George Edmands Merrill papers, M4043
Scope and Contents
Includes news clippings, obituaries, genealogical research material, addresses, and correspondence related to scholar, pastor, and Colgate University's sixth president (1899-1908) George Edmands Merrill.
- 1872 - 1981
Access to Collection
Collection is open for research.
Pastor, scholar, and former Colgate University President George Merrill was born in Charlestown, Massachusetts, on December 19, 1846. He was educated at Harvard University (AB 1869) and Newton Theological Institution (AM 1872), and was awarded honorary degrees from Colby University (DD 1893) and the University of Rochester (LLD 1901). From 1872 to 1899 he served as the pastor of several Baptist congregations in Springfield, Massachusetts (1872-1877), Salem, Massachusetts (1877-1885), Colorado Springs, Colorado (1885-1887), and Newtown, Massachusetts (1890-1899). He was inaugurated as the sixth president of Colgate University in 1899, where he also served as a professor of pastoral theology. He was the author of several works on theology including Story of the Manuscripts (1881), Crusaders and Captives (1890), The Reasonable Christ (1893), Parchments of the Faith (1894), and The Song of Songs (1904), before his death in Hamilton on January 11, 1908.
Colgate University, General Catalogue (Hamilton, New York: Colgate University, 1939): 6.
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- Clergy. Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Clippings (information artifacts) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- College presidents -- Inauguration. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Correspondence. Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Obituaries. Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Guide to the George Edmands Merrill papers
- Sharlene Disla, Sarah Keen, and Lora J. Davis
- October 25, 2011
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