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James Merrill Papers (MSS083)

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Correspondence, Box 1-112, Folders 1-2880

Journals, Box 113-124, Folders 2881-2954

Ouija Material, Box 125-126, Folders 2955-2977

Manuscripts, Box 127-170, Folders 2978-5326

Material Towards Books, Box 170-182, Folders 5327-5497

Audiovisual, Box 183-262

Personal Papers, Box 263-282, Folders 5498-5615

Ephemera, Box 283-302, Folders 5616-5834

Realia, Box 303-310



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James Merrill Papers (MSS083), 1926-2003 | MSS Manuscripts

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Collection Overview

Title: James Merrill Papers (MSS083), 1926-2003Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1926-2003

ID: MSS/MSS/083

Primary Creator: Merrill, James Ingram

Extent: 175.5 Linear Feet

Languages: English, Greek,Modern(1453-)

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection holds a wide variety of materials that document James Ingram Merrill's entire life.

The extensive correspondence is between Merrill and his family, friends, business associates, and others. Thousands of pages of heavily annotated notebooks, typescripts, worksheets, and galleys show Merrill's work towards poems, fiction, and drama. The audiovisual and personal material document other aspects of Merrill's life.

Collection Historical Note

James Ingram Merrill was born in New York City on March 3, 1926, and grew up in Manhattan and Southampton. He was the son of Charles Merrill, co-founder of the brokerage firm Merrill Lynch, and his second wife, Hellen Ingram. He began writing poems as a child, and at age sixteen, while he was in prep school, his father had a book of them privately printed under the title Jim's Books.

Merrill's studies at Amherst College were interrupted by service in the U.S. Army from 1944 to 1945. Another book, The Black Swan, was privately printed in 1946 while he was still in college. Following his graduation in 1947, he taught for a year at Bard College. His first trade book, First Poems, was published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1951 to critical acclaim. In 1956 he used a portion of his inheritance to found the Ingram Merrill Foundation, which has since awarded grants to hundreds of artists and writers. Over the next decade he published two novels, The Seraglio (1957) and The (Diblos) Notebook (1965) as well as 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 brought his work a wider audience.

He went on to earn numerous awards for his poetry, 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.

On February 6, 1995 James Merrill died of a heart attack in Tucson, Arizona. His last book, A Scattering of Salts, was published a month later.

Administrative Information

Repository: MSS Manuscripts

Access Restrictions: Some Restrictions. Contact Curator.

Use Restrictions:

Some Restrictions. Contact Curator.

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or spec@wumail.wustl.edu. (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)

Acquisition Method: Most of the material was donated by James Merrill. Other portions of the collection were purchased from various individuals.

Preferred Citation: Name of the Collection, Washington University Libraries, Department of Special Collections


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Correspondence, Box 1-112, Folders 1-2880],
[Series 2: Journals, Box 113-124, Folders 2881-2954],
[Series 3: Ouija Material, Box 125-126, Folders 2955-2977],
[Series 4: Manuscripts, Box 127-170, Folders 2978-5326],
[Series 5: Material Towards Books, Box 170-182, Folders 5327-5497],
[Series 6: Audiovisual, Box 183-262],
[Series 7: Personal Papers, Box 263-282, Folders 5498-5615],
[Series 8: Ephemera, Box 283-302, Folders 5616-5834],
[Series 9: Realia, Box 303-310],
[All]

Series 7: Personal Papers, Box 263-282, Folders 5498-5615Add to your cart.

Personal Papers, Box 263-282, Folders 5498-5615.

