Answered By: Susan Halpert
Last Updated: Jul 22, 2016     Views: 93

Houghton Library provides access to most books from Melville's library and to some of the papers in digital form to preserve fragile originals; if the nature of your research requires it, you can ask the Curator of Modern Books and Manuscripts for permission to see the originals.

The finding-aids for the collection are on-line at:
http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:FHCL.Hough:hou00338
and
http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:FHCL.Hough:hou01005

Records for books from Melville's library (including links to their digitized versions) can be found by searching HOLLIS using the keywords Melville, Herman former owner.