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Franklin S. Farquhar Papers: Finding Aid
mssHM 71720-71742  
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This collection contains the papers of California historian and journalist Franklin S. Farquhar (1865-1947), including diaries chronicling daily activities and reminiscences, as well as manuscripts of several of his writings. His earlier diaries were written while he lived in Washington State (1906-1910); the later ones, which include references to World War II, were written while in California (1930s-1940s).
Franklin S. Farquhar (1865-1947), journalist and California historian, was born in Fayette City, Pennsylvania, on February 28, 1865. In April 1900, Farquhar, who was city editor of the Daily News Standard of Uniontown, Pennsylvania, moved his family to Montesano, Washington (where one of his uncles had been living for sometime). After an 8-month stay there, the family moved to Yakima, where Farquhar became city editor of the Weekly Republic. After moving a few more times in the state of Washington, Farquhar and his family moved to Livingston, Merced County, California, in 1916. Farquhar first worked at the Weekly Chronicle, and in 1918, he became the town's postmaster. He held the post until 1935, after which he retired to his farm "Carmichael Place," just south of Livingston. Farquhar has published several books including History of Livingston, California , which was published in 1945. Farquhar's brother-in-law was United States Navy Rear Admiral William R. Furlong (their wives were sisters).
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