Francis P. Farquhar (1887-1974) was born in Newton, Massachusetts. He participated in expeditions to Mount Olympus, Greece
(1914 and 1951) and to the North Pole (1949). The collection contains photographs and negatives of mountains, photographs
of public buildings, a photograph of the Monastery of Hagios Antonios, and a small amount of correspondence and ephemera.
Farquhar was born on December 31, 1887 in Newton, Massachusetts; AB, Harvard University, 1909; became public accountant in
Boston and San Francisco, 1909-59; also served as an accountant with the U.S. National Park Service, 1922-25; president of
the California Academy of Sciences, and California Historical Society; president of the Sierra Club, and editor of the Bulletin,
1926-46; president, California State Board of Accountancy, 1953-54; recipient of the John Muir award for conservation, 1965;
made expeditions to Mount Olympus, Greece, 1914 and 1951, and to the North Pole, 1949; published books include Place Names of the High Sierra (1926), Mount Olympus (1929), The Books of the Colorado River and the Grand Canyon (1953), and History of the Sierra Nevada (1965); died on November 20, 1974.
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