Melville biographer Newton Arvin was Professor of English at Smith College in Northampton, Mass. The Library honored in Jodi Shaw's great Library Rap has a large collection (18.5 linear feet; 43 boxes) of Newton Arvin papers. In 1938, as mentioned a few years back in the Melvilliana post
- Forty Years of Philip Hale on Melville
"You go online and you take your pick
From the Five College Catalog just one click."
And the rare books, you know the written word
The name is Mortimer I don't know if you heard
The collection is deep the collection is wide
From medieval manuscripts to literary archives."
Yes! Acquired by "Gift: Mrs. Philip Hale, 1938" and described as follows:
SC/RBR: Original blue cloth (front free endpaper wanting; inner front hinge cracked); signature of Philip Hale cut and mounted on front flyleaf.
LOCATION: SC Rare Book Room Stacks / 825 M495m 1851
Just one click, after all:https://fcaw.library.umass.edu/F/?func=direct&doc_number=010181315&doc_library=FCL01