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Merrill-Magowan Family Papers, 1884-2002 (Bulk: 1926-1975)
28 archives boxes, 11 half archives boxes, 3 clamshell boxes, 1 wrapped package, 7 flat boxes, 36 heritage albums, 18 framed items (32.75 linear ft.)

Abstract:
The Merrill-Magowan Family Papers document the activities and relationships of three generations of Merrill and Magowan family members, dating from 1880 to 2002. Family correspondence makes up the largest portion of the material, with business records appearing in bulk in the papers of Charles Edward Merrill (AC 1908), founder of Merrill Lynch & Co. These materials are supplemented with artworks, diaries, memorabilia, photographs, writings and newspaper clippings, and a set of family heritage albums. Genealogical research material and notes can be found throughout the collection.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on 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.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the Merrill-Magowan Family Papers should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
Amherst, MA

Historical Note

The Merrill-Magowan Family Papers represent the activities of the family beginning with Charles Morton Merrill and his wife Octavia Wilson Merrill and following the family primarily through Charles Edward Merrill (1885-1956; AC 1908), his son Charles Edward Merrill, Jr. and daughter Doris Merrill Magowan, her husband Robert Anderson Magowan and their children. The following biographical sketches describe family members most represented in the collection. See the Merrill-Magowan family tree (appendix A) and genealogical materials in Series I for relationships between family members and birth and death dates for extended family.

Charles Morton Merrill (1856-1928), was the son of Abigail Livermore and Riley Mead Merrill and father of Charles Edward Merrill. He was a country physician and drug-store proprietor in Glen Cove Springs, Florida.

Octavia Wilson Merrill (1861-1933) was the daughter of Emily Grace and Edward Alvah Wilson and mother of Charles Edward Merrill.

Charles Edward Merrill (1885-1956) was an American investment banker and founder of the company that became Merrill Lynch & Co., Pierce, Fenner & Beane, Inc., one of the largest and most successful brokerage firms in the United States. At the time of Merrill's death, Merrill Lynch & Co. had offices in more than 100 cities and was responsible for 10 percent of all business conducted on the New York Stock exchange. The many partners of Merrill Lynch led it to be known as "We the People" and "the Thundering Herd." In addition to his financial success, Charles Merrill's career on Wall Street was notable for two contributions: he was one of the first to appeal to the small investor, members of the middle class who had previously been discouraged from investing in stocks and bonds, and he was one of the few financiers who predicted the stock market crash of 1929. Due to Merrill's foresight, Merrill Lynch & Co., its partners and investors lost less in the crash than many others and fared better in the subsequent depression. Merrill also played an important role in the creation of Safeway Stores, Inc., under which he founded Family Circle Magazine.

Born in Glen Cove Springs, Florida in 1885, Charles E. Merrill attended a preparatory school affiliated with Stetson University and later accepted an athletic scholarship at the Worcester Academy in Massachusetts. Merrill attended Amherst College from 1904-1906 (AC 1908). Though he never graduated, Merrill stayed involved in Amherst alumni activities and committees as well as with Chi Psi, his fraternity. He was awarded an honorary master's degree from Amherst in 1935 and an honorary doctorate in 1948. He became a major donor to Amherst College, and after his death in 1956 his Trust continued to support projects at the college, the largest beneficiary of Merrill's will. Merrill was the father of Doris Merrill Magowan, Charles E. Merrill, Jr. and writer James I. Merrill (AC 1948).

Eliza Church Merrill (1912-1973) was the first wife of Charles Edward Merrill, and mother of Doris Merrill Magowan and Charles Edward Merrill, Jr.

Doris Merrill Magowan (1914-2001) was the first child of Charles Edward Merrill and Eliza Church Merrill. Born in Montclair, N.J. in 1914, she was the sister of Charles E. Merrill, Jr. and half-sister of James I. Merrill. Magowan attended the Ethel Walker School and the Florentine School for Girls in Florence, Italy. In 1935 she married Robert Anderson Magowan and had five children, Robert, Jr. ("Robin"), Merrill, Stephen, Peter and Mark. Magowan became an active philanthropist and worked with charitable organizations in the cities where she lived. In San Francisco, she worked with the Children's Hospital, Fine Arts Museum, Strybing Arboretum and Grace Cathedral; in New York City, she served on the boards for the Greenwich House, Lenox Hill Neighborhood Association and New York Infirmary; in Southampton, she sat on the boards of the Fresh Air Home, St. Andrews Dune Church and Southampton Hospital; in Palm Beach, she was on the board for nonprofits such as Bethesda-by-the-Sea and the Society of the Four Arts. She also served on the board of national and international groups including the National Tropical Botanical Garden, Smithsonian Institution, World Wildlife Fund and the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, where she was promoted to the rank of Dame in 1982 in recognition of her support of the St. John Eye Hospital. An avid antiques collector, she founded the San Francisco Antique Show in 1979. Doris Merrill Magowan died in 2001.

Robert Anderson Magowan (1903-1985) was born in Chester, PA and graduated from Harvard University in 1927. During his years at Harvard he was Editor of the Harvard Crimson and manager of the baseball team, and earned a living as a stringer for the Boston Globe and the New York Times. He began his business career as a men's wear buyer with R.H. Macy & Co. (Macy's) and became a vice president of the advertising agency N.W. Ayer & Co. in 1934. Magowan married Doris Merrill in 1935 and was hired by Charles E. Merrill to work for the supermarket chain Safeway Stores, Inc. In 1938 he left Safeway to become a Vice President of Merrill Lynch. From 1942-44, he took a leave from Merrill Lynch to serve as a Navy air combat intelligence officer during World War II. He remained with Merrill Lynch until 1955, when he returned to Safeway as chairman and CEO, a post he held until he retired in 1971. Under Magowan's leadership, Safeway laid the groundwork to become the nation's largest food retailer. Robert Anderson Magowan died in 1985.

Charles E. Merrill Jr. (1920- ) attended Harvard University from 1938-1941 and 1945-1946, and obtained an AB degree in 1946. From 1942-1945 he served in World War II forces, first as part of the Canadian military and then for the U.S Army. In 1946 Merrill co-founded the Thomas Jefferson School in St. Louis, and in 1957 founded The Commonwealth School in Boston. He served as The Commonwealth School's headmaster until his retirement in 1981 and remains a member of the Board of Trustees. Merrill wrote a history of the School's first twenty-three years, "The Walled Garden." Merrill was also Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Morehouse College in Atlanta and has been a trustee at Hampshire and Marlboro Colleges, and faculty at Spelman, Guilford, Warren Wilson, and Moravian Colleges.

Hellen Ingram Merrill Plummer (1926-1956) was born in Jacksonville, Florida. She was the second wife of Charles E. Merrill and the mother of James Ingram Merrill. Charles and Hellen Merrill divorced in 1939. Hellen's second marriage was to Colonel Plummer, who she survived by more than 30 years. She lived in Atlanta, Georgia and was a strong supporter of the arts there. Plummer's trust established the The Hellen Plummer Charitable Foundation.

James Ingram Merrill (1926-1995) was born in New York City on March 3, 1926, the son of Charles Merrill and his second wife, Hellen Ingram. He was raised in Manhattan and Southampton. He was enrolled at Amherst College from 1943 to 1947, with a leave from 1944-1945 to serve in the U.S. Army. Merrill taught for a year at Bard College following his graduation from Amherst in 1947. His volume of poetry First Poems was published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1951. Over the next decade he authored two novels, The Seraglio (1957) and The (Diblos) Notebook (1965) and two books of poems, The Country of a Thousand Years of Peace (1959) and Water Street (1962). His 1966 collection of poems, Nights and Days, won the National Book Award and he earned numerous other awards in his lifetime, including the Bollingen Prize for Braving the Elements (1972), the Pulitzer Prize for Divine Comedies (1976), and a second National Book Award for Mirabell (1978). In 1983, his epic poem The Changing Light at Sandover (1982) won the National Book Critics Circle Award. James I. Merrill died on February 6, 1995.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Merrill-Magowan Family Papers consist of 32 linear feet of material documenting the personal and professional activities and relationships of three generations of family members, dating from 1880 to 2002. The bulk of the material dates from the 1920s through the 1970s. In addition to illustrating relationships between family members, the papers are an extremely rich source for the study of United States social history, providing a view of the personal impact of economic, social and cultural issues on an upper class American family in the twentieth century. The collection also contains genealogical materials and reports.

The bulk of the collection relates to Charles Edward Merrill, his daughter Doris Merrill Magowan and her husband Robert Anderson Magowan. Also included in the collection are papers of Eliza Church Merrill and other family members; and a manuscript copy of James Ingram Merrill's first novel, The Seraglio. Family correspondence makes up the largest portion of the material, with business records appearing in bulk in the papers of Charles E. Merrill, founder of the investment banking and brokerage firm Merrill Lynch. Merrill also had a practice of sending copies of his letters to family members to his daughter Doris, and these can be found in her papers. Merrill's business correspondence provides a view of Wall Street culture before, during and after the Stock Market crash of 1929 and the following years of the Great Depression. Family members' World War II service is well represented by extensive correspondence, a scrapbook and a diary kept regularly by Robert A. Magowan during his time in the Navy. These materials are supplemented with artworks, diaries, memorabilia, photographs, writings and newspaper clippings, and a set of Family Heritage Albums.

Several members of the Merrill family attended Amherst College, including Charles E. Merrill (AC 1908), James Ingram Merrill (AC 1947) and Charles E. Merrill's nephew, Charles Merrill Matzinger (AC 1937). Material related to Amherst College can be found throughout the collection, especially in the Charles Edward Merrill papers and the family heritage albums (Series 11).

