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mssHM 71720-71742  
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Table of contents What's This?
  • Overview of the Collection
  • Access
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing: Subjects
  • Indexing Terms

  • Overview of the Collection

    Title: Franklin S. Farquhar Papers
    Dates (inclusive): 1902-1945
    Collection Number: mssHM 71720-71742
    Creator: Farquhar, Franklin S. (Franklin Smith), 1865-
    Extent: 27 items + clipping in 4 boxes
    Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Manuscripts Department
    1151 Oxford Road
    San Marino, California 91108
    Phone: (626) 405-2129
    Email: reference@huntington.org
    URL: http://www.huntington.org
    Abstract: 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).
    Language: English.

    Access

    Open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, contact Reader Services.

    Administrative Information

    Publication Rights

    The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item]. Franklin S. Farquhar Papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

    Provenance

    Gift of Franklin S. Farquhar, June 1946.

    Biographical Note

    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).

    Scope and Content

    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.
    Most of Farquhar's diaries, which are arranged, chronologically, include his daily activities but also include reminiscences about his life and family history and musings on a variety of topics. There is one "Account Book and Memo Book" from 1902 to 1907 and one "Journal" (1938) which includes Farquhar's memories of his life (it includes no daily entries). His earlier diaries (1906-1911) were written while he was living in Washington; the later diaries were written while he was living in California. In his diaries, Farquhar also talks about the attack on Pearl Harbor, World War II, Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, his brother-in-law Rear Admiral William R. Furlong, the bombing of Hiroshima and Japan's surrender. Many of the volumes have loose clippings with them, the majority of which are obituaries for people Farquhar knew. The manuscripts include copies of several of his writings including ‟ 49, And What of the Years?, and History of Livingston, California. These books deal with early California history and pioneers, the Gold Rush, and the Chinese in California. There are also two manuscripts regarding the genealogy of the Burgess and Farquhar families. These manuscripts, which are arranged alphabetically by title, are all carbon copies with Farquhar's handwritten edits.

    Arrangement

    Organized in the following order:
    • Diaries (Boxes 1-3) arranged chronologically
    • Manuscripts (Box 4) arranged alphabetically by title

    Indexing: Subjects

    Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965
    • Subject in Franklin S. (Franklin Smith) Farquhar, b. 1865 Diary (1941). HM 71733.
    • Subject in Franklin S. (Franklin Smith) Farquhar, b. 1865 Diary (1942). HM 71734.
    Furlong, William Rea, 1881-1976
    • Subject in Franklin S. (Franklin Smith) Farquhar, b. 1865 Diary (1941). HM 71733.
    • Subject in Franklin S. (Franklin Smith) Farquhar, b. 1865 Diary (1943). HM 71735.
    • Subject in Franklin S. (Franklin Smith) Farquhar, b. 1865 Diary (1944). HM 71736.
    • Subject in Franklin S. (Franklin Smith) Farquhar, b. 1865 Diary (1945). HM 71737.
    Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941
    • Subject in Franklin S. (Franklin Smith) Farquhar, b. 1865 Diary (1941). HM 71733.
    Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945
    • Subject in Franklin S. (Franklin Smith) Farquhar, b. 1865 Diary (1941). HM 71733.
    World War, 1939-1945
    • Subject in Franklin S. (Franklin Smith) Farquhar, b. 1865 Diary (1941). HM 71733.
    • Subject in Franklin S. (Franklin Smith) Farquhar, b. 1865 Diary (1942). HM 71734.
    • Subject in Franklin S. (Franklin Smith) Farquhar, b. 1865 Diary (1943). HM 71735.
    • Subject in Franklin S. (Franklin Smith) Farquhar, b. 1865 Diary (1944). HM 71736.
    • Subject in Franklin S. (Franklin Smith) Farquhar, b. 1865 Diary (1945). HM 71737.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Huntington Library's Online Catalog.  

    Subjects

    Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965.
    Farquhar, Franklin S. (Franklin Smith), 1865-.
    Furlong, William Rea, 1881-1976.
    Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945.
    Authors, American -- California -- Archives.
    Chinese -- California.
    Gold mines and mining -- California.
    Journalists -- California.
    Journalists -- Washington (State)
    Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941.
    Pioneers -- California.
    World War, 1939-1945.
    California -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
    Livingston (Calif.)
    Merced County (Calif.)

    Forms/Genres

    Diaries -- California -- 20th century.
    Manuscripts for publication -- California -- 20th century.