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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI L106 (Text) 00000106296940 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 1 manuscripts box

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Restrictions on Access Note:
The collection is open for research use.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
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.
Immediate Source of Acquisition Note:
Susan M. Ketcham March, 1914.
Foster, Anna Merrill September 24, 1937.
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).
Subject: Merrill, Samuel, 1855-1932 > Corresponence.
Merrill, Samuel, 1792-1855.
Fletcher, James C. (James Cooley), 1823-1901.
United States. Army. Indiana Infantry Regiment, 70th (1862-1865)
Bowen-Merrill Company.
Businessmen > Indiana > Indianapolis.
Publishers and publishing > Indiana > Indianapolis.
Schools > Indiana > Indianapolis > History.
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865 > Personal narratives.

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