Organization of the collection

The Merrill-Magowan Family Papers are arranged by family member. Materials are arranged by type within each series. Oversize items are stored separately. Cross reference sheets to materials stored in these locations are placed throughout the papers and a listing of the contents of the oversize boxes is available as part of the folder-title list.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on 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.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the Merrill-Magowan Family Papers should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

[Identification of item], in Merrill-Magowan Family Papers [Box #, Folder #], Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library

History of the Collection

The majority of the material in this collection was gathered and maintained by Doris Merrill Magowan (1914-2001), with additional compilation by other family members. The collection was gifted to the Amherst College Archives and Special Collections in 2004 by Mark, Merrill, Peter and Robin Magowan. A small amount of James I. Merrill material donated by him and others that was previously filed separately has been integrated into this collection.

Processing Information

Processed 2004-2011 by Sara Smith, Archives &Special Collections Specialist; Seth Laymon, AC 2005, Student Assistant; and William Miglore, AC 2006, Student Assistant.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
Robert Frost Library
PO Box 5000
Amherst, MA 01002-5000

Phone: (413) 542-2299
Fax: (413) 542-2692

Email Reference Form: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives/askus
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Language
English

Contents List
Series 1: THE MERRILL-MAGOWAN FAMILY
1894-1982


Series 1, MERRILL-MAGOWAN FAMILY [1894-1982], contains material associated with multiple family members or with the entire family. It is divided into five sub-series:

A: Merrill Family Genealogies [1894-1938, n.d.]
B: Merrill Magowan Family Finances and Businesses [1927-1982]
C: Family Properties [1932-1980, n.d.]
D: Magowan Children [1930s-1964]
E: Matzinger-Findlay Family [1929-1947]
F: Kinta Des Mare Merrill [n.d.]
G: Realia [1932, n.d.]

Sub-series A: Merrill Family Genealogies



Merrill Family Genealogies (sub-series A) contains Merrill family genealogies, including The Merrills in New England compiled by Edwin G. Merrill in 1894. Also included here is a 1938 study of the Merrill family by eugenicist Arthur H. Estabrook, The Merrill Family: a Study in Aristogenics, in which "mental characteristics" of family members are discussed alongside biographical information.

Genealogies
ca. 1850-1938

Box 1: folder 1
"The Merrill Family: a Study in 'Aristogenics'" (pp.1-75)
1938

Box 1: folder 2
"The Merrill Family: a Study in 'Aristogenics'" (pp.76-150)
1938

Box 1: folder 3
"The Merrill Family: a Study in 'Aristogenics'" (pp. 151-225)
1938

Box 1: folder 4
"The Merrill Family: a Study in 'Aristogenics'" (pp. 226-269)
1938

Box 1: folder 5
Sub-series B: Merrill Magowan Family Finances and Businesses



Scope and content:

This sub-series contains documents relating directly or indirectly to Merrill and Magowan family finances, Merrill Lynch & Co. and Safeway Stores, Inc. These include Merrill Family Foundation materials, financial statements concerning Helen Ingram Merrill and Kinta Des Mare Merrill, and material related to the 1956 construction of the Merrill Place faculty apartments at Amherst College.

Note:

See also Series 11: Family Heritage Albums

Merrill Lynch general
1927, 1954-1956

Box 1: folder 6
Merrill Lynch: correspondence between Esther King and M Francis
1939-1955

Box 1: folder 7
Merrill Lynch, Safeway - clippings
1967-1982

Box 1: folder 8
Merrill Family Foundation bylaws
n.d.

Box 1: folder 9
Merrill-Magowan family finances
1936, 1950-1953

Box 1: folder 10
Merrill-Magowan family finances - Merrill Apartments
1956

Box 1: folder 11
Sub-series C: Family Properties



Scope and content:

Family Properties (sub-series C) contains documents and images related to The Orchard, the family home in Southampton, New York, and Merrill's Landing, the home in Palm Beach, Florida.

Note:

See also Series 11: Family Heritage Albums

The Orchard - fire
1932

Box 1: folder 12
The Orchard, Merrill's Landing - images
ca. 1949

Box 1: folder 13
The Orchard, Merrill's Landing - images - six framed photographs of The Orchard
n.d.

Box [see locater card]
The Orchard - clippings - condominium conversion
1980

Box 1: folder 14
Sub-series D: Magowan children



Scope and content:

Magowan Children (sub-series D) includes images and some materials related to the childhood and early education of Mark, Merrill, Peter, Robin and Stephen Magowan, the sons of Doris and Robert Magowan.

Note:

See also Series 11: Family Heritage Albums

Magowan children - Education - St. Bernard's School
1943

Box 33: folder 19
Magowan children - Images
1930s-1960s

Box 33: folder 20
Mark Magowan's christening - Images
ca. 1964

Box 33: folder 21
Magowan children - Images - unidentified drawing
n.d.

Box 33: folder 22
Sub-series E: Matzinger family



Scope and content:

Matzinger-Findlay Family (sub-series E) includes materials related to Charles E. Merrill's sister Edith Findlay and her son, Charles Merrill Matzinger ("Merrill"). Correspondence with Edith's first husband, Harold S. Matzinger and second husband, Douglas C. Findlay, can be found in Series 4 and Series 7.

Note:

See also Series 11: Family Heritage Albums

Charles Merrill Matzinger - schoolwork
1932

Box 33: folder 23
Charles Merrill Matzinger - school group photograph


Map case Map case
Charles Merrill Matzinger - financial affairs [restricted]
1947

Box 33: folder 26
Edith Merrill Findlay - financial affairs
1929

Box 33: folder 24
Edith Merrill Findlay - correspondence with Esther King
1929

Box 33: folder 25
Sub-series F: Kinta Des Mare Merrill



Kinta Des Mare Merrill (sub-series F) contains one folder of texts of speeches and toasts from unknown occasions. Correspondence between Kinta Des Mare Merrill and other family members is found throughout the collection.

Kinta Des Mare Merrill - texts of telegrams and toasts
n.d.

Box 33: folder 18
Sub-series G: Realia



Realia (sub-series G) contains objects collected by members of the Merrill-Magowan family.

Embroidered family crest, pair of military socks; Concorde jet souvenir case
n.d.

Box 44: folder 18
Framed cross-stitch rendering of The Orchard
1932

Box 44: folder 18
Series 2: CHARLES MORTON MERRILL
1884-1928


Series 2, CHARLES MORTON MERRILL [1884-1928], is divided into three sub-series:

A: Personal Affairs [1884]
B: Images [ca. 1900-1928]
C: Outgoing Correspondence [1918]

Sub-series A: Personal Affairs



Scope and content:

Personal Affairs contains Charles Morton Merrill's Bible, an 1884 edition published by the American Bible Society.

Note:

See also Series 11: Family Heritage Albums

Bible signed "Charles M. Merrill, Elmira NY, 1876"
1884

Box 2: folder 1
Sub-series B: Correspondence



Outgoing Correspondence contains one letter written to Edmund C. Lynch in 1918.

Letter from Charles Morton Merrill to Edmund C. Lynch
1918

Box 2: folder 2
Sub-series C: Images



Scope and content:

Images includes two large charcoal portraits by Iredell, a photographic reproduction of a charcoal portrait and two group photographs in which Charles Morton Merrill appears.

Note:

See also Series 4: Charles Edward Merrill; Series 11: Family Heritage Albums

Photo-reproduction of a 1928 charcoal portrait of Charles Morton Merrill by Iredell; photocopies of family photos located elsewhere in the collection
n.d.

Box 2: folder 3
Family photograph with Charles Morton Merrill, Octavia Wilson Merrill, Abigail Merrill, Edith Merrill and Charles E. Merrill and unidentified woman
n.d.

Box 32: folder 1
Framed charcoal portrait of Charles Morton Merrill by Iredell, three-quarter view
1928

Box 32: folder 1
Framed charcoal portrait of Charles Morton Merrill by Iredell, profile view
1928

Box 32: folder 1
Series 3: OCTAVIA WILSON MERRILL
1901-1933


Arrangement:
Sub-series A: Personal Affairs



Scope and content:

Personal Affairs (sub-series A) consists of a prediction issued by a Budapest fortuneteller and Octavia Wilson Merrill's 1929 passport.

Note:

See also Series 11: Family Heritage Albums

Octavia Wilson Merrill - handwriting analysis, passport
1929, 1932, n.d.

Box 2: folder 4
Sub-series B: Financial Affairs



Financial Affairs (sub-series B) contains several years of income tax returns and bills and letters from Tiffany & Co. involving a dispute over the price of two pearls.

Tax records, documents related to property and to a dispute with Tiffany & Co.
1922-1933

Box 2: folder 5
Sub-series C: Images



Scope and content:

Images (sub-series C) includes portrait photographs and a photographic reproduction of a painted portrait.

Note:

See also Series 2: Charles Morton Merrill; Series 4: Charles Edward Merrill; Series 11: Family Heritage Albums

Two photographic portraits of Octavia Wilson Merrill; photo-reproduction (by Peter A. Juley & Son) of painted portrait (unattributed)
1922-1933

Box 2: folder 6
Sub-series D: Incoming Correspondence



Incoming Correspondence [1901-1932] (sub-series D) is arranged alphabetically by sender and chronologically within each set.

Coates, Charles T. (1 of 2 folders)
1931

Box 2: folder 7
Coates, Charles T. (2 of 2 folders)
1932, n.d.

Box 2: folder 8
1929-1932

Box 2: folder 9
Forbes, John - regarding Charles E. Merrill's studies at Stetson University
1901

Box 2: folder 10
King, Esther - contains copies of clippings about Merrill Lynch selling brokerage business
1930

Box 2: folder 11
Matzinger, C. Merrill
1932

Box 2: folder 12
1901

Box 2: folder 13
Merrill, Charles Morton - contains telegram announcing Abigail Merrill's death; last letter written by Charles M. Merrill to Octavia Merrill; Charles M. Merrill's obituary.
1926, 1928

Box 2: folder 14
Wilson, J.G.
1929

Box 2: folder 15
Sub-series E: Outgoing Correspondence



Arrangement:

Outgoing Correspondence [1901-1925, n.d.] (sub-series E) is arranged alphabetically by addressee and chronologically within each set.