Subseries 7.18: Scrapbooks Items 1-15

Sub-Series 7.1: Education, Box 263-264, Folders 5498-5510Add to your cart.
Box 263Add to your cart.
Folder 5498: Handwritten notes of quotes from JM's childhood and note on Australia., no dateAdd to your cart.
4 items.
Folder 5499: Southampton County School and Palm Beach Private School, 1933-1936Add to your cart.
16 items.
Folder 5500: St. Bernard's Prepatory School / Grade Reports, 1934-1939.Add to your cart.
8 items.
Folder 5501: St. Bernard's Prepatory School / School Assignments, etc., 1935-1962.Add to your cart.
14 items.
Folder 5502: Lawrenceville School (#1 of 3), 1939-1943.Add to your cart.
26 items. Includes prize/award letters, grade and subject reports, house master's reports, course schedules, and Class of 1943 Commencement Program.
Folder 5503: Lawrenceville School (#2 of 3), 1936-1943.Add to your cart.
32 items. Includes examination/grade/subject reports, personal letters from Merrill's teachers to his mother, course schedules, honors list awards, school assignments, and articles Merrill wrote for for school newspaper.
Folder 5504: Lawrenceville School (#3 of 3), 1943.Add to your cart.
15 items. Includes grade, subject, and house reports, and documents relating to Merrill's commencement, including his Lawrenceville diploma.
Folder 5505: Lawrenceville School: Reunion and Later Years, 1943-1968, 1991-1994.Add to your cart.
13 items.  Including Lawrenceville brochures, magazines from class reunions. Copy of the Lawrentian with a 1991 interview with Merrill.
Folder 5506: Amherst College, 1944-1968.Add to your cart.
15 items. Includes report cards, commencement programs, 1 page of a school newspaper, and personal letters.
Folder 5507: Amherst College / Olio, 1944.Add to your cart.
2 copies. School yearbook.
Box 264Add to your cart.
Folder 5508: Amherst College / Olio, 1946, 1956.Add to your cart.
3 copies. School yearbook.
Folder 5509: Amherst College: Reunion and Later Years, 1956, 1968, 1982, 1988.Add to your cart.
4 items. Includes alumni news magazines and reunion information.
Folder 5510: Educational material for James Merrill and Hellen Ingram and clippings, 1933-1937Add to your cart.
22 items. Includes asst. report cards, invitations to poetry readings, assignments, biographies.
Sub-Series 7.2: Military, Box 264, Folder 5511Add to your cart.
Box 264Add to your cart.
Folder 5511: Military, 1945.Add to your cart.
4 items. Includes military registration cards, parental permission form, and honorable discharge papers.
Sub-Series 7.3: Awards, Honors, etc., Box 264-265, Folders 5512-5521Add to your cart.
Box 264Add to your cart.
Folder 5512: National Book Committee, 1966-1967.Add to your cart.
6 items.
Folder 5513: Awards, Honors, Etc., 1946-1984.Add to your cart.
12 items. Awards, honors, nominations from Amherst College, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Association of American Publishers, National Book Critics Circle, Union of Concerned Scientists, LA Times, Connecticut Arts Awards, Elmer Holmes Bobst Awards.
Folder 5514: Awards, Honors, Etc., 1985-1996.Add to your cart.
6 items. Awards, honors, and nominations from Brandeis University, National Book Critics Circle, the National Arts Club 15 Gramercy Park South, and The Gold Metal for Poetry.
Folder 5515: Amherst College, Honorary Degree of Doctor of Literature, June 7, 1968.Add to your cart.
8 items. Includes invitation to graduate as Doctor of Literature, photographs from 1968 commencement ceremony.
Box 265Add to your cart.
Folder 5516: Yale University, Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters., 1982.Add to your cart.
8 items. Includes invitation to graduate with honorary degree, 1982 commencement programs and photographs.
Folder 5517: Library of Congress, 1990Add to your cart.
7 items. National Bobbitt Prize for Poetry.
Folder 5518: American Academy of Achievement, 1986-1991.Add to your cart.
6 items.
Folder 5519: American Academy of Arts and Letters, 1971-1994.Add to your cart.
14 items.
Folder 5520: Academy of American Poets, 1993-1994.Add to your cart.
2 items. Includes long-range plan, list of Poets and Friends.
Folder 5521: National Poetry Competition, 1987.Add to your cart.
1 item.
Sub-Series 7.4: Organizations, Box 265, Folder 5522Add to your cart.
Box 265Add to your cart.
Folder 5522: Organizations, 1960-1993.Add to your cart.
39 items.
Sub-Series 7.5: Licenses, Box 266, Folder 5523Add to your cart.
Box 266Add to your cart.
Folder 5523: Licenses, 1947-1986.Add to your cart.
17 items. Passports, drivers licenses, etc.
Sub-Series 7.6: CV's, Box 266, Folder 5524Add to your cart.
Box 266Add to your cart.
Folder 5524: CV's, 1963-1989.Add to your cart.
14 items.
Sub-Series 7.7: Calendars, Datebooks, Address Books, etc., Box 266-267, Folders 5525-5541Add to your cart.
Box 266Add to your cart.
