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Farnham P. Griffiths papers BANC MSS C-B 755
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  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Alternate Forms Available
  • Related Collections
  • Separated Material
  • Acquisition Information
  • Accruals
  • System of Arrangement
  • Processing Information
  • Biographical Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: The Bancroft Library
    Title: Farnham P. Griffiths papers
    creator: Griffiths, Farnham P. (Farnham Pond), 1884-1958
    creator: Griffiths, Griffith, d. 1923
    Identifier/Call Number: BANC MSS C-B 755
    Physical Description: 45 linear feet 31 cartons, 3 boxes, 1 oversize box, 2 oversize folders
    Date (inclusive): 1869-1960
    Abstract: 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.
    Language of Material: Collection materials are in English
    Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

    Publication Rights

    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.
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Farnham P. Griffiths Papers, BANC MSS C-B 755, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Alternate Forms Available

    There are no alternate forms of this collection.

    Related Collections

    Pictorial Material from the Farnham P. Griffiths Papers, BANC PIC 1959.007--B
    Portraits from the Farnham P. Griffiths Papers, BANC PIC 1970.024--B
    Farnham P. Griffiths Photograph Collection, BANC PIC 1973.042--PIC
    Henry Morse Stephens Papers, BANC MSS C-B 926

    Separated Material

    Photographs have been transferred to the Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library.

    Acquisition Information

    The Farnham P. Griffiths Papers were given to The Bancroft Library by Mrs. Farnham P. Griffiths in 1958. Additions were made in 1965 and 1973. Correspondence written by Farnham P. Griffiths to his then-fiance Marjorie Blanchard Norse was donated by the family in 2015.

    Accruals

    No additions are expected.

    System of Arrangement

    Arranged to the folder level.

    Processing Information

    Processed Bancroft Library staff in 2013. 2015 additions incorporated in 2015.

    Biographical Information

    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.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    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. A particularly rich portion of the collection is both sides of correspondence between Farnham P. Griffiths and his then-fiance Marjorie Blanchard Norse during their engagement (1907-1912). The two sides of this correspondence can be found filed under Marjorie Blanchard Norse in the Correspondence Series. 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.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Faculty papers.
    Menus.
    Griffiths, Farnham P. (Farnham Pond), 1884-1958
    Griffiths, Griffith, d. 1923
    Griffiths, Farnham P. (Farnham Pond), 1884-1958-- Archives
    Griffiths, Griffith, 1923-- Archives
    Wheeler, Benjamin Ide, 1854-1927
    University of California, Berkeley. School of Law
    Stephens, H. Morse, (Henry Morse), 1857-1919
    University of California, Berkeley--Students