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Franklin Family Papers, 1916-1996
HDC 1157  
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Series: HDC 1157/0001
E. Fred Franklin letter documenting Callao (built 1885; bark, 4m) voyage, 1916 Sep 19-1916 Nov 4.

Physical Description: 1 folder (13 leaves).

Arrangement

This series is organized in a single file unit.

Arrangement

Pages in the file unit are arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of one letter written to the Franklin family in the form of a daily log. The letter contains 13 leaves written on both sides in ink and pencil, in which Fred Franklin describes the progress made on the bark CALLAO's voyage, his daily activities, events and incidents, plus data on the weather and the ship's location.
 

Series: HDC 1157/0002
Phil Franklin letters and California Maritime Academy Class of 1942 logbook, 1941-1962.

Physical Description: 5 folders (117 items and 1 v.).

Arrangement

This series is organized into 5 file units. File unit 1: Phil Franklin's 1995 comments. File unit 2: letters from August through December 1941. File unit 3: letters from January through December 1942. File unit 4: letters from January through May 1943. File unit 5: California Maritime Academy, December-- 1942 logbook (from Trocadero Restaurant).

Arrangement

The file units are arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

This series documents Phil Franklin's progress through the California Maritime Academy and his first voyage following graduation. This series documents the life of a CMA midshipman and recent graduate at an extraordinary time: just before the United States' entry into World War II, and during the first two full years of that war. Franklin's letters are rich in detail about the life of the first-year "swabs," as well as life in San Francisco during this time. Included in this series are Franklin's letters to his family and friends, as well as some letters received by Franklin during this time, and some photocopied documents from CMA. Also included in this series are Franklin's 1995 comments on this correspondence and the "Logbook of the Class of December 1942," highly noteworthy for the perspective they add to these materials.
The logbook in file unit 5 documents the post-graduation activities of some of the members of the CMA class of December 1942. Sections of the book were blocked out for some fifteen class members, as well as for members of the Boete family who owned and operated the Trocadero. The entries include correspondence and photographs, and describe voyages on merchant marine and Navy vessels as well as family developments. Addresses and telephone numbers of the various class members are also documented. Pages 9 through 12 are missing.
 

Series: HDC 1157/0003
Notes on Frank Edward Sjogren's (Franklin's) Journeys to Alaska and the Yukon between 1898 and 1922, 1996.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Arrangement

This series is organized in a single file unit.

Arrangement

The file unit is arranged according to its original pagination.

Scope and Content Note

The folder mainly concerns Edward Franklin's experiences in Alaska and the Yukon territory during the Klondike Gold Rush from 1897 to 1901.