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Description

Contains personal papers of George P. Merrill as well as portraits and illustrations of geologists and other scientists collected by him and used in his writings. Of particular interest are a letter, 1904, to Merrill from Robert E. Peary and a scrapbook compiled by Merrill documenting his trip to Russia in 1897 to attend the International Congress of Geology in Saint Petersburg. Also includes a few photographs attributed to William Henry Jackson; a collection of letters, 1843-1886, to Charles Upham Shepard; and various letters to or from other geologists and scientists including William Henry Fitton, Charles Lyell, Andrew Crombie Ramsay and Ferdinand V. Hayden.

Publication Date

2015

Keywords

Science and Technology

Disciplines

History

Size of Collection

2 boxes plus 6 scrapbooks

Dates of Collection

1837-1931, bulk 1891-1920

Manuscript Number

SpC MS 0345

Merrill (George P.) Papers, 1837-1931

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History Commons

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