Guide to the Papers of David Merrill, 1819 - 1850Manuscript MS-956

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Box: 1, Dates: 1824-1850

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  • Folder: 1, Sermons, 1824-1832
  • Folder: 2, Sermons, 1833-1835
  • Folder: 3, Sermons, 1835-1836
  • Folder: 4, Sermons, 1837-1839
  • Folder: 5, Sermons, 1840-1841
  • Folder: 6, Sermons, 1842
  • Folder: 7, Sermons, 1843-1844

Box: 2, Dates: 1844-1850, Undated

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  • Folder: 1, Sermons, 1844-1845
  • Folder: 2, Sermons, 1845-186
  • Folder: 3, Sermons, 1846-1848
  • Folder: 4, Sermons, 1849-1850
  • Folder: 5, Sermons, Undated
  • Folder: 6, Sermons, Undated
  • Folder: 7, Sermons, Undated

Box: 3, Dates: Undated

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  • Folder: 1, Sermons, 1623
  • Folder: 2, Sermons, Undated
  • Folder: 3, Sermon Fragments, Undated
  • Folder: 4, Notes, Undated

Box: 4, Dates: ca. 1819-1840's

Contains approximately 20 papers written by Merrill while at Dartmouth College, dated from 1819 to 1820; the subjects include: "Account of Corsica and Character of Pascal Paoli;" "Astronomy," Feb. 10, 1821; "Character and influence of the ancient Welch bands;" "Christian Charity," June 15, 1820; "Consistency;" "Equality of Men," Nov. 10, 1820; "From whence came the original inhabitants of America?;" "Is an author answerable for all the consequences of his work?;" "Liberty in Europe," Oct.10. 1820; "Moorish Conquest of Spain;" "Religion and Character of the Hindoos," March 4, 1820; "Savage life;" "The First Eclogue of Vergil," Nov.10,1820; "The Mounds of the West," Mar 12, 1821; "The Philosophick and Poetic Travels Compared," April 6, 1821; "Thomas A Becket," May 14, 1821 and "Travel in Africa." In addition there are approximately eleven essays based on passages from the Bible written while Merrill was a student at Andover Seminary in Massachusetts as well as papers written by Merrill when he was in the Midwest, from 1838 to 1841. Also contains lectures on temperance, including approximately six papers on the subject delivered in Vermont during the 1840s. In addition to the temperance essays there are materials on various topics including anti-slavery lectures, an essay entitled "How to make a demonstration" and personal correspondence.

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