Walker, Francis Amasa, 1840-1897

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American economist and educator.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Boston, to the editors of The Critic [Jeannette L. and Joseph B. Gilder], 1884 Aug. 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 645501803

Lawyer, educator, and economist.

From the description of Francis Amasa Walker papers, 1878-1896. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981602

American publicist.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : New Haven, Conn., to Mr. Wells, 1878 Apr. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270586304

From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : London, to Prof. Knight, 1886 Aug. 6 and 1888 Mar. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270586308

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Office of Indian Affairs, to Gen. O.E. Babcock, 1872 Dec. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270586301

Francis Amasa Walker, economist and author whose positions included Brigadier General in the Army of the Potomac, Superintedent of the U.S. Census, Professor of Economics at Yale, and President of Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Published numerous books and articles.

Samuel Sydney McClure, founder, editor, and publisher of McClure's Magazine.

From the description of Letter to Mr. McClure and essay fragment, 1893 March 7, n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 59227894

Francis Amasa Walker, 1840-1897, BA 1860, Amherst College, was the third president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Walker became MIT president November 10, 1881; he died in office on January 5, 1897.

Francis Walker was an economist, lecturer, educator, and historian. Among the positions that he held were that of Superintendent of the Bureau of the Census. He was superintendent of the United States Ninth Census, 1870-1872, and the United States Tenth Census, 1879-1881. From 1873 to 1881 Walker was also professor of political economy and history in the Sheffield Scientific School of Yale University. During the Civil War he served with the Union Army from 1861 to 1865 and was discharged with the rank of brevet brigadier general. From 1884 to 1888 he served as a Commissioner to the U.S. Geological Survery for a topicalgraphical survery of Massachusetts which resulted in the publication of the Atlas of Massachusetts . He served in many other civic roles including as a member of the Massachusetts State Board of Education and the state hospital board, and as commissioner to the World's Columbian Exposition.

From the guide to the Francis Amasa Walker papers, 1862-1897, (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Institute Archives and Special Collections)

