Franklin Family Papers, 1916-1996

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San Francisco Maritime
National Historical Park
Third Floor, Building E, Fort Mason
San Francisco, CA 94123
Phone: 415-561-7070
Fax: 415-556-3540
URL: http://www.nps.gov/safr/local/hddquery.html
All written inquiries should include your name, mailing address, and telephone numbers.
2002
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.
Historic Documents Department, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
Building E, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA 94123

Guide to the Franklin Family Papers, 1916- 1996

Collection Number: HDC 1157

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park



Historic Documents Department

San Francisco, California

Contact Information:

  • San Francisco Maritime
  • National Historical Park
  • Third Floor, Building E, Fort Mason
  • San Francisco, CA 94123
  • Phone: 415-561-7070
  • Fax: 415-556-3540
  • URL: http://www.nps.gov/safr/local/hddquery.html
  • All written inquiries should include your name, mailing address, and telephone numbers.
    Processed by:
    Lisbit Collins Bailey, Roberto Landazuri, and Sara Diamond
    Date Completed:
    2001 Oct 18
    Encoded by:
    San Francisco Maritime NHP, Historic Documents Department
2002 San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Franklin Family Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1916-1996
Collection: HDC 1157
Creator: Franklin family
Extent: 0.6 linear feet (7 folders).
Repository: San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park (Calif.).

Historic Documents Department
Building E, Fort Mason, San Francisco, California 94123
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.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Franklin Family Papers

Usage Restrictions

The San Francisco Maritime NHP possesses physical property rights through ownership of the materials. However, copyright may reside with the individual or corporate body responsible for the creation of the materials, or with their heirs. It is the user's responsibility to respect the provisions of the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code). Permission to reproduce or publish from this collection must be secured by the user from the copyright holders.

Preferred Citation

[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.

Provenance

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.

Processing Information

Processed by Lisbit Collins Bailey, Roberto Landazuri, and Sara Diamond.

Completed in 2001 Oct 18.

Biography

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 of 67.
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 1898.

Indexing Terms

Note

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Note

Index terms have not been assigned at this time.

Organization

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.

Arrangement

Series arranged by subject.

Series Description

 

Series: HDC 1157/0001
E. Fred Franklin letter documenting Callao (built 1885; bark, 4m) voyage, 1916 Sep 19-1916 Nov 4.

Physical Description: 1 folder (13 leaves).

Arrangement

This series is organized in a single file unit.

Arrangement

Pages in the file unit are arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of one letter written to the Franklin family in the form of a daily log. The letter contains 13 leaves written on both sides in ink and pencil, in which Fred Franklin describes the progress made on the bark CALLAO's voyage, his daily activities, events and incidents, plus data on the weather and the ship's location.
 

Series: HDC 1157/0002
Phil Franklin letters and California Maritime Academy Class of 1942 logbook, 1941-1962.

Physical Description: 5 folders (117 items and 1 v.).

Arrangement

This series is organized into 5 file units. File unit 1: Phil Franklin's 1995 comments. File unit 2: letters from August through December 1941. File unit 3: letters from January through December 1942. File unit 4: letters from January through May 1943. File unit 5: California Maritime Academy, December-- 1942 logbook (from Trocadero Restaurant).

Arrangement

The file units are arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

This series documents Phil Franklin's progress through the California Maritime Academy and his first voyage following graduation. This series documents the life of a CMA midshipman and recent graduate at an extraordinary time: just before the United States' entry into World War II, and during the first two full years of that war. Franklin's letters are rich in detail about the life of the first-year "swabs," as well as life in San Francisco during this time. Included in this series are Franklin's letters to his family and friends, as well as some letters received by Franklin during this time, and some photocopied documents from CMA. Also included in this series are Franklin's 1995 comments on this correspondence and the "Logbook of the Class of December 1942," highly noteworthy for the perspective they add to these materials.
The logbook in file unit 5 documents the post-graduation activities of some of the members of the CMA class of December 1942. Sections of the book were blocked out for some fifteen class members, as well as for members of the Boete family who owned and operated the Trocadero. The entries include correspondence and photographs, and describe voyages on merchant marine and Navy vessels as well as family developments. Addresses and telephone numbers of the various class members are also documented. Pages 9 through 12 are missing.
 

Series: HDC 1157/0003
Notes on Frank Edward Sjogren's (Franklin's) Journeys to Alaska and the Yukon between 1898 and 1922, 1996.

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Arrangement

This series is organized in a single file unit.

Arrangement

The file unit is arranged according to its original pagination.

Scope and Content Note

The folder mainly concerns Edward Franklin's experiences in Alaska and the Yukon territory during the Klondike Gold Rush from 1897 to 1901.