Materials reflecting his avocations as conservationist, mountaineer, author, and historian.
Include letters from friends and colleagues, officials of various government agencies and private organizations, etc., with
copies of his replies; and subject files (with mss. of his writings, bibliographies, notes, tear sheets and reprints of articles
by him and by others, etc.) relating to topics such as the Colorado River, big trees, various national parks (Glacier, Mesa
Verde, Sequoia, Kings Canyon, Yellowstone, Yosemite, etc.), Dinosaur National Monument, Hetch Hetchy, Mount Shasta, Mount
Whitney, the Sierra Nevada, wireless telegraphy in California, and to individuals such as Henry Larcom Abbot, William H. Brewer,
James T. Gardiner, Joseph LeConte, John Muir, and Grizzly Adams. Correspondents include: Horace M.S. Albright, Norman Asa
Clyde, Ansel Franklin Hall, Stephen T. Mather, C. Hart Merriam, George W. Stewart, Francois Matthes, and the National Park
Francis Peloubet Farquhar -certified public accountant by profession and conservationist, mountaineer, historian and author
by avocation -was born in Newton, Massachusetts on December 31, 1887. Graduating from Harvard in 1909, he came to San Francisco
in 1910 and, after several business experiences, returned to New England to take up the profession of accounting, studying
under Clinton Scovell, a pioneer in the field of cost accounting. In 1914 he came again to California, eventually setting
up his own practice in San Francisco as a certified public accountant.
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