Franklin S. Farquhar Papers: Finding Aid

Finding aid prepared by Brooke M. Black, July 27, 2009.
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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.

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Administrative Information

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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.


Collection Contents

 

Diaries

Box 1

Account Book and Memo Book – Diaries, 1936

 

Farquhar, Franklin S. (Franklin Smith), b. 1865. Account Book and Memo Book (1902-1907). With 10 items found in volume including clippings, tickets, receipts, etc. HM 71720

 

Farquhar, Franklin S. (Franklin Smith), b. 1865. Diary (1906-1908). With 3 items found in the volume including business card and notes. HM 71721

 

Farquhar, Franklin S. (Franklin Smith), b. 1865. Diary (1908-1910). With 3 business cards found in the volume. HM 71722

 

Farquhar, Franklin S. (Franklin Smith), b. 1865. Diary (1910-1911). HM 71723

 

Farquhar, Franklin S. (Franklin Smith), b. 1865. Diary (1933-1937). HM 71724

 

Farquhar, Franklin S. (Franklin Smith), b. 1865. Diary (1934). HM 71725

 

Farquhar, Franklin S. (Franklin Smith), b. 1865. Diary (1935). HM 71726

 

Farquhar, Franklin S. (Franklin Smith), b. 1865. Diary (1936). With 3 items found in the volume including clippings and a note. HM 71727

Box 2

Diaries, 1937-1940

 

Farquhar, Franklin S. (Franklin Smith), b. 1865. Diary (1937). With 9 items found in the volume including clippings and notes. HM 71728

 

Farquhar, Franklin S. (Franklin Smith), b. 1865. Diary (1938). With 7 clippings found in the volume. HM 71729

 

Farquhar, Franklin S. (Franklin Smith), b. 1865. Journal (1938). With 29 items found in the volume including clippings and notes. HM 71730

 

Farquhar, Franklin S. (Franklin Smith), b. 1865. Diary (1939). With 9 items found in the volume including clippings and notes. HM 71731

 

Farquhar, Franklin S. (Franklin Smith), b. 1865. Diary (1940). With 3 clippings found in the volume. HM 71732

Box 3

Diaries, 1941-1945

 

Farquhar, Franklin S. (Franklin Smith), b. 1865. Diary (1941). HM 71733

 

Farquhar, Franklin S. (Franklin Smith), b. 1865. Diary (1942). With one note found in the volume. HM 71734

 

Farquhar, Franklin S. (Franklin Smith), b. 1865. Diary (1943). HM 71735

 

Farquhar, Franklin S. (Franklin Smith), b. 1865. Diary (1944). With two receipts found in the volume. HM 71736

 

Farquhar, Franklin S. (Franklin Smith), b. 1865. Diary (1945). With 15 clippings found in the volume. HM 71737

 

Manuscripts

Box 4

Manuscripts

 

Farquhar, Franklin S. (Franklin Smith), b. 1865. '49: [manuscript] (1938). Carbon copy with author's handwritten edits. HM 71738

 

Farquhar, Franklin S. (Franklin Smith), b. 1865. And What of the Years?: [reminiscences, p. i- vi, 1-93] (1943). Carbon copy with author's handwritten edits. HM 71739a

 

Farquhar, Franklin S. (Franklin Smith), b. 1865. And What of the Years?: [reminiscences, p. 94- 175] (1943). Carbon copy with author's handwritten edits. HM 71739b

 

Farquhar, Franklin S. (Franklin Smith), b. 1865. And What of the Years?: [reminiscences, p. 176-247] (1943). Carbon copy with author's handwritten edits. HM 71739c

 

Farquhar, Franklin S. (Franklin Smith), b. 1865. Genealogy of the Burgess Family: [manuscript] (1945). Carbon copy with author's handwritten edits. HM 71740

 

Farquhar, Franklin S. (Franklin Smith), b. 1865. Genealogy of the Farquhar Family: [manuscript] (1944). Carbon copy with author's handwritten edits. HM 71741

 

Farquhar, Franklin S. (Franklin Smith), b. 1865. History of Livingston, California: [manuscript, introduction, p. 1-105] (1945). Carbon copy with author's handwritten edits. HM 71742a

 

Farquhar, Franklin S. (Franklin Smith), b. 1865. History of Livingston, California: [manuscript, p. 106-205] (1945). Carbon copy with author's handwritten edits. HM 71742b

 

Farquhar, Franklin S. (Franklin Smith), b. 1865. History of Livingston, California: [manuscript, 206-271] (1945). Carbon copy with author's handwritten edits. HM 71742c