Ernest Merritt, 1893-1945 and 1921-1941 [series]:
Copies of M's letters to President Day re the Sage Memorial Apse (1940-1941.) A
letter from Day to M, Jan. 15, 1941.
Correspondence regarding the founding of the Bureau of Standards, Wash. D.C.,
1933-1934, with George B. Pegram, W.F. Magie, Henry G. Gale, Lyman J. Briggs of
Dept. of Commerce. Includes copies M s outgoing letters.
Letters, pamphlets, notes re history of American Physical Society from Briggs,
Gage, Magie, others. Copy of article which M wrote for Physics
Forum on "Early Days Physical Society" (Apr. 1934 vol. 5).
Letters (1903-1940) dealing with events at or business of Cornell.
Correspondence, bulletins, and other printed matter re the University Club,
Deanship of College of Arts and Science papers, which practically give a history
of the controversy between its faculty and the Board of Trustees, 1921. Include
copies of letters from V.A. Moore, E. H. Woodruff, and letters from Roger H.
Williams, Frank A. Hiscock, R.H. Treman. Also relevant reports.
Correspondence with H.A. Lorentz (1925-1928) and photos of Lorentz.
Copies of M's letters to Arts and Science Dean R.M. Ogden (Feb. 1925-May 1929) re
Physics Dept. administration and a copy of a letter from M to Prof. Debye (June 8,
1925), inviting him to take a position at Cornell. Copies of M's correspondence
and memoranda (Sept. 1928-June 1929) re experiments done using radio tower on
Printed matter and copy M's letter to nominating Committee (Feb. 2, 1930) re Nobel
Correspondence and other items re Amer. Physical Society meeting at Ithaca
Correspondence and printed matter (1924-1950) re Nat. Acad. of Sciences and Amer.
Acad. Arts and Sciences.
19 pp. carbon typescript of plan for international peace, and related printed
Physics notes and calculations (from undergrad years? Folder was labelled
"bachelor life"), written in German (n.d.).
Correspondence and other items re relief scientific colleagues in Germany
(1901-1949), especially relating to Max Planck and his attendance at the Royal
Society meeting in London, 1946. Letters from Planck family and one apparently
from Planck himself (Aug. 4, 1947).
Misc. scientific printed matter, notes, corres. (1941-1949)
Misc. items including printed matter, certificate and diplomas of M, letters re
Physical Society, Cornell U., and WWI, a letter from George Lincoln Burr (Nov. 13,
1913) re course of study at C.U; a letter from Sec. of the Navy Josephus Daniels
re research lab for the navy (May 24, 1915), from Frank E. Gannett re news
gathering in Europe and U.S. (Aug. 3, 1931), and other letters. Also notes on
various topics. (1893-1948).
Correspondence and copies of correspondence (June-Sept. 1947), mostly with Gregory
Correspondence and other items re foreign relief (1942-19488) from agencies
collecting money and from peoole who received help from the Merritts.