Cyclopædia of Wit and Humor
No newspaper printing of "The Lightning-Rod Man" is cited in the Northwestern-Newberry edition of The Piazza Tales and Other Prose Pieces, 1839-1860.
|Albany Evening Journal - August 5, 1854|
- Sandusky Commercial Register (in two parts), August 12, 1854 and August 14, 1854
- Yates County Whig [Pen Yan, New York], August 17, 1854
|"The Lightning-Rod Man" in Yates County Whig - August 17, 1854|
via New York Historic Newspapers
- "From Putnam's Monthly" in the Oneida [New York] Sachem, August 19, 1854
- Albany Atlas & Argus, May 14, 1859.
- The McCook Tribune (McCook, Nebraska), October 30, 1884
- Story of the Week: The Lightning-Rod Man
excellent article with text of Melville's story via Library of America
- The Lightning-Rod Man text via University of Adelaide