Hammond, John Hays, 1855-1936

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From the description of Letter of John Hays Hammond, 1900. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450745

John Hays Hammond, Sr., (1855 March 31-1936 June 8) was a mining expert and superintendent of mines in California and Mexico, 1881-1893; worked for Cecil Rhodes and others in South Africa, 1893-1899; consultant in England, 1896-1900, and in Mexico, 1900; general manager and consulting engineer for Guggenheim Exploration Co., 1903-1907; chairman Engineers, Exploration & Mining Corp. since 1933; professor of mining engineering, Yale University, 1902-1909; chairman U.S. Coal Commission, 1922-1923.

From the description of John Hays Hammond, Sr. papers, 1893-1936 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702166664

Born March 31, 1855, in San Francisco, California.

Died June 8, 1936, in Gloucester, Massachusetts.

Father, Richard Pindell Hammond (U. S. Military Academy 1841), Major U.S. Army; chairman of police commissioners of San Francisco; collector of Port of San Francisco; president San Francisco Board of Education; son of Dr. William Hammond and Mary (Tilghman) Hammond, of Hagerstown, Maryland. Mother, Sarah Elizabeth (Hays) Hammond; daughter of Harmon and Elizabeth (Cage) Hays, of Tennessee.

Hopkins Grammar School. Select course; on Class Supper Committee Freshman year; secretary Yale Athletic Club Senior year; member The Cloister and Book Snake.

Attended Royal School of Mines, Freiberg, Germany, 1876-1879; special expert U. S. Geological Survey 1879-1880; mining expert with office in San Francisco 1881-1882; superintendent Minas Neuvas, near Sonora, Mexico, 1882-1883; consulting engineer, mining department Union Iron Works, San Francisco, 1884-1993; and Central Pacific Railway and Southern Pacific Railway; consulting engineer for Barnato Brothers in Transvaal, South Africa, April-October, 1893, for Cecil Rhodes 1894-1899, for Consolidated Gold Fields of South Africa 1894-1899, British South Africa Company 1894-1899; had independent office as consulting engineer in London, England, 1896-1900; consulting engineer El Oro gold mines in Mexico 1900; general manager and consulting engineer Guggenheim Exploration Company 1903-1907; engaged in mining engineering and other purchase and promotion of mines, hydroelectric, and irrigation projects since 1907; chairman Engineers Exploration and Mining Corporation since 1933; professor of mining engineering at Yale 1902-1909; chairman United States Coal Commission 1922-1923; chairman New England Governors' Emergency Fuel Committee 1925; honorary M. A. Yale 1898 and LL. D.. 1925; D. E. Stevens Institute of Technology 1906; LL. D. St. John's College (Maryland) 1907; E. M. Colorado School of Mines 1909; Sc. D. University of Pittsburgh 1915; Eng. D. University of Pennsylvania 1928; LL. D. Colby 1936 (conferred posthumously); author: The Truth About the Jameson Raid (1918), Great American Issues (1921), The Engineer (1921), and Autobiography (1935); special representative of the President of the United States at coronation of George V of England 1911; chairman International Congress of Mines and Metallurgy at St. Louis Exposition 1904, World Court Commission 1914-1915, and department on political education, National Civic Federation, since 1908; president American Institute of Mining Engineers 1907-1908; National League of Republican Clubs 1908-1912; and California Society of New York; headed special commission of Panama-Pacific Exposition to Europe 1912; vice president Boy's Clubs of America, Inc.; since 1919; gave money for land, building, and original equipment for Hammond Metallurgical Laboratory, Yale University, 1903; established a loan fund for deserving students of the Sheffield Scientific School 1904; established Hammond Scholarship for student from Mexico 1923; member American Committee of International Chamber of Commerce; honorary member of American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers (received William Lawrence Saunders Medal 1929), and American Society of Mechanical Engineers; fellow of American Academy of Arts and Sciences and American Academy for the Advancement of Science.

Married January 1, 1881, in Hancock, Maryland., Natalie, daughter of James W. M. and Mary C. (Lum) Harris, of Mississippi. Children Harris, ex -'06 S.; John Hays, '10 S.; Richard Pindell, '20S.; Nathaniel Harris (died 1906); and Natalie. Mrs. Hammond died June 18, 1931.

Death due to coronary occlusion. Buried in Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York. Survived by three sons, daughter, and a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Hammond, of Gloucester, Mass.

(Taken from the Yale Obituary Record )

From the guide to the John Hays Hammond Sr. papers, 1893-1936, (Manuscripts and Archives)

