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Joseph F. Merrill papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
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

  • approximately 1887-1963

Creator

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

1 oversize box (1 linear ft.)

63 boxes (31.5 linear ft.)

Abstract

Papers, photographs, diaries, and periodicals belonging to scholar and LDS apostle Joseph Merrill, 1887-1963.

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

Custodial History note

Donated by Richard M. Mollinet in 1984.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated; Richard M. Mollinet; 1984.

Appraisal note

19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Processing Information note

Processed; H. Christine Swindler; May 9, 2007.
Title
Register of Joseph F. Merrill papers
Status
completed
Author
Karen Glenn and H. Christine Swindler, student processors and John Murphy, curator
Date
2009
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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