Samuel A. Farrand Collection
Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]
This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.
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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.
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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The collection is open for research.
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Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.