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Merrill, Eldridge West, 1846-1899



  • Existence: 1846 - 1899


Elbridge West Merrill was born on May 10, 1846 in Haverhill, Massachusetts. He entered Dartmouth College in 1864 and after two years of study, spent one year at a law school in Berlin, Germany. After his return he was admitted to the bar and entered a law office in Springfield, Massachusetts. However, the rest of his life was a series of mishaps and financial disappointments, including an attempt to raise fruit in California. Merrill died on January 19, 1899.

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Elbridge West Merrill diary

Identifier: 003345
Codex 003345
Date(s): 1865-01 to 1865-07-15

Diary of Elbridge West Merrill (1846-1899) containing his reaction to life at Dartmouth College and this thoughts on the day President Lincoln was assassinated (April 13, 1865).