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Subseries 2A: Business and Financial Correspondence, 1967-1990

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Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The business and financial correspondence (1967-1990) includes contracts, royalty statements, and check stubs for royalty payments, as well as incoming letters from agents and editors. Although Merrick came from a wealthy family, he seems to have lived to a large extent on royalties, as his correspondence demonstrates. There is an interesting turn in the correspondence when one of his agents Bernard Geis goes bankrupt and Merrick has to sue for back payment of royalties. There are some letters by Merrick, attached to the replies they received, because they are mostly undated. The last dated folder in the series (1989-1990) contains correspondence relating to Merrick's estate.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Collection History

Appraisal

No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Margaret Sherry in 1996. Finding aid written by Margaret Sherry in 1996.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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Credit this material:

Subseries 2A: Business and Financial Correspondence; Gordon Merrick Papers, C0691, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Location:
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Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
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Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (rcpxm): Box 16-18

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