Saturday, January 27, 2018

Another jokey birth announcement

Here's one more like those identified in the earlier post on 1853 birth announcements.

Same year, same baby girl (Bessie Melville, born May 22nd) but involving different newspapers in Boston and Buffalo. The original Springfield notice has been abbreviated for the sake of another joke, contributed by the Boston Times and reprinted in the Buffalo Morning Express on June 2, 1853:


Herman Melville, author of "Omoo and Typee," "Pierre, or the Ambiguities," &c., has just issued a new work.Springfield Republican.

     We learn that it is dedicated to his wife, and has already made some noise in the world.Boston Times.

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