Abstract

Zoologist, author, professor of entomology and zoology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst when it was known as Massachusetts Agricultural College, and President, Association of Economic Entomologists, 1914. Contains biographical materials including school records, newsclippings, and correspondence with other entomologists and Massachusetts Agricultural College alumni and officials including President Edward M. Lewis. Also contains printed versions of published writings.

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Special Collections & University Archives
UMass Amherst Libraries
154 Hicks Way
Amherst, Mass. 01003-9275
413-545-2780
Henry Torsey Fernald Papers
1881-1955
3 boxes (1.25 linear ft.)
Call no.: FS 60

Background on Henry Torsey Fernald

Zoologist, author, professor of entomology; professor of zoology, and President, Association of Economic Entomologists, 1914.

1866
Born, April 17, in Litchfield, Maine to Charles Henry and Maria Elizabeth (Smith) Fernald.
1885
B.S. Maine State College
1888
M.S. Maine State College
1890-1899
Professor of Zoology, Pennsylvania State College
1890
Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University
Married, June 9, to Minna R. Simon
1899
Pennsylvania State Zoologist
1899-1930
Professor of Entomology, Head of Department of Entomology, Massachusetts Agricultural College
1902-1918
State Nursery Inspector
1913-1927
Chairman, School of Science, Massachusetts Agricultural College
1914
President, Association of Economic Entomologists
1921
Applied Entomology first published by McGraw-Hill
1927-1930
Director, Graduate School, Massachusetts Agricultural College
1952
Died, July 15, Winter Park, Florida
Contents of Collection

Comprises biographical materials, including grade reports while a student at Maine State College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts, 1881-1885, and memorial tributes; letterbook, 1902-1907; professional correspondence, 1883-1930, n.d., with other entomologists, College officials, including President Edward M. Lewis, 1872-1936, and an alumnus from Massachusetts Agricultural College about preparing a history of the college; printed versions of published writings, 1899-1938, n.d.; Fernald Club Yearbook, 1932, 1933, 1936, and 1953; and newsclippings.

Administrative information
Provenance

Acquired before 1972 and from John Lilly, 1974.

Processing Information

Processed by SCUA staff.

Acknowledgments

Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Copyright and Use (More informationConnect to publication information)

Cite as: Henry Torsey Fernald Papers (RG 40/11 H. T. Fernald). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.

Search terms
Subjects
  • Entomology--Massachusetts.
Names
  • Fernald, Henry Torsey.
  • Fernald, Henry Torsey.
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst. Department of Zoology.
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst--Faculty.