Folder 5525: Calendars, Date books, Address books, etc., no date.Add to your cart.
5 items. Address/telephone books.
Folder 5526: Calendars, Date books, Address books, etc., no date.Add to your cart.
3 items.
Folder 5527: Calendars, Date books, Address books, etc., no date.Add to your cart.
35 items. Business cards.
Folder 5528: Calendars, Date books, Address books, etc., 1992.Add to your cart.
1 item. New Years Eve party invite list, to-do list.
Folder 5529: Calendars, Date books, Address books, etc., 1950, 1953, 1955.Add to your cart.
4 items.
Folder 5530: Calendars, Date books, Address books, etc., 1956, 1992.Add to your cart.
3 items.
Folder 5531: Calendars, Date books, Address books, etc., 1958--1960.Add to your cart.
Folder 5532: Calendars, Date books, Address books, etc., 1961-1963.Add to your cart.
3 items.
Box 267Add to your cart.
Folder 5533: Calendars, Date books, Address books, etc., 1964-1967.Add to your cart.
4 items.
Folder 5534: Calendars, Date books, Address books, etc., 1968-1972.Add to your cart.
8 items.
Folder 5535: Calendars, Date books, Address books, etc., 1973-1977.Add to your cart.
5 items.
Folder 5536: Calendars, Date books, Address books, etc., 1978-1982.Add to your cart.
5 items.
Folder 5537: Calendars, Date books, Address books, etc., 1983-1987.Add to your cart.
6 items.
Folder 5538: Calendars, Date books, Address books, etc., 1988-1990.Add to your cart.
3 items.
Folder 5539: Calendars, Date books, Address books, etc., 1991, 1994.Add to your cart.
5 items.
Folder 5540: Calendars, Date books, Address books, etc., no date.Add to your cart.
7 items.
Folder 5541: Calendars, Date books, Address books, etc., 1962-1993, no date.Add to your cart.
47 items. Invitations.
Sub-Series 7.8: Travel, Itineraries, Maps, etc., Box 268, Folders 5542-5545Add to your cart.
Box 268Add to your cart.
Folder 5542: Travel, Itineraries, Maps, Etc., 1953-1993.Add to your cart.
16 items.
Folder 5543: Travel, Itineraries, Maps, Etc., 1952-1992.Add to your cart.
40 items.
Folder 5544: Travel Souveniers, Postcards, Etc., No date.Add to your cart.
56 items. Includes various postcards, photos, artwork, pamphlets, and other small souveniers.
Folder 5545: Travel Souveniers, Postcards, Etc., No date.Add to your cart.
50 items. Includes various postcards, photos, artwork, pamphlets, and other small souveniers.
Sub-Series 7.9: Building Plans, Box 268, Folder 5546Add to your cart.
Box 268Add to your cart.
Folder 5546: Plans for wallpaper for Stonington and related invoices, 1974, 1977.Add to your cart.
24 items.
Sub-Series 7.10: Family, Box 268-269, Folders 5547-5554Add to your cart.
Box 268Add to your cart.
Folder 5547: Hellen Ingram Plummer. See also: Scrapbooks in Series IX Realia., No date.Add to your cart.
185 items. Includes biographical information, deeds, journal entries, wedding invitations, event programs, brochures, etc.
Folder 5548: Family ancestry., 1941, 1980s.Add to your cart.
2 items. Inludes newspaper clipping about Charles Merrill and summary of Merrill ancestry through JM's great grandparents.
Box 269Add to your cart.
Folder 5549-5500: Old Wives Tale, 1955.Add to your cart.
6 items. A brief history of Hellen Kasson Willmont Ingram and Dr. Webster Merrill; description of Charles Merrill written by Hellen Ingram Plummer for biography; 14-pg manuscript by James Merrill about Charles Merrill's childhood. Titled An Old Wives Tale.
Folder 5551: In Memoriam Charles Edward Merrill, 1885-1956.Add to your cart.
1 item.
Folder 5552: Family, 1938, 1971, 1988.Add to your cart.
4 items. Includes wills, etc.
Folder 5553: Information on William L. Plummer., No date.Add to your cart.
1 item.
Folder 5554: Family information, especially on Charles Merrill, 1926-1992.Add to your cart.
34 items.
Sub-Series 7.11: Friends, Box 269, Folders 5555-5559Add to your cart.
Box 269Add to your cart.
Folder 5555: Peter Hooten, No date.Add to your cart.
11 items.
Folder 5556: Others, including J. D. McClatchy and Molly Howe, 1963, 1980, 1988, 1991, 2001.Add to your cart.
7 items.
Folder 5557: David Jackson, 1910-1983.Add to your cart.
18 items. Includes passports, military documents, receipts, etc.
Folder 5558: David Jackson, 1935-1979.Add to your cart.
10 items. Includes high school diploma, calendar, personal correspondence, passport, checks, etc.
Folder 5559: June Reid, 1947.Add to your cart.
7 items. Includes personal correspondence, obituary, etc.
Sub-Series 7.12: Artwork, Box 270, Folders 5560-5563.1Add to your cart.
Box 270Add to your cart.
Folder 5560: James Merrill childhood drawings, No date.Add to your cart.
35 items. 6x7" framed drawing by Merrill, "To My dear Mama: I Love You Very Much" (1938) wrapped and located in Realia: Box 303.
Folder 5561: James Merrill, 1930s.Add to your cart.
87 items.
Folder 5562: Artwork, 1942-1978, no date.Add to your cart.

