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Daphne Winslow Merrill papers

Identifier: 0226

Collection Scope and Content

This collection includes manuscripts of Merrill's articles and the book "More Cones From the Pines of Maine," as well as copies of published articles. Also included is literary correspondence with the publishers of Merrill's poetry. A scrapbook contains reader responses and clippings pertaining to "More Cones." There is material on the history and activities of the Maine Writers Research Club, as well as publications of other organizations with which Merrill was affiliated.


  • Creation: 1954-1992



Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact the Curator of the Maine Women Writers Collection.

Biographical/Historical Note

Daphne Winslow Merrill was born in Rockland and received her undergraduate and Masters degrees from the University of Maine. She also studied languages at Middlebury's Language School, and went on to teach languages at the high school and college levels. Merrill published two books of poetry, "Cones From the Pines of Maine" (Falmouth Publishing House, 1952) and "More Cones From the Pines of Maine" (Dorrance and Company, 1965). Her poetry, described as "simply written, yet profound in mood and imagery," reflects her love of nature and the state of Maine. Merrill also published two non-fiction works about Maine: "The Lakes of Maine" (1973) and "A Salute to Maine" (1983), and was a frequent contributor of articles to the Lewiston Journal Magazine and Down East. She was active in numerous clubs and committees, including the Maine Writers Research Club, for which she served as president for two years.


1 linear foot (39 folders)

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This collection is organized as a single series.

Guide to the Daphne Winslow Merrill papers, 1954-1992
Cally Gurley
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Repository Details

Part of the Maine Women Writers Collection Repository

Abplanalp Library
University of New England
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Portland Maine 04103 United States