Barton, Miss
ca. 1922

Box 2: folder 16
Forbes, John - regarding Charles E. Merrill's studies at Stetson University
1901

Box 2: folder 17
Merrill, Charles E.
1906-1925

Box 2: folder 18
[Wilson, J.] Bayard
ca. 1929

Box 2: folder 19
Series 4: CHARLES EDWARD MERRILL
1900-1956


Arrangement:
Sub-series A: Personal Affairs



Scope and content:

Personal Affairs (sub-series A) includes Charles E. Merrill's certificates of membership in the Order of Daedalians and the Cenacle Crusade of Prayer and several letters of introduction written on his behalf in preparation for his 1932 trip to Europe. Non-correspondence material related to Merrill's involvement with Amherst College is in this series and in Series 11: Family Heritage Albums.

Note:

See also Series 11: Family Heritage Albums

Certificates - Order of Daedalians; Cenacle Crusade of Prayer
n.d.

Box 3: folder 1
Letters of introduction from 1932 trip to Europe
1932

Box 3: folder 2
Letters about Charles E. Merrill
n.d., 1918

Box 3: folder 3
Certificates - Framed honorary doctorate from Amherst College (with translation)
1948

Box 3: folder 3
Certificates - Framed honorary doctorate from Kenyon College
1949

Box 3: folder 3
Certificates - Framed distinguished service award given to Charles E. Merrill from Chi Psi
1946

Box 3: folder 3
Certificates - Framed honorary doctorate from Stetson University
1946

Box 3: folder 3
Sub-series B: Writings on Charles Edward Merrill



Scope and content:

Sub-series B includes publications and essays prepared for celebrations and memorials of Merrill's life and a folder of news clippings, tear sheets, and offprints.

Note:

See also Series 11: Family Heritage Albums

1955
4

Box 3: folder 3
1956
5

Box 3: folder 3
1974
6

Box 3: folder 3
1947-1956
7

Box 3: folder 3
Sub-series C: Images
1900-1955


Note:

See also Series 11: Family Heritage Albums

Photographs
ca. 1906-1931

Box 3: folder 8
Photographs
ca. 1940s-1950s

Box 3: folder 9
Prints of scanned glass slides containing pieces of super 8 film - Charles E. Merrill, Kinta Des Mare, Doris Merrill Magowan and unidentified
ca. 1950

Box 3: folder 10
Glass slides containing pieces of super 8 film - Charles E. Merrill, Kinta Des Mare, Doris Merrill Magowan and unidentified. Prints of scanned slides are in box 3, folder 10.
ca. 1950

Box 44: folder 10
Sub-series D: Death of Charles Edward Merrill



Scope and content:

Death of Charles Edward Merrill (sub-series D) contains Merrill's letters and instructions to family and friends regarding dispersal of his estate, obituaries, resolutions and records of memorial services held in his honor and charitable donations made in his memory, and condolences and correspondence received and sent by the family after his death. Correspondence is arranged alphabetically by sender or addressee. Carbon copies of replies by Robert Anderson Magowan or Doris Merrill Magowan are attached to many of these letters. Also included, as found, is additional correspondence from this period, including some mail sent to Charles E. Merrill after his death.

Note:

See also Series 11: Family Heritage Albums

Wishes and gifts - instructions to friends and executors. Includes 1936 instructions to Edmund C. Lynch to set assets aside for Kinta Des Mare
1936, 1948, 1951

Box 4: folder 1
Announcements of death of Charles E. Merrill and records of gifts made in his honor
1956

Box 4: folder 2
Obituaries; news clippings
1956

Box 4: folder 3
Notes for Doris Merrill Magowan's replies to condolences
ca. 1956

Box 4: folder 4
Condolences (A-I)
1956

Box 4: folder 5-16
Condolences (J-Z)
1956

Box 5: folder 1-17
Correspondence (unidentified -3 folders)
1956

Box 6: folder 1-3
Scrapbook of obituaries and other clippings related to the death, funeral, will and Trust of Charles E. Merrill
1956

Box 4: folder 6
Sub-series E: Incoming Correspondence



Scope and content:

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.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by sender and chronologically within each set.

Note:

See also Series 11: Family Heritage Albums

Aldrich, Donald B.
1929

Box 7: folder 1
Aldrich, Fred D.
1927

Box 7: folder 2
Baird, Matthew - Arizona Desert School regarding James I. Merrill and Charles E. Merrill, Jr.
1936

Box 7: folder 3
Baker, Charlotte S.
1927

Box 7: folder 4
Baker, Paul C.
1934

Box 7: folder 5
Barton, Bruce
1929

Box 7: folder 6
Bement, Howard
1929-1935

Box 7: folder 7
Bennitt
1924

Box 7: folder 8
Biehle, Martha H.
1932

Box 7: folder 9
Birnbaum, Martin
1925

Box 7: folder 10
Bitting, William Coleman
1928

Box 7: folder 11
Blyth, Charles R.
1935

Box 7: folder 12
Boyden, Frank
1933

Box 7: folder 13
Buckley, B.L.
1927

Box 7: folder 14
Burg, William H.
1931-1936

Box 7: folder 15
Burton, Miss
[1930]

Box 7: folder 16
Chrysler, Walter P.
1936

Box 7: folder 17
Church
1923

Box 7: folder 18
Church
1924

Box 7: folder 19
Cobb, Grace
1936

Box 7: folder 20
Cobb, Harold M.
1936

Box 7: folder 21
Cobb, Harold Warren
1935

Box 7: folder 22
Conklin, Roscoe ("Rosie")
1929

Box 7: folder 23
Coolidge, Calvin - regarding making public statements about the stock market (duplication of original letter)
1929

Box 7: folder 24
Cosgrave, Mrs. J.B.
1931

Box 7: folder 25
Davis, A.D.
1948

Box 7: folder 26
Elliot, Alistair
1951

Box 7: folder 27
English, E.W.
1955

Box 7: folder 28
Farmer, Paul
1936

Box 7: folder 29
Farrar, Solomon D.
1928

Box 7: folder 30
Findlay, Douglas C.
1930-1936

Box 7: folder 31
Fish, Samuel C.
1933

Box 7: folder 32
Fleschner, Malcolm
1950

Box 7: folder 33
Fletcher, Charlotte S.
1934

Box 7: folder 34
Fletcher, Robert S. - Merrill's 1935 honorary degree from Amherst College
1934-35

Box 7: folder 35
Flynt, Esther H.
1926

Box 7: folder 36
Fontaine, Marie-Louise
n.d.

Box 7: folder 37
Fowler, Elizabeth
1953

Box 7: folder 38
[?] Frank (Merrill Lynch)
n.d.

Box 7: folder 39
Garrett, George
1952

Box 7: folder 40
Gibbs, Howard B.
1925

Box 7: folder 41
Gibson, Ruby
ca. 1952

Box 7: folder 42
Gillette, Edwin C.
1926

Box 7: folder 43
Gillmore, Robert H.
1935-1937

Box 7: folder 44
Goodwin, Augustus F.
1931

Box 7: folder 45
Greene, Guy S.
1932

Box 7: folder 46
Griffis, Stanton
1937

Box 7: folder 47
Guenthe, Rudolph
1955

Box 7: folder 48
Hanafourde, B.K.
1924

Box 7: folder 49
Hayward, O.M. - regarding Grace Wilson
1938

Box 7: folder 50
Heiskell, Ruth
1929, n.d.

Box 7: folder 51
Hoyt, Frederick A.
1932

Box 7: folder 52
Hubshman, Louis
1916, 1950

Box 7: folder 53
Humphrey, W. Warren
1938

Box 7: folder 54
Hutchins, William J. (first page only)
1930

Box 7: folder 55
Ike and Mary (employees at Merrill's Landing, Sarasota, FL)
1938

Box 7: folder 56
Jaeckel, Albert F.
1925

Box 7: folder 57
James, Carnie
1955

Box 7: folder 58
Janeway, H.L.
1936

Box 7: folder 59
Johnson, Harold
1931

Box 7: folder 60
Johnson, Sarah Belle
1931

Box 7: folder 61
Kelly, Noan
1936

Box 7: folder 62
Kelly, George A.
1937-1938

Box 7: folder 63
Kendall, Messmore
1927-1938

Box 7: folder 64
King, Esther
1937, n.d.

Box 7: folder 65
Klohr, Kathryn White
ca. 1955

Box 7: folder 66
Labouise, Sawyer
1938

Box 7: folder 67
Landon, Julia E.
1937

Box 7: folder 68
Lenz, Winthrop C.
1955

Box 7: folder 69
MacCrone, Edward E.
1932

Box 7: folder 70
Magowan, Robert A.
1935

Box 7: folder 71
Malone, Frank
1930

Box 7: folder 72
Marks, Sam
1939, n.d.

Box 7: folder 73
Matzinger, Harold
1920

Box 7: folder 74
Matzinger, Charles Merrill
1947-1951, n.d.

Box 7: folder 75
McCarthy, Mike W.
1953

Box 7: folder 76
McClure, Louis C.
1925-1938

Box 7: folder 77
Merrill, Abigail
1914, ca. 1920-25, n.d.

