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Edward B. Merrill papers (M130)

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Title:
Edward B. Merrill papers
Creator:
Merril, Edward Bagley, 1835-1920
ID:
M130
Date [inclusive]:
1857-1921, undated.
Extent:
0.33 linear feet
Language:
English
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Abstract:
This collection contains correspondence and clippings.
Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Preferred Citation:

Edward B. Merill Papers, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine.

Edward Bagley Merrill (b. Jan. 25, 1835 in New Bedford, Massachusetts) was the son of Edward Merrill and Mary Converse. He attended school at Norwich University, a military school in Vermont before he attended Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire. Merill continued his studies at Bowdoin College, graduating in 1857 receiving a master of arts. Afterwards, Merill attended Cambridge Law School before spending three months in the office of Stanley & Langdell in New York City and being admitted to the bar. A notable case that Merill argued before the Supreme Court of the United States was Hyde vs. Woods which involved the question of property in a seat in a stock exchange. He was a member of the New York State Colonization Society, the executive committee of the Prison Association, and the board of management of the Burnham industrial farm. He was appointed librarian to the Association of the Bar of the City of New York in 1896. Merrill married Mary Elizabeth Gibbs in 1861; they had one son, Edward Gibbs Merrill. Merrill died in 1920.

This collection contains correspondence, clippings, and miscellaneous materials.

Correspondence: Chronological and Alphabetical Lists

Box 1 Folder 1

Correspondence: 1857-1879

Box 1 Folder 2

Correspondence: 1880-1890

Box 1 Folder 3

Correspondence: 1890-1892

Box 1 Folder 4

Correspondence: 1893-1895

Box 1 Folder 5

Correspondence: 1896-1899

Box 1 Folder 6

Correspondence: 1900-1901

Box 1 Folder 7

Correspondence: 1902-1902

Box 1 Folder 8

Correspondence: 1903-1903

Box 1 Folder 9

Correspondence: 1904-1906

Box 1 Folder 10

Correspondence: 1907-1909

Box 1 Folder 11

Correspondence: 1920-1921

Box 1 Folder 12

Correspondence: undated

Box 1 Folder 13

Clippings

Box 1 Folder 19
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