Francis P. Farquhar papers, 1912-1968.

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Farquhar, Francis Peloubet, 1887-1974. Francis P. Farquhar papers, 1912-1968.

Francis P. Farquhar papers, 1912-1968.

Includes 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, François Matthes, and the National Park Service.

6 boxes, 10 cartons (14.6 linear ft.)

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