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Eunice Susan (E. S.) Merrill Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2752

This collection contains two letters from Eunice Susan (E. S.) Merrill to her brother Theodore Merrill, both while she was attending the East Tennessee Female Institute in Knoxville, Tenn., around 1848. They each describe her days at school and transportation of the day.

Dates

  • 1848

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Conditions Governing Use

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Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection contains two letters from Eunice Susan (E. S.) Merrill to her brother Theodore Merrill, both written while she was attending the East Tennessee Female Institute in Knoxville, Tenn., around 1848. They each describe her days at school and transportation of the day.

Biographical/Historical Note

E. S. Merrill is likely Eunice Susan Merrill, daughter of Theodore and Susan Bangs Merrill. Born on October 28, 1821, in Sidney, Maine, she attended the East Tennessee Female Institute (formerly known as the Knoxville Female Academy) with Principal D. R. McAnully in 1848. She married George Kingsley in 1852. They had three children: George, Theodora, and Kate. On Dec. 22, 1891, she passed away in Boston, Massachusetts.

Theodore Merrill is possibly Theodore Dean Merrill, the son of Theodore and Susan Bangs Merrill. Born on April 30, 1823, in Sidney, Maine, he married Emily Elizabeth Wait in 1857. The couple had seven children: Abbie, Mary, Silas, Nathaniel, Clara, Eunice, and Walter. Theodore died on Jan. 23, 1887, in Sidney, Maine.

Arrangement

Collection consists of two letters in a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Collection purchased in March 2006.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480