Box 7: folder 78
Merrill, Charles Moulton
1920-23

Box 7: folder 79
Merrill, James Ingram - includes copy of letter to Stan Griffis with a critique of Griffis' manuscript of Charles Merrill biography
1938-1954

Box 7: folder 80
Merrill, J.L.
1929

Box 7: folder 81
Merrill, Kinta Des Mare
1943

Box 7: folder 82
Merrill, Will
1932

Box 7: folder 83
Merrill, Winifred
1931

Box 7: folder 84
Miller, Charles E.
1932

Box 7: folder 85
Mitler, Bernhardt E.
1938

Box 7: folder 86
Moffett, James A.
1934

Box 7: folder 87
Morgan, Rex
1930

Box 7: folder 88
Neel, Raymonde
1931

Box 7: folder 89
Nixon, Mary S.
1932

Box 7: folder 90
Norwick, Gillian
1913

Box 7: folder 91
Parrish, Maxfield
1936

Box 7: folder 92
Pennock, Henry S.
1926

Box 7: folder 93
Plaza Hotel
1926

Box 7: folder 94
Powley, Ned R.
1935-1938

Box 7: folder 95
Purvis, Melvin
1937

Box 7: folder 96
Regan, Donald
1955

Box 7: folder 97
Rey, Aline
1931

Box 7: folder 98
Rhoads, Dr. Cornelius P.
195

Box 7: folder 99
Roberdeau, Jodie
1936-1938

Box 7: folder 100
Rogers, Frank
1933

Box 7: folder 101
Rubezanin, M. - regarding Merrill Lynch
1954-1955

Box 7: folder 102
Rutherford, Col. Henry H.
1947

Box 7: folder 103
Skaggs, M.B. - regarding Safeway Stores, Inc. lawsuit (with transcript)
1943

Box 7: folder 104
Scott, Henry Edwards
1930

Box 7: folder 105
Sheldon, Georgiana R.
1932

Box 7: folder 106
Sill, F.H.
1936

Box 7: folder 107
Smith, Winthrop
1948-1951

Box 7: folder 108
Sudbury, Annie
1928

Box 7: folder 109
Sudbury, Edward H. ("Suds")
1950-1956

Box 7: folder 110
Sudbury, Hope
1950

Box 7: folder 111
[Titsworth?], Godfrey
1938

Box 7: folder 112
Westgate, R.I.W.
1955

Box 7: folder 113
Williams, Wood
1927

Box 7: folder 114
Wilson, Edward
1936

Box 7: folder 115
Wilson, Grace
1929

Box 7: folder 116
Wilson, J. Bayard
1927

Box 7: folder 117
Wilson, [J.G.]
1930

Box 7: folder 118
Wilson, Rupert - contains clippings
ca. 1950-1954

Box 7: folder 119
Wood, J.M.
1945

Box 7: folder 120
Young, Harry
1927

Box 7: folder 121
Sub-series F: Outgoing Correspondence



Scope and content:

About one third of the letters are written to Doris Merrill Magowan.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by addressee and chronologically within each set.

Note:

See also Series 11: Family Heritage Albums

Aldrich, Donald B.
1926-1955

Box 8: folder 1
Applegate, LaRue
1954

Box 8: folder 2
Baird, Matthew
1932-1938

Box 8: folder 3
Baker, Paul C.
1934

Box 8: folder 4
Banker, John
1929

Box 8: folder 5
Bement, Howard
1933-1935

Box 8: folder 6
Bennitt, Ziba
1925

Box 8: folder 7
Biehle, Martha H.
1932

Box 8: folder 8
Birnbaum, Martin
1925

Box 8: folder 9
Bitting, William Coleman
1928

Box 8: folder 10
Blyth, Charles R.
1935

Box 8: folder 11
Board of Health (Montclair NJ),
1931

Box 8: folder 12
Bomeisler, Douglass M.
1938

Box 8: folder 13
Boyden, Frank
1943

Box 8: folder 14
Brown, Donald F.
1935

Box 8: folder 15
Brunet, Paul
1925

Box 8: folder 16
Buck, William J.
1925

Box 8: folder 17
Buckley, B.L.
1927-1931

Box 8: folder 18
Burg, William H.
1931-1936

Box 8: folder 19
Burr, Courtney
1934

Box 8: folder 20
Butler, Jack
1936

Box 8: folder 21
Cates, Charles T.
1934

Box 8: folder 22
Catherine, Sister Leonard
1948

Box 8: folder 23
Chrysler, Walter P.
1936

Box 8: folder 24
Church, Samuel Harden
1923

Box 8: folder 25
Cobb, Harold M.
1936

Box 8: folder 26
Cobb, Harold Warren
1935

Box 8: folder 27
Cole, Charles W.
1947

Box 8: folder 28
Conklin, Roscoe ("Rosie")
1929

Box 8: folder 29
Cook, Thomas & Son
1929

Box 8: folder 30
Cook, Victor B.
1953

Box 8: folder 31
Coolidge, Grace
1933

Box 8: folder 32
Cosgrave, Mrs. J.B.
1931

Box 8: folder 33
Cullman, Howard S.
1953

Box 8: folder 34
Davis, A.D.
1954

Box 8: folder 35
Dutilh, Cornelia
1938

Box 8: folder 36
Elliot, Alistair
1951

Box 8: folder 37
Elliot, Jean
1951

Box 8: folder 38
Elliot, James Adams
1944-1951

Box 8: folder 39
Engel, Louis
1954

Box 8: folder 40
Fall, David
1945

Box 8: folder 41
Farrar, Solomon D.
1928

Box 8: folder 42
Findlay, Douglas C.
1927-1933

Box 8: folder 43
Findlay, Edith Merrill
1929-1936

Box 8: folder 44
Fish, Samuel C.
1933

Box 8: folder 45
Fleschner, Malcolm
1950

Box 8: folder 46
Fletcher, Charlotte S.
1934

Box 8: folder 47
Fletcher, Robert S.
1934-1935

Box 8: folder 48
Foley, Mabel
1946

Box 8: folder 49
Garrett
1952-1954

Box 8: folder 50
Gibbs, Howard B.
1925

Box 8: folder 51
Gilbert, James L.
1951

Box 8: folder 52
Gillette, Edwin C.
1926

Box 8: folder 53
Gillmore, Robert H.
1925-1937, n.d.

Box 8: folder 54
Goodwin, Augustus F.
1931-1932

Box 8: folder 55
Greene
1932

Box 8: folder 56
Griffis, Stanton
1937

Box 8: folder 57
Halley, Lincoln
n.d.

Box 8: folder 58
Hanafourde, B.K.
1924

Box 8: folder 59
Hayward, O.M.
1938

Box 8: folder 60
Heiskell, Ruth
1930

Box 8: folder 61
Hewitt, Jessie
1931

Box 8: folder 62
Hoar, Friend
1945

Box 8: folder 63
Hood, Clifford
1954

Box 8: folder 64
Hoyt, Frederick A.
1932

Box 8: folder 65
Hubshman, Louis Jr.
1950

Box 8: folder 66
Hubshman, Louis
1909, 1915, 1950

Box 8: folder 67
Humphrey, W. Warren
1938

Box 8: folder 68
Ingram, J.W.
1925

Box 8: folder 69
Ireland, Bertha
1938

Box 8: folder 70
James, Carnie
1955

Box 8: folder 71
Janeway, H.L.
1936

Box 8: folder 72
Johnson, Harold
1931

Box 8: folder 73
Kelly, Noan
1936

Box 8: folder 74
Kelly, George A.
1937-1938

Box 8: folder 75
Kendall, Messmore
1927-1935

Box 8: folder 76
Kresge, Sebastian
1935

Box 8: folder 77
Labouise, Sawyer
1938

Box 8: folder 78
Landon, Julia E.
1937

Box 8: folder 79
Lenz, Winthrop C.
1947-1954

Box 8: folder 80
Little, Jack - births in the family; divorce from Kinta Des Mare; Elliot children; health concerns; Merrill Center for Economics, Amherst College; World War II
1938-1953

Box 8: folder 81
Little , Stella
1938

Box 8: folder 82
MacCrone, Edward E.
1932

Box 8: folder 83
Magowan, Edward
1943

Box 9: folder 1
Magowan, Doris Merrill
1924-1937

Box 10: folder 1-6
Magowan, Doris Merrill - death of Eddie Lynch; Hellen Ingram Merrill divorce
1938

Box 10: folder 7
Magowan, Doris Merrill - Charles E. Merrill, Jr.
1939-1941

Box 10: folder 8
Magowan, Doris Merrill - Charles E. Merrill, Jr.; World War II; financial life
1942-1943

Box 10: folder 9
Magowan, Doris Merrill - Magowan family
1944-1946

Box 10: folder 10
Magowan, Doris Merrill
1947-1956, n.d.

Box 10: folder 11-14
Magowan, Merrill
n.d.

Box 9: folder 2
Magowan, Peter
n.d.

Box 9: folder 3
Magowan, Robert Anderson
1935-1956

Box 9: folder 4-6
Magowan, Robin
n.d.

Box 9: folder 7
Malone, Frank
1930

Box 9: folder 8
Matzinger, Charles Merrill
1933-1950

Box 9: folder 9
Matzinger, Harold S.
1919-1922

Box 9: folder 10
McCarthy, Mike W.
1948

Box 9: folder 11
McClure, Louis C.
1938

Box 9: folder 12
McDonald, Stewart
1934

Box 9: folder 13
Melville, Ward
1935

Box 9: folder 14
Merrill, Abigail
1901

Box 9: folder 15
Merrill, Charles E. Jr. - philosophy; reminiscences of Amherst College; Bernat Rosner
1934-1954

Box 9: folder 16
Merrill, Charles Morton - leaving Amherst College; death of Mary Merrill; early career; business advice; family news; Doris' health;
ca.1906-1927

Box 9: folder 17
Merrill, Eliza Church - Charles E. Merrill, Jr.; Doris Merrill Magowan
1926-1942

Box 9: folder 18
Merrill, James Ingram - World War II; Bayard Wilson; Amherst College/Chi Psi fraternity; Bard College; Wall Street; divorce from Hellen Merrill
1938-1954

Box 9: folder 19
Merrill, Octavia - early career; divorce from Eliza Church Merrill
1907-1926

Box 9: folder 20
Merrill, Octavia - 1929 crash and Great depression; McCrory lawsuit; Southampton fire
1929-1933

Box 9: folder 21
Merrill, Winifred
1931

Box 9: folder 22
Merrill Lynch & Co.
1945-1951, n.d.

