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Special Collections: Guide to the Lucius Merrill Papers


Summary Information:

Collection Title:  Lucius Merrill Papers
Date of Collection:  1891-1974
Box Numbers:  Boxes 2483 - 2484
Quantity:  2 ft.

Administrative Information:

Provenance:  Gift of Merrill Family, 1997.
Access Restrictions: No restrictions
Preferred Citation: Lucius Merrill Papers, Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University of Maine
Copyright: Contact department for copyright information

For Additional Information:
Special Collections Department
University of Maine
5729 Fogler Library
Orono, Maine 04469-5729
(207) 581 1686

Biographical Information:
 
Dr. Lucius Merrill was born in 1857 in Orono, Maine. He attended the University of Maine and graduated in the class of 1883. From 1885-1887 he worked as Assistant Curator, Department of Lithology and Physical Geography at the U.S. National Museum. He joined the University of Maine Experiment Station in 1887 as an analytical chemist and was associated with the Station throughout his career. In 1888 Lucius Merrill was appointed Instructor of Biological Chemistry and later Agricultural Chemistry. Towards the end of his career he was a professor of Geology and Economic Geology. In 1908, he was awarded a Doctorate of Science from the University of Maine. In 1929, Dr. Merrill was appointed State Geologist. He retired Emeritus from the University of Maine in 1931, and died in 1935. He was brother to George Perkins Merrill.
 
Edward Osgood Merrill was born in 1916 and graduated in 1938 from the University of Maine in Chemistry. He was a professor of Biochemistry at the Agricultural Experiment Station until his retirement in 1979. He died in 1987.
 
Contents:
 
The collection contains both academic and family papers of Lucius H. Merrill and of his son Edward O. Merrill and and Edward's son, Alan Merrill. These include lecture notes, research notes, letters, correspondence, diaries and journals.
 
Arrangement:  
 
Arranged by genre, with Edward O. Merrill and Alan Merrill papers at the end.

  

Finding Aid:

 

 Box 2483

 

Box 2483  f1 Diary (Lucius Merrill), 1891-1892.
Box 2483  f2 Diary (Lucius Merrill), 1891-1892.
Box 2483  f3 Personal Journal - no date.
Box 2483  f4 Personal Journal - no date.
Box 2483  f5 Memorandum books (2) - contain some diary entries- 1920’s.
Box 2483  f6 Correspondence - no date.
Box 2483  f7 Correspondence, 1890’s - 1909.
Box 2483  f8 Correspondence, 1909-1910.
Box 2483  f9 Correspondence, 1910-1919. Empty Envelopes Only. Folder 1 of 6.
Box 2483  f10 Correspondence, 1910-1919. Empty Envelopes Only. Folder 2 of 6.
Box 2483  f11 Correspondence, 1920-1932. Empty Envelopes Only. Folder 3 of 6.
Box 2483  f12 Correspondence, 1920-1932. Empty Envelopes Only. Folder 4 of 6.
Box 2483  f13 Correspondence, 1920-1932. Empty Envelopes Only. Folder 5 of 6.
Box 2483  f14 Correspondence, 1920-1932. Mostly Empty Envelopes. Folder 6 of 6.
Box 2483  f15 Marriage Announcement - Lucius H. Merrill & Lydia Buffum - 1893.
Box 2483  f16 Teaching - Lecture and Research. 1920’s - 1930’s.
Box 2483  f17 Teaching - Lecture and Research. 1920’s - 1930’s.
Box 2483  f18 Teaching - Lecture and Research. 1920’s - 1930’s.
Box 2483  f19 Teaching - Lecture and Research. 1920’s - 1930’s.
Box 2483  f20 Teaching - Lecture and Research. 1920’s - 1930’s.
Box 2483  f21 Teaching - Lecture and Research. 1920’s - 1930’s.
Box 2483  f22 Teaching - Lecture and Research. 1920’s - 1930’s.
Box 2483  f23 Teaching - Lecture and Research. 1920’s - 1930’s.

 

Box 2484

 

Box 2484  f1 Botanical Samples
Box 2484  f2 The Hexagon of Alpha Chi Sigma, vol. 22,  no. 7, April, 1932.
Box 2484  f3 Publication no. 666, 71st Congress - Appropriations to the Department of the Interior - Feb. 14, 1931.
Box 2484  f4

New York Agricultural Experiment Station, Bulletin no. 358 - February 1913.

Box 2484  f5

McGraw Hill Books on Mining, Geology and Petroleum Engineering - circa 1920’s.

Box 2484  f6

Nuts As Foods in Foreign Countries (France, Italy, Syria and Korea)  - 1898.

Box 2484  f7 Maine Masque - Treasurer’s Notes - 1912.
Box 2484  f8 Poetry
Box 2484  f9 The Little Lost Princess, A Pantomime in One Act - no date.
Box 2484  f10 List of Books in Our Library” -  Merrill Home Library - no date.
Box 2484  f11

Bernard Holliday, Bookseller - Old and Rare Books on Science, Natural History Medicine.... - Advertising Pamphlet - 1932.

Box 2484  f12 Jones Cove Shell-Heap - 1929; The Diving Rod - 1917.
Box 2484  f13 Maine Agricultural Experiment Station - Official Inspections - 1937, 1940.
Box 2484  f14 Farm and Home Week Program - March, 1931.
Box 2484  f15 The Nation’s Library - circa early 1900’s.
Box 2484  f16 Are You Driving Down Cadillac Mountain? - no date.
Box 2484  f17 Newspaper Clippings.
Box 2484  f18 Business Reply Cards.
Box 2484  f19 Business Reply Cards.
Box 2484  f20 Business Reply Cards.
Box 2484  f21 Receipts
Box 2484  f22 Receipts
Box 2484  f23 Family Memorabilia
Box 2484  f24  Covers and Misc.
Box 2484  f25 Edward O. Merrill - Grade School Workbooks and School Papers.
Box 2484  f26 Edward O. Merrill - Paedagogus of Lambda Chi Alpha, 1934.
Box 2484  f27 Alan Merrill - Personal Letters, 1969-1974.
Box 2484  f28 Alan Merrill - Personal Letters, 1969-1974.
Box 2484  f29 Alan Merrill - Personal Letters, 1969-1974.
Box 2484  f30 Alan Merrill - Personal Letters, 1969-1974.
Box 2484  f31 Alan Merrill - High School - Newspaper Clippings.
Box 2484  f32 Alan Merrill - College Years - The University of Maine.
Box 2484  f33 Alan Merrill - College Years - The University of Maine.
Box 2484  f34 Alan Merrill - Photos - early 1970’s.
Box 2484  f35 Alan Merrill - Metal Sculpture - Invoice Sheets.
Box 2484  f36 Alan Merrill - Metal Sculpture - Invoice Sheets.

 

 

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