Scenes from Dr. Sweeney’s Herman Melville class visit to the Melville house, Sunday, February 7. Located at 2 114th Street, Troy, NY, Herman Melville completed his first two books-Typee (1846) and Omoo (1847)-while living in the house.
Students, faculty, and friends were treated to a presentation by Warren Broderick, Melville scholar and Emeritus Archivist at the NY State Archives, as well as a guided tour of the house.
For more information on the house, visit Lansingburgh Historical Society.
Warren Broderick, Melville scholar and Emeritus Archivist at the NY State Archives
This copy of Jane Eyre features an inscription to Fanny Melville by Augusta Melville (HM’s sisters)
Dr. Sweeney Herman Melville class on the front steps of the Melville house.