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Edward B. Merrill papers

Identifier: M130

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Scope and Content

This collection contains correspondence, clippings, and miscellaneous materials.


  • Creation: 1857-1921, undated.


Access Restrictions

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Biographical/Historical Note

Edward Bagley Merrill (b. Jan. 25, 1835 in New Bedford, Massachusetts) was the son of Edward Merrill and Mary Converse. He attended school at Norwich University, a military school in Vermont before he attended Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire. Merill continued his studies at Bowdoin College, graduating in 1857 receiving a master of arts. Afterwards, Merill attended Cambridge Law School before spending three months in the office of Stanley & Langdell in New York City and being admitted to the bar. A notable case that Merill argued before the Supreme Court of the United States was Hyde vs. Woods which involved the question of property in a seat in a stock exchange. He was a member of the New York State Colonization Society, the executive committee of the Prison Association, and the board of management of the Burnham industrial farm. He was appointed librarian to the Association of the Bar of the City of New York in 1896. Merrill married Mary Elizabeth Gibbs in 1861; they had one son, Edward Gibbs Merrill. Merrill died in 1920.


0.33 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



This collection contains correspondence and clippings.

Guide to the Edward B. Merrill Papers
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Repository Details

Part of the George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011 Repository

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