Box 9: folder 23
Metarie Ridge Nursery Co.
1938

Box 9: folder 24
Meyer, A.G.
1954

Box 9: folder 25
Miller, Charles E.
1932

Box 9: folder 26
Mitler, Bernhardt E.
1938

Box 9: folder 27
Morgan, Rex
1930-1933

Box 9: folder 28
Neel, Raymonde
1931

Box 9: folder 29
Newton, Richard
1935

Box 9: folder 30
Nichols, Morton C.
1927

Box 9: folder 31
Nixon, Mary S.
1931-1932

Box 9: folder 32
Pankin, George
1912

Box 9: folder 33
Parrish, Maxfield
1936

Box 9: folder 34
Peacock, W.K.
1928

Box 9: folder 35
Pennock, Henry S.
1926

Box 9: folder 36
Porter, R. Scott
1935

Box 9: folder 37
Powell, Robert C.
1926

Box 9: folder 38
Powley, Ned R. - Charles E. Merrill, Jr.
1935-1938

Box 9: folder 39
Rey, Aline
1931

Box 9: folder 40
Roberdeau, Jodie
1938

Box 9: folder 41
Roberdeau, Robert
1936

Box 9: folder 42
Rogers, Frank
1925-1933

Box 9: folder 43
Rosa, C.B.
1902

Box 9: folder 44
Rutherford, Henry H.
1947

Box 9: folder 45
Skaggs, M.B. (Safeway Stores, Inc.)
1943

Box 9: folder 46
Scholl, Walter P.
1954

Box 9: folder 47
Sheldon, Ruth
1937

Box 9: folder 48
Sill, F.H.
1936

Box 9: folder 49
Simeons, Dr. A.T.W. (Albert)
1950

Box 9: folder 50
Smith, Winthrop
1953-1954

Box 9: folder 51
Stuart, Charles
1936

Box 9: folder 52
Sudbury, Annie
1928

Box 9: folder 53
Sudbury, Hope
1950

Box 9: folder 54
Sudbury, Edward H. ("Suds") - Amherst College and Chi Psi fraternity
1906, 1950

Box 9: folder 55
Sullivan, John
1954

Box 9: folder 56
Taylor, Bill
1940

Box 9: folder 57
Van Buren, Pliny
1926

Box 9: folder 58
Vogue's School Bureau,
1931

Box 9: folder 59
Voorhess, Enders
1954

Box 9: folder 60
Vought, Chance
1927

Box 9: folder 61
Walker, Clifford
1954

Box 9: folder 62
Warren, Ling
1933

Box 9: folder 63
Wertheim, Maurice
1946

Box 9: folder 64
Wilson, David S.
1900

Box 9: folder 65
Wilson, Edith
1900

Box 9: folder 66
Wilson, Edward - early jobs; James I. Merrill
1926-1938

Box 9: folder 67
Wilson, Grace - Mary Merrill's death; Stock market crash
1900, 1906-1937

Box 9: folder 68
Wilson, J. Bayard - early career
1901-1935

Box 9: folder 69
Wilson, L.D.
1930

Box 9: folder 70
Wilson, Tweatie
1929-1933

Box 9: folder 71
Young, Harry
1927

Box 9: folder 72
Series 5: ELIZA CHURCH MERRILL



Arrangement:
Sub-series A: Personal Affairs



Personal Affairs (sub-series A) contains of the announcement of the marriage of Eliza Church Merrill to Charles E. Merrill.

Wedding announcement Charles E. Merrill
ca. 1912

Box 11: folder 1
Sub-series B: Images



Images (sub-series B) includes several copies of a wedding photo of Eliza Church Merrill, the photo negative for this image, and a group photo in which she appears.

Original, negative and four copies of wedding portrait
1912

Box 11: folder 2
Sub-series C: Incoming Correspondence



Incoming Correspondence (sub-series C) includes short notes from Harden Church, Florence Dinter, and Mary Merrill.

Church, Harden
n.d.

Box 11: folder 3
Dinter, Florence
1972

Box 11: folder 4
Merrill, Mary
1973, n.d.

Box 11: folder 5
Sub-series D: Outgoing Correspondence



Scope and content:

Consists primarily of letters from Eliza Church Merrill to Doris Merrill Magowan dated 1925 to 1956, with additional letters to Charles E. Merrill and Robert Anderson Merrill. Topics include home life, health, education, Charles E. Merrill, Jr., family properties, and family news including Doris and Robert Magowan's marriage and family, and Charles E. Merrill's divorce from Hellen Ingram Merrill and marriage to Kinta Des Mare.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by addressee and chronologically within each set.

Merrill, Charles E - includes 1940 letter regarding Charles E. Merrill, Jr.
1930-1942

Box 11: folder 6
Magowan, Doris Merrill
1925-1931

Box 12: folder 1-6
Magowan, Doris Merrill - includes letter to Doris from Charles E. Merrill, Jr.
1931 Mar-Apr

Box 12: folder 7
Magowan, Doris Merrill
1931 May-Jul

Box 12: folder 8-9
Magowan, Doris Merrill - includes August 2 letter from Charles E. Merrill regarding Doris Merrill
1931 Aug-Oct

Box 12: folder 10
Magowan, Doris Merrill - includes letters from Charles E. Merrill, Jr. ("Minnie")
1931 Nov-Dec

Box 12: folder 11
Magowan, Doris Merrill
1932-1934

Box 12: folder 12
Magowan, Doris Merrill - wedding
1935

Box 13: folder 3
Magowan, Doris Merrill
1936-1937

Box 13: folder 4
Magowan, Doris Merrill - Charles E. Merrill's divorce from Hellen Ingram Merrill
1937 Jun-Oct

Box 13: folder 8
Magowan, Doris Merrill
1937 Nov-Dec

Box 13: folder 9
Magowan, Doris Merrill - Charles E. Merrill's relationship with Kinta Des Mare
1938 Jan-Apr

Box 13: folder 10
Magowan, Doris Merrill - death of Edmund Lynch
1938 May-Jul

Box 13: folder 11
Magowan, Doris Merrill
1939-1940

Box 14: folder 1-2
Magowan, Doris Merrill - World War II
1941-1944

Box 14: folder 3
Magowan, Doris Merrill - Charles E. Merrill
1948-1949

Box 14: folder 4
Magowan, Doris Merrill
ca. 1955-1956

Box 14: folder 5
Magowan, Doris Merrill
n.d.

Box 14: folder 6
Magowan, Robert A. - includes wartime correspondence
1935-1943

Box 14: folder 7
Sub-series A: Personal Affairs



Series 6: DORIS MERRILL MAGOWAN



Arrangement:
Sub-series A: Personal Affairs



Personal Affairs (sub-series A) contains Doris Merrill Magowan's biographical materials, including diaries and appointment books, reminiscences of Charles E. Merrill, a typescript of memoirs, news clippings related to her debut in 1932, albums and journals from European travel, and gift registers and letters from her marriage to Robert Anderson Magowan and their 50th wedding anniversary celebration. Also included in this series are a program and photograph album from the opening event of the 1985 Merrill Lynch & Co. exhibit at the New York Historical Society, "A Legacy of Leadership, Merrill Lynch 1885-1985," newspaper clippings, and a folder of materials relating to Doris Merrill Magowan's collection of Dorothy Doughty porcelain bird sculptures.

Note from an interview with Doris about Charles E. Merrill; transcript of 1995 interview w/emphasis on Charles E. Merrill
1955, 1995

Box 15: folder 1
Memoirs
1996

Box 15: folder 2
Memoirs - notes
ca. 1996

Box 15: folder 3
Memoirs - notes on Charles E. Merrill
ca. 1996

Box 15: folder 4
Clippings - articles about DMM's debutante ball
1932

Box 15: folder 5
Diary
1926

Box 15: folder 6
Diary
1927-28

Box 15: folder 7
Diary
1931-32

Box 15: folder 8
Diaries
1932-33

Box 15: folder 9
Postcards and photographs from trip to Europe
1932

Box 16: folder 1
Postcards and photographs from trip to Europe
1932

Box 16: folder 2
Photographs from trip to Europe
1932

Box 16: folder 3
Travel journal
1976

Box 16: folder 4
Photographs and appraisal summaries for Doughty Birds collection
1959-62

Box 16: folder 5
Clippings - WWII
1944-48

Box 16: folder 6
Notes
n.d.

Box 16: folder 7
Baby book
1914

Box 17: folder 1
Autograph book with Valentine's Day cards
1926-1928

Box 17: folder 2
Address book
ca. 1930s

Box 18: folder 1
Address book
ca. 1930s

Box 18: folder 2
Appointment book
ca. 1930s

Box 18: folder 3
Appointment book
1933

Box 18: folder 4
Appointment book
1934

Box 18: folder 5
Appointment book
1935

Box 18: folder 6
Appointment book
1939

Box 18: folder 7
Appointment book
2001

Box 18: folder 8
Program and album of photos from opening of NY Historical Society exhibit, "A legacy of Leadership," October 21, 1985
1985

Box 19: folder 1-2
Wedding - gift register, 1 of 3
1935

Box 20: folder 1
Wedding - gift register, 2 of 3
1935

Box 20: folder 2
Wedding - gift register, 3 of 3
1935

Box 20: folder 3
Magowan 50th anniversary celebration album
1985

Box 45: folder 3
Sub-series B: Financial Affairs



Financial Affairs (sub-series B) contains Doris Merrill Magowan's Merrill Lynch bond and stock register, and Merrill Lynch memoranda to partners regarding taxes and charitable contributions.

Bond, stock and mortgage register; tax related memoranda from Merrill Lynch
1955-56, n.d.

Box 16: folder 8
Sub-series C: Death and Estate of Doris Merrill Magowan



Death and Estate (sub-series C) includes guest registers from Doris Merrill Magowan's funeral and the catalogue from Christie's 2002 sale of Doris Merrill Magowan's estate.

Funeral guest registers
2001

Box 16: folder 9
Christie's auction catalog from estate sale
2002

Box 16: folder 10
Sub-series D: Images



Scope and content:

Images (sub-series D) contains photographs of Doris Merrill Magowan, including a photograph of the portrait by Gerald L. Brockhurst.

