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Francis P. Farquhar pictorial collection [graphic].
BANC PIC 1954.007--POR; BANC PIC 1954.008--fALB (Series II); BANC PIC 1954.008--AX; BANC PIC 1954.008--B; ...
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Title:

Francis P. Farquhar pictorial collection

Creator/Contributor:

Farquhar, Francis P. (Francis Peloubet), 1887-1974, creator

Creator/Contributor:

Harris, W., (Photographer)

Creator/Contributor:

Watkins, Carleton E., 1829-1916

Creator/Contributor:

LeConte, Joseph N. (Joseph Nisbet), 1870-1950

Creator/Contributor:

Adams, Ansel, 1902-1984

Creator/Contributor:

Yard, Robert Sterling, 1861-1945

Creator/Contributor:

Hillers, John K., 1843-1925

Creator/Contributor:

Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942

Creator/Contributor:

Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952

Creator/Contributor:

Selleck, Silas.

Abstract:

Collection consists primarily of photos and drawings relating to the Sierra Nevada mountains and the region's history. It includes images taken by Farquhar and his contemporaries as well as photographs of historical interest which he collected as part of his research. A series of views from the Geological Survey of California (known as the Whitney Survey) contains the earliest known photographic views of the high country near Yosemite and Hetch Hetchy, dating from 1867. Original pencil drawings and topographical sketches from the survey are also present, and these materials appear to have been sources for Farquhar's publication of Up and down California in 1860-1864: the journal of William H. Brewer. Other Sierra views are from camping and mountaineering trips made by Farquhar and Sierra Club members between 1900 and 1932, many in the Mt. Whitney region. Often, earlier views are included in the albums of these outings. Edward S. Curtis photos of a 1916 trip along the John Muir Trail, accompanied by a diary by Robert Sterling Yard are also present. Collection includes a small number of photographs by Carleton E. Watkins (including Mt. Shasta views). Additional material relates to various national parks of the western U.S. Yosemite views present include works by Carleton E. Watkins and by John K. Hillers.
Also includes one lithograph entitled The Mammoth Tree Grove, Calaveras County, California, by Thomas Ayres.

Date:

ca. 1855-ca. 1932 (issued)

Subject:

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Geological Survey of California -- Pictorial works
Sierra Club -- Pictorial works
Geographical and Geological Survey of the Rocky Mountain Region (U.S.) -- Pictorial works
Outdoor recreation -- California -- Photographs
Mountaineering -- California -- Photographs
National parks and reserves -- United States -- Photographs
Wilderness areas -- California -- Photographs
Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nev.) -- Pictorial works
California -- Discovery and exploration -- Pictorial works
Yosemite National Park (Calif.) -- Pictorial works
Hetch Hetchy Valley (Calif.) -- Pictorial works
Shasta, Mount, Region (Calif.) -- Pictorial works
Whitney, Mount (Calif.) -- Pictorial works

Note:

Collected by Francis P. Farquhar. Various photographers and artists, including: W. Harris, Carleton E. Watkins, W.H. Jackson, John K. Hillers, Silas Selleck, Joseph Le Conte, Edward S. Curtis, and Ansel Adams.
Includes 1 salted paper photographic print (Whitney survey camp at Mt. Diablo, 1862).
Oversized boxes (1954.008--AX and --B) : RESTRICTED. Permission of Curator of Pictorial Collections required for use.
Series 1 (1954.008--PIC Box 1) : RESTRICTED. Permission of Curator of Pictorial Collections required for use.
1 photograph on leather : RESTRICTED. Use viewing print shelved as: BANC PIC 1954.008:48--PIC.
Later additions of Farquhar pictorial material have been cataloged as BANC PIC 1994.039.
Preliminary finding aid available.
Transferred from the Francis P. Farquhar papers (BANC MSS C-B 517)

Type:

graphic
Portraits.
Salted paper prints.
Albumen prints.
Drawings.
Leather photographs.

Physical Description:

graphic
picture
238 portraits, 1 print, 6 boxes, 1 album & 2 oversize boxes (ca. 1,070 photographic prints, drawings, and prints)

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC PIC 1954.007--POR
BANC PIC 1954.008--fALB (Series II)
BANC PIC 1954.008--AX
BANC PIC 1954.008--B
BANC PIC 1954.008--D
BANC PIC 1954.008--PIC Box 2a
BANC PIC 1954.008--PIC Box 2b
BANC PIC 1954.008--PIC Box 3
BANC PIC 1954.008--PIC Box 4
BANC PIC 1954.008--PIC Box 5
BANC PIC 1954.008--PIC Box 6
BANC PIC 1954.008:048--CASE
BANC PIC 1954.008--PIC box 1a
BANC PIC 1954.008--PIC box 1b
BANC PIC 1954.007-.008
BANC PIC 1954.007-.008--PIC

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

Oversized boxes (1954.008--AX and --B) : RESTRICTED. Permission of Curator of Pictorial Collections required for use.
Series 1 (1954.008--PIC Box 1) : RESTRICTED. Permission of Curator of Pictorial Collections required for use.
1 photograph on leather : RESTRICTED. Use viewing print shelved as: BANC PIC 1954.008:48--PIC.

Related Item:

Francis P. Farquhar papers : Farquhar, Francis P. (Francis Peloubet), : 1887-1974
Up and down California in 1860-1864 : Brewer, William Henry, : 1828-1910
Mammoth Tree Grove, Calaveras County, California : Ayres, Thomas.