40 items.

PRESERVATION: Painting 10x14", paint on canvas assumed by JM of young boy holding a flower, lots of green [canvas nailed to wooden frame on back, nails rusting, paint chipping, tear in middle area of canvas; stored horizontally but needs stored vertically]. Located in box 270.1.

Some located in oversize.

Folder 5563: Miscellany Photos, Drawings, No date.Add to your cart.
1 item.
Sub-Series 7.13: Death, Box 270, Folder 5564Add to your cart.
Box 270Add to your cart.
Folder 5564: Death, 1995.Add to your cart.
52 items. Includes programs, eulogies, etc.
Sub-Series 7.14: Miscellaneous, Box 270.1, Folders 5565-5569Add to your cart.
Box 270Add to your cart.
Folder 5565: Miscellaneous, 1950, 1982, no date.Add to your cart.
36 items. Includes travel documents, receipts, brochures, name cards, personal correspondence, etc.
Folder 5566-5567: Miscellaneous, 1939-1994.Add to your cart.
144 items. Includes personal correspondence, photographs, greeting cards, etc.
Box 271Add to your cart.
Folder 5568: Miscellaneous, 1970-1984, no date.Add to your cart.
64 items. No detailed listing available. Includes personal correspondence, maps, artwork, blank greeting cards, bibliography, etc.
Folder 5569: Miscellaneous, 1961, 1985-1993, no date.Add to your cart.
29 items. No detailed item listing available. Includes personal correspondence, blank postcards, book scans, various notes (incl. a small notebook) of Merrill's, etc.
Sub-Series 7.15: Medical, Box 271, Folders 5570-5572Add to your cart.
Box 271Add to your cart.
Folder 5570: Medical, 1970s-1980s, no date.Add to your cart.
29 items. Includes lab reports, suggested exercises, medical articles, medical bills, etc.
Folder 5571: Medical, 1990-1995.Add to your cart.
47 items. Includes medical bills, lab reports, nutritional information, medicare information, etc.
Folder 5572: Medical, No date.Add to your cart.
2 items. No detailed item listing available. Includes 1 appointment reminder card, 1 notification card from optometrist.
Sub-Series 7.16: Legal, Box 271-272, Folders 5573-5585Add to your cart.
Box 271Add to your cart.
Folder 5573: Legal, 1942.Add to your cart.
3 items. Includes copies of birth certificate, James Ingram Merrill, March 3, 1926; newspaper clipping on the origin of the Merrill name; Merrill ancestral information.
Folder 5574: Wills, 1948-1994.Add to your cart.
23 items.
Folder 5575: Insurance, 1960-1974.Add to your cart.
12 items.
Folder 5576: Insurance, 1970-1993.Add to your cart.
15 items.
Folder 5577: Appraisals and Inventories, 1971-1992.Add to your cart.
13 items.
Folder 5578: Personal Loans and IOUs, 1979, no date.Add to your cart.
2 items.
Folder 5579: Lease and Tenant Material, 1954-1988.Add to your cart.
5 items.
Folder 5580: Legal, 1956, 1990, 1992, no date.Add to your cart.
4 items.
Box 272Add to your cart.
Folder 5581: Warranties and Service Contracts, 1982, 1992, 1994, no date.Add to your cart.
14 items.
Folder 5582: Literary Contracts, 1950s-1960s, no date.Add to your cart.
6 items. Contracts for The Firescreen, Water Street, Poems, Nights and Days, and poems published in the New Yorker.
Folder 5583: Literary Contracts, 1970-1982.Add to your cart.
12 items. Includes contracts for Scripts for the Pageant, Two Poems, Marvelous Poet, Braving the Elements, The Country of a Thousand Years of Peace, Divine Comedies, Mirabell, Prose, and The Bait.
Folder 5584: Literary Contracts, 1982-1988, no date.Add to your cart.
16 items. Includes contracts for The Seraglio, From the First Nine, The Changing Light at Sandover, The Inner Room, Late Settings, Page of the Koran, Recitative, and various poems published in The New Yorker.
Folder 5585: Literary Contracts, 1973, 1990-1994.Add to your cart.
24 items. Includes contracts for A Scattering of Salts, A Different Person, The Changing Light at Sandover, New Selected Poems, The (Diblos) Notebook, and a piece published in The Yale Review. Also includes general copyright information, a contract with the Library of Congress, and a blank copyright application.
