Saturday, March 16, 2019

Anderson's Solace

Chewing tobacco, the brand Herman Melville bought for 10 cents in Louisville, Kentucky. Melville was on the way to Cincinnati, Ohio where he lectured on Statues in Rome (February 2, 1858 in Smith and Nixon's Hall) for the Young Men's Mercantile Library Association.

via Peter's Paper Antiques
The entry "Solace — (Anderson's)       10" appears in Melville's Memoranda of Travel Expenses 1857-58, as transcribed by Merton M. Sealts, Jr. in Melville as Lecturer (Harvard University Press, 1957), page 192.

Sun, Jul 12, 1857 – Page 2 · The Cincinnati Enquirer (Cincinnati, Ohio) ·
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Ad for Melville's Statues in Rome lecture in the Israelite

Fri, Jan 29, 1858 – P238 · The American Israelite (Cincinnati, Ohio) ·
Founded and edited by Isaac Mayer Wise (1819-1900), The Israelite was a weekly Jewish newspaper, "Devoted to the Religion, History and Literature of the Israelites." Now The American Israelite, and still published in Cincinnati. Before moving to Cincinnati in April 1854, Wise resided in Albany, New York where
 "he became an advocate for reforms such as confirmation, choral singing and mixed pews."  --American Jewish Archives
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