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Fernald, Charles H.

Charles H. Fernald Papers, 1869-1963.

8 boxes (3.75 linear feet).
Call no.: FS 059
Charles H. Fernald
Charles H. Fernald

During a long and productive career in natural history, Charles Fernald conducted important research in economic entomology and performed equally important work as a member of the faculty and administration at Massachusetts Agricultural College. Arriving at MAC in 1886 as a professor of zoology, Fernald served as acting President of the College (1891-1892) and as the first Director of the Graduate School (1908-1912), and perhaps most importantly, he helped for many years to nurture the Hatch Experiment Station.

Correspondence, published writings, publication notes, newspaper clippings, Massachusetts Board of Agriculture Reports, and biographical material including personal recollections of former student and colleague Charles A. Peters.

Biographical Note

Entomologist, author, Professor of Zoology; President, Association of Economic Entomologists, 1896.

Biographical Note
1838 Born, March 16, Mount Desert, Maine to Eben and Sophronia (Wasgatt)
1862 Married, August 24, to Maria Elizabeth Smith
1865 Principal, Litchfield Academy, Maine
1866-1871 Principal, Houlton Academy, Maine
1871-1886 Professor of Natural History, Maine State College
1871 Honorary A.M., Bowdoin College
1886-1910 Professor of Zoology, Massachusetts State College
1886 Ph.D., Maine State College
1887-1910 Entomologist, Hatch Experiment Station
1891-1892 Acting President, Massachusetts Agricultural College
1896 President, Association of Economic Entomologists
1908-1912 Director, Graduate School, Massachusetts Agricultural College
1921 Died, February 22, Amherst, Massachusetts
Scope and Contents of the Collection

Papers include professional correspondence, 1869-1905, largely with other entomologists; memorial tributes; personal recollections of former student and colleague, Charles A. Peters, 1874-1973; newspaper clippings; printed versions of published writings; and letters from other entomologists to Fernald’s wife, entomologist Maria E. (Smith) Fernald (who lived from 1839 to 1919), about her work.

Correspondence to Fernald is arranged in two groupings and then alphabetically according to the surname of correspondent.


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Preferred Citation

Cite as: Charles Henry Fernald Papers (RG 40/11 C. H. Fernald). Special Collections and University Archives, W.E.B. Du Bois Library, University of Massachusetts Amherst.

History of the Collection

Acquired before 1972 with accretions from John Lilly in 1974 and Ring Carde in 1986.

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Processed by SCUA staff.


Additional Information

Language
English.

Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


Contents List
Biographical Information
1892-1963
Box 1:1
Correspondence to Maria E. Fernald
1882-1906
Box 1:2
Collections lists sources unidentified
n.d.
Box 1:3
Correspondence lists
1870s-1890s
Box 1:4
Correspondence received:
Illegible signatures
1872-1903
Box 1:5
A
1872-1896
Box 1:6
Angus, James
1877-1878
Box 1:7
Austro-Hungarian Minister
1897
Box 1:8
B
1856, 1872, 1890-1897
Box 1:9
Baird, Spencer
1872, 1881
Box 1:10
Barrett, Charles W.
1877-1880, 1888
Box 1:11
Belfrage, G.W.
1877
Box 1:12
Beutenmuller
1884, 1890
Box 1:13
Black, George & Alice
1890-1891
Box 1:14
Bolter, A.
1888-1896
Box 1:15
Bradley Fertilizer Co.
1896
Box 1:16
Bridgham, Joseph
1890-1892
Box 1:17
Bruce, David
1884
Box 1:18
Bruner, Lawrence
1888
Box 1:19
Bumpus, H.C.
1888
Box 1:20
Bunker, Reuben H.
1896
Box 1:21
Burgess, W.B.
1891
Box 1:22
C
1889-1899
Box 1:23
Chambers, V.T.
1875-1878
Box 1:24
Clark, Charles Upson
1894
Box 1:25
Claypole, E.W.
1881, 1882
Box 1:26
Cockerell, Theo. D.A.
1888
Box 1:27
Cole, E.E.
1895-1896
Box 1:28
Comstock, J. Henry
1882
Box 1:29
Cooksey, George B.
1890, 1891
Box 1:30
Coquillett, D.W.
1881, 1884
Box 1:31
Cresson, E.T.
1888
Box 1:32
D
1874, 1883 1892-1895
Box 1:33
Davis, G.C.
1893, 1896
Box 1:34
Dietz, W.G.
1891-1896
Box 1:35
Dumant, Hartley
1889-1891
Box 1:36
E
1879, 1891
Box 1:37
Educational Supply Company
1889
Box 1:38
Edwards, [Hy]
1883, 1885, 1890-1891
Box 1:39
Felt, E.P.
1891, 1896
Box 1:42
Fernald, O.H. C.H. Fernald’s brother
1892, 1896
Box 1:43
Fisk, Everett O.
1891
Box 1:44
Fletcher, James
1889-1892
Box 1:45
Forbes, S.A.
1884-1899
Box 1:46
Forbush, E.H.
1892-1893, 1896
Box 1:47
Fowler, L.H.
1896
Box 1:48
Friedlander
1890-1892
Box 1:49
Fumouze, A.
1889-1890
Box 1:50
G
1872-1903
Box 1:51
George, Samuel
1900
Box 1:52
Gerrish, O.K.
1900
Box 1:53
Gillette, C.P.
1896
Box 1:54
Goodale, Annie M.
1886-1887
Box 1:55
Goodell, H.H.
1892
Box 1:56
Goodwin, N.N.
1870-1871
Box 1:57
Grote, A.R.
1875-1896
Box 1:58
H
1872-1901
Box 2:59
Hagen, H.A.
1875-1885
Box 2:60
Harper Brothers Editorial Rooms
1890
Box 2:61
Harris, Roland
1877-1886
Box 2:62
Hart, Charles A.
1886-1892
Box 2:63
Hosmer, W.H.
1900
Box 2:64
Howard, L.O.
1895-1896
Box 2:65
Hulst, George D.
1884-1896
Box 2:66
J
1891, 1898
Box 2:67
K
1896-1898
Box 2:68
Kellicott, D.J.
1878, 1882
Box 2:69
King, J.D.
1894
Box 2:70
Kink, George W.
1896
Box 2:71
Kirkland, A.H.
1895-1899
Box 2:72
Klages, Samuel M.
1897
Box 2:73
Kochi, C.
1897-1899
Box 2:74
L
1869, 1895-1899, 1904
Box 2:75
Laurent, Philip
1894-1896
Box 2:76
Lewis, Henry W.
1896-1897
Box 2:77
Lewis, P.C.
1899
Box 2:78
Lintner, J.A.
1894-1897
Box 2:79
Lloyd, Andrew J.
1899
Box 2:80
Lodge, H.C.
1891-1899
Box 2:81
Lounsbury, Charles
1890-1899
Box 2:82
Lunt
1891
Box 2:83
M
1886-1899
Box 2:84
M.A.C. Alumni Club
1891
Box 2:85
Mansfield, F.A.
1891
Box 2:86
Mengel, Levi W.
1894
Box 2:87
Meyrick, Edward
1880-1896
Box 2:88
Moffat, J. Alston
1885-1896
Box 2:89
Morse, Albert P.
1893
Box 2:90
Morton, Emily L.
1893, 1896
Box 2:91
Murtfeldt, Mary E.
1877-1890, 1894-1899
Box 2:92
Myrick, Edward
1888, 1893
Box 2:93
N
1891
Box 3:94
Newstead, R.
1904
Box 3:95
Niles, W.H.
1894
Box 3:96
O
1891, 1899
Box 3:97
P
1872, 1889-1896
Box 3:98
Parker, W.E.
1896
Box 3:99
Philbrick, W.D.
1891
Box 3:100
Powers, J.B.
1894
Box 3:101
R
1879-1891, 1905
Box 3:102
Ragmol, E.H.
1880-1883, 1889
Box 3:103
Rand, Edward L.
1896
Box 3:104
Riley, C.V.
1892-1894
Box 3:105
Ritchie, John Jr.
1894
Box 3:106
Robinson, Wirt 1st LT. 4th US Artillery
1896
Box 3:107
Rumrill, M.M. Fernald’s sister?
1896
Box 3:108
S
1874-1899, 1903
Box 3:109
Saunders, John
1892-1896
Box 3:110
Scandlin, W.I.
1894
Box 3:111
Scudder
1877-1897
Box 3:112
Secretarial Vacancies see also JB Powers
1892-1894
Box 3:113
Sessions, R.
1891-1896
Box 3:114
Skinner, Henry
1894-1896, 1905
Box 3:115
Slusson, Mrs. A.T.
1892, 1896
Box 3:116
Smith, John B.
1894-1896, 1898
Box 3:117
Snellen, P.C.T.
1896
Box 3:118
Soule, Miss Caroline
1893
Box 3:119
State Colleges
1891
Box 3:120
Stevens, B.F.
1890-1896
Box 3:121
Streeker, Herman
1871-1879
Box 3:122
Suffolk Engraving Company
1896
Box 3:123
Swiss Agricultural Dept.
1896
Box 3:124
T
1890-1896
Box 3:125
Taylor, G.E.
1892
Box 3:126
Tepper, Fred
1876-1877
Box 3:127
Tracy, J.W.
1890-1896
Box 3:128
Uhler
1876-1888
Box 3:129
W
1888-1896
Box 3:130
Walsingham, Lord
1879-1892
Box 3:131
Webster, F.M.
1896, 1904
Box 3:132
Wheeler, William
1892
Box 3:133
Whitaker, George M. New England farmer
1891
Box 3:134
Winott, C.W.
1897
Box 3:135
Publications – Notes
n.d.
Box 4:136
Publications, Writings, Papers
1887-1898
Box 4:loose
Reports – Massachusetts Board of Agriculture
1887-1907
Box 5:loose
Letter Book
1898-1905
Box 6:bound volume
Observation Notes
1878-?
Box 6:bound volume
Inventory for folders 138 – 236
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Box 7:137
Personal Correspondence
1868-1902
Box 7:138
Correspondence Received:
A
1889-1902
Box 7:139
Alwood, Wm. B.
1898, 1900
Box 7:140
Amherst College
1888, 1896
Box 7:141
Avery, John
1901, n.d.
Box 7:142
B
1874-1902
Box 7:143
B— A—
1900-1903
Box 7:144
Banks, Nathan
1902
Box 7:145
Bames, William
1899-1901
Box 7:146
Barris, W. H.
1897-1898
Box 7:147
Bates, Frank A.
1896
Box 7:148
Beutenmuller, Wm.
1891-1902
Box 7:149
Bogue, E. E.
1896-1897
Box 7:150
Bowker, William
1900
Box 7:151
Britton, W. E.
1894, 1898
Box 7:152
Bruner, Lawrence
1896-1899
Box 7:153
Burgess, Albert F.
1899-1900
Box 7:154
C
1879-1903
Box 7:155
Cockerell, T. D.
1894-1903
Box 7:156
Collins, Lewis
1898
Box 7:157
Comstock, J. Henry
1877, 1894-1897
Box 7:158
Cooley, R. A.
1898-1902
Box 7:159
