|Caption||Professor H. L. Merrill, 1915|
|Scope & Content||
Sepia toned photographic postcard of Professor H. L. Merrill in his office in 1915. He is seated in a rocker near a fireplace and holding a book. He is wearing a three piece suit with laced ankle boots, wire rimmed glasses and a well trimmed mustache. A vintage telephone and wall clock are noteworthy objects. Books and papers are stacked on the fireplace mantel. A note on the reverse states: presented by Mabel Johnson Schulte.
Harry Leonard Merrill (1857-1932) arrived in Hutchinson on horseback from Glencoe. It was 1882, before railroads, and inclement weather interfered with the service of the stage line. He had come west from Maine to begin a 33-year tenure as Superintendent of the Hutchinson Public Schools. Merrill's legacy includes civic leader, beloved citizen, and namesake for the H.L. Merrill School.
Hutchinson Public School superintendents
Merrill School, Hutchinson