Merrill, Rev. Herbert C.
Papers of Rev. Herbert C. Merrill
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.
Related Material in the Archives:
- James R. Fortune [picture]. Gallaudet University Archives, Call Number: Portraits
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- Herbert C. Merrill. Gallaudet University Archives, Call Number: Deaf Biographical
|1874||Herbert Merrill was born in Waseca, Minnesota.|
|1881||Merrill became Deaf due to scarlet fever.|
|1881||He graduated from the Minnesota School for the Deaf.|
|1896||At Gallaudet College, Merrill was valedictorian for his class.|
|1896||For nineteen years Merrill worked for United States Weather Bureau as a meteorologist.|
|1897||Married to Miss Emma Vail, and from this union two daughters were born.|
|1904||Merrill received his Masters of Art from Gallaudet College.|
|1912||During this year he was ordained as Deacon.|
|1915||Merrill was appointed missionary to Deaf in Diocese of Washington D.C., Virginia, West Virginia.|
|1919||He was called a missionary in Albany, Central, Rochester, and Western New York.|
|1941||At Gallaudet College, he was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters.|
|1943||Merrill retired as Deacon.|
|1945||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|
|1||1||Correspondence- Rev. G. Ashton Oldham||1942|
|1||2||Invitation Cards for Rev. Merrill’s ordination||1912-1914|
|1||3||Letters to Mrs. Emma Vail Merrill||1921-1957|
|1||4||Letters to Mrs. Thelma Stewart from Rev. Merrill||1939|
|1||5||Letters to Rev. Merrill||1897-1944|
|1||6||Letters re: problems at Gallaudet College||1945|
|1||7||Manuscript-Life of Thomas H. Gallaudet||n.d.|
|1||9||Newspaper Clippings/ Newsletter||1919-1945|