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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.
Science and Technology
Size of Collection
2 boxes plus 6 scrapbooks
Dates of Collection
1837-1931, bulk 1891-1920
SpC MS 0345
Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University of Maine, "Merrill (George P.) Papers, 1837-1931" (2015). Finding Aids. Number 100.