Friday, April 8, 2016

Glance back at Melville's visits to Albany

Inventorying volumes in the "World's Classics" series, George Edgar Oliver notices Omoo by
Herman Melville, the famous author of “Moby Dick,” who in the far-off days was a frequent visitor to Albany, for he was a cousin of the late Mrs. Abraham Lansing, nee Kitty Gansevoort.  --Albany Times-Union, December 10, 1926
George Edgar Oliver via HymnTime
Ancestry has the Albany Rural Cemetery record for George Edgar Oliver, giving his date of birth as February 7, 1856; and date of death September 26, 1941, age 85.

Albany Times-Union, May 14, 1936       

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