George Merrick Papers - 1899-1955

Identity elements

Reference code

HMA0060

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Collection

Title

George Merrick Papers - 1899-1955

Date(s)

  • 1899-1955 (predominant: 1930-1942) (Creation)

Extent

16 boxes

Name of creator

Biographical history

Name of creator

Biographical history

Content and structure elements

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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Languages of the material

  • English

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Finding aids

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Custodial history

Immediate source of acquisition

Gift.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information

Accruals

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Related archival materials

Three maps have been removed and placed in the archives' maps collection.

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Other Information

Accession:

1958-003

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Archivist's note

Finding Aid Authors: Rebecca A. Smith and Brooke Roberts-Webb.

Archivist's note

© Copyright 2019 HistoryMiami Archives & Research Center. All rights reserved.

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