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Finding Aid for the Francis Peloubet Farquhar Papers, 1914-1951
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Francis Peloubet Farquhar Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1914-1951
    Collection number: 265
    Creator: Farquhar, Francis Peloubet, 1887-
    Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: 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.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Francis P. Farquhar, 1969-70.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Francis Peloubet Farquhar Papers (Collection 265). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 1218056 


    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.

    Scope and Content

    Collection contains photographs and negatives of mountains, including Mount Whitney, Mount Waddington, Muir Pass, the Sierra Nevada, Mount Olympus and Hidden Peak. It also includes photographs of public buildings in Athens, Greece and a photograph of the Monastery of Hagios Antonios, and a small amount of correspondence and ephemera.

    Related Material

    Francis P. Farquhar Mountaineering Collection of Uncataloged Books (Collection 510). Available at Department of Special Collections, UCLA.