Guide to the Charles A. Merrill Papers

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Guide to the Charles A. Merrill Papers, ca. 1841-1895

Collection number: Mss 59

Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara

Contact Information:

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Davidson Library
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93106
  • Phone: (805) 893-3062
  • Fax: (805) 893-5749
  • Email: special@library.ucsb.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucsb.edu/speccoll/speccoll.html
    Processed by:
    Special Collections staff; latest revision by D. Tambo
    Date Completed:
    27 September 2002
    Encoded by:
    David C. Gartrell
© 2002 Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Charles A. Merrill Papers,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1841-1895
Collection Number: Mss 59
Creator: Merrill, Charles A.
Extent: .8 linear feet (2 document boxes)
Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
Physical Location: Del Sur
Abstract: Correspondence, manuscripts of letters to editors, sermons, financial records, Methodist ministerial and camp meeting flyers and pamphlets, essays, and poems of Charles A. Merrill, a Methodist minister from Holyoke, Massachusetts.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

None.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

Preferred Citation

Charles A. Merrill Papers. Mss 59. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Acquisition Information

Donation by R. W. Knight, ca. 1969.

Biography

No information about the Merrill family is known, aside from the material contained in the collection.

Scope and Content of Collection

Correspondence, manuscripts of letters to editors, sermons, financial records, Methodist ministerial and camp meeting flyers and pamphlets, essays, and poems of Charles A. Merrill, a Methodist minister from Holyoke, Massachusetts. Includes letters of Merrill's son Elmer T. Merrill to Merrill family members during his stay in Europe during the 1880s. Also includes some materials regarding the temperance movement. Most items are from Massachusetts, especially the Springfield and Northampton areas.

Collection Contents

Box 1: 1 - 10

Merrill, Charles A. (CAM)

Box 1: 1

Calling cards, n.d.

Box 1: 2

Correspondence - early (also some other early material like Sons of Temperance documents), 1841 - 1862

Box 1: 3

Correspondence (postal cards), early 1890s

Box 1: 4 - 5

Financial (mainly invoices, New England Methodist Depository and various Springfield, Mass. businesses), ca. 1850s-1895, n.d.

Box 1: 6

Letters to editors / sermons, n.d.

Box 1: 7 - 10

Miscellany (including school grade cards, temperance material, Methodist ministerial and camp meeting flyers and pamphlets, essays, and poems), ca. 1870s-1890s

Box 2: 1 - 5

Merrill, Elmer T. (ETM) - Correspondence to various Merrill family members, including his extended stay in Europe, ca. 1878 - 1894

Box 2: 6

Merrill Family - Correspondence to/from various family members, ca. 1870s-1880s

Box 2: 7

Photographs - unidentified (includes three cyanotypes), n.d.