Papers of Herman Melville [manuscript] 1814 (1847-1890) 1975.

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Melville, Herman, 1819-1891. Papers of Herman Melville [manuscript] 1814 (1847-1890) 1975.

Papers of Herman Melville [manuscript] 1814 (1847-1890) 1975.

The collection contains manuscripts of Milan Cathedral, and Camoens, and a quotation from Charles Fenno Hoffman's Monterey. Correspondence discusses his writing, family, friends, lectures, ancestry, reading, the Civil War and New York City. Of special interest are a letter from Augustus Platt Van Schaick in Rio de Janeiro in 1847 and three letters from Gansevoort Melville regarding the campaign of 1844 in Tennessee and Kentucky. There are also 80 illustrations, ca. 1975 by Warren Chappell for Moby Dick and a signed portrait print, 1930, of Melville by Constance Naar. Correspondents include William E. Cramer, George William Curtis, Havelock Ellis, John Murray, John Williamson Palmer, & Charles Warren Stoddard.

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