Archival Resources
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referencedIn Papers of Robert Woods Bliss and Mildred Barnes Bliss, ca. 1860-1969 (inclusive) Harvard University Archives.
creatorOf Kellogg, Frank B. (Frank Billings), 1856-1937. Frank B. Kellogg papers, 1890-1942 [microform]. Minnesota Historical Society Library
creatorOf Stratton, Frederick Smith, 1859-1915. Frederick Smith Stratton papers, circa 1886-1917. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf White, George Robert, 1847-1922. Papers, 1861-1927. Library of Congress
creatorOf Garford, Arthur Lovett, 1858-1933. Papers 1877-1933. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn John Appleton Stewart correspondence, ca. 1902-ca. 1932 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Oswald Garrison Villard papers, 1872-1949. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Arthur Twining Hadley, president of Yale University, records, 1899-1921 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Hammond, John Hays, 1855-1936. Report on Camp Bird Limited, Ouray County : for the year 1903. Colorado School of Mines, Arthur Lakes Library
creatorOf Stewart, John Appleton, 1865-1928. John Appleton Stewart correspondence, ca. 1902-ca. 1932. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn William Woodville Rockhill papers, 1826-1941. Houghton Library.
referencedIn North Star Mining Company. North Star Mining Company and associated records 1853-1959. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn North Star Mining Company and associated records, 1853-1959 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company correspondence and records, 1832-1944. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Swanson, Claude Augustus, 1862-1939. Letter : U.S. Senate, to Willard Saulsbury, 1926 December 3. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn House, Edward Mandell, 1858-1938. Edward Mandell House papers, 1885-2007 (inclusive), 1885-1938 (bulk). Yale University Library
creatorOf Hammond, John Hays, 1855-1936. Report on the Camp Bird Limited in Ouray County : for the fiscal year ended April 30th, 1905. Colorado School of Mines, Arthur Lakes Library
referencedIn McCormick, Harold Fowler, 1872-1941. Harold Fowler McCormick papers, 1892-1947. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Thompson, William Gilman, 1856-1927,. William Gilman Thompson autograph collection, 1771-1924 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn McCormick, Cyrus Hall, 1859-1936. Correspondence, 1870-1936. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Moulin, Gabriel. Photographs from Reuben Brooks Hale papers [graphic]. California Historical Society
referencedIn Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930. Papers of William H. Taft, 1784-1973. Library of Congress
referencedIn Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930. William H. Taft papers, 1784-1973 (bulk 1880-1930). Library of Congress
creatorOf Hammond, John Hays, 1855-1936. John Hays Hammond, Sr. papers, 1893-1936 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Astor, Vincent, 1891-1959. [National Civic Federation pamphlets]. Library of Congress
referencedIn House, Edward Mandell, 1858-1938. Edward Mandell House papers, 1885-1938 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Wright, Howell, 1882-,. Howell Wright collection, 1868-1977 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936. The Ballad of Mr. Magruder, 1898. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn William Gilman Thompson autograph collection, 1771-1924 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Hammond, John Hays, 1855-1936. Letter of John Hays Hammond, 1900. Library of Congress
creatorOf Pace, Robert S.,. Papers of Robert S. Pace [manuscript], 1669-1993 (bulk 1830-1965). University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn William H. Taft Papers, 1784-1973, (bulk 1880-1930) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Swanson, Claude Augustus, 1862-1939. Letter to Willard Saulsbury [manuscript], 1926 December 3. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Hammond, John Hays, 1855-1936. [Typed letter signed, addressed to Frederick S. Dellenbaugh] Newberry Library
creatorOf John Hays Hammond Sr. papers, 1893-1936 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Scientists Collection, 1563-1973 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Edward Mandell House papers, 1885-2007, 1885-1938 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Ball, W. W. (William Watts), 1868-1952. Papers, 1805-1952. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
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associatedWith Ball, W. W. (William Watts), 1868-1952. person
correspondedWith Bliss, Robert Woods, 1875-1962 person
associatedWith Consolidated Gold Fields Limited. corporateBody
associatedWith Davis, Richard Harding, 1864-1916. person
associatedWith Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935. person
associatedWith Díaz, Porfirio, 1830-1915. person
associatedWith Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931. person
associatedWith Eliot, Charles William, 1834-1926. person
associatedWith Everett D. Graff Collection of Western Americana (Newberry Library) corporateBody
associatedWith Garford, Arthur Lovett, 1858-1933. person
associatedWith Hilles, Charles Dewey, 1867-1949. person
correspondedWith Houghton Mifflin Company. corporateBody
associatedWith House, Edward Mandell, 1858-1938. person
associatedWith Kellogg, Frank B. (Frank Billings), 1856-1937. person
associatedWith Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936. person
associatedWith McCormick, Cyrus Hall, 1859-1936. person
associatedWith McCormick, Harold Fowler, 1872-1941. person
associatedWith North Star Mining Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Olney, Richard, 1835-1917. person
associatedWith Pace, Robert S., person
associatedWith Republican Party (U.S.) corporateBody
correspondedWith Rockhill, William Woodville, 1854-1914 person
associatedWith Stewart, John Appleton, 1865-1928. person
associatedWith Stratton, Frederick Smith, 1859-1915. person
associatedWith Sullivan, Mark, 1874-1952. person
associatedWith Swanson, Claude Augustus, 1862-1939. person
correspondedWith Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930. person
associatedWith Thompson, William Gilman, 1856-1927, person
correspondedWith Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1872-1949 person
associatedWith White, George Robert, 1847-1922. person
associatedWith Wright, Howell, 1882-, person
associatedWith Yale University corporateBody
associatedWith Yale University. President's Office. corporateBody
associatedWith Yale University. Sheffield Scientific School. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Africa
United States
South Africa
Subject
Jameson's Raid, 1895-1896
Gold mines and mining
Mines and Mineral Resources
Engineering
Occupation
Engineers
Mining engineers
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Birth 1855-03-31

Death 1936-06-08

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