Herman Melville House Visit in Troy – Sunday February 7

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.

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Warren Broderick, Melville scholar and Emeritus Archivist at the NY State Archives

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This copy of Jane Eyre features an inscription to Fanny Melville by Augusta Melville (HM’s sisters)

 

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Dr. Sweeney Herman Melville class on the front steps of the Melville house.

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