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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Overview 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).