Melville family.

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The Melville family (or Melvill) of this collection were ancestors of the author Herman Melville. Thomas Melvill (1751-1832), Herman Melville's grandfather, was a merchant in Boston, participated in the Boston Tea Party, served as a Major in Crafts' Artillery Regiment during the Revolutionary War, was appointed Surveyor of the Port with the formation of the federal government, and after 1811 held the post of Naval Officer of the Port of Boston and Charlestown. Thomas Melvill, Junior (1776-1845), was a businessman in Europe from 1794 to 1811, chiefly in France, where he met and married his first wife. He served with the rank of Major in the War of 1812, settling in Pittsfield after the war to work the farm his father bought there in 1816. He moved to Galena, Illinois, in the 1830s.

From the guide to the Papers, 1787-1863., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

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correspondedWith Acosta, T. M. person
correspondedWith Allen, Phinehas. person
correspondedWith Anderson, Joseph, 1757-1837 person
correspondedWith Appleton, John. person
correspondedWith Benjamin Lee. person
correspondedWith Bissell, J. person
correspondedWith Blake, George, 1768-1841 person
correspondedWith Blount, R. person
correspondedWith Cadwell, Orin C. person
correspondedWith Cargill, David. person
correspondedWith Cartwright, Charles W. person
correspondedWith Champlain, Oliver. person
correspondedWith Child, David Lee, 1794-1874 person
correspondedWith Codman, Richard, d. 1806 person
correspondedWith Colt, James D. person
correspondedWith Curtis, Charles Pelham, 1792-1864 person
correspondedWith Cutts, Charles. person
correspondedWith Daun, V. P. person
correspondedWith Davidson, Wood and company. corporateBody
correspondedWith Davis, John, 1761-1847 person
correspondedWith Dawes, Thomas. person
correspondedWith Dearborn, Henry Alexander Scammwell, 1783-1851 person
correspondedWith Destournelles, C. L. B. person
correspondedWith DeWolfe, Charles. person
correspondedWith Dix, Timothy. person
correspondedWith Duval, Gabriel, 1752-1844 person
correspondedWith Eveleigh, Nicholas. person
correspondedWith Felch, C. person
correspondedWith Fosdick, Nathaniel F. person
correspondedWith Francis Coffin. person
correspondedWith George Sumner. person
correspondedWith Gold, Thomas Augustus, 1759-1827 person
correspondedWith Grubb, James. person
correspondedWith Hurel, J. person
correspondedWith James Lowell person
correspondedWith James Prince. person
correspondedWith John Andrews. person
correspondedWith John Melville. person
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correspondedWith Joseph Anderson. person
correspondedWith Kirby, Reynold W. person
correspondedWith L. Bollman. person
correspondedWith Lee, Benjamin, 1765-1828 person
correspondedWith Lemuel Shaw. person
correspondedWith Lufborough, Nathan. person
correspondedWith Means, Thomas. person
correspondedWith Melville, Allan, 1782-1832 person
correspondedWith Melville, George. person
correspondedWith Melville, Mary Anne Augusta, d. 1884 person
correspondedWith Melville, Priscella Anne Mary, b. 1810 person
correspondedWith Melville, Thomas person
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correspondedWith Melville, Thomas, 1776-1845 person
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correspondedWith Palfrey, J. William. person
correspondedWith Parker, Samuel D. person
correspondedWith Preble, Ebenezer. person
correspondedWith Prince, James. person
correspondedWith Priscella (Scollay) Melville. person
correspondedWith Rush, Richard, 1780-1859 person
correspondedWith Savage, James, 1784-1873 person
correspondedWith Shaw, Lemuel, 1781-1861 person
correspondedWith Shepard, Jonathan. person
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correspondedWith Staples, Edward. person
correspondedWith Steele, John, 1764-1815 person
correspondedWith Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874 person
correspondedWith Sumner, George. person
correspondedWith Tappan, John. person
correspondedWith Thomas Aspinwall. person
correspondedWith Thomas Melville person
correspondedWith Warden, David Baille, 1778-1845 person
correspondedWith Ward, J. person
correspondedWith Wheaton, Robert, d. 1851 person
correspondedWith Willcocks, William. person
correspondedWith William Codman. person
correspondedWith William Eustis. person
correspondedWith Williams, John Chandler, 1755-1831 person
correspondedWith Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833 person
correspondedWith Wood, Abiel. person
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