Diaries, 1816-1878.


Shaw, Hope Savage, 1793-1879. Diaries, 1816-1878.

Diaries, 1816-1878.

Diary notes of Hope Savage Shaw, second wife of Lemuel Shaw, written on pages of the Boston Almanac for the years 1839-1878. The occasional brief entries make references to the comings and goings of her husband in his busy career as Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Court; her husband's daughter by his first marriage, Elizabeth, and her husband Herman Melville; Shaw's sons Lemuel and Samuel Savage Shaw; and other members of the Shaw and Savage families. Shaw notes visits, correspondence, deaths and daily activities and events. There are also a few brief diary entries for years prior to her marriage.

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Shaw, Hope Savage, 1793-1879.

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Melville, Herman, 1819-1891

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Herman Melville (b. Aug. 1, 1819, NY, NY–d. Sept. 28, 1891, NY, NY) was an American novelist, short story writer, and poet of the American Renaissance period. His best known works include Typee (1846) and his whaling novel Moby-Dick (1851). His writing draws on his experience at sea as a common sailor, exploration of literature and philosophy, and engagement in the contradictions of American society in a period of rapid change. He developed a complex, baroque style; the vocabulary is rich and or...

Shaw, Lemuel, 1781-1861

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Shaw, Lemuel, 1828-1884.

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