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Location: b [Shelved with bMS Am 2179-2180 and bMS Am 2182-2184]
Call No.: MS Am 2183
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Melville family.
Title: Melville family additional papers,
Date(s): after 1888 and undated.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 folder (.2 linear ft.)
Abstract: Genealogical notes and photographs of the Massachusetts-based Melville family, ancestors of author Herman Melville.
The Melvilles of this collection were ancestors of the author Herman Melville. Thomas Melvill Sr. (1751-1832), grandfather of the author, was a merchant, naval officer, and U.S. Collector for the Port of Boston. Thomas Melvill Jr. (1776-1845), his son and an uncle of the author, was a banker and exporter in Europe and a farmer in Pittsfield, Mass.
Includes genealogical notes on the Melville and the Dearborn families and photographs of the Melville family mostly used to illustrate Eleanor Melville Metcalf's Herman Melville, cycle and epicycle.