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creatorOf Walker, Francis Amasa, 1840-1897. Autograph letter signed : New Haven, Conn., to Mr. Wells, 1878 Apr. 30. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Walker, Francis Amasa, 1840-1897. Autograph letter signed : Boston, to the editors of The Critic [Jeannette L. and Joseph B. Gilder], 1884 Aug. 14. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Todd, Mabel Loomis, 1856-1932. Mabel Loomis Todd papers, 1863-1948 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Thomas Raynesford Lounsbury papers, 1829-1915 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn United States. Army. Corps, 2nd. The Corps - II Corps papers, 1862-1863. U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center
referencedIn Charles Eliot Norton papers, ca.1845-1908. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Charles Sumner correspondence, 1829-1874. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Stanford, Leland, 1824-1893. Leland Stanford papers, 1840-1896. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Correspondence with Henry Charles Lea, 1892. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Walker, Amasa, 1799-1875. Amasa Walker papers, 1823-1902. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Hay, John, 1838-1905. Correspondence, 1854-1914, "Valin" to "Watterson". Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Walker, Francis Amasa, 1840-1897. Francis Amasa Walker papers, 1878-1896. Library of Congress
referencedIn A.N. Palmer Company. Trade catalogs of schools and school supplies, 1832-1960. University of California, Santa Barbara, UCSB Library
referencedIn Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Office of the President records, Bulk, 1897-1931, 1883-1941 Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Institute Archives and Special Collections
referencedIn Brush, George Jarvis, 1831-1912. George Jarvis Brush family papers, 1834-1960 (inclusive), 1834-1939 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn William T. Sherman letter, 1874 L. Tom Perry Special Collections19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
referencedIn Lounsbury, Thomas Raynesford, 1838-1915. Thomas Raynesford Lounsbury papers, 1829-1915 (inclusive), 1856-1915 (bulk). Yale University Library
creatorOf Walker, Francis Amasa, 1840-1897. Autograph letter signed : Office of Indian Affairs, to Gen. O.E. Babcock, 1872 Dec. 24. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Mabel Loomis Todd papers, 1863-1948 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Thomas Wentworth Higginson correspondence, 1843-1911. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Autograph File, H, 1584-1988. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Lucien Howe papers, 1892-1940 (inclusive), 1907-1931 (bulk). Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Letters and family papers, 1783-1957. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Hinsdale, B. A. (Burke Aaron), 1837-1900. Papers, 1854-1901 / [Burke Aaron Hinsdale]. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
referencedIn Barrows family papers, 1861-1931. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Langley, Henry G. Henry G. Langley papers concerning the Tenth Census of the United States : San Francisco, 1880-1881. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Jones, William Carey, 1854-1923. William Carey Jones papers, 1834-1923 (bulk 1884-1923). UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Webb, Alexander S. (Alexander Stewart), 1835-1911. Alexander Stewart Webb papers, 1818-1930 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Clark, John Bates, 1847-1938. John Bates Clark papers, 1848-1955 (Bulk dates: 1874-1938). Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Alexander Stewart Webb papers, 1818-1930 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Photographic Portrait File The Huntington Library
referencedIn Giddings, Franklin Henry, 1855-1931. Franklin Henry Giddings papers, 1890-1931. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Letters from various correspondents, American period, 1876-1937. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Adams, Moses N. (Moses Newton), 1822-1902. Moses N. Adams papers, 1849-1902. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Pickard-Whittier papers, 1815-1915. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Adams, Charles Francis, 1835-1915. [Letter] 1902 Oct. 27, Adams Building, Boston [to] William Wallace, Omaha, Neb. / Charles Francis Adams. Smith College, Neilson Library
referencedIn Meacham, A. B. (Alfred Benjamin), 1826-1882. Oregon Superintendent of Indian Affairs correspondence, 1869-1873. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Chandler, F. W. (Francis Ward), 1844-1926. Correspondence, 1886-1898. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Correspondence and other papers, 1831-1891. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Hotchkiss, Jedediah, 1828-1899. Papers, 1868-1895. Virginia Historical Society Library
referencedIn Thwaites, Reuben Gold, 1853-1913. Papers, 1843-1960. Wisconsin Historical Society Archives
referencedIn Todd, Mabel Loomis, 1856-1932. Mabel Loomis Todd papers, 1863-1948 (inclusive) Yale University Library
referencedIn Gardner, Isabella Stewart, 1840-1924. Isabella Stewart Gardner papers, 1760-1956. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Jared Sparks collection of American manuscripts, 1582-1843. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Thomas Bailey Aldrich papers, 1837-1926. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891,. William T. Sherman letter. Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Bowles, Samuel, 1826-1878. Samuel Bowles papers, 1852-1893 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Hoag, Enoch, 1812-1884. Hoag Indian letterbooks, 1870-1878. Haverford College Library
