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Fernald, Henry T.

Henry T. Fernald Papers

3 boxes 1.25 linear feet
Call no.: FS 060
Depiction of Henry T. Fernald
Henry T. Fernald

Henry T. Fernald received his doctorate in Zoology from Johns Hopkins University in 1890, and after nine years on faculty at the Pennsylvania State College, he joined his father on the faculty of the Massachusetts Agricultural College. Like his father, Henry Fernald was an industrious and avid entomologist, and together the two expanded both the undergraduate and graduate curriculum in entomology. In addition to serving as Head of the Department of Entomology, Fernald followed his father as Director of the Graduate School at Massachusetts Agricultural College (1927-1930). A specialist in economic entomology and the systematics of the Hemiptera and Hymenoptera, Fernald also served as President of the Association of Economic Entomologists (1914).

Correspondence with colleagues, College administrators, including President Lewis, and alumni; biographical materials, news clippings and published writings.

Biographical Note

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

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

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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, W.E.B. Du Bois Library, University of Massachusetts Amherst.

History of the Collection

Acquired before 1972 and from John Lilly, 1974.

Processing Information

Processed by SCUA staff.

Additional Information

Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.



Agriculture--Study and teachingEntomologyMassachusetts Agricultural College--FacultyMassachusetts Agricultural College. Department of Zoology


Fernald, Henry T.Lewis, Edward M