Note:

See also Series 11: Family Heritage Albums

Photographs
1920s-1990s

Box 16: folder 11
Photo album - contains print of original layout and half of photographs
ca. 1920s

Box 17: folder 3
Photo album - second half of photographs
ca. 1920s

Box 17: folder 4
Photographic portraits; photographic reproduction of Brockhurst painted portrait
ca. 1927, 1930s

Box 32: folder 2-4
Sub-series E: Incoming Correspondence



Scope and content:

Incoming Correspondence (sub-series E) includes notes and letters from friends, family and business associates.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by sender and chronologically within each set.

Note:

See also Series 11: Family Heritage Albums

Abbott, Paul
1956

Box 21: folder 1
[?], Alicia
1950

Box 21: folder 2
[?], Art
1952

Box 21: folder 3
Banker, John P.
1956

Box 21: folder 4
Bay, Ada (Magowan's governess)
1956

Box 21: folder 5
[?], Bridport [?]
1951

Box 21: folder 6
Bullard, Margie
1941

Box 21: folder 7
Church, Harden (Uncle to Doris, brother of ECM)
1942-43

Box 21: folder 8
Church Samuel Harden (Grandfather, ECM's father)
1931

Box 21: folder 9
Cloud, Orlando
1954

Box 21: folder 10
[?], "Con."
1956

Box 21: folder 11
Dinter, Florence
1956

Box 21: folder 12
[?], Edward
1932

Box 21: folder 13
Evans, Catherine B.
1956

Box 21: folder 14
Evans, Harry - contains radio script about Hoagy Carmichael's new song ("Silver Saddle"), first sung at Magowan's party
1943

Box 21: folder 15
Ferguson, Rosalie
1956

Box 21: folder 16
Findlay, Douglas C.
1956-57

Box 21: folder 17
[?], Gigi
n.d.

Box 21: folder 18
Hawke, Rev. Alexander E.
1952

Box 21: folder 19
Hawkins, Kay M.
1956

Box 21: folder 20
Holmes, M.D., Hilary (medical info on ECM)
1952

Box 21: folder 21
Howard, Henry Jr.
1943

Box 21: folder 22
Howard, Lilla F.
1956

Box 21: folder 23
Humphreys, Pat
1943

Box 21: folder 24
Ireland, Bertha
n.d.

Box 21: folder 25
Jaeckel, Albert F. - contains copy of letter written to Jaeckel by RAM during WWII
1943

Box 21: folder 26
King, Esther - contains copies of letters from Charles E. Merrill to other family members; letters regarding WWII activities; letter regarding Charles E. Merrill's death
1930-56

Box 21: folder 27
Kline, Signa (with notes for reply)
1942

Box 21: folder 28
Klohr, Katherine White (mother of Mary Klohr) - regarding Mary's marriage to Charles E. Merrill Jr.
1941

Box 21: folder 29
Magowan, Barbara
c. 1954

Box 21: folder 30
Magowan, Edward (Ned)
1950

Box 21: folder 31
Magowan, Merrill
c. 1953

Box 21: folder 32
Magowan (sons) - postcards and drawings
1943, n.d.

Box 21: folder 33
Marks, Sam R. - Charles E. Merrill's medical condition
1954

Box 21: folder 34
"McD."
n.d.

Box 21: folder 35
McLaughlin, Mary
1956

Box 21: folder 36
Merrill, Cathy
1952-55

Box 21: folder 37
Merrill, James Ingram
c. 1930s-40s, 1955

Box 21: folder 38
Note:

See also Series 11, Family heritage albums 9 and 10.

Merrill, Mary - Charles E. Merrill Jr.'s decision to leave Harvard and his relationship with Charles E. Merrill
1941-43, 1955

Box 21: folder 39
[?], Pauline
n.d.

Box 21: folder 40
Peet, William Creighton
c. 1940

Box 21: folder 41
Rotan, Virginia
n.d.

Box 21: folder 42
Rubezanin, M. (Ruby)
1957

Box 21: folder 43
[?], Ruby
n.d.

Box 21: folder 44
Shanley, Maureen
n.d.

Box 21: folder 45
Slocum, Jonathan
1950

Box 21: folder 46
Sturges, Marion
n.d.

Box 21: folder 47
Sudbury, Edward H.
1955

Box 21: folder 48
Tiersen[?], Tage[?]
n.d.

Box 21: folder 49
Tucker, Charles W. Jr.
1955

Box 21: folder 50
[?], Vera
1956

Box 21: folder 51
Wilbur, Brayton
c. 1940

Box 21: folder 52
Wilbur, Dita
1940

Box 21: folder 53
Willard, LeBaron S.
1943

Box 21: folder 54
Willard, Liz
1948, n.d.

Box 21: folder 55
Zorrilla, Alberto
1943-44

Box 21: folder 56
Unidentified
1943

Box 21: folder 57
Unidentified
n.d.

Box 21: folder 58
Sub-series F: Outgoing correspondence



Scope and content:

Outgoing Correspondence (sub-series F) is dominated by letters from Doris Merrill Magowan to Robert Anderson Magowan, written between their engagement in early 1935 and his 1944 military service. Here also are letters to other family members, friends and associates, and two letters to Charles E. Merrill biographers, Stanley Frank (abridged Terrance Keenan's work "Chain of Fortune: The Life and Work of Charles E. Merrill," unpublished) and Stanton Griffis ("Biography of Charles Merrill: A Saga of Wall Street," unpublished).

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by addressee and chronologically within each set.

Note:

See also Series 11: Family Heritage Albums

Bawkin, Ruth
1956

Box 22: folder 1
Dinter, Florence - copy of letter from Doris Merrill Magowan regarding Charles E. Merrill
1973

Box 22: folder 2
Frank, Stanley - regarding Charles E. Merrill biography
1957

Box 22: folder 3
Gaynor, C.T.
1956

Box 22: folder 4
Griffis, Stanton - regarding Charles E. Merrill and her experiences with him - for use in editing/writing biography
1954

Box 22: folder 5
King, Esther
1932, 1956

Box 22: folder 6
Kline, Signa
1942

Box 22: folder 7
Magowan, Edward
1943

Box 22: folder 8
Magowan, Merrill
1956, n.d.

Box 22: folder 9
Magowan, Peter
1956

Box 22: folder 10
Magowan,Robert A. - regarding marriage proposal
1935 Jan 16-24

Box 22: folder 11
Magowan, Robert A.
1935 Jan 25-Mar 11

Box 22: folder 12-19
Magowan, Robert A.
1936-1937

Box 23: folder 1-4
Magowan, Robert A. - WWII correspondence
1941, 1943 Feb-Dec

Box 23: folder 5-8
Magowan, Robert A. - WWII correspondence
1944 Jan-Apr

Box 24: folder 1-4
Magowan, Robin
1949-1979

Box 24: folder 5
Magowan, Robin
1979-1988

Box 24: folder 6
Magowan, Robin
n.d.

Box 24: folder 7
Magowan, Stephen
1956

Box 24: folder 8
Marks, Sam
1956

Box 24: folder 9
Matzinger, Merrill
1956

Box 24: folder 10
Merrill, Charles E.
1932-1947, n.d.

Box 24: folder 11
Merrill, Charles E. Jr. - regarding Charles E. Merrill's new will
1951

Box 24: folder 12
Merrill, Eliza Church
1956

Box 24: folder 13
Merrill, Hellen Ingram
1956

Box 24: folder 14
Merrill, Mary
n.d.

Box 24: folder 15
Maroney, Mary
1956

Box 24: folder 16
[?], Piere (in Italian)
n.d.

Box 24: folder 17
Rubezanin, Milija
1957

Box 24: folder 18
Series 7: ROBERT ANDERSON MAGOWAN
1937-1985


Arrangement:
Sub-series A: Personal Affairs



Personal Affairs (sub-series A) contains biographical materials, including a biographical questionnaire and autobiographical statement dating from the late 1940s or early 1950s, materials related to his Harvard University education and activities, career, honors and awards, and various notes and keepsakes.

Biographical information
ca. 1950-55

Box 25: folder 1
Biographical information
ca. 1940s

Box 25: folder 2
Honors & Awards, unframed
1977

Box 25: folder 3
Honors & Awards, framed - Republique Francaise, Honorary Knight Commander from Queen Elizabeth II, Trinity College, Food Industry
1977


Honors & Awards, framed - Trinity College honorary degree
1969

Box 25: folder 3
Harvard University - coursework found between the end sheets of 1926 Harvard Crimson
ca. 1927

Box 25: folder 4
Harvard University Transcript [restricted]
1942

Box 25: folder 5
Harvard University - Harvard baseball scrapbook
1926-1930

Box 43
Harvard University - Harvard class albums
1925-1927

Box 41
Harvard University - Harvard Freshman Book - wrapped
1927

Box
Miscellaneous
n.d.

Box 25: folder 6
Sub-series B: Military Service



Military Service (sub-series B) consists of paperwork relating to Robert A. Magowan's draft status and commission as a Naval officer during World War II, incoming and outgoing correspondence, a scrapbook containing photographs, publications and documents from 1942-1946 and the original typescript and transcript of the diary kept between 1943-1944.

Paperwork and correspondence
1942-1944

Box 25: folder 7
Military Service Summary - stories from WWII service, 1942-44
n.d.

Box 25: folder 8
Typed entries from a diary kept Sep 1943-Apr 1944
1943-1944

Box 25: folder 9
Naval diary transcript, Sep 1943-May 1944
1943-1944

Box 25: folder 10
Scrapbook of Naval Service
1942-1946

Box 42: folder 10
Framed Certificate of commendation from U.S. Department of the Navy
1972

Box 42: folder 10
Physical examination report [restricted]
1942

Box 25: folder 11
Sub-series D: Writings about



Writings about Robert Anderson Magowan (sub-series C) includes tributes and memorials from celebrations of Magowan's life and work and clippings from newspapers and magazines.

2 copies of souvenir publication from Magowan's farewell dinner, 1955
1955

Box 25: folder 12
Forbes Magazine article on Safeway Stores, Inc. and Magowan's leadership
1963

Box 25: folder 13
News clippings
1955-1963, 1980-1986

Box 25: folder 14
Sub-series E: Death of Robert A. Magowan



Death of Robert Anderson Magowan (sub-series D) consists of copies of the eulogies delivered at Magowan's funeral, the guest register, and a color photograph of the chapel window dedicated in his honor.

