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Farrand (Max) Papers
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Description
Max Farrand was an American historian and first director of the Huntington Library from 1927 to 1941. This collection consists of letters, manuscripts, documents, and a scrapbook, primarily related to Farrand's research from 1816 to 1947.
Background
Max Farrand was born in Newark, New Jersey, son of Samuel Ashbel Farrand and Louise Wilson Farrand. He graduated from Princeton University, where he also received his Ph.D.; later he continued further graduate work in Leipzig and Heidelberg, and at Wesleyan and Yale Universities. He became professor of history at Wesleyan; Stanford; Cornell; Harvard; and Yale Universities 1896 to 1925; Incorporator and Director of the Commonwealth Fund, 1918 to 1927; and Director of the Huntington Library from 1927 to 1941, remaining as Research Associate after 1941. He was also a Trustee of the California Institute of Technology from 1931; President of American Historical Society, 1940; Trustee of the American Academy in Rome; and member of a number of scholarly and honorary societies and clubs. Farrand was married to Beatrix Cadwalader Jones, niece of Edith Wharton.
Extent
28.75 Linear Feet (21 boxes)
Restrictions
The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
Availability
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