Melville, Herman, 1819-1891.
Biography and History
Herman Melville was an American novelist and storywriter. Not financially successful from his writings, he held the position of customs inspector for the City of New York for nineteen years. Moby-Dick, or The Whale, published in 1851, is today considered one of the masterpieces of American and world literature.
Source: From the finding aid for C0321
Call Number: C0025
Consists primarily of correspondence of the American educator, art critic, and museum director Frank Jewett Mather (1868-1953).
Call Number: C0321
Consists of copies of letters by American author Herman Melville that were used by Willard Thorp in his selection of Melville's writings published as Representative Selections (1938), as well as other material about Melville.