Scope and Content Note
Title: Franklin Family Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1916-1996
Collection: HDC 1157
0.6 linear feet (7 folders).
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park (Calif.).
Historic Documents Department
Building E, Fort Mason, San Francisco,
abstract: Correspondence, notes, and log book
relating to the activities of members of the Franklin Family, including
E. Fred Franklin, Phil F. Franklin, the California Maritime Academy, and
the Klondike Gold Rush of 1898.
Franklin Family Papers
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[Item description], HDC 1157, [Location within collection
organization identified by series number, file unit number,
item number], Franklin Family Papers, 1916-1996, San
Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.
The Franklin Family Papers were donated by Phil F.
Franklin to San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
in two separate accessions. Series 1 and 2 were accessioned
as SAFR-00994 while series 3 was acccessioned under SAFR-
01285. Series 1 was created by the donor's father, E[dward].
Fred[erick] Franklin (1894-1978). Series 2 was created and
organized by the donor himself, primarily while a cadet at
the California Maritime Academy. Series 3 was created by Phil
F. Franklin based on notes taken from a letter originally
written by Herb Franklin, the donor's uncle.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Franklin, Phil F.
Processed by Lisbit Collins Bailey, Roberto Landazuri, and
Completed in 2001 Oct 18.
The following information contains the family biographies of
Frank Edward Sjogren (Franklin) (1859-1926), E[dward] Fred[erick]
Franklin (1894-1978), and Phil F. Franklin (1922-).
Frank Edward Sjogren (Franklin) (1859-1926) was born in Sweden,
and emigrated to San Francisco in 1886. Between 1898 and 1901 he went to
Yukon Territory and Alaska four times, and made three subsequent trips to
Alaska between 1914 and 1922. He passed away in San Francisco at the age
E[dward] Fred[erick] Franklin (1894-1978) was born and raised in
San Francisco, where he worked in the newspaper industry before beginning
his short maritime career at the age of 18. After 1919, he lived in
Glendale, California and worked in public relations.
Phil F. Franklin (1922-) was born and raised in Glendale,
California. He entered the California Maritime Academy in August 1941.
After December of 1941, the school's curriculum was accelerated and he
graduated in December 1942. He was discharged from the Navy in 1946, and
has worked in advertising in Southern California after that. He currently
lives in Idaho.
Scope and Content Note
Correspondence, notes, and log book relating to the activities
of members of the Franklin Family, including E. Fred Franklin, Phil F.
Franklin, the California Maritime Academy, and the Klondike Gold Rush of
The following terms have been used to index the description of
this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Index terms have not been assigned at this time.
The papers' 7 folders are organized into 3 series based on Phil
F. Franklin's original arrangement. Series 1, file unit 1: Letter from
Fred Franklin to his family on his voyage from San Francisco to
Valpariso, Chile aboard Callao (bark), 1916 August 19-November 4. Series
2, file unit 1: California Maritime Academy during World War II,
Introduction to Parts I through IV. Series 2, file unit 2: Phil Franklin
letters, 1941 August-December, (Part I). Series 2, file unit 3: Phil
Franklin letters, 1942 January-December, (Part II). Series 2, file unit
4: Phil Franklin letters, 1943 January - May 27, (Part III). Series 3,
file unit 5: California Maritime Academy, December--1942 logbook (from
Trocadero Restaurant), (Part IV). Series 4, file unit 1: Notes on Frank
Edward Sjogren's (Franklin's) Journeys to Alaska and the Yukon between
1898 and 1922, 1996.
Series arranged by subject.