Yale, Elihu, Frs
Yale, Elihu, F.R.S.
was born at New Haven, Connecticut, April 5, 1648, but removed to England with his parents at ten years of age, and-never returned to America. In 1678 he went to the East Indies, became governor of Madras, amassed a fortune, and returned to England where he died (in London), July 22, 1721. He gave above $2000 in books and money to found a college at his birthplace, which therefore took his name.