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Finding Aid to the Farnham P. Griffiths Papers, 1869-1960
BANC MSS C-B 755  
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  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Farnham P. Griffiths papers
    Date (inclusive): 1869-1960
    Collection Number: BANC MSS C-B 755
    Creators : Griffiths, Farnham P. (Farnham Pond), 1884-1958 Griffiths, Griffith, d. 1923
    Extent: Number of containers: 31 cartons, 1 box, 1 oversize box, 2 oversize folders Linear feet: 45
    Repository: The Bancroft Library
    University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, California, 94720-6000
    Phone: (510) 642-6481
    Fax: (510) 642-7589
    Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
    URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
    Abstract: 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.
    Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
    Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

    Information for Researchers

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 94720-6000. Consent is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html. 
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Farnham P. Griffiths Papers, BANC MSS C-B 755, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Alternate Forms Available

    There are no alternate forms of this collection.

    Related Collections

    Pictorial Material from the Farnham P. Griffiths Papers, BANC PIC 1959.007--B
    Portraits from the Farnham P. Griffiths Papers, BANC PIC 1970.024--B
    Farnham P. Griffiths Photograph Collection, BANC PIC 1973.042--PIC
    Henry Morse Stephens Papers, BANC MSS C-B 926

    Separated Material

    Photographs have been transferred to the Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Griffiths, Farnham P. (Farnham Pond), 1884-1958-- Archives
    Griffiths, Griffith, 1923-- Archives
    Wheeler, Benjamin Ide, 1854-1927
    Faculty papers.
    University of California, Berkeley. School of Law
    Stephens, H. Morse, (Henry Morse), 1857-1919
    University of California, Berkeley--Students
    Menus.

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    The Farnham P. Griffiths Papers were given to The Bancroft Library by Mrs. Farnham P. Griffiths in 1958. Additions were made in 1965 and 1973.

    Accruals

    No additions are expected.

    System of Arrangement

    Arranged to the folder level.

    Processing Information

    Processed Bancroft Library staff in 2013.

    Biographical Information

    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.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    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.