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Finding Aid to the Farnham P. Griffiths Papers, 1869-1960
BANC MSS C-B 755  
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Description
The papers of Farnham P. Griffiths include correspondence and subject files documenting Griffiths' personal and professional life. Included are materials regarding family history, his education, his work with the University of California, records of the Maritime Law Association and the Bar Association of San Francisco as well as other institutions of particular interest to him such as the Bohemian Club, the Rhodes Scholarship and Oxford University. Also included are papers of his father, Griffith Griffiths, most notably his handwritten sermons as well as Farnham's extensive menu collection and his records regarding the estate of Henry Morse Stephens. The bulk of the collection was arranged alphabetically by topic and that order has been retained resulting in an organization into seven series: Correspondence; Topical Files; Writings; Personal; Henry Morse Estate; Griffith Griffiths; and Menu Collection.
Background
Farnham Pond Griffiths was born in Alturas, California in Modoc County in 1884. He was raised in Eureka and his father, Griffith Griffiths was a Congregational minister. Farnham Griffiths attended UC Berkeley from 1902-1906. After graduation he served as secretary to UC Berkeley President, Benjamin Ide Wheeler. Griffiths was named a Rhodes scholar in 1907, studying at Balliol College at Oxford University. He returned from Oxford to his position as secretary to President Wheeler in 1910, a position he held until his appointment as a lecturer of law at the university in 1913. In 1913 he also married Marjorie Blanchard Norse. Griffiths served as a UC Regent from 1948-1951. He died of a heart attack in 1958 at the age of 73.
Extent
Number of containers: 31 cartons, 1 box, 1 oversize box, 2 oversize folders Linear feet: 45
Restrictions
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 94720-6000. Consent is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html.
Availability
Collection is open for research.