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Finding Aid to the William Augustus Merrill papers, [ca. 1887-1925]
BANC MSS C-B 1017  
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  • Collection Summary
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  • Biographical Sketch

  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: William Augustus Merrill Papers,
    Date (inclusive): [ca. 1887-1925]
    Collection Number: BANC MSS C-B 1017
    Creator: Merrill, William Augustus, 1860-1930
    Extent: Number of containers: 1 box, 1 carton and 1 portfolio
    Repository: The Bancroft Library
    Berkeley, California 94720-6000
    Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
    Abstract: Correspondence, manuscripts and reprints of articles, notes, translations and annotated texts, relating mainly to the publication of his work as professor of Latin, University of California.
    Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English and Latin

    Information for Researchers


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

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

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], William Augustus Merrill papers, BANC MSS C-B 1017, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Scope and Content

    This collection, transferred from Archives in March 1966, contains mainly correspondence relating to the publication and critical acclaim of his works, reviews of his works; annotated texts, translations and notes, including a few Sanskrit translations, and some articles written by others.
    A key to arrangement and partial list of correspondents follows.

    Biographical Sketch

    William Augustus Merrill, professor of classics at the University of California, was born at Newburyport, Massachusetts, on September 14, 1860. He studied at Amherst, where he obtained his bachelor's degree in 1880 and his Master's in 1884. He continued his studies at Ohio University where he won his doctorate in 1893 and began his teaching career. He later taught at Miami University and at Indiana University, coming to the University of California in 1894. He edited Lucretius and other text books, and contributed numerous articles to philological journals.