creatorOf Walker, Francis Amasa, 1840-1897. Autograph letters signed (2) : London, to Prof. Knight, 1886 Aug. 6 and 1888 Mar. 13. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Walker, Francis Amasa, 1840-1897. Letter to Mr. McClure and essay fragment, 1893 March 7, n.d. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Sumner, William Graham, 1840-1910. William Graham Sumner papers, 1863-1946 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Francis Amasa Walker papers, 1862-1897 Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Institute Archives and Special Collections
referencedIn Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States Commandery of the State of Massachusetts Civil War collection, 1724-1933 (inclusive);, 1861-1912 (bulk). Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn William Carey Jones papers, 1834-1923, bulk 1884-1923 The Bancroft Library.
referencedIn William Roscoe Thayer additional papers, 1796-1927 (inclusive), 1877-1927 (bulk). Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Moses N. Adams papers, 1849-1902. Minnesota Historical Society.
referencedIn Brush, George Jarvis, 1831-1912. George Jarvis Brush family papers, 1834-1960 (inclusive), 1834-1939 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Parish, Roswell, 1840-1932. Roswell Parish papers, 1858-1921 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn William Roscoe Thayer papers, 1762-1927 (inclusive), 1872-1921 (bulk). Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Rogers Memorial Collection: Henry Munroe Rogers papers, 1812-1937 (inclusive), 1862-1937 (bulk). Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn John Bates Clark Papers, 1848-1955, [Bulk dates: 1874-1938]. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn George Jarvis Brush family papers, 1834-1960, 1834-1939 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Ely, Richard Theodore, 1854-1943. Papers, 1812-1963 (bulk 1882-1939). Wisconsin Historical Society Archives
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creatorOf Francis A. Walker to Walt Whitman, 1871 Walt Whitman Archive
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associatedWith Adams, Charles Francis, 1835-1915. person
associatedWith Adams, Moses N. (Moses Newton), 1822-1902. person
correspondedWith Aldrich, Thomas Bailey, 1836-1907 person
correspondedWith Andrews, Elisha Benjamin, 1844-1917 person
associatedWith Babcock, Orville Elias, 1835-1884, person
correspondedWith Barrows family. family
associatedWith Bowles, Samuel, 1826-1878. person
associatedWith Brush, George Jarvis, 1831-1912. person
associatedWith Chandler, F. W. (Francis Ward), 1844-1926. person
correspondedWith Chandler, William E. (William Eaton), 1835-1917 person
associatedWith Clark, John Bates, 1847-1938. person
associatedWith Ely, Richard Theodore, 1854-1943. person
correspondedWith Foxwell, H. S. (Herbert Somerton), 1849-1936 person
associatedWith Gardner, Isabella Stewart, 1840-1924. person
associatedWith Giddings, Franklin Henry, 1855-1931. person
associatedWith Gilder, Jeannette L. (Jeannette Leonard), 1849-1916, person
associatedWith Gilder, Joseph Benson, 1858-1936, person
associatedWith Hay, John, 1838-1905. person
associatedWith Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, 1823-1911 person
associatedWith Hinsdale, B. A. (Burke Aaron), 1837-1900. person
associatedWith Hoag, Enoch, 1812-1884. person
correspondedWith Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904 person
associatedWith Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894. person
associatedWith Hotchkiss, Jedediah, 1828-1899. person
correspondedWith Howe, Lucien, 1848-1928 person
correspondedWith Jones, William Carey, 1854-1923. person
associatedWith Knight, William Angus, 1836-1916, person
associatedWith Langley, Henry G. person
associatedWith Lounsbury, Thomas Raynesford, 1838-1915. person
associatedWith Massachusetts Institute of Technology. corporateBody
associatedWith Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Office of the President corporateBody
associatedWith McClure, S. S. (Samuel Sidney), 1857-1949, person
correspondedWith McNiel, Henry person
associatedWith Meacham, A. B. (Alfred Benjamin), 1826-1882. person
associatedWith Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. Commandery of the State of Massachusetts, collector. corporateBody
associatedWith Norton, Charles Eliot, 1827-1908 person
associatedWith Page, Walter Hines, 1855-1918 person
associatedWith Parish, Roswell, 1840-1932. person
correspondedWith Parton, James, 1822-1891 person
correspondedWith Peabody, Marian Lawrence, 1875- person
correspondedWith Price, L. L. (Langford Lovell), 1862-1950 person
associatedWith Rogers, Henry Munroe, 1839-1937 person
correspondedWith Seyd, Ernest, 1833-1881 person
associatedWith Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891, person
associatedWith Sparks, Jared, 1789-1866 person
associatedWith Stanford, Leland, 1824-1893. person
correspondedWith Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874 person
associatedWith Sumner, William Graham, 1840-1910. person
correspondedWith Thayer, William Roscoe, 1859-1923 person
associatedWith Thwaites, Reuben Gold, 1853-1913. person
associatedWith Todd, Mabel Loomis, 1856-1932. person
correspondedWith United States. Army. Corps, 2nd. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Census Office corporateBody
associatedWith Walker, Amasa, 1799-1875. person
associatedWith Webb, Alexander S. (Alexander Stewart), 1835-1911. person
associatedWith Wells, Mr, person
correspondedWith Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892 person
correspondedWith Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892 person
correspondedWith Wolcott, Edward Oliver, 1848-1905 person
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presidents
Massachusetts Institute of Technology--History
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Occupation
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Birth 1840-07-02

Death 1897-01-05

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