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Henry Torsey Fernald Papers, 1881-1955
3 boxes (1.25 linear ft.)
Collection number: FS 60

Zoologist, author, professor of entomology and zoology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst when it was known as Massachusetts Agricultural College, and President, Association of Economic Entomologists, 1914. Contains biographical materials including school records, newsclippings, and correspondence with other entomologists and Massachusetts Agricultural College alumni and officials including President Edward M. Lewis. Also contains printed versions of published writings.

Terms of Access and Use:

The collection is open for research.

Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries

Biographical Note

Zoologist, author, professor of entomology; professor of zoology, and President, Association of Economic Entomologists, 1914.

1866Born, April 17, in Litchfield, Maine to Charles Henry and Maria Elizabeth (Smith) Fernald.
1885B.S. Maine State College
1888M.S. Maine State College
1890-1899Professor of Zoology, Pennsylvania State College
Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University
Married, June 9, to Minna R. Simon
1899Pennsylvania State Zoologist
1899-1930Professor of Entomology, Head of Department of Entomology, Massachusetts Agricultural College
1902-1918State Nursery Inspector
1913-1927Chairman, School of Science, Massachusetts Agricultural College
1914President, Association of Economic Entomologists
1921Applied Entomology first published by McGraw-Hill
1927-1930Director, Graduate School, Massachusetts Agricultural College
1952Died, July 15, Winter Park, Florida
Scope and contents of the collection

Comprises biographical materials, including grade reports while a student at Maine State College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts, 1881-1885, and memorial tributes; letterbook, 1902-1907; professional correspondence, 1883-1930, n.d., with other entomologists, College officials, including President Edward M. Lewis, 1872-1936, and an alumnus from Massachusetts Agricultural College about preparing a history of the college; printed versions of published writings, 1899-1938, n.d.; Fernald Club Yearbook, 1932, 1933, 1936, and 1953; and newsclippings.

Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Henry Torsey Fernald Papers (RG 40/11 H. T. Fernald). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.

History of the Collection

Acquired before 1972 and from John Lilly, 1974.

Processing Information

Processed by SCUA staff.

Additional Information
Contact Information
Special Collections and University Archives
W.E.B. Du Bois Library
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, MA 01003-9275

Phone: (413) 545-2780
Fax: (413) 577-1399
Link to SCUA
Related Materials
Agricultural education
Mass Agricultural College (1863-1931)
Science and technology
UMass faculty

Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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  • Entomology--Massachusetts.
  • Fernald, Henry Torsey.
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst--Faculty.
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst. Department of Zoology.

  • Fernald, Henry Torsey.

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