Clarke Historical Library
Central Michigan University

Finding aid for
Nathan W. Merrill Papers

Finding aid created by
D. Minnis, Marian Matyn

Summary Information
Title: Nathan W. Merrill Papers,
Creator: Merrill, Nathan W., (d. 1892?)
Inclusive dates: 1858-1893, and undated
Extent: .75 cubic feet (in 2 boxes)
Abstract:
The papers are mostly business correspondence relating to the Saginaw Valley and Saint Louis Railroad Company, 1872-1891. Other business, school, and personal materials are included.

Call number: MSS.
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University
250 East Preston Street
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
Phone: 989-774-3352
Fax: 989-774-2160
Email: clarke@cmich.edu
Website: http://clarke.cmich.edu


Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Acc# none

Access Restrictions:

Nathan W. Merrill Papers are open for research.

Copyright:

Copyright is unknown.

Preferred Citation:

Nathan W. Merrill Papers, Folder # , Box #, Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University


Arrangement

Arrangement is alphabetical and chronological.


History

Biography:

Nathan W. Merrill (d. 1892?) was the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Merrill. Nathan became the Superintendent of the Saginaw Valley and Saint Louis Railroad Company and of the Saginaw Division of the Detroit, Lansing, and Northern Railway. He was married to Nancy [surname unknown] and had several children including Stella and Lilla P. Merrill. (This information is from the collection.)


Collection Scope and Content Note

Most of the collection is business correspondence relating to the Saginaw Valley and Saint Louis Railroad Company, which opened in Saginaw, Michigan, in 1871. Other business, school, and personal materials are also included.

Subject Terms

    Subjects:
    • Merrill, Nathan W., (d. 1892?)
    • Detroit, Lansing and Northern Railroad.
    • Saginaw Valley and St. Louis Railroad Company.
    • Railroads--Michigan--Saginaw County.
    • Saginaw (Mich.)--History.
    Contents List
       Container / Location    Title
     
    Nathan W. Merrill Papers. [series]:
    Box   1 F   1
    Business Check, 1886
    Box   1 F   2
    Composition, School Papers, 1858, undated
    Box   1 F   3
    Correspondence, Business, 1872, 1876-1877
    Box   1 F   4
    Correspondence, Business (folder 1 of 4), 1878
    Box   1 F   5
    Correspondence, Business (folder 2 of 4), 1878
    Box   1 F   6
    Correspondence, Business (folder 3 of 4), 1878
    Box   1 F   7
    Correspondence, Business (folder 4 of 4), 1878
    Box   1 F   8
    Correspondence, Business (folder 1 of 2), 1879
    Box   1 F   9
    Correspondence, Business (folder 2 of 2), 1879
    Box   1 F   10
    Correspondence, Business, June-December 1882
    Box   2 F   1
    Correspondence, Business, 1883, 1890-1891
    Box   2 F   2
    Correspondence, Business, undated
    Box   2 F   3
    Correspondence, Personal, 1852, 1857, 1859-1861, 1892
    Box   2 F   4
    Correspondence, in a Letter Press Book, To Lilla P. Merrill, Saginaw City, 1882
    Box   2 F   5
    Miscellaneous, Railroad and Business, 1883, undated
    Box   2 F   6
    Railroad Passes (50), 1876-1893
    Box   2 F   7
    Silhouette of Lilla P. Merrill, 1880; Business Card with Photograph of Nathan W. Merrill, undated, 1880; undated
    Box   2 F   8
    Stock Certificates (4), 1857, 1867, 1872