Eulogies
1985

Box 25: folder 15
We the People obituary
1986

Box 25: folder 16
Funeral guest register
1985

Box 25: folder 17
Chapel window photograph
n.d.

Box 25: folder 18
Sub-series E: Images



Images (sub-series E) includes photographs taken between 1935 and the 1960s, largely publicity photographs related to Magowan's duties at Merrill Lynch & Co. and Safeway Stores, Inc. Also includes a photo album from 1983.

Publicity photographs
1935

Box 25: folder 19
Includes WWII photos
1940s-1950s

Box 25: folder 20
Publicity photographs
1940s-1950s

Box 25: folder 21
Publicity photographs (many multiples)
1940s-1950s

Box 25: folder 22
Photographs
1960s

Box 25: folder 23
Family photographs (removed from album)
1983

Box 30: folder 1
Monogrammed photograph album cover
1983

Box 30: folder 2
Sub-series F: Incoming correspondence



Scope and content:

Incoming Correspondence (sub-series F) includes notes and letters to Robert A. Magowan from friends, family and business associates.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by sender and chronologically within each set.

Austin, F. Duane
1927

Box 26: folder 1
Cloud, Orlando
1954

Box 26: folder 2
Findlay, Douglas
1937

Box 26: folder 3
H., Gerry
1943

Box 26: folder 4
Griffis, Stanton - plan re CEM biography
1953, 1957

Box 26: folder 5
[?], "Mac"
n.d.

Box 26: folder 6
Magowan, Edward -
1943-1967

Box 26: folder 7
Magowan, Merrill
1944-c. 1953

Box 26: folder 8
Magowan, Robin - and a letter "to Daddy" dated Sep 19, 1936
1941-1944

Box 26: folder 9
Marks,
1952

Box 26: folder 10
McCloy, Robin
1952

Box 26: folder 11
Merrill, Charles E.
1936

Box 26: folder 12
Merrill, James Ingram
1937

Box 26: folder 13
Smith, Robert L.
1927

Box 26: folder 14
Smith, Winthrop H.
1944

Box 26: folder 15
Webb, W. - copies of letters from Eugene Meyer and L.A. Warren
1939

Box 26: folder 16
Wilbur, Brayton
1943-1944, n.d.

Box 26: folder 17
Sub-series G: Outgoing correspondence



Scope and content:

Outgoing Correspondence (sub-series G) primarily consists of letters written by Robert A. Magowan to Doris Merrill Magowan from 1934 through 1970. Remaining are letters on personal and business matters written to family, friends, and business associates.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by addressee and chronologically within each set.

Baumgart, Paul
1967

Box 27: folder 1
[?], Bud
1952, n.d.

Box 27: folder 2
Cheney, Commander
c. 1944

Box 27: folder 3
[?], Eleesha (cousin)
n.d.

Box 27: folder 4
Griffis, Stanton
1953

Box 27: folder 5
Jaeckel, Albert F.
1943

Box 27: folder 6
Magowan, Doris Merrill
1934-1941

Box 27: folder 7
Magowan, Doris Merrill - WWII
1942 Jul, Oct

Box 28: folder 5
Magowan, Doris Merrill - WWII
1942 Nov - 1943 Dec

Box 28: folder 6-11
Magowan, Doris Merrill
1944-1970

Box 29: folder 1-6
Magowan, Doris Merrill
n.d.

Box 29: folder 7
Magowan, Robin
1943-1981, n.d.

Box 29: folder 8
McCarthy, M.W.
n.d.

Box 29: folder 9
Merrill, Charles E.
1935-1955, n.d.

Box 29: folder 10
Merrill, Charles E. Jr.
1942

Box 29: folder 11
Merrill, Eliza Church
n.d.

Box 29: folder 12
Merrill, Hellen Ingram
1945

Box 29: folder 13
Merrill, Kinta Des Mare
1943

Box 29: folder 14
[?], Minnie Aunt
1943

Box 29: folder 15
Robbins, Carl B.
1942

Box 29: folder 16
Smith, Win
1953

Box 29: folder 17
Series 8: CHARLES EDWARD MERRILL, JR.
1936 - 1975


Arrangement:

Series 8, CHARLES EDWARD MERRILL, JR. is divided into three sub-series:

A: Personal Affairs [1928-1968]
B: Images [1920s, 1970s]
C: Correspondence [ca. 1925-1985]

Sub-series A: Personal Affairs



Personal Affairs (sub-series A) contains a citation from Morehouse College and a manuscript of a novella written by Charles E. Merrill, Jr.

includes citation from Morehouse college
1928, 1968

Box 31: folder 1
manuscript of a novella
1950

Box 31: folder 2
Sub-series B: Images



Images (sub-series B) includes portrait and family photographs of Charles E. Merrill, Jr. from the 1920s and 1970s.

Photographs - portraits and family photographs
1920s, 1970s

Box 31: folder 3
Sub-series C: Correspondence



Scope and content:

Correspondence (sub-series C) primarily consists of letters and notes written by Charles E. Merrill, Jr. to family members. Some correspondence includes photographs from his World War II service and a letter to Eliza Church Merrill contains Merrill's essay "Time and the Teacher." Also included is a letter to Stanton Griffis containing Charles E. Merrill, Jr.'s reflections on Charles E. Merrill Sr.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by addressee and chronologically within each set.

Griffis, Stanton - recollections of CEM, including notes about Merrill involvement in Civil War
1953

Box 31: folder 4
Magowan, Doris Merrill
ca. 1925-1930

Box 31: folder 5
Magowan, Doris Merrill
1932-1942

Box 31: folder 6-11
Magowan, Doris Merrill - WWII, with photos
1943

Box 31: folder 12
Magowan, Doris Merrill
1949-1956, n.d.

Box 31: folder 13
Magowan, Robert A.
1936-1939

Box 31: folder 14
Magowan, Robert A. - includes speech from ML celebration in 1985
1940-1943, 1985

Box 31: folder 15
Merrill, Charles E.
1937-1955

Box 31: folder 16
Merrill, Eliza Church
1966-1968

Box 31: folder 17
Merrill, Eliza Church - contains 1972 pamphlet w/essay "Time and the Teacher" by CEM Jr.
1969-1972

Box 31: folder 18
Merrill, Eliza Church
1973-1975

Box 31: folder 19
Merrill, James
1943

Box 31: folder 20
Series 9: HELLEN INGRAM MERRILL PLUMMER
1926-1956


Arrangement:

Series 9, HELLEN INGRAM MERRILL PLUMMER is divided into two sub-series:

A: Incoming Correspondence [1931, 1950]
B: Outgoing Correspondence [1926-1956]

Sub-series A: Incoming Correspondence



Scope and content:

Incoming Correspondence (sub-series A) includes notes and letters to Hellen Ingram Merrill Plummer from friends and associates.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by sender and chronologically within each set.

Perrier, D.A.
1931

Box 33: folder 1
Rey, Aline
1931

Box 33: folder 2
Slocum, Jonathan
1950

Box 33: folder 3
Vogues School Bureau
1931

Box 33: folder 4
Sub-series B: Outgoing Correspondence



Scope and content:

Outgoing Correspondence (sub-series B) contains letters written by Hellen Ingram Merrill Plummer to family members.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by sender and chronologically within each set.

Magowan, Doris Merrill
1926-1956

Box 33: folder 5
Magowan, Robert A.
1943

Box 33: folder 6
Merrill, Charles E. Jr.
1938

Box 33: folder 7
Merrill, Octavia
ca.1930

Box 33: folder 8
Series 10: JAMES INGRAM MERRILL
1937-1995


Arrangement:
Sub-series A: Writings



Writings (sub-series A) contains a typed manuscript of Merrill's first novel, The Seraglio, with extensive handwritten notes, edits, and doodles; and typescripts of "Scripts for the pageant" and "Epilogue: Birth of the Musician," which became "July 1978" in Merrill's "The Changing Light at Sandover." Also includes a playbill and announcement from the 1955 production of Merrill's play "The Immortal Husband."

"Immortal Husband" playbill, announcement
1955

Box 33: folder 9
Manuscript for The Seraglio, in three clamshell boxes
1952

Box M552
Note:

Vault.

Typescript "scripts for the pageant"
n.d.

Box 33: folder 10
Typescript - "Epilogue: Birth of the Musician"
n.d.

Box 33: folder 11
Sub-series B: Financial Papers



Financial papers (sub-series B) contains memoranda related to James I. Merrill's account with Merrill Lynch & Co.

Financial papers
1945

Box 33: folder 12
Sub-series C: Death of James I. Merrill



Death of James Ingram Merrill (sub-series C) contains the register from James I. Merrill's funeral in 1995.

Death - funeral register
1995

Box 33: folder 13
Sub-series D: Images



Photograph
1950s

Box 33: folder 14
Sub-series E: Incoming Correspondence



Scope and content:

Incoming Correspondence (sub-series E) contains incoming correspondence from family members to James I. Merrill.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by sender or addressee and chronologically within each set.

Note:

See also Series 11: Family Heritage Albums

Magowan, Doris Merrill
1951

Box 33: folder 15
Merrill, Charles E.
1938-1948

Box 33: folder 16
Merrill, Charles E. Jr.
1943

Box 33: folder 17
Sub-series F: Outgoing Correspondence



Scope and content:

Sub-series F includes letters written by James I. Merrill to four different non-family associates.

Arrangement:

Correspondence is arranged alphabetically by sender or addressee and chronologically within each set.

