Farnam family papers 1721-1941


Farnam family papers 1721-1941

Correspondence, diaries, letterbooks, financial papers, writings, scrapbooks, and memorabilia of the Farnam family of New Haven, Connecticut, 1721-1929. The papers of Henry Farnam (1803-1883), and two of his sons, Henry Walcott Farnam (1853-1933) and William Whitman Farnam (1844-1929) form this collection. The papers of Henry Farnam include personal and professional correspondence concerning his family, life in New Haven, and the building of several canals and railroads in Connecticut and the Midwest. Materials documenting the New Haven and Northampton Company, Chicago and Rock Island Railroad, Mississippi and Missouri Valley Railroad, Northern Indiana Railroad, and Peoria and Bureau Valley Railroad is arranged here. The papers of Henry Walcott Farnam include personal and professional correspondence, financial papers, writings, subject files and scrapbooks relating to his family, life in New Haven, student and teaching experiences at Yale, membership in local, state, and national academic and reform organizations, and philanthropic activities on behalf of educational and charitable institutions. The papers of William Whitman Farnam include correspondence and topical files relating to family matters, Yale University, and New Haven Park Commission activities.

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Primary professional association for economists in the United States, organized in 1885. It publishes the AMERICAN ECONOMIC REVIEW, the JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC LITERATURE, and the JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC PERSPECTIVES. From the description of American Economic Association records, 1886-2008 and undated (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 47708485 From the description of Records, 1886-2001 and n.d. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 85027478 Primary pro...

Yale University. South Middle College Restoration Committee.

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Calhoun Colored School (Calhoun, Ala.)

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Whitman, William H.

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Hume, Edward H. (Edward Hicks), 1876-1957

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Edward Hicks Hume was a Protestant medical missionary in China and the founder of the Yale-Hunan Medical college. From the description of Edward Hicks Hume papers, 1914-1957 (1942-1943). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122622467 Protestant medical missionary in China. From the description of Edward H. Hume papers, 1839-1928. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 496102611 Edward Hicks Hume was a surgeon in India f...

Hadley, Arthur Twining, 1856-1930

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President of Yale University. From the description of Letter to William C. Welling, 1917 September 29. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 50997891 James Hadley: philologist; B.A., Yale, 1842; spent two years at the Yale Divinity School, 1844-1845; appointed tutor in Yale College in 1845, promoted to asst. prof. of Greek in 1848, in 1851 succeeded Theodore Dwight Woolsey, holding the chair of Greek until retirement. Arthur Twining Hadley wa...

Deĭch, G. M. (Genrikh Markovich)

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Fisher, Irving, 1867-1947

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Irving Fisher (1867-1947) was an economist and professor of political economy at Yale University from 1898 to 1935. He specialized in monetary economics and in the application of mathematical techniques to the solution of economic problems. From the description of Irving Fisher papers, 1932-1938. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122314185 From the guide to the Irving Fisher papers, 1932-1938, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) ...

Ripley, Alfred Lawrence, 1858-1943.

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Alfred Lawrence Ripley was born in Hartford, Connecticut on November 6, 1858. Following graduation from Yale College (B.A. 1878) he pursued further studies and taught at Yale (1885-1888) before returning to a career in the family banking business in Boston. From 1923-1927 he served as director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. He was an alumni fellow on the Yale Corporation (1899-1933) and a trustee of Phillips-Andover Academy. He died on October 13, 1943 in Andover, Massachusetts. ...

Pinchot, Gifford, 1865-1946

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First director, United States Forest Service (1905). He changed the name of protected "forest preserves" to "national forests" and advocated a controversial "wise use" policy for the resources of the national forests, whereby a greater use of forest resources, such as tree harvests and grazing rights could be permitted. From the description of Correspondence, 1905-1945. (Denver Public Library). WorldCat record id: 40804560 Forester and governor of Pennsylvania. F...

Mississippi and Missouri Railroad Company

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Eliot, Charles William, 1834-1926

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Eliot served as president of Harvard University (1869-1909). From the description of Correspondence of Charles W. Eliot, 1870-1920. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 234339031 Charles William Eliot (1834-1926) was President of Harvard University from March 12, 1869 to May 19, 1909. He also taught mathematics and chemistry at Harvard University (1858-1863) and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1865-1869). Eliot was one of the most influential educa...

Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920

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Carolyn Wells published under the pseudonym Rowland Wright. From the description of Autograph postcard signed from W.D. Howells to Carolyn Wells, Rahway [manuscript], 19th or 20th century. (Folger Shakespeare Library). WorldCat record id: 694525270 Author, editor, critic. From the description of Letters chiefly to Alexander? Black [manuscript] 1888-1919. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647943111 William Dean Howells was an American novelist...

