The papers of Farnham P. Griffiths include correspondence and subject files documenting Griffiths' personal and professional
life. Included are materials regarding family history, his education, his work with the University of California, records
of the Maritime Law Association and the Bar Association of San Francisco as well as other institutions of particular interest
to him such as the Bohemian Club, the Rhodes Scholarship and Oxford University. Also included are papers of his father, Griffith
Griffiths, most notably his handwritten sermons as well as Farnham's extensive menu collection and his records regarding the
estate of Henry Morse Stephens. The bulk of the collection was arranged alphabetically by topic and that order has been retained
resulting in an organization into seven series: Correspondence; Topical Files; Writings; Personal; Henry Morse Estate; Griffith
Griffiths; and Menu Collection.
Farnham Pond Griffiths was born in Alturas, California in Modoc County in 1884. He was raised in Eureka and his father, Griffith
Griffiths was a Congregational minister. Farnham Griffiths attended UC Berkeley from 1902-1906. After graduation he served
as secretary to UC Berkeley President, Benjamin Ide Wheeler. Griffiths was named a Rhodes scholar in 1907, studying at Balliol
College at Oxford University. He returned from Oxford to his position as secretary to President Wheeler in 1910, a position
he held until his appointment as a lecturer of law at the university in 1913. In 1913 he also married Marjorie Blanchard Norse.
Griffiths served as a UC Regent from 1948-1951. He died of a heart attack in 1958 at the age of 73.
45 linear feet
31 cartons, 3 boxes, 1 oversize box, 2 oversize folders
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