Farnam family.

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The Farnam family first settled in Connecticut in the person of Henry Farnam (1803-1883). Farnam engaged in the engineering and building of canals and railroads in Connecticut, and supervised the construction of the Chicago and Rock Island Railroad and the Missouri and Mississippi Valley Railroad in the Midwest. His eldest son, Henry Walcott Farnam (1853-1933) was educated at Yale University (A.B., 1874; A.M., 1875) and in Germany. He taught political economy and economics at Yale, served on many national boards and commissions, authored numerous articles and books, chaired the Yale Review (1892-1911), and was an active national reformer in the areas of civil service, prohibition, and tobacco use. He also supported many educational institutions, Indian missionaries, and charitable organizations in the United States. William Whitman Farnam (1844-1929), also a son of Henry Farnam, studied at Yale (B.A., 1866), in Germany, and received his law degree from Columbia in 1871. He served as trustee (1885-1891) and treasurer (1888-1899) of Yale University, and as a member of the New Haven Commission of Public Parks (1880-1914).

From the description of Farnam family papers, 1721-2002 (inclusive), 1850-1937 (bulk). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702153470

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associatedWith Aiken, William Appleton, 1907-1957. person
associatedWith American Academy of Political and Social Science. corporateBody
associatedWith American Economic Association. corporateBody
associatedWith American Missionary Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Andrews, Charles A. person
associatedWith Asakawa, Kanʼichi, 1873-1948. person
associatedWith Atwater, Edward E. (Edward Elias), 1816-1887. person
associatedWith Bacon, Leonard Woolsey, 1830-1907. person
associatedWith Baldwin, Simeon Eben, 1840-1927. person
associatedWith Beers, Thomas H. person
associatedWith Bigelow, Poultney, 1855- person
associatedWith Bingham, James S. person
associatedWith Boardman Training School. corporateBody
associatedWith Board of Research Associates in American Economic History. corporateBody
associatedWith Bouton, J. M. person
associatedWith Bowles, Samuel A. person
associatedWith Brady, John Green, 1847-1918. person
associatedWith Burnham, John Bird, 1869- person
associatedWith Bushnell, Samuel Clarke, 1852-1930. person
associatedWith Calhoun Colored School (Calhoun, Ala.) corporateBody
associatedWith Carmalt, William Henry, 1836-1929. person
associatedWith Carnegie Institute of Washington. corporateBody
associatedWith Chicago and Rock Island Railroad Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Chittenden, R. H. (Russell Henry), 1856-1943. person
associatedWith Civil Service Reform League. corporateBody
associatedWith Cobden Club (London, England) corporateBody
associatedWith Colby Club. corporateBody
associatedWith Colby, James Fairbanks, 1850- person
associatedWith Collins, Charles. person
associatedWith Collins, John Churton, 1848-1908. person
associatedWith Cowles, James. person
associatedWith Daggett, Leonard M. person
associatedWith Dana, Edward Salisbury, 1849-1935. person
associatedWith Dana, James Dwight, 1813-1895. person
associatedWith Day, Clive, 1871-1951. person
associatedWith Depew, Chauncey M. (Chauncey Mitchell), 1834-1928. person
associatedWith Dexter, Franklin Bowditch, 1842-1920. person
associatedWith Dodge, Nathan P. person
associatedWith Durant, Thomas Clark, 1820-1885. person
associatedWith Dwight, Timothy, 1828-1916. person
associatedWith Eaton, Daniel Cady, 1834-1895. person
associatedWith Eliot, Charles William, 1834-1926. person
associatedWith Ely, George B. person
associatedWith Ely, Richard Theodore, 1854-1943. person
associatedWith Farnam, Henry, 1803-1883. person
associatedWith Farnam, Henry Wolcott, 1853-1933. person
associatedWith Farnam, William Whitman, 1844-1929. person
associatedWith Fisher, Irving, 1867-1947. person
associatedWith Frelinghauysen, Frederick Theodore, 1817-1885. person
associatedWith Gibbs, J. Willard (Josiah Willard), 1839-1903. person
associatedWith Gompers, Samuel, 1850-1924. person
associatedWith Goodell, Thomas Dwight, 1854-1920. person
associatedWith Goodrich, Chauncey, 1836-1925. person
