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.
Zoologist, author, professor of entomology; professor of zoology, and President, Association of Economic Entomologists, 1914.
|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|
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.
The collection is open for research.
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.
Acquired before 1972 and from John Lilly, 1974.
Processed by SCUA staff.
- Agriculture--Study and teaching
- Massachusetts Agricultural College--Faculty
- Massachusetts Agricultural College. Department of Zoology
- Fernald, Henry T.
- Lewis, Edward M