-1943. Re his interest in Big Trees.

 

White, John Roberts, 1879-

 

79 letters, 1921-1948 & n.d. Writing as superintendent of Sequoia National Park. Included are carbon copies of letters to other addressees, including William E. Colby, referred to Farquhar for his information. References to Stephen T. Mather, congressional parties visiting the national parks, road and trail construction in the park, private lands in the park, naming of Mount George Stewart, extension of the park, Mather memorial, etc. Enclosure to letter, Aug. 27, [1931]: letter from George W. Stewart.

 

White, Stewart Edward, 1873-1946

 

4 letters, 1932. Re his bear article for the Sierra Club Bulletin.

 

Whitmore, Charles A.

 

2 letters, 1923. Re congressional delegation visiting California national parks.

 

Widforss, Gunnar

 

21 letters, 1923-1926. Re his paintings, his travels, etc.

 

Wilbur, Ray Lyman, 1875-1949

 

Letter, Sept. 26, 1930.

 

Wilkins, Thurman

 

2 letters, 1949-1958. Re Clarence King and the Diamond Hoax.

 

Willkie, Wendell Lewis, 1892-1944

 

Letter, Nov. 26, 1940. Thanking Farquhar for his support.

 

Winchell, Lilbourne A., 1855-1939

 

19 letters, 1922-1939. Re history of Sierra Nevada region, Sierra place names, etc. Letter, Apr. 10, 1923, describes circumstances of taking photographs in Tehipite Valley.

See also subject file (carton 8) and Theodore S. Solomons correspondence.

 

Yard, Robert Sterling

 

3 letters, 1920-1925. Letter, 11/17/20, discusses political strategy for national parks campaign and role of The National Parks Association. Letter, 5/12/25, discusses Stephen T. Mather National Parks Collection.

See also letters in the subject file: Sequoia National Park -Enlargement, Folder 2 and Folder 4 (carton 6).

 

Yosemite Park and Curry Co.

See Tresidder, Donald B.

 

Zamarano Club, Los Angeles

 

3 letters, 1947.