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Joseph F. Merrill documents, 1917-1949

 Series
Identifier: MSS 1540
Collection contains diaries, correspondence, clippings, articles, photographs, and printed ephemera relating to Merrill's activities in education and religion. It includes correspondence with family members, friends, associates, and public figures. The collection also includes files from his work at universities, as well as a collection of talks and articles written by Merrill on religious topics. There is also correspondence with political leaders in the state and nation, and associated political pamphlets. Materials date from approximately 1887 to 1963.

Dates

  • 1917-1949

Conditions Governing Access note

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use note

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Joseph F. Merrill papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Extent

From the Collection: 1 oversize box (1 linear ft.)

From the Collection: 63 boxes (31.5 linear ft.)

Biographical History

Joseph F. Merrill (1868-1952) served as a member of the Council of the Twelve Apostles for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Joseph Francis Merrill was born on August 24, 1868 in Richmond, Cache, Utah. He married Annie Laura Hyde on June 9, 1898. He and Annie had seven children, Edith, Rowland, Joseph, Taylor Laura, Eugene, and Annie Hyde. Annie Laura Hyde, Merrill's wife, passed away on February 26, 1917. Merrill married Emily Lizette Traub on June 29, 1918. Merrill served as a member of the Council of the Twelve Apostles until his death on February 3, 1952 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS1540.xml

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States