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
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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