Sub-Series 7.17: Financial, Box 272-275, Folders 5586-5615Add to your cart.
Box 272Add to your cart.
Folder 5586: Barnett Bank: Bank Statements, 1993-1994.Add to your cart.
3 items.
Folder 5587: CitiBank: Checking Account Books, 1967-1969.Add to your cart.
4 items.
Folder 5588: CitiBank: Checking Account Books, 1969-1981.Add to your cart.
4 items.
Folder 5589: CitiBank: Bank Statements, 1966-1981.Add to your cart.
26 items.
Box 273Add to your cart.
Folder 5590: CitiBank: Bank Statements, 1981.Add to your cart.
11 items.
Folder 5591: CitiBank: Bank Statements, 1982-1983.Add to your cart.
20 items.
Folder 5592: CitiBank: Bank Statements, 1984-1989.Add to your cart.
22 items.
Folder 5593: CitiBank: Bank Statements, 1990-1991.Add to your cart.
39 items.
Box 274Add to your cart.
Folder 5594: CitiBank: Bank Statements, 1992-1994.Add to your cart.
17 items.
Folder 5595: Loose Cancelled Checks, 1980-1991.Add to your cart.
ca. 186 items.
Folder 5596: Connecticut National Bank: Bank Statements, 1984-1992.Add to your cart.
ca. 47 items.
Folder 5597: Dry Dock Savings Bank: Checking Account Book, 1967-1983.Add to your cart.
1 item.
Folder 5598: Florida National Bank of the Florida Keys and Southeast Bank: Bank Statements, 1980-1992.Add to your cart.
10 items.
Folder 5599: Florida National Bank of the Florida Keys: Bank Statements, 1990-1992.Add to your cart.
18 items.
Folder 5600: Hartford National Bank: Checking Account Book and Bank Statements, 1964-1983.Add to your cart.
21 items.
Folder 5601: Shawmut Bank: Bank Statements, 1993-1994.Add to your cart.
8 items.
Folder 5602: Various Banks: Bank Statements, Checks, Etc., 1945-1991.Add to your cart.
16 items.
Folder 5603: Deloitte and Touche / Deloitte Haskins and Sells: Investment Reports and Accounting for Merrill Trusts no. 11 & 12., 1986-1993.Add to your cart.
5 items.
Box 275Add to your cart.
Folder 5604: Magowan Investment Company: Investment Reports and Accounting, 1986-1990.Add to your cart.
25 items.
Folder 5605: Merrill Lynch: Investment Reports and Accounting, 1976-1996.Add to your cart.
17 items.
Folder 5606: O'Connor, Davies and Company: Investment Reports and Accounting, 1992-1994.Add to your cart.
1 item.
Folder 5607: Price Waterhouse and Company: Investment Reports and Accounting, 1979-1981.Add to your cart.
2 items.
Folder 5608: SF Associates: Investment Reports and Accounting, 1992-1994.Add to your cart.
4 items.
Folder 5609: Bills, Invoices and Receipts, 1957-1994.Add to your cart.
ca. 91 items.
Folder 5610: Bills, Invoices and Receipts, 1957-1994.Add to your cart.
ca. 85 items.
Folder 5611: Publisher's Royalty Statements, A - K, 1955-1984.Add to your cart.
ca. 67 items.
Folder 5612: Publisher's Royalty Statements, M - W, 1968-1994.Add to your cart.
ca. 35 items.
Folder 5613: Various check stubs, 1963, 1973, 1989, no date.Add to your cart.
8 items.
Folder 5614: Miscellaneous Financial Material, 1982, no date.Add to your cart.
2 items. Includes charitable contribution schedule and investment information.
Folder 5615: Miscellaneous Financial Material, 1994.Add to your cart.
1 item. No detailed listing available. Includes 1 CitiBank deposit slip.
Sub-Series 7.18: Scrapbooks, Box 276-282Add to your cart.
Box 276Add to your cart.
Item 1: Clipping scrapbook, 1962: October 25 - 1987: March 3Add to your cart.
Consists of clippings, invitations, programs, and correspondence documenting Merrill. Originally housed in a black binder. Binder has been discarded.
Item 2: National Book Award scrapbook, 1967: February 25 - March 23Add to your cart.
Clippings relating to Merrill's nomination for the 1967 National Book Award for Poetry for Nights and Days. Originally housed in a black binder. Binder has been discarded.
