The papers consist of a notebook and some loose items from it that include:
1) "Index Rerum or Prompter, intended as a Manual to aid The Memory By Addison Merrill Fort Wayne Indiana May 1st 1840"
2) Balance of the notebook includes:
a) "Order of Studies at O.C. Institute," 1841‑42 (1/2 page)
b) Skeleton of lectures on physiology and anatomy by Professor James Dascomb, September 1, 1841 (pp. 23‑32)
c) Language of Flowers (p.36)
d) Poetry (pp. 39‑40, 51‑5 and loose items). Apparently written by Merrill, his sister Mary E. (Mrs. Nelson W.) Hodge, and others. [See also her folder in 28/1, Box 117.]
Note: Entry taken from William E. Bigglestone's unpublished "[preliminary] Guide to the Oberlin College Archives," which was prepared as individual entry sheets in a three-ring binder during the early 1980s.
Loose Items, 1881