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Franklin Family Papers, 1916-1996
HDC 1157  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content Note
  • Indexing Terms
  • Organization
  • Arrangement

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Franklin Family Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1916-1996
    Collection: HDC 1157
    Creator: Franklin family
    Extent: 0.6 linear feet (7 folders).
    Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park (Calif.).

    Historic Documents Department
    Building E, Fort Mason, San Francisco, California 94123
    abstract: Correspondence, notes, and log book relating to the activities of members of the Franklin Family, including E. Fred Franklin, Phil F. Franklin, the California Maritime Academy, and the Klondike Gold Rush of 1898.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access Restrictions

    Franklin Family Papers

    Usage Restrictions

    The San Francisco Maritime NHP possesses physical property rights through ownership of the materials. However, copyright may reside with the individual or corporate body responsible for the creation of the materials, or with their heirs. It is the user's responsibility to respect the provisions of the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code). Permission to reproduce or publish from this collection must be secured by the user from the copyright holders.

    Preferred Citation

    [Item description], HDC 1157, [Location within collection organization identified by series number, file unit number, item number], Franklin Family Papers, 1916-1996, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.


    The Franklin Family Papers were donated by Phil F. Franklin to San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park in two separate accessions. Series 1 and 2 were accessioned as SAFR-00994 while series 3 was acccessioned under SAFR- 01285. Series 1 was created by the donor's father, E[dward]. Fred[erick] Franklin (1894-1978). Series 2 was created and organized by the donor himself, primarily while a cadet at the California Maritime Academy. Series 3 was created by Phil F. Franklin based on notes taken from a letter originally written by Herb Franklin, the donor's uncle.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Franklin, Phil F.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Lisbit Collins Bailey, Roberto Landazuri, and Sara Diamond.

    Completed in 2001 Oct 18.


    The following information contains the family biographies of Frank Edward Sjogren (Franklin) (1859-1926), E[dward] Fred[erick] Franklin (1894-1978), and Phil F. Franklin (1922-).
    Frank Edward Sjogren (Franklin) (1859-1926) was born in Sweden, and emigrated to San Francisco in 1886. Between 1898 and 1901 he went to Yukon Territory and Alaska four times, and made three subsequent trips to Alaska between 1914 and 1922. He passed away in San Francisco at the age of 67.
    E[dward] Fred[erick] Franklin (1894-1978) was born and raised in San Francisco, where he worked in the newspaper industry before beginning his short maritime career at the age of 18. After 1919, he lived in Glendale, California and worked in public relations.
    Phil F. Franklin (1922-) was born and raised in Glendale, California. He entered the California Maritime Academy in August 1941. After December of 1941, the school's curriculum was accelerated and he graduated in December 1942. He was discharged from the Navy in 1946, and has worked in advertising in Southern California after that. He currently lives in Idaho.

    Scope and Content Note

    Correspondence, notes, and log book relating to the activities of members of the Franklin Family, including E. Fred Franklin, Phil F. Franklin, the California Maritime Academy, and the Klondike Gold Rush of 1898.

    Indexing Terms


    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


    Index terms have not been assigned at this time.


    The papers' 7 folders are organized into 3 series based on Phil F. Franklin's original arrangement. Series 1, file unit 1: Letter from Fred Franklin to his family on his voyage from San Francisco to Valpariso, Chile aboard Callao (bark), 1916 August 19-November 4. Series 2, file unit 1: California Maritime Academy during World War II, Introduction to Parts I through IV. Series 2, file unit 2: Phil Franklin letters, 1941 August-December, (Part I). Series 2, file unit 3: Phil Franklin letters, 1942 January-December, (Part II). Series 2, file unit 4: Phil Franklin letters, 1943 January - May 27, (Part III). Series 3, file unit 5: California Maritime Academy, December--1942 logbook (from Trocadero Restaurant), (Part IV). Series 4, file unit 1: Notes on Frank Edward Sjogren's (Franklin's) Journeys to Alaska and the Yukon between 1898 and 1922, 1996.


    Series arranged by subject.