Baily, Harold James
1951

Box 33: folder 27
Baird, Theodore
1948-1987

Box 33: folder 28
Bridegam, Will
1989

Box 33: folder 29
Series 11: MERRILL-MAGOWAN FAMILY HERITAGE ALBUMS



Scope and content:

The Merrill-Magowan Family Heritage Albums are a set of 36 albums containing photographs, records, news clippings, letters, and other materials illustrating the lives and history of the Church, Joyce, Magowan, Merrill and Wilson families. The albums include significant material relating to the careers of Charles E. Merrill and Robert Anderson Magowan at Merrill Lynch, Inc. and Safeway Stores, Inc. and the World-War II military service of Robert Anderson Magowan and Charles E. Merrill, Jr. Friends of the family are also well represented. Along with photographs and memorabilia, the heritage albums contain important correspondence and legal documents from milestones in family and business life.

Note:

Some documents have been removed from the albums and placed in archives boxes to address preservation concerns. Materials in these boxes are arranged by album number and arranged in the order in which they appeared in the album. Albums should be viewed with accompanying folders as indicated in the box and folder list.

Heritage album number 29 remains with the Magowan family.

Merrill family history and genealogies - Charles Morton and Octavia Wilson Merrill wedding; Charles E. Merrill early education; Amherst College; Charles E. Merrill and Octavia Wilson wedding; Joyce family (See also removed material in box 34, folder 1)
1904-1912

Box HA1
Doris Merrill Magowan - birth; childhood; Edmund Lynch; Charles E. Merrill's World War I service; Charles E. Merrill correspondence; Charles E. Merrill, Jr.; James Ingram Merrill; Edith Merrill Findlay; Church Family (See also removed material in box 34, folder 2)
1914-1940s

Box HA2
Doris Merrill Magowan - The Orchard; Ethel Walker School; Debutante balls; European travel; Florentine School for Girls; telegrams from Charles E. Merrill; art history education (See also removed material in box 34, folder 3)
1920s

Box HA3
Doris Merrill Magowan - debutante ball at The Orchard, August 27, 1932 (See also removed material in box 34, folder 4-6)
1930s

Box HA4
Doris Merrill Magowan - Princeton University; travel; social life (See also removed material in box 34, folder 7-8)
1930s

Box HA5
Robert Anderson Magowan; Stone Family; Harvard University; engagement of Robert A. Magowan and Doris Merrill Magowan; Esther King; Correspondence from Charles E. Merrill, Jr., Edith Findlay, Charles E. Merrill, Douglas Findlay (See also removed material in box 34, folder 9-10)
1935

Box HA6
Doris Merrill & Robert A. Magowan Wedding; Doris Merrill Magowan trousseau; marriage license; honeymoon travel in Cuba (See also removed material in box 34, folder 11)
1935

Box HA7
Magowan family; Robert A. Magowan career; Orchard fire; "An Answer to a Non-Believer" by Charles E. Merrill; birth announcements; divorce of Charles E. Merrill and Hellen Ingram Merrill; death of Edmund Lynch (See also removed material in box 34, folder 12)
ca. 1936-1938

Box HA8
Robert Anderson Magowan, Jr. (Robin) (See also removed material in box 34, folder 13-14 and box 35, folder 1)
1936

Box HA9
Merrill Lynch Magowan (See also removed material in box 35, folder 2-3)
1938

Box HA10
Magowan family, Robert A. Magowan career; marriage of Charles E. Merrill and Kinta Des Mare (See also removed material in box 35, folder 4)
1938-1941

Box HA11
Peter Alden Magowan; Magowan children; Doris Merrill Magowan correspondence: Margaret M. Wilson, Florence Howard, Mae Fallon, Harry Evans, Hellen Ingram Merrill, Sam Marks, Brayton Wilbur, Mary Klohr Merrill, James I. Merrill, Eliza Church Merrill, Charles E. Merrill, Jr. (from Petawawa) and others (See also removed material in box 35, folder 5-6)
1942

Box HA12
Magowan family; World War II service (Robert A. Magowan and Charles E. Merrill, Jr.); Charles E. Merrill, Jr.; Mary Klohr; robbery at Southampton home; San Francisco; Charles E. Merrill - photographs, thoughts on World War II (See also removed material in box 36, folder 1)
1940s

Box HA13
Steven Charles Magowan, birth; Magowan home (See also removed material in box 36, folder 2-4)
1944-ca.1948

Box HA14
Magowan family; Charles E. Merrill, Jr.; Thomas Jefferson School; Commonwealth School; St. Bernard's School; James I. Merrill: at Amherst College, World War II service, early poetry (See also removed material in box 36, folder 5-7)
1940s

Box HA15
Magowan family; Sun Valley trip: Harry Evans, Gary Cooper, Norma Shearer, Charlie Tucker; 1948-1950 travel, Cunard Whitestar: photos, passenger list, booking information (See also removed material in box 36, folder 8-10)
1940s, 1950

Box HA16
Merrill-Magowan family properties - The Orchard; Merrill Center for Economics at Amherst College; Charles E. Merrill
1940s-1950s

Box HA17
Doris Merrill Magowan; Robert A. Magowan career; news clippings related to divorce of Charles E. Merrill and Kinta Des Mare; family travel; Southampton Hospital Association, 1954 hurricane in Southampton (See also removed material in box 37, folder 1)
1950s

Box HA18
Mark Edward Magowan - birth; baptism (See also removed material in box 37, folder 2-5)
1953

Box HA19
Mark Edward Magowan - childhood; education (See also removed material in box 37, folder 6)
1950s

Box HA20
Magowan children; death of Charles E. Merrill; Eliza Church Merrill; Magowan 20th wedding anniversary celebration; Safeway Stores, Inc., clippings (See also removed material in box 37, folder 7-8)
1950s

Box HA21
Magowan family, Robert Magowan, Charles E. Merrill Jr.; Merrill Lynch; Robin Magowan; Poetry Journal v.87: 5 (containing James I. Merrill's "Salome"); Thomas Jefferson School (See also removed material in box 38, folder 1-2)
1950s

Box HA22
Robert A. Magowan and Doris Merrill Magowan 25th wedding anniversary celebration; get-well cards to Doris Merrill Magowan; Florence Dinter; Jack Strauss (See also removed material in box 38, folder 3-7)
1960s

Box HA23
Robert A. Magowan; Safeway Stores, Inc.; Macys; Merrill Lynch Magowan's wedding (1961); Clarence R. Moll, Mildred Cloud, Ruth H. Moll, Morton Jenks (See also removed material in box 38, folder 8)
1950s-1960s

Box HA24
Merrill Lynch: 1940 merger with E.A. Pierce & Co. and Cassatt & Co.; Charles E. Merrill correspondence with Calvin Coolidge; letter from Charles E. Merrill to Ward Schultz regarding Merrill family history; Charles E. Merrill, Jr. remembrances of Charles E. Merrill; Charles E. Merrill 70th birthday celebration; Robert A. Magowan; Amherst College (See also removed material in box 38, folder 9-14)
1910-1950s

Box HA25
Merrill Lynch; James I. Merrill; Charles E. Merrill 70th birthday celebration; Harvard Med School gift; Charles E. Merrill death (See also removed material in box 39, folder 1-2)
1950s

Box HA26
Robert A. Magowan; Safeway Stores, Inc. (See also removed material in box 39, folder 3-8)
1950s

Box HA27
Robert A. Magowan; Safeway Stores, Inc. (See also removed material in box 32, folder 6 and box 39, folder 9)
1950s

Box HA28
Images; news clippings; Magowan children; Charles E. Merrill letter to Stephen Magowan (See also removed material in box 39, folder 10-11)
1950s

Box HA30
Magowan boys - childhood; education; awards and certificates; Stephen Magowan's theater activities (See also removed material in box 39, folder 12)
1950s

Box HA31
Merrill-Magowan family history; Church family; Eliza Church Merrill; Edith Merrill; Margaret Ruth Sheldon; William Bane; Merrill Lynch & Co.; Joyce family, Ned Fowler and Laura Nelson Hall (See also removed material in box 40, folder 1-2)
1910-1920s

Box HA32
Merrill family; Charles E. Merrill correspondence with distant relatives; Charles E. Merrill childhood; Church family (See also removed material in box 40, folder 3-6)
1920s-1940s

Box HA33
Doris Merrill Magowan; Charles E. Merrill; Merrill-Magowan family weddings; letters to Charles E. Merrill from Amherst College offices and personnel (See also removed material in box 32, folder 6 and box 40, folder 7-9)
1934, 1942-1951

Box HA34
Charles E. Merrill honorary degrees; family properties - The Orchard, Merrill's Landing (See also removed material in box 40, folder 10)
1930-1950

Box HA35
Bishop Simson; Bishop Aldrich; Beth Merrill; Notes from Magowan children to Charles E. Merrill; Charles E. Merrill, Jr. - military service.; childhood; wedding; military service; Catherine Eliza Merrill; letters to Charles E. Merrill from family members and associates; Charles E. Merrill - philanthropy (See also removed material in box 40, folder 11-12)
1930s-1940s

Box HA36
Charles E. Merrill; Charles E. Merrill, Jr.; Mary Klohr Merrill; Amy Merrill; Cathy Merrill; Bruce Merrill; Thomas Jefferson School; Camp Duncan; James I. Merrill - poetry, Amherst report card and college memorabilia; Merrill Matzinger; Alistair Elliot; Anne Elliot; Gladys Elliot; Jean Elliot; Katherine S. Cole (See also removed material in box 40, folder 13)
1930s-1940s

Box HA37

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Subjects
  • Capitalists and financiers - United States - Biography - Sources
  • Courtship - United States - History - Sources
  • Family - United States - History - Sources
  • Merrill Family
  • Merrill Lynch & Co. (1915-1940)
  • Merrill Lynch, E.A. Pierce &Cassatt
  • Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner &Beane
  • Merrill-Magowan family
  • Safeway Stores, Inc.
  • United States - Social life and customs - Sources
  • Upper class families - United States - History - Sources
  • World War, 1939-1945 - Personal narratives, American

Contributors
  • Magowan, Doris Merrill
  • Magowan, Robert Anderson
  • Merrill, Charles Edward (October 19, 1885 - October 6, 1956)
  • Merrill, James, 1926-1995
  • Plummer, Hellen Ingram Merrill


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