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Elmer D. Merrill Publications

Identifier: SpC MS 0344

Scope and Contents

Publications by one of the world's leading authorities on the flora of the islands of the South Pacific and the Far East. Publications on the flora of the Philippines, China, Guam, Malaysia, and other geographic locations.


  • Creation: undated


Restrictions on Access

Kept at Fogler Library's offsite storage facility. One week's notice required for retrieval.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Information on literary rights available in the repository.

Biographical Note

Elmer Drew Merrill was born in East Auburn, Maine in 1876 and died in 1956. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Maine in 1898 and his master's in 1904. In 1902 he went to the Philippines where he remained for 21 years as professor of botany at the University of the Philippines and director of the Bureau of Science at Manila. He was a director of the Arnold Arboretum at Harvard and administrator of the botanical collections there. Before coming to Harvard in 1935 he served as director of the New York Botanical Garden. He was the author of more than 500 technical papers on the botany of North America and the Far East.


2 linear feet (2 boxes)

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Repository Details

Part of the Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Repository

5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States