Finding Aid to the William Augustus Merrill papers, [ca. 1887-1925]

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Finding Aid to the William Augustus Merrill Papers, [ca. 1887-1925]

Collection number: BANC MSS C-B 1017

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Collection Summary

Collection Title: William Augustus Merrill Papers,
Date (inclusive): [ca. 1887-1925]
Collection Number: BANC MSS C-B 1017
Creator: Merrill, William Augustus, 1860-1930
Extent: Number of containers: 1 box, 1 carton and 1 portfolio
Repository: The Bancroft Library
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Abstract: Correspondence, manuscripts and reprints of articles, notes, translations and annotated texts, relating mainly to the publication of his work as professor of Latin, University of California.
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English and Latin

Information for Researchers

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], William Augustus Merrill papers, BANC MSS C-B 1017, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Scope and Content

This collection, transferred from Archives in March 1966, contains mainly correspondence relating to the publication and critical acclaim of his works, reviews of his works; annotated texts, translations and notes, including a few Sanskrit translations, and some articles written by others.
A key to arrangement and partial list of correspondents follows.

Biographical Sketch

William Augustus Merrill, professor of classics at the University of California, was born at Newburyport, Massachusetts, on September 14, 1860. He studied at Amherst, where he obtained his bachelor's degree in 1880 and his Master's in 1884. He continued his studies at Ohio University where he won his doctorate in 1893 and began his teaching career. He later taught at Miami University and at Indiana University, coming to the University of California in 1894. He edited Lucretius and other text books, and contributed numerous articles to philological journals.

Key to Arrangement

box Box

Outgoing letters, 1913

 

Incoming letters. Single letters arranged alphabetically in A-Z Miscellany. Two or more letters, arranged alphabetically by correspondent, then chronologically within each folder. A partial list of correspondents is appended at end of report.

 

Manuscripts and reprints of articles and reviews by Merrill

 

Reviews of Merrill's works

carton Carton

Annotated texts, translations and notes. Include:

 

Aristotle: Annotated text and translation

 

Cicero's Aristea: Annotated text and translation

 

Hyginus: Translation

 

Lucretius: Notes and text

 

Manilius: Text and partial translation

 

10 v. of notes

portfolio Portfolio

Loose notes

 

Miscellany, including clippings and brochures on remedies; book lists; Merrill's Sanskrit translations; a few articles written by others

Partial List of Correspondents

 

A-Z Miscellany

 

Allinson, Francis Greenleaf, 1856-1931

 

Letter, May 26, 1918

 

Anderson, Andrew Runni, 1876-

 

Letter, Jan. 24, 1918

 

Burton, Harry Edwin, 1868-

 

Letter, Feb. 3, 1918

 

Bushnell, Curtis Clark, 1870-

 

Postcard, Jan. 5, 1922

 

Cleasby, Harold Loomis

 

Letter, Jan. 14, 1918

 

Crowell, Edward Payson, 1830-1911

 

Letter, Nov. 21, 1905

 

Dewing, Henry Bronson, 1882-

 

Letter, Dec. 6, 1921

 

Diels, Hermann, 1848-1922

 

Postcard, Jan. 10, 1922

 

D'ooge, Martin Luther, 1839-1915

 

Letter, Nov. 29, 1905

 

Duff, John Wight, 1866-1944

 

Letter, Apr. 17, 1918

 

Ellis, Robinson, 1834-1913

 

Letter, July 29, 1911

 

Elmer, Herbert Charles, 1860-

 

Letter, Jan. 18, 1918

 

Ernout, Alfred, 1879-

 

Letter, Dec. 22, 1918

 

Fay, Edwin Whitfield, 1865-1920

 

Card, Jan. 1, 1918

 

Fiske, George Converse, 1872-1927

 

Letter, Jan. 13, 1918

 

Foster, Benjamin Oliver

 

Letter, May 26, 1907

 

Foster, Walter Eugene, 1870-

 

Letter, Jan. 19, 1914

 

Goodell, Thomas Dwight, 1854-1920

 

Letter, Dec. 17, 1913

 

Hale, William Gardner, 1849-1928

 

Letter, Feb. 21, 1910

 

Housman, Alfred Edward, 1859-1936

 

Letter, Feb. 12, 1914

 

Howe, George, 1876-1936

 

Letter, Jan. 26, 1918

 

Leonard, William Ellery, 1876-1944

 

Letter, Feb. 4, 1918

 

Maas, Ernest, 1856-1929

 

Letter, Feb. 27, 1913

 

McDaniel, Walter Brooks, 1871-

 

Postcard, Apr. 3, 1918

 

Manly, William Gwathmey

 

Letter, Nov. 21, 1905

 

Mierow, Charles Christopher, 1883-

 

Letter, Jan. 2, 1918

 

Mitchell, Lynn Boal, 1881-

 

Letter, Nov. 27, 1916

 

Moore, Clifford Herschel, 1866-1931

 

Letter, Feb. 26, 1910

 

Morgan, Morris Hicky, 1859-1910

 

Letter, Dec. 9, 1905

 

Mustard, Wilfred Pirt, 1864-1932

 

Letter, Jan. 23, 1918

 

Myers, Philip Van Ness, 1846-1937

 

Letter, May 17, 1908

 

