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Notes 1890-1894-. Lecture Notes, New London Scrapbook, C.U. Scrapbook [series]:
6 bound MSS vols. of :Merritt's lecture notes on "Magnetism, Dynamo-Electric Machinery and Alternating Currents, 1890-1891" (mimeographed handwritten notes, with "Edw. L. Nichols, from the author" on the inside front cover); 5 small volumes bound into one, respectively titled "Planck Warmetheorie," untitled, "Planck Warmetheorie," and "System der Physik I and II." These volumes were handwritten by Merritt in Berlin, 1894; "Lecture Notes" (typewritten, mimeographed); Typewritten mimeographed lecture notes titled "Theoretical Physics;" a scrapbook of photographs and related items pertaining to Merritt's stay at the New London Naval Experiment Station, Research Section, 1917-1920; and a Cornell University scrapbook containing photos, programs, newspapers, various pamphlets, etc.

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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, 1902-1933.

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 Alumni Field.

Printed matter and copy M's letter to nominating Committee (Feb. 2, 1930) re Nobel Prize (1900-1930).

Correspondence and other items re Amer. Physical Society meeting at Ithaca (Feb.-June 1930).

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 matter (n.d.).

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 M. Ignatieu.

Correspondence and other items re foreign relief (1942-19488) from agencies collecting money and from peoole who received help from the Merritts.

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Ernest Merritt 1895; New London 1917-1929 [series]:
Correspondence, reports, charts, photos, etc, connected with K's work at New London, 1917-1918, Includes many letters from R.A. Millikan, and letters from G.W. Pierce (Cambridge), George B. Pegram, Harris J. Ryan (Stanford, Elec. Engin.), and originals and copies of M's letters. Above deals mainly with problems of submarine detection.

Also 1 folder, apparently lecture notes (handwritten) for K's Theoretical Physics course, Fall 1895

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Ernest Merritt, Pictures [series]:
Photographs of scientists, Cornell scenes, M's family, and concerning his work. Includes photo of Planck inscribed to Merritts, 1904. Several photos removed to APC.

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Colleagues - Carte de visit
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Colleagues - Carte de visit
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Cornell views
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Cornell views
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Cornell views
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Cornell views
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Snapshots of family and friends
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Merritt family houses
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House destroyed by fire
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Landscapes
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Postcards
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Colleagues
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Colleagues - cabinet cards
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Colleagues
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X-ray photography
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Laboratory equipment
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Colleagues
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Max Planck - autographed portrait
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Negatives - Nichols House, 5 South Ave., Ithaca
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Negatives - miscellaneous
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Negatives - miscellaneous
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Negatives - miscellaneous
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Negatives - various portraits of Experimental Station people
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Glass lantern slide
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Herman von Helmholtz
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H. A. Lorentz
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Ernest Merritt, 1893-1950, and Undated [series]:
Physics Dept. Annual Reports 1917-1933 and n.d. Also notes.

Letters on M's 80th birthday (Dec. 1944-June 1945 and n.d) from Pres. Day (April 16, 1955), many others.

Copies of M's letters re sub detection written after Pearl Harbor (dated Jan. 1941-Feb. 1942, but judging from contents, "Jan 1941" would appear to be "Jan 1942.") A reply from R.P. Briscoe, Commander, U.S.N. (Feb. 2, 1942).

"Report on the Practicability of Magnetic and Electric Methods for the Detection of Submarines" 52 carbon typescript pp., 1917, author unknown) and related correspondence from Vannevar Bush and others (1917-1942).

Biog. material re Prof. Edward L. Wichols, including photos (1393-1942). Dean Merritt graduate faculty records, 1909-1911 (1 folder)

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Ernest Merritt, Works Published, 1900-1940 [series]:
Books and pamphlets

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An Address by Vice-president Ernest Merritt, American Association for the Advancement of Science. 1900. 2 copies.
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A VISUAL METHOD OF OBSERVING THE INFLUENCES OF ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS ON RADIO RECEPTION. Ernest Merritt and William E. Bostwick. 2 copies.
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BULLETIN OF THE NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL - Selected Topics in the Field of Luminescence. Ernest Merritt, Edward Nichols, and C.E. Child. 2 copies.
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CHANGES OBSERVED IN THE DIRECTION OF RADIO SIGNALS AT THE TIME OF THE ECLIPSE OF JANUARY 24, 1925. Ernest Merritt, C.C. Bidewell, and H. J- Reich. 2 copies.
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FORM OF THE ABSORPTION BONDS ON SOLUTIONS OF THE ORGANIC DYES, AND A RELATION BETWEEN ABSORPTION AND FLUORESCENCE, THE. Ernest Merritt, 1924 1 copy.
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HOW SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERIES ARE MADE. Ernest Merritt. 2 Copies.
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LUMINESCENCE. Merritt and Nichols. 1904-1940. 1 copy.
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LUMINESCENCE. Ernest Merritt. 1915. 1copy.
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NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES - Polarized Fluorescence in Liquids. Ernest Merritt and Donald Roger Morey. 1929. 2 copies.
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NOTE ON THE FLUORESCENCE OF FROZEN SOLUTIONS OF THE URANYL SANDS. Nichols and Merritt. 1914. 1 copy.
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OPTICS OF RADIO-TRANSSMISSION, THE. Ernest Merritt. 1931. 2 copies.
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ON CONTACT RECTIFICATION BY METALLIC GERMANIUM. Ernest Merritt. 1925. 2 copies
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POLARIZED FLUORESCENCE OF SOLUTIONS OF RHODAMINE - B AND URANINE. Ernest Merritt and Donald R. Morey. 1930.
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RADIO TALKS ON SCIENCE. --Carving the Scientific Possum. Ernest Merritt. 1925. 2 copies
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SCIENTIFIC PAPERS 1889-1904. Ernest Merritt.
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STUDIES IN LUMINESCENCE XI. Nichols and Merritt. 1910. 1 copy.
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STUDIES IN LUMINESCENCE XII. Nichols, Merritt. 1910, 2 copies.
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STUDIES IN LUMINESCENCE - Nichols and Merritt. 1911. 2 copies.
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STUDIES IN LUMINESCENCE - Nichols and Merritt. 1912. 2 copies.
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VISUAL STUDIES OF RADIO FADING. Ernest Merritt, True McLean, W. F. Bostwick. 1931. 2 copies.
 
Miscellaneous [series]:
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Merritt's lecture notes, [ca. 1898-1900], 4 vols.
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Diary, 1887, 1 vol
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Letterpress copybook, 1896-1904, 1 vol.