Yale, Elihu, 1649-1721

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In 1671 Elihu Yale was appointed a writer in the East India Company. He was sent to Madras, India in 1672, and became a member of the council and second in command to the governor. In 1687 Yale became president and governor of Fort Saint George. He returned to England in 1699, where he carried on trade in diamonds. In 1718 Yale made a gift to the Collegiate School at New Haven, Connecticut, which, in appreciation, changed its name to Yale College.

From the description of Elihu Yale collection, 1610-2000 (inclusive), 1610-1987 (bulk). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702179448

From the guide to the Elihu Yale collection, 1610-2000, (Manuscripts and Archives)

Official of the East India Company. Elihu Yale was sent to Fort Saint George, Madras, in 1672, where he served as a member of the council and as second in command to the governor. He became president and governor of Fort Saint George in 1687. After returning to England in 1699, Yale worked in the diamond trade and in 1704 was named high sheriff of Denbighshire, in Wrexham, Wales. In 1718 the Collegiate School at New Haven, Connecticut, changed its name to Yale College in acknowledgement of a large private contribution made by Elihu Yale.

From the description of Collection of papers relating to Elihu Yale, 1671-1704. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702146303

Official of the East India Company. Elihu Yale was sent to Fort Saint George, Madras, in 1672, where he served as a member of the council and as second in command to the governor. He became president and governor of Fort Saint George in 1687. After returning to England in 1699, Yale worked in the diamond trade and in 1704 was named high sheriff of Denbighshire, in Wrexham, Wales. In 1718 the Collegiate School at Saybrook, Connecticut, changed its name to Yale College in acknowledgement of a large private contribution made by Elihu Yale.

From the description of Collection of papers relating to Elihu Yale, 1671-1704. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84045631

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Early Yale documents, 1700-1889. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Chardin, John, Sir, 1643-1713. John Chardin correspondence and documents, 1671-1719. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Early Yale documents, 1700-1889 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Amy Lowell autograph collection, 1523-1930. Macaulay, Thomas Babington Macaulay, Baron, 1800-1859. Autograph manuscript letter (signed) to [Mary] Berry; Bourges, 1843 September 1. Houghton Library
referencedIn Bingham family. Bingham family papers, 1811-1974 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Curtis, Henry Barnes, 1799-1885. Papers 1806-1888. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Yale, Elihu, 1649-1721. ALS to Thomas Pitt and Daniel Chardin, 1700 Nov 1, London. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Early Yale documents, 1700-1889. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Yale, Elihu, 1649-1721. Collection of papers relating to Elihu Yale, 1671-1704. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Evans, John, fl. 1683. Ship's manifest of the sloop Adventure : [Hugli, India], 1683 Nov 15. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Yale, Elihu, 1649-1721. Collection of papers relating to Elihu Yale, 1671-1704. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Bingham family. Bingham family papers, 1811-1974 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Hummel, David Martin. Photograph collection of David Hummel documenting Yale and Wrexham, Wales, 1948-1968 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Yale, Elihu, 1649-1721. Elihu Yale collection, 1610-2000 (inclusive), 1610-1987 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn John Chardin correspondence and documents, 1671-1719 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Chardin, John, Sir, 1643-1713. John Chardin correspondence and documents, 1671-1719. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Bingham family papers, 1811-1974 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Elihu Yale collection, 1610-2000 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Jones, Isaac. Jones Family Memoirs, n.d. Connecticut Historical Society
referencedIn Evans, John, fl. 1683. Ship's manifest of the sloop Adventure : [Hugli, India], 1683 Nov 15. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Role Title Holding Repository
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associatedWith Bingham family. family
associatedWith Bingham family. family
associatedWith Bingham family. family
associatedWith Chardin, Daniel. person
associatedWith Chardin, John, Sir, 1643-1713. person
associatedWith Curtis, Henry Barnes, 1799-1885. person
associatedWith East India Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Elford, Richard. person
associatedWith Evans, John, fl. 1683. person
associatedWith Gomersall, Thomas. person
associatedWith Hummel, David Martin. person
associatedWith Hynmers, Catherine. person
associatedWith Jones, Isaac person
associatedWith Lowell, Amy, 1874-1925 person
associatedWith Neale, O. person
associatedWith Pitt, Thomas, 1653-1726. person
associatedWith Yale, David, 1613-1690. person
associatedWith Yale, Theophilus. person
associatedWith Yale University. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
London ENG GB
London ENG GB
Boston MA US
Chennai 25 IN
Subject
Diamond industry and trade
Occupation
Benefactors
Governors
Merchants
Activity

Person

Birth 1649-04-05

Death 1721-07-08

Latin,

English

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