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George Merrick Papers - 1899-1955
- 1899-1955 (predominant: 1930-1942) (Creation)
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Scope and content
Correspondence, clippings, brochures, maps, real estate records and related papers trace the activities of George Merrick, founder of the city of Coral Gables. Most of the collection pertains to the 1930s and later years, including a substantial amount on the Dade County Planning Board.
Warranty deeds dated 1899 and 1903 for Solomon Merrick record the purchase of the original Merrick property in what would become Coral Gables and for three lots in downtown Miami.
Letter from Rev. J. D. Kuykendall congratulating Merrick on his design for Coral Gables and suggests adding a college to the plan.
Letter offering properties for sale to George Merrick, circa 1935.
Dade County County Commission appointment for George Merrick and stock certificate. 1915.
System of arrangement
The papers are roughly arranged into the following series: Real estate, 1920s; Real estate, 1930s; City planning and zoning, 1930s; Civic activities; General correspondence, 1940-1942; Personal papers, 1942-1945; Oversize papers.
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Conditions governing access
The collection is open for research.
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Uploaded finding aid
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Related archival materials
Three maps have been removed and placed in the archives' maps collection.
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Finding Aid Authors: Rebecca A. Smith and Brooke Roberts-Webb.
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Subject access points
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- University of Miami (Subject)