Correspondence: Volume Fourteen, Scholarly Edition by Herman Melville

By Herman Melville

The letters by way of and to Melville during this quantity expand from letters he wrote on the age of 9 in 1828 to ones he despatched and got throughout the 12 months prior to his demise at seventy-two in 1891. To fill the gaps in the correspondence, 542 editorial entries are chronologically interspersed for letters either via and to Melville for which no complete textual content has been positioned yet for which a few proof survives.

This scholarly variation offers a textual content as with reference to the author's goal as his tough handwriting or different surviving facts allows. Fifty-two newly came across letters by way of Melville, greater than 1/2 that are provided right here for the 1st time, are additional to these revealed within the 1960 version. this article is an authorized textual content of the heart for variations of yankee Authors (Modern Language organization of America).

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Your affectionate Grandson, Herman Melvill. 2 cm wide at the bottom. Melville inscribed only one side of the leaf, in ink. LOCATION: HCL-M. PUBLICATION: Weaver, p. 68. Davis-Gilman I. TEXTUAL NOTES: third] h inserted above caret • class] added • Give] G altered from g 1832 TO MARIA GANSEVOORT MELVILLE BEFORE 7 AUGUST 1832 • ALBANY Two unlocated letters. When Melville’s father, Allan Melvill, suffered financial reverses in 1830, he moved his family to Albany, where Melville attended the Albany Academy from October 1830 to October 1831 (it is not known why he was abruptly withdrawn in the fall of 1831; David Titus in “Herman Melville at the Albany Academy,” Melville Society Extracts 42 [May 1980], 7, speculates that it may have been due to illness).

New York: Viking, 1952. Log Jay Leyda, The Melville Log: A Documentary Life of Herman Melville. 2 vols. New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1951. Reprinted, with supplement, New Page xii York: Gordian Press, 1969. See also New Log (below). M Herman Melville Metcalf Eleanor Melville Metcalf, Herman Melville: Cycle and Epicycle. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1953. MHS Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston MHS-D Dana Collection MHS-S Shaw Collection Minnigerode Meade Minnigerode, Some Personal Letters of Herman Melville and a Bibliography.

Courtesy of the Houghton Library, Harvard University (Melville Collection). ’’ Courtesy of the Houghton Library, Harvard University (Melville Collection). Page xvii 757 Dedication to Melville of W. Clark Russell’s An Ocean Tragedy and letter from W. Clark Russell, 9 January 1890. Courtesy of the Houghton Library, Harvard University (Melville Collection). Editorial Appendix 772 Herman Melville, an engraving from the oil portrait by Joseph Oriel Eaton, 1870, in A Library of American Literature, ed.

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