Ely, Richard T. (Richard Theodore), 1854-1943

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Epithet: American economist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000980.0x000366 Richard T. Ely received his undergraduate degree from Columbia University and his doctorate in economics from the University of Heidelberg. He held the professorship of economics at Johns Hopkins University from 1881 to 1892, and was subsequently professor of economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Ely took an active part in t...

Farnam, Henry, 1803-1883

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Ely, George B.

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Halstead, William S.

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Peabody, Francis Greenwood, 1847-1936

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Francis Greenwood Peabody (1847-1936) graduated from Harvard College in 1869 and Harvard Divinity School in 1872. Ordained in 1874, Peabody served the First Parish (Unitarian) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, until 1879. Peabody then joined the faculty of Harvard Divinity School teaching theological students Christian ethics, specializing in pioneer applications of religion to social problems. He was the Parkman Professor of Theology from 1881 to 1885 and then the Plummer Professor of Christian Mora...

Union Pacific railroad company

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Served Oklahoma and other Western states. From the description of Union Pacific collection, 1930-1932. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70972329 The story of the Union Pacific Railroad's involvement with oil and the Tidelands goes back to at least 1911 when the State of California granted the City of Long Beach its tidelands properties for development of commerce, navigation, fisheries, and recreation under a public trust doctine, meaning any development and revenues from such...

Kingsley, William Lathrop, 1824-1896

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Woodruff, Clinton Rogers, 1868-1948

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Weir, Irene, 1863-1944

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New Haven Hospital (New Haven, Conn.)

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The New Haven Hospital was founded in 1826 as the General Hospital Society of Connecticut. It was affilated with the Medical Institution of Yale College and served as the primary teaching hospital for the Yale medical school. Its name was changed to New Haven Hospital in 1884. From the description of Records of the Prudential Committee of the New Haven Hospital, 1892-1920 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702170071 From the guide to the Prudential Committee, New Ha...

Reed, Samuel B., 1818-1921.

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Daggett, Leonard Mayhew, 1863-1949

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Depew, Chauncey M. (Chauncey Mitchell), 1834-1928

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Charles Ranlett Flint (1850-1934) was a financial capitalist, merchant and industrial consolidator. He entered the shipping business and worked for commission merchants in New York City. Popularly known as the "Father of Trusts", he was responsible for many industrial consolidations and mergers. From the guide to the Charles R. Flint papers, 1872-1930, 1885-1915, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) Chauncey Mitchell Depew (1834-1928) was a lawye...

Grinnell, Josiah Bushnell, 1821-1891

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Abolitionist; Iowa state senator, 1856-1860; Iowa congressman, 1863-1867; founder of Grinnell College. From the description of Letter : Washington, D.C, to [Elliot W. Rice?], 1864 June 6. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 32363827 ...

Newcomb, Simon, 1835-1909

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American astronomist and political economist. From the description of Typed letter : [Washington, D.C., to the editors of The Critic, Jeannette L. and Joseph B. Gilder, 1884 Aug. 19]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 645229686 American astronomer. From the description of Typewritten letters signed (3) : Washington, D.C., to Harper & Brothers, 1886 Mar. 16-1883 Apr. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270612661 Astronomer, mathematician, and economist. ...

Whitman family.

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Collins, Charles, 1949-

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Charles Collins was a carpenter who traveled from Fort Des Moines, Iowa, in 1850, through Nebraska, and settled in California by 1852. After an unsuccessful attempt at prospecting for gold, Collins and his two companions, John Richardson and another man named John, settled in San Luis Obispo, California. There they rented land from a local priest and farmed along with two men named John. In San Luis Obispo, Collins made and repaired wheels and buggies, doubletrees, and appliances such as cheese ...

Graves, Henry Solon, 1871-1951

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Henry Solon Graves was born on May 3, 1871 in Marietta, Ohio. He was a forester and organized the School of Forestry at Yale University. Graves died in Brattleboro, Vermont on March 7, 1951. Graves attended Yale University (B.A. 1892, M.A. 1900), Harvard University, and the University of Munich, Germany. From 1900-1910, he was director of the Yale Forestry School. Graves was chief forester of the U.S. Department of Agriculture from 1910-1920. In 1923 he returned to Yale University, where he was ...

Seligman, Edwin R. A. (Edwin Robert Anderson), 1861-1939

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BIOGHIST REQUIRED Columbia A.B. 1879; A.M. 1884; L.L.B. 1884; Ph.D. 1885; L.L.D. 1904. Seligman served on the Columbia University faculty 1885-1931; the Tax Committee of New York City 1914-1916 and of New York State 1929-1931; the League of Nations committee on economics and finance 1922-1923; financial advisor to Cuba in 1931; editor of the Political Science Quarterly and the Encyclopedia of Social Sciences, among many other roles. From the guide to the Edwin Robert Anderson Seligma...

Leupp, Francis E. (Francis Ellington), 1849-1918

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Sheffield, Joseph E. (Joseph Earl), 1793-1882

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