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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

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 188.7
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Melville family.
Title: Melville family photograph album,
Date(s): 1863-1880.
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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

86M-61. Gift of Miss Jean F. Melvill, 690 S. Cairns Avenue, Richland Center, Wisconsin 53581; received: 1986 December 18.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Melville Family Photograph Album, 1863-1880 (MS Am 188.7). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

The Massachusetts-based Melville family included the author Herman Melville. Thomas Melvill (1776-1845), the author's uncle, was a farmer in Pittsfield, Mass.

Scope and Contents

A photograph album of family members, genealogical notes and memoirs, and a sketch of Thomas Melvill, Jr.

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