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Sub-series E: Incoming Correspondence


Scope and Contents

Incoming and outgoing correspondence (sub-series E and F) contains letters on personal and business matters written to and from Charles E. Merrill. Correspondents include family members, friends, and business associates. Many letters from the period of 1929-1935 reflect financial difficulties felt by friends and associates during the period of the Great Depression. Scattered throughout the correspondence are typed excerpts from letters, some of the originals of these are found elsewhere in this collection, in other cases the original is not found in the collection. It is not known who compiled and typed these excerpts.


  • 1900-1956

Conditions Governing Access

There is no restriction on access to the Merrill-Magowan Family Papers for research use. Material written by James I. Merrill is not available for duplication. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.


From the Collection: 32 Linear feet (28 archives boxes, 11 half archives boxes, 1 wrapped package, 7 flat boxes, 36 heritage albums, 18 framed items)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Arranged alphabetically by sender and chronologically within each set.

Related Materials

See also Series 11: Family Heritage Albums


Repository Details

Part of the Amherst College Archives and Special Collections Repository

Amherst College Archives & Special Collections
Robert Frost Library
61 Quadrangle Drive
Amherst MA 01002-5000
(413) 542-2299