Collection ASM0412 - George E. and Eunice P. Merrick collection

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George E. and Eunice P. Merrick collection

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  • 1920-1960 (bulk) (Creation)
  • 1890-1970 (Creation)

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86 Boxes

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The collection includes a substantial body of writings by George Merrick, known primarily as the founder of the city of Coral Gables in South Florida. In 1916, he married Eunice Peacock, granddaughter of Coconut Grove pioneers, Charles and Isabella Peacock. The correspondence, short stories, essays, manuscripts, poems, speeches, clippings, proposals and plans from the collection document the literary aspirations, as well as the real estate career of George Merrick.  His papers also include correspondence, clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, and ephemera from Eunice Peacock Merrick and other members of the Peacock and Merrick families. George Merrick’s close ties with the University of Miami and his contributions to the institution’s expansion are documented through correspondence, newspapers clippings, and ephemera. Finally, the collection includes extensive literature (newsletters and books) from the Rosicrucian and Christian Science communities. Please refer to the bibliography for a listing of the books.

System of arrangement

Series I: George Merrick
Sub-Series A: Correspondence (arranged chronologically within authors)
Sub-sub-series a: Personal
Sub-sub series b: Legal documents
Sub-sub series c: University of Miami

Sub-Series B: Writings (arranged chronologically within genre)
Sub-sub-series a: George E. Merrick written works (contains essays, manuscripts, notes, and childhood writings)
Sub-sub-series b: Poems
Sub-sub series c: Short stories
Sub-sub series d: Speeches

Sub-Series C: Plans & Proposals (arranged chronologically)

Sub-Series D: Althea Fink Merrick & family

Series II: Eunice Peacock Merrick & Family
Sub-Series A.  Correspondence
Sub-Series B. Albums, photographs, and scrapbooks
Sub-Series C. Lillian Frow Peacock

Series III: Clippings and ephemera (brochures, invitations, pamphlets, programs, blank postcards, sheet music).

Series IV: Rosicrucian and Christian science literature and records (vinyl).

Series V: Ledgers

Series VI: Topical files

Series VII: Travel postcards

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This collection is open for research.

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  • English

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Merrick Collection Bibliography

Andrea, Raymund. The Technique of the Disciple. N.p.:  Supreme Grand Lodge of Amorc, 1953.

Armstrong, Joseph. The Mother Church.  N.p.: The Christian Science Publishing Society, 1911.

Caldwell, Sallie Bowman. Mary Baker Eddy.

N.p.: The Christian Science Publishing Society, 1942 (2 editions).

De Waters, Lillian. Within the Veil. N.p.: David and Bond, 1911.

Eddy, Mary Baker. Church Manual of the First Church of Christ Scientist in Boston, Massachusetts.

N.p.: Trustees under the Will of Mary Baker G. Eddy, 1937.

Eddy, Mary Baker. Prose Works other than Science and Health. N.P.: Trustees under the Will of Mary Baker Eddy, 1925.

Eddy, Mary Baker. Prose Works other than Science and health with Key to the Scriptures.

N.p.: Trustees under the Will of Mary Baker G. Eddy, 1925.

Eddy, Mary Baker. Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. N.p.: Trustees under the Will of Mary Baker G. Eddy, 1934.

Eddy, Mary Baker. What Christmas Means to Me, and other Christmas Messages. N.p.: Trustees under the Will of Mary Baker G. Eddy, 1949.

Holm, Nora. The Runner’s Bible. Cambridge: The Riverside Press, 1915.

Knight, William Allen. The Song of Our Syrian Guest. N.p.: The Pilgrim Press, 1904.

Leishman, Thomas Linton. The Continuity of the Bible, Joshua to Elisa. N.p.: The Christian Science Publishing Society, 1968.

Leishman, Thomas Linton. The Continuity of the Bible, The Patriarchs. N.p.: The Christian Science Publishing Society, 1968.

Merrick, George E.  Song of the Wind on a Southern Shore. N.p.: The Four Seas Company, 1920.

Porter, Tilla Boyce. Parliamentary Law Simplified. 1911.

Ramsey, E. Mary. Christian Science and Its Discoverer.  N.p.: The Christian Science Publishing Society, 1935 (2 editions).

Sheldon, Charles M.  In His Steps “What Would Jesus Do”.  Chicago: Advanced Publishing Co., 1897.

Smith, Abbot Edes.  Answer. Minneapolis, 1906.

Smith, Clifford P.  Historical and Biographical Papers: Sketches from the Life of Mary Baker Eddy and the History of Christian Science, Second Series. N.p.: The Christian Science Publishing Society, 1936.

Smith, Clifford P. Historical Sketches. N.p.: The Christian Science Publishing Society, 1941.

Tomlinson, Irving C.  Twelve Years with Mary Baker Eddy.  N.p.: The Christian Science Publishing Society,1945.

A Century of Christian Science Healing.  N.p.: The Christian Science Society, 1945.

Acknowledging God in All Our Ways.  N.p.: Thoughts That Inspire Publishing Co., 1930.

Bylaws of First Church of Christ Scientist, Coral Gables, Florida.  1979.

Christian Science Hymnal, Words Only.  N.p.: The Christian Science Publishing Society, 1937.

Hymnal Notes.  N.p.: The Christian Science Publishing Society, 1933 (2 editions).

Permanency of the Mother Church and its Manual.  N.p.: The Christian Science Publishing Society, 1942.

Permanency of the Mother Church and its Manual.  N.p.: The Christian Science Publishing Society, 1954.

Permanency of the Mother Church and its Manual.  N.p.: The Christian Science Publishing Society, 1972.

Poetical Works of Mary Baker Eddy.  N.p.: Trustees under the Will of Mary Baker G. Eddy, 1925 (2nd edition).

We Know Mary Baker Eddy.  First Series.  N.p.: The Christian Science Publishing Society, 1943.

We Know Mary Baker Eddy.  Second Series. N.p.: The Christian Science Publishing Society, 1950.

We Know Mary Baker Eddy.  Third Series.  N.p.: The Christian Science Publishing Society, 1953.

Richard L. Merrick Collection

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