MS Am 188.7
Melville family. Melville family photograph album, 1863-1880: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Call No.: MS Am 188.7
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Melville family.
Title: Melville family photograph album,
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Photographs, memoirs and genealogical notes of the Massachusetts-based Melville family,
family members of author Herman Melville.
86M-61. Gift of Miss Jean F. Melvill, 690 S. Cairns Avenue, Richland Center, Wisconsin 53581; received: 1986 December 18.
There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.
Melville Family Photograph Album, 1863-1880 (MS Am 188.7). Houghton Library, Harvard
The Massachusetts-based Melville family included the author Herman Melville. Thomas
Melvill (1776-1845), the author's uncle, was a farmer in Pittsfield, Mass.
A photograph album of family members, genealogical notes and memoirs, and a sketch
of Thomas Melvill, Jr.
- (1). Melvill, Mary Ann Augusta (Hobart). [Sketch of Thomas Melvill, Jr., 1776-1845]. A.MS.; Galena, Illinois; 30 Nov 1870. 1s.(4p.)
With A.MS. account of her marriage; Galena, Jan 1880. 1s.(1p.)
- (2). Melvill family. Photograph album. Album of family photographs presented to Jean Melvill Wright by John De Wolf, Christmas Day 1863.
Includes forty photographs of Melvill, Nourse, D'Wolf, Shaw, Downer family members and others.
Described by Merton M. Sealts, Jr. in "The Melvill Heritage," Harvard Library Bulletin
XXXIV, no. 4 (Fall 1986), 337-361.
- (3). Melvill family. Photocopies of pages from two Melvill family Bibles ("Cargill" Bible and "Big" Bible) with transcripts and notes on Melvill family genealogy prepared by Melville Boucher. 9s.(9p.)