Thursday, May 2, 2019

Augusta Melville papers, digitized

Business sign for Allan Melvill (Herman Melville's father)
via NYPL Digital Collections
Did you know? The New York Public Library has done a noble thing in making the collection of Augusta Melville papers, 1796-1863 accessible online.
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b21572615
MSS Unit ID: 24415
Archives collections id: archives_collections_24415
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): ed569050-41b1-0136-a355-75fa5fcadf17
Included in this incredibly rich collection are draft portions of Typee in manuscript, Herman's 1849 letter to Allan Melville about Malcolm, letters to Augusta from her (and Herman's) mother Maria Gansevoort Melville, from sister Helen Melville (Griggs), and from cousin Ann Marie Priscilla Melvill--two of which, as Hershel Parker discovered, refer to Isle of the Cross. More wonderful discoveries await, doubtless.
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