Ernest George Merritt papers,
George, Merritt 1865-1948.
2.8 cubic ft.
Scrapbook, photographs, pamphlets, lecture notes,
administrative documents, letters.
Collection includes material pertaining to Merritt's years at
Cornell, including a student scrapbook of photographs, programs, and pamphlets; loose
photographs of colleagues, laboratory equipment, and Cornell views; Merritt's notes on
lectures concerning electricity, magnetism, thermodynamics, and theoretical mechanics;
four volumes of notes taken by teaching assistant Ernest Blaker (Ph.D. 1901) at
Merritt's lectures, as well as undated notes on advances in experimental physics;
calculations and notes; Physics Department annual reports, 1917-33; resolutions,
reports, minutes, and statements of various committees of the Graduate Faculty
concerning Graduate School requirements, and elections and organization of the faculty;
and correspondence and other papers concerning the Board of Trustees and the deanship of
the College of Arts and Sciences. Also, correspondence, charts, reports, and a scrapbook
of photographs pertaining to Merritt's work at the New London Naval Academy, 1917-20,
including correspondence from R. A. Millikan; correspondence regarding colleagues in
Germany, 1901-49, and an autographed portrait of Max Planck; correspondence and printed
material on the history of the American Physical Society and other organizations; and
correspondence and reports concerning submarine detection, 1941-42.
Language: Collection material in English
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell