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Sierra Club mountaineer and editor oral history transcript, 1971-1972 : Francis P. Farquhar

Author: Francis Peloubet Farquhar; Ann Lage; Ray Lage; Richard M Leonard; Sierra Club. History Committee.
Publisher: San Francisco : Sierra Club History Committee, 1974.
Series: Sierra Club Oral History Project, 1.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : Manuscript   Archival Material : English
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Farquhar discusses his involvement with Sierra Club outings, his meeting with William E. Colby and his decision to leave the east coast to stay in California to be near Yosemite and the High Sierra. Major topics include his climb of Mt. Parnassus and attempt of Mt. Olympus in Greece, his return to the Sierra in 1914, the character of the club and its participants, changes in the club over the years, his involvement  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Interviews
Named Person: Francis Peloubet Farquhar; William Edward Colby; Stephen Tyng Mather
Material Type: Biography, Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Francis Peloubet Farquhar; Ann Lage; Ray Lage; Richard M Leonard; Sierra Club. History Committee.
OCLC Number: 18427856
Notes: Typescript (photocopy). Original tape recording and transcript located at Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Transcript of an interview completed under the auspices of the Sierra Club History Committee.
Description: v, 86 leaves, bound ; 28 cm.
Series Title: Sierra Club Oral History Project, 1.
Responsibility: an interview conducted by Ann and Ray Lage ; [with a preface by Richard M. Leonard].

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Farquhar discusses his involvement with Sierra Club outings, his meeting with William E. Colby and his decision to leave the east coast to stay in California to be near Yosemite and the High Sierra. Major topics include his climb of Mt. Parnassus and attempt of Mt. Olympus in Greece, his return to the Sierra in 1914, the character of the club and its participants, changes in the club over the years, his involvement in major Sierra Club conservation campaigns, and his editorship of the Sierra Club bulletin.

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