Item 3: Clipping scrapbook, 1980sAdd to your cart.
Consists of clippings, correspondence, programs, invitations, and photographs documenting Merrill during the 1980s. Originally housed in a green binder. Binder has been discarded.
Item 4: Clipping scrapbook, 1980: October 13 - 1982: September 20Add to your cart.
Consists of programs, tear sheets, and newspaper clippings featuring articles about James Merrill or poems by James Merrill. Originally housed in a brown binder. Binder has been discarded.
Item 5: The Limelight at Key West by Norman Austin, 1984: February 9Add to your cart.
Consists of photographs - does not include Merrill photographs.
Item 6: Doris Merrill Magowan scrapbook, 1932-1935Add to your cart.
Consists of newspaper clippings detailing the wedding of Doris Merrill and Robert Magowan, June 15, 1935, and Doris Merrill's debut presentation, August 27, 1932.
Box 277Add to your cart.
Item 7: Happy Days in Stonington scrapbook, No dateAdd to your cart.
Consists of photographs of Stonington, Connecticut, David Jackson, and James Merrill. Front cover includes fake vomit.
Item 8: "The Orchard" scrapbook, 1915-1923Add to your cart.
Consists of photographs, clippings, and one painting concerning the future Merrill residence at "The Orchard," Southhampton, New York.
Item 9: Hellen Ingram Merrill scrapbook, 1912-1940Add to your cart.
Consists of newspaper clippings detailing Hellen Ingram Merrill's society engagements including her marriage and divorce from Charles Merrill.
Box 278Add to your cart.
Item 10: Opera and Theatre scrapbook, 1937-1943Add to your cart.
Consists of opera and theatre programs attended by James Merrill
Item 11: James Ingram Merril's Baby book, circa 1926.Add to your cart.
Includes photographs, written word, etc.
Box 279Add to your cart.
Item 12: The Troll and the Rosebush by Cecelia HowardAdd to your cart.
Consists of drawings illustrating The Troll and the Rosebush.  Also included printed text pasted onto plastic covering. The original binder has been discarded.
Box 280Add to your cart.
Item 13: Vincit Qui Patitur scrapbook, circa 1926-1937Add to your cart.
Consists of clippings of and by Hellen Ingram Plummer, clippings of and invitation to Doris Merrill's wedding, clippings and programs of Merrill's play activities including Jimmy Merrill Marionettes, Merrill's birth announcement, clippings from opera programs, and photographs of Merrill, Charles Merrill, Hellen Ingram Plummer, Annie Ingram, Fredric March, etc.
Box 281Add to your cart.
Item 14: The Immortal Husband scrapbook, 1955: March 3Add to your cart.
Created by "his admirers" for Merrill's birthday, March 3, 1955. Includes clippings, photographs, telegrams, and letters documenting The Immortal Husband, a play by Merrill. The Immorat Husband directed by Herbert Machiz opened February 15, 1955 at the Theater de Lys. Also includes a photograph of Merrill with Tennessee Williams.
Box 282Add to your cart.
Item 15: Hellen Ingram Plummer scapbook, circa 1891-1980sAdd to your cart.
Consists of photographs of Merrill, Hellen Ingram Plummer, Charles Merrill, and other familyl members, photographs and clippings of "The Orchard," drawings by a young Merrill, various autograph poems, and a program for Merrill's honorary doctor of literature degree from Amherst.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Correspondence, Box 1-112, Folders 1-2880],
[Series 2: Journals, Box 113-124, Folders 2881-2954],
[Series 3: Ouija Material, Box 125-126, Folders 2955-2977],
[Series 4: Manuscripts, Box 127-170, Folders 2978-5326],
[Series 5: Material Towards Books, Box 170-182, Folders 5327-5497],
[Series 6: Audiovisual, Box 183-262],
[Series 7: Personal Papers, Box 263-282, Folders 5498-5615],
[Series 8: Ephemera, Box 283-302, Folders 5616-5834],
[Series 9: Realia, Box 303-310],
[All]


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