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Merriam, George, 1803-1880



  • Existence: 1803 - 1880

George Merriam (1803-1880), American publisher; a founder of G. and C. Merriam (later, Merriam-Webster, Inc.).

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

G. & C. Merriam Company archive

Call Number: GEN MSS 370
Overview: The archive consists of correspondence, documents, writings, printed material, and photographs documenting the history of the G. & C. Merriam Company. The papers provide insight into the business practices of the nineteenth century publishing and bookselling trade, particularly in Massachusetts, and contain much material on lexicography, the development of American English, and the publishing history of Webster's Dictionary. Principal correspondents include Merriam Company editors Chauncey...
Dates: 1797-1978, bulk 1830-1892

Letter : Springfield, Mass., to William Dwight Whitney, 1861 Feb 21

 Part of Collection — Box: 72, Folder: GROUP 2917, F-1
Call Number: GEN MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: AL written by George Merriam for the G. & C. Merriam Company, signed "G. & C. Merriam."
Dates: 1861 Feb 21