Coquillet, D. W.
1880-1902
Box 7:160
Cresson, E. T.
1892, 1896
Box 7:161
D
1879-1901
Box 7:162
Davis, G. C.
1893, 1896
Box 7:163
Dietz, W. G.
1896-1902
Box 7:164
Dimmock, Geo.
1894-1903
Box 7:165
Dyar, Harrison G.
1894-1903
Box 7:166
E
1900-1901
Box 7:167
Easterbrook, Horace M.
1899, 1902
Box 7:168
Edwards, Hy
1890-1891
Box 7:169
Edwards, W. H.
1883
Box 7:170
F
1891-1902
Box 7:171
Feller, P. C.
1878-1881
Box 7:172
Felt, E. P.
1900-1903
Box 7:173
Fletcher, James
1892-1903
Box 7:174
Forbes, S. A.
1884
Box 7:175
Forbush, E. H.
1895, 1898
Box 7:176
G
1892-1903
Box 7:177
Gillette, Clarence
1887-1897
Box 7:178
Goode, G. Brown
1893, 1895-1896
Box 7:179
Goodell, Henry Hill President
1891-1902
Box 7:180
H
1877-1902
Box 8:181
Harris, Roland W.
1877-1902
Box 8:182
Hart, Charles A.
1903
Box 8:183
Harvey, Francis L.
1894, 1897
Box 8:184
Heidemann, Otto
1894
Box 8:185
Henshaw, S.
1887-1896
Box 8:186
Hine, James S.
1897-1902
Box 8:187
Howard, L. 0.
1886-1901
Box 8:188
Hulst, Goo. D.
1892-1894
Box 8:189
Ingram, Henry B.
1907
Box 8:190
1
1899, n.d.
Box 8:191
K
1893-1899
Box 8:192
Kellicott, D. J.
1878, 1881, 1890
Box 8:193
Kincaid, Trevor
1893-1894, 1898
Box 8:194
Kirland, A. H.
1896-1900
Box 8:195
L
1896-1902
Box 8:196
Launders, John
1902
Box 8:197
Laurent, Philip
1895
Box 8:198
Linter, J. A.
1878-1897
Box 8:109
Lounsbury, Charles P.
1896-1897
Box 8:200
Lyman, H. H.
1884, 1898
Box 8:201
M
1879-1903
Box 8:202
MacGillicray, Alex
1896
Box 8:203
Marlatt, C. L.
1894-1895
Box 8:204
Merrick, Harry D.
1902
Box 8:205
Meyrick, Edward
1879-1889
Box 8:206
Moffat, J. Alston
1891-1899
Box 8:207
Morse, Albert P.
1891-1898
Box 8:208
Moulton, F. C.
1894
Box 8:209
Murfeldt, Mary E.
1894, 1902
Box 8:210
N
1889-1895
Box 8:211
O
1884-1898
Box 8:212
Osborne, Herbert
1891-1900
Box 8:213
P
1878, 1896, n.d.
Box 8:214
Parkard, A. J.
1878-1894
Box 8:215
Pergande, Theo.
1881-1894
Box 8:216
Q
1889
Box 8:217
R
1869, 1880-1896
Box 8:218
Ragonot, E.
1885-1893
Box 8:219
Riley, C. V.
1891-1894, n.d.
Box 8:220
S
1877-1903
Box 8:221
Scudder, S.
1878-1897
Box 8:222
Sessions, Wm. R.
1891-1896
Box 8:223
Skinner, Henry
1894-1897
Box 8:224
Slingerland, M. V.
1891-1899
Box 8:225
Smith, John B.
1893-1903
Box 8:226
Snow, F. H.
1902
Box 8:227
Snow, Wm. A.
1892
Box 8:228
T
1878-1894
Box 8:229
U
1880, 1888, 1896
Box 8:230
V
1896
Box 8:231
W
1891-1898
Box 8:232
Webster, F. A
1893-1900
Box 8:233
Weed, Clarence M.
1886, 1894
Box 8:234
Weed, Howard Evarts
1891, 1894
Box 8:235
Woodward, B. E. and sister B. B. Woodward
1902
Box 8:236


Subjects

  • Agriculture--Study and teaching
  • Entomology
  • Massachusetts Agricultural College--Faculty
  • Massachusetts Agricultural College. Department of Zoology
  • Zoology--Study and teaching

Contributors

  • Fernald, Charles H.
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