Merrill, Rev. Herbert C.
Papers of Rev. Herbert C. Merrill
Gallaudet University Archives
Repository: Gallaudet University Archives
Call No.: MSS 113
Title: Papers of Rev. Herbert C. Merrill,
Quantity: 0.5 Linear Feet (1 document box)
Note: This document last updated 2006 January 5.
Acquisition Information: This collection was donated by Phyllis Stewart Barschdorf through Rev. Otto B. Berg.
Processed by: Ronald Rood Jr. 2000 July 27.
Conditions on Use and Access: This collection is open to the public with no restrictions. Photocopies may be made for scholarly research.
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- James R. Fortune [picture]. Gallaudet University Archives, Call Number: Portraits
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- Herbert C. Merrill. Gallaudet University Archives, Call Number: Deaf Biographical
||Herbert Merrill was born in Waseca, Minnesota.
||Merrill became Deaf due to scarlet fever.
||He graduated from the Minnesota School for the Deaf.
||At Gallaudet College, Merrill was valedictorian for his class.
||For nineteen years Merrill worked for United States Weather Bureau as a meteorologist.
||Married to Miss Emma Vail, and from this union two daughters were born.
||Merrill received his Masters of Art from Gallaudet College.
||During this year he was ordained as Deacon.
||Merrill was appointed missionary to Deaf in Diocese of Washington D.C., Virginia, West Virginia.
||He was called a missionary in Albany, Central, Rochester, and Western New York.
||At Gallaudet College, he was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters.
||Merrill retired as Deacon.
||Reverend Herbert C. Merrill passed away on December 28th.
Scope and Content
Papers of Rev. Herbert C. Merrill collection contain one box. The collection, which consists of approximately 150 papers, is dated from 1897-1957. The collection includes each typed letters, program books, pamphlets, and letters between him and some of his deacons. The information is available to the public.
Series Descriptions and Folder Lists
| Box || Folder || Title of Folder || Date
||Correspondence- Rev. G. Ashton Oldham
||Invitation Cards for Rev. Merrill’s ordination
||Letters to Mrs. Emma Vail Merrill
||Letters to Mrs. Thelma Stewart from Rev. Merrill
||Letters to Rev. Merrill
||Letters re: problems at Gallaudet College
||Manuscript-Life of Thomas H. Gallaudet
||Newspaper Clippings/ Newsletter