the world and writings of Herman Melville
Does it list Melville's height as 5' 7 1/2" ??
Hard to tell in this view, seven or nine. In Herman Melville's Whaling Years, Wilson Heflin gives it from the same document as 5' 9 1/2". Footnote adds Melville's earlier height from the crew list of the St Lawrence as 5 feet 8 1/2 inches.