Finding Aid for the Francis Peloubet Farquhar Papers, 1914-1951

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UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
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Finding Aid for the Francis Peloubet Farquhar Papers, 1914-1951

Collection number: 265

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
Processed by:
Manuscripts Division staff, 2 December 1993
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Last update:
May 1999
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, May 2002
© 2002 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Francis Peloubet Farquhar Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1914-1951
Collection number: 265
Creator: Farquhar, Francis Peloubet, 1887-
Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Francis P. Farquhar (1887-1974) was born in Newton, Massachusetts. He participated in expeditions to Mount Olympus, Greece (1914 and 1951) and to the North Pole (1949). The collection contains photographs and negatives of mountains, photographs of public buildings, a photograph of the Monastery of Hagios Antonios, and a small amount of correspondence and ephemera.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

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  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Francis P. Farquhar, 1969-70.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Francis Peloubet Farquhar Papers (Collection 265). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 1218056 

Biography

Farquhar was born on December 31, 1887 in Newton, Massachusetts; AB, Harvard University, 1909; became public accountant in Boston and San Francisco, 1909-59; also served as an accountant with the U.S. National Park Service, 1922-25; president of the California Academy of Sciences, and California Historical Society; president of the Sierra Club, and editor of the Bulletin, 1926-46; president, California State Board of Accountancy, 1953-54; recipient of the John Muir award for conservation, 1965; made expeditions to Mount Olympus, Greece, 1914 and 1951, and to the North Pole, 1949; published books include Place Names of the High Sierra (1926), Mount Olympus (1929), The Books of the Colorado River and the Grand Canyon (1953), and History of the Sierra Nevada (1965); died on November 20, 1974.

Scope and Content

Collection contains photographs and negatives of mountains, including Mount Whitney, Mount Waddington, Muir Pass, the Sierra Nevada, Mount Olympus and Hidden Peak. It also includes photographs of public buildings in Athens, Greece and a photograph of the Monastery of Hagios Antonios, and a small amount of correspondence and ephemera.

Related Material

Francis P. Farquhar Mountaineering Collection of Uncataloged Books (Collection 510). Available at Department of Special Collections, UCLA.

Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

Correspondence. 1914.

Box 1, Folder 2

Ephemera.

Box 1, Folder 3

Mount Whitney--photograph.

Box 1, Folder 4

Mount Waddington--photographs.

Box 1, Folder 5

Muir Pass--photograph.

Box 1, Folder 6

Sierra--photographs (31).

Box 1, Folder 7

Sierra--photographs (29).

Box 1, Folder 8

Sierra--photographs (29).

Box 1, Folder 9

Sierra--photographs (29).

Box 1, Folder 10

Monastery of Hagios Antonios in Greece--photograph. 1914.

Box 1, Folder 11

4 views of public buildings in Athens, Greece, ca.1920.

Box 1, Folder 12

Mount Olympus, Thessaly, Greece--Disbound photo album. Photos #1-27. 1922.

Box 1, Folder 13

Mount Olympus, Thessaly, Greece--Disbound photo album. Photos #28-65. ca.1920s.

Box 1, Folder 14

Mount Olympus, Thessaly, Greece--Disbound photo album. Photos #66-104. ca.1914-45.

Box 1, Folder 15

The Ascent of Mount Olympus--Photo album. 1926.

Box 1, Folder 16

Mount Olympus--9 captioned photographs. 1951.

Box 1, Folder 17

Mount Olympus. 1951--Complete set of 1951 ascent of Mount Olympus. 42 prints.

Box 1, Folder 18

Mount Olympus. 1951--14 duplicates to 1951 ascent of Mount Olympus.

Box 1, Folder 19

Mount Olympus. 1951--43 negatives of ascent of Mount Olympus.

Box 1, Folder 20

Greece and Olympus Scrapbook.

Box 2

2 photographs of Noel O'Dell on Mount Fox in British Columbia. Summer 1930.

Box 2

Masherbrun [?], Southeast face from summit of Serac Peak--Colour photograph. 1960.

Box 2

Masherbrun [?] from the Hushe valley--Colour photograph, 1960.

Box 2

View from summit of Hidden Peak--Colour photograph, 1960.