Nixon, Paul, 1882-

 

Letter, Jan. 12, 1918

 

Olcott, George N., 1869-

 

Letter, Feb. 27, 1910

 

Oldfather, William Abbott, 1880-1945

 

Card, Sept. 16, 1914

 

Orth, Emil

 

Letter, Apr. 6, 1922

 

Palmer, Walter Hobart

 

Letter, Jan. 10, 1918

 

Pascal, Carlo, 1866-1926

 

Letter, Apr. 11, 1907

 

Paxton, Joseph Francis, 1864-

 

Letter, Jan. 1918

 

Postgate, John Percival, 1853-1926

 

Letter, Apr. 11, 1920

 

Prentice, William Kelly, 1871-

 

Letter, Sept. 11, 1918

 

Price, Clifton

 

Letter, Nov. 24, 1905

 

Rolfe, Henry Winchester

 

Letter, Dec. 4, 1905

 

Sage, Evan Taylor, 1881-1936

 

Letter, Jan. 22, 1918

 

Sanborn, Benjamin H., 1851-1926

 

Letter, Apr. 22, 1907

 

Schmidt, Friedrich Georg Gottlob, 1868-1945

 

Letter, Nov. 18, 1905

 

Seymour Thomas Day, 1848-1907

 

Letter, Nov. 24, n.y.

 

Showerman, Grant, 1870-1935

 

Letter, Jan. 7, 1918

 

Smyth, Herbert Weir, 1857-1937

 

Card, Mar. 30, 1918

 

Valk, Jacob van der

 

Postcard, Dec. 4, [1905]

 

Warren, Minton, 1850-1907

 

Postcard, Nov. 13, 1907

 

White, John Williams, 1849-1917

 

Letter, [1914]

 

Abbott, Frank Frost, 1860-1924

 

5 letters, 1905-1921

 

Alexander, William Hardy, 1878-

 

5 letters, 1910-1918

 

American Book Company

 

2 letters, 1907-1918, by R. Arrowsmith and E. E. Thompson

 

Arrowsmith, Robert, 1860-1928

see American Book Company

 

Bailey, Cyril, 1871-

 

2 letters, 1902-1907

 

Bignone, Ettore, 1879-

 

3 letters, 1908-1916

 

Bonilla y San Martín, Adolfo, 1875-1926

 

2 letters, 1922

 

Carter, Jesse Benedict, 1872-1917

 

2 letters, 1908-1911

 

Church, James Edward, 1869-

 

2 letters, 1905-1914

 

Conrad, Clinton C., 1888-

 

2 letters, 1918

 

Elmore, Jefferson, 1862-

 

4 letters, 1914-1918

 

Fairclough, Henry Rushton, 1862-1938

 

2 letters, 1905-1918

 

Flickinger, Roy Caston, 1876-1942

 

2 letters, 1918-1921

 

Foster, Frederick Montague, 1878-

 

2 letters, 1910-1914

 

Fowler, Harold North, 1859-

 

2 letters, 1905-1914

 

Hadzsits, George Depue, 1875-

 

2 letters, 1910-1911

 

Heidel, William Arthur, 1868-1941

 

5 letters, 1902-1918

 

Heitland, William Emerton, 1847-1935

 

3 cards, 1918-1924

 

Hellems, Fred Burton Renney, 1872-1929

 

2 letters, 1905-1911

 

Hendrickson, George Lincoln, 1865-

 

3 letters, 1906

 

Husband, Richard Wellington, 1869-1924

 

2 letters, 1918

 

Kelsey, Francis Willey, 1858-1927

 

6 letters, 1907-1923

 

Kirtland, John Copeland, 1870-

 

3 letters, 1905-1911

 

Knapp, Charles, 1868-1936

 

3 letters, 1911-1921

 

Lord, Louis Eleazer, 1875-1957

 

2 letters, 1916-1918

 

Merrill, Elmer Truesdell, 1860-1936

 

7 postcards, 1905-1922

 

Miller, Walter, 1864-1949

 

4 letters, 1906-1914

 

Murray, Gilbert, 1866-1957

 

2 letters, 1922

 

Pease, Arthur Stanley, 1881-1964

 

2 letters, 1914-1918

 

Post, Edwin, 1851-1932

 

3 letters, 1905-1911

 

Rand, Edward Kennard, 1871-1945

 

12 letters, 1907-1924

 

Reid, James Smith, 1846-1926

 

2 letters, 1918-1921

 

Richardson, Leon Josiah, 1868-1964

 

2 letters, 1918 and undated

 

Robinson, David Moore, 1880-1958

 

3 letters, 1918-1922

 

Shipley, Frederick William, 1871-1945

 

2 letters, 1917-1918

 

Sibler, Ernest Gottlieb, 1853-1942

 

2 letters, 1910-1918

 

Smith, Kirby Flower, 1862-1918

 

4 letters, 1915-1918

 

Sturtevant, Edgar Howard, 1875-

 

2 letters, 1910-1913

 

Wetmore, Monroe Nichols, 1863-

 

3 letters, 1917-1918

 

Wheeler, Arthur Leslie, 1871-1932

 

2 letters, 1914-1918

 

Wheeler, Benjamin Ide, 1854-1927

 

4 letters, 1906-1918