Merrill family correspondence, 1887-1960.


Merrill family. Merrill family correspondence, 1887-1960.

Merrill family correspondence, 1887-1960.

A collection of letters mostly to Edward N. Merrill with a few to his sons Edward F. Merrill and William F. Merrill from Maine governors, United States senators and United States congressmen. Most letters concern politics in Maine and in Congress. Many letters are from Edwin C. Burleigh and concern his successful gubernatorial campaign of 1892. Other correspondents include S.S. Marble, Henry B. Cleaves, Llewellyn Powers, William T. Cobb, Carl E. Milliken, Eugene Hale, William P. Frye, Bert M. Fernald, William M. Calder, Frederick Hale, William Tudor Gardiner, Frederick G. Payne, John H. Reed, Seth L. Milliken, Samuel W. Gould, John A. Peters, Frank E. Guernsey, John E. Nelson, Ira G. Hersey, Carroll L. Beedy, Wallace H. White, Jr., Percival Baxter, and Louis J. Brann. Collection also includes a letter from Robert F. Kennedy to John R. Chirico, 1967, concerning the study of Latin, and three letters from Gov. Kenneth M. Curtis to the Skowhegan Chamber of Commerce.

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Fernald, Bert Manfred, 1868-1926. (person)

Peters, John Andrew, 1864-1953 (person)

Hale, Eugene, 1836-1918 (person)

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Powers, Llewellyn, 1836-1908 (person)

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Payne, Frederick G. (Frederick George), 1904-1978 (person)

Kennedy, Robert F., 1925-1968 (person)

Robert Francis Kennedy (1925-1968), brother of former President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, was a Senator from New York. He graduated from Milton Academy in Massachusetts, and served in the United States Navy Reserve from 1944 to 1946. Kennedy later graduated from Harvard University in 1948 and then from the University of Virginia Law School in 1951. He was admitted to the Massachusetts bar in 1951. He worked as an attorney in the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice from 1951 ...

White, Wallace Humphrey, Jr., 1877-1952 (person)

Wallace H. White Powerless to his Party Little noted in the realms of political science, even senators with a firm grasp of institutional history may have trouble recalling his name. During his prime years in the House of Representatives, however, Wallace White, Jr. influenced the course of radio broadcasting regulation and helped develop the American Merchant Marine. And in the Senate, White's colleagues considered him one of the kindest, gentlest, and most fair-minded individuals to grac...

Milliken, Carl E. (Carl Elias), 1877- (person)

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Baxter, Percival Proctor, 1876-1969 (person)

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Gardiner, William Tudor, 1892-1953. (person)

Merrill, William H. (person)

Cleaves, Henry B. (Henry Bradstreet), 1840-1912 (person)

Governor of Maine from 1893 to Jan. 2, 1897. From the description of Henry B. Cleaves typed letter signed, 1897 Jan. 23. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 449211558 ...

Reed, John H. (John Hathaway), 1921-2012 (person)

Governor of Maine. From the description of Oral history interview, 1974. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70957465 Governor of Maine and U.S. ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldive Islands. From the description of Christmas cards, 1962-1963. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70926051 ...

Curtis, Kenneth M (person)

Beedy, Carroll L. (Carroll Lynwood), 1880-1947. (person)

Brann, Louis J. (person)

Frye, William P. (William Pierce), 1831-1911 (person)

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Hersey, Ira G. (person)

Merrill, Edward F., 1883- (person)

Hale, Frederick, 1874-1963 (person)

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Marble, Sebastian S. (person)

Merrill family. (family)

Edward Newton Merrill and his sons Edward Folsom Merrill and William Folsom Merrill practiced law in Skowhegan, Maine. Edward Newton Merrill, a graduate of Bowdoin College in 1874, was a member of the Maine House of Representatives in 1899 and 1905 and was a member of the Maine Senate in 1917. Edward Folsom Merrill graduated from Bowdoin in 1903 and from Harvard Law School in 1906. In addition to practicing law with his father and brother, he was a member of the Maine Board of Bar Examiners and ...

Calder, William Musgrave, 1869-1945. (person)

Skowhegan Chamber of Commerce. (corporateBody)

Gould, Samuel W. (Samuel Wadsworth), 1852-1935. (person)

Burleigh, Edwin C. (Edwin Chick), 1843-1916 (person)

Governor (1889-1892), U.S. Representative, and Senator from Maine; resident of Augusta, Me. From the description of Edwin C. Burleigh autograph letter signed, 1892. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 70979715 ...

Cobb, William Titcomb, 1857-1937. (person)

Milliken, Seth L. (Seth Llewellyn), 1831-1897 (person)