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The Resource [Papers]

[Papers]

Label
[Papers], 1850-1924
Title
[Papers]
Inclusive dates
1850-1924
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The collection consists principally of Merrill's Civil War papers, including his letters to his wife and sister in Indianapolis from Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and South Carolina (1862-1865). Also included are his war diary (1863), orders, clothing and equipment records, as well as other official military papers (1862-1865). The collection also contains business papers of Merrill and his family (1850-ca. 1900), including papers of his father, essays on Indiana's state capitals, and the early schools of Indianapolis. Also of note, the collection includes an 1898 oration by James Cooley Fletcher
Biographical or historical data
Samuel Merrill was the son of Indianapolis banker and bookseller Samuel Merrill (1792-1855). The younger Merrill was an Indianapolis publisher and bookseller with the firm Bowen-Merrill (1852-ca. 1890). Merrill served as captain and lieutenant colonel for the 70th Indiana Regiment, serving under Benjamin Harrison (1862-1865), as well as consul general at Calcutta, India (1889-1893).
Cataloging source
ISL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1855-1932
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Merrill, Samuel
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Merrill, Samuel
  • Merrill, Samuel
  • Fletcher, James C.
  • United States
  • Bowen-Merrill Company
  • Businessmen
  • Publishers and publishing
  • Schools
  • United States
Label
[Papers]
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/206
Instantiates
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
19930044
Extent
1 manuscripts box
Governing access note
The collection is open for research use
Immediate source of acquisition
  • Susan M. Ketcham
  • Foster, Anna Merrill
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn826638007
  • (OCoLC)826638007
Terms governing use
Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript and Rare Books Division, Indiana State Library. Manuscript materials CANNOT be photocopied or digitized in their entirety. Photocopies and/or digital images cannot exceed 25% of a collection or a folder within a collection. In some cases, photocopying may not be permitted due to the condition of the item. Check with a Manuscript Librarian for other options.
Label
[Papers]
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/206
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
19930044
Extent
1 manuscripts box
Governing access note
The collection is open for research use
Immediate source of acquisition
  • Susan M. Ketcham
  • Foster, Anna Merrill
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn826638007
  • (OCoLC)826638007
Terms governing use
Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript and Rare Books Division, Indiana State Library. Manuscript materials CANNOT be photocopied or digitized in their entirety. Photocopies and/or digital images cannot exceed 25% of a collection or a folder within a collection. In some cases, photocopying may not be permitted due to the condition of the item. Check with a Manuscript Librarian for other options.

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