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Samuel A. Farrand Collection


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Farrand, Samuel Ashbel, 1830-1908

Samuel Farrand was an American educator, and headmaster of the Newark Academy from 1859 to 1865 and 1875 to 1908. He was awarded an honorary Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1879.

This collection consists of selected correspondence and documents by and about Samuel Ashbel Farrand. Included is a signed typed letter by Farrand to Ira Remsen, president of Johns Hopkins University, about his recollections of the physicist Henry A. Rowland. There are two letters and two invoices regarding securing rifles and bayonets from the New Jersey State Arsenal for use at the Newark Academy during the Civil War period. There are also nine notes and letters (1866-1870) from Samuel F. B. Morse to Farrand regarding Morse's son William who attended school under Farrand, as well as an academic record booklet for Morse's second son, Edward, covering the period from January to April 1872. There are testimonials and letters of recommmendation for Farrand from educators or friends, including Isaac Ferris, Arnold Guyot, Thomas Hastings, Samuel F. B. Morse, Charles Scribner, Peter Stryker, and the Trustees of the Boonton Iron Works. In addition, there are certifications and teaching licenses for Farrand dating from 1848 to 1853; miscellaneous minutes and receipts of the New Jersey State Teachers Association where Farrand was president; resolutions of the students of Newark Academy upon Farrand's departure (1865); and receipts (1855) for teachers' salaries at Boonton Public School in Boonton, N.J.

The collection was formed as a result of a Departmental practice of combining into one collection material of various accessions relating to a particular person, family, or subject.

Letter to Ira Remsen was gift from the William Farrand papers on April 30, 1945.

The rest of the material was a gift of Mrs. Willard Thorpe in November 1945. AM13045, 12905.

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This collection was processed by Dina Britain on May 18, 2009. Finding aid written by Elizabeth Mulvey on June 15, 2009. Folder Inventory added by Hilde Creager '2015 in 2012.

No appraisal information is available.

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Collection Inventory

7 Letters of Recommendation of Samuel Farrand by Guyot, Hastings, Scribner, Morse, 1855-1867. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

2 Letters, 2 Invoices from New Jersey State Arsenal to Samuel Farrand, 1862 November-December. 1 folder.
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1 folder

4 Teaching Licenses from Superintendent of Township, Trustees of School District, 1848-1853. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Miscellaneous, 1855-1865. 1 folder.
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1 folder

9 Notes and 1 Letter from Samuel F.B. Morse to Samuel Farrand, "School Diary" (academic record) kept by Farrand for Morse's son, 1866-1872. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Letter from Samuel Farrand to Ira Remsen, President of Johns Hopkins University, 1905 January 27. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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