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date: 05 March 2021

Melville, Hermanlocked

(01 August 1819–28 September 1891)
  • Hershel Parker

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Melville, Herman (01 August 1819–28 September 1891), novelist and poet, was born in New York City, the son of Allan Melvill (as the name was spelled), an importer of Parisian dry goods, and Maria Gansevoort. The Melvill family was connected to Scottish nobility; Maria was the daughter of General ...

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