associatedWith Graves, Henry Solon, 1871-1951. person
associatedWith Greene, George Walton. person
associatedWith Grinnell, George Bird, 1849-1938. person
associatedWith Grinnell, Josiah Bushnell, 1821-1891. person
associatedWith Hadley, Arthur Twining, 1856-1930. person
associatedWith Halstead, William S. person
associatedWith Hampton Institute. corporateBody
associatedWith Hart, Albert Bushnell, 1854-1943. person
associatedWith Henry, John. person
associatedWith Herrick, Edward Claudius, 1811-1862. person
associatedWith Hooker, Thomas, 1844-1922. person
associatedWith Hopkins Grammar School. corporateBody
associatedWith Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920. person
associatedWith Hume, Edward H. (Edward Hicks), 1876-1957. person
associatedWith Indian Rights Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Keep family. family
associatedWith Kingsley, William Lathrop, 1824-1896. person
associatedWith Koren, John, 1861-1923. person
associatedWith Leupp, Francis Ellington, 1849-1918. person
associatedWith Lewis, Henry Gould, 1820-1891. person
associatedWith Lowell House. corporateBody
associatedWith Mississippi and Missouri Railroad Company. corporateBody
associatedWith National Civic Federation. corporateBody
associatedWith National Civil Service League. corporateBody
associatedWith Newcomb, Simon, 1835-1909. person
associatedWith New Haven Hospital (New Haven, Conn.) corporateBody
associatedWith New Haven & Northampton Railroad. corporateBody
associatedWith Paine, Robert Treat, 1835- person
associatedWith Peabody, Francis Greenwood, 1847-1936. person
associatedWith Peoria and Bureau Valley Railroad Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Peters, John P. (John Punnett), 1852-1921. person
associatedWith Pinchot, Gifford, 1865-1946. person
associatedWith Porter family. family
associatedWith Porter, Noah, 1811-1892. person
associatedWith Reed, Samuel B., 1818-1921. person
associatedWith Riggs, Alfred. person
associatedWith Riggs, T. Lawrason (Thomas Lawrason), 1888-1943. person
associatedWith Ripley, Alfred Lawrence, 1858-1943. person
associatedWith Ruggles, Charles. person
associatedWith Schurz, Carl, 1829-1906. person
associatedWith Schwab family. family
associatedWith Seligman, Edwin Robert Anderson, 1861-1939. person
associatedWith Sheffield, James Rockwell, 1864-1938. person
associatedWith Sheffield, Joseph Earl, 1793-1882. person
associatedWith Silliman, Benjamin, 1816-1885. person
associatedWith Stokes, Anson Phelps, 1838-1913. person
associatedWith Sumner, William Graham, 1840-1910. person
associatedWith Taft, Horace Dutton, 1861- person
associatedWith Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930. person
associatedWith Taussig, F. W. (Frank William), 1859-1940. person
associatedWith Trumbull, Lyman, 1813-1896. person
associatedWith Tuskegee Institute. corporateBody
associatedWith Union Pacific Railroad Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915. person
associatedWith Watrous, George H. person
associatedWith Weir, Irene, 1863-1944. person
associatedWith Weir, John Ferguson, 1841-1926. person
associatedWith Whitman family. family
associatedWith Whitman, William H. person
associatedWith Wilder, Amos Parker, 1862. person
associatedWith Woodruff, Clinton Rogers, 1868-1948. person
associatedWith Woolsey, Theodore Dwight, 1801-1889. person
associatedWith Yale-China Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Yale College (1718-1887). Class of 1874. corporateBody
associatedWith Yale University corporateBody
associatedWith Yale University. Connecticut Hall. corporateBody
associatedWith Yale University. South Middle College Restoration Committee. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Connecticut--New Haven
Germany
Middle West
Europe
Chicago (Ill.)
Connecticut
New Haven (Conn.)
United States
Subject
Public welfare
Alcohol--Law and legislation
Hospitals
Working class
Civil service--Study and teaching
Prohibition
Social sciences
World War, 1914-1918
Tobacco
Business
Families
Economics
Railroads
Indians of North America
Charities
Occupation
Businessmen
Educators
Political scientists
Authors
Capitalists and financiers
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Active 2002

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