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Herman Melville’s mother moved to Lansingburgh May 1, 1838 with much of the family. On November 12, 1838 Herman Melville began studies at the Lansingburgh Academy.

Broderick, Warren F. “Melville’s First Five Poems?” Melville Society Extracts (92). March 1993. 13-16. http://people.hofstra.edu/John_L_Bryant/Melville_Extracts/Volume%2092/extracts092_mar93_pg13.html [1838-1839 in Lansingburgh]

Broderick, Warren F. “‘Their Snowy Whiteness Dazzled My Eyes’: ‘The Death Craft’—Melville’s First Maritime Story.” Hudson River Valley Review 3(1). March 1986. 91-106. http://www.hudsonrivervalley.org/review/pdfs/hvrr_3pt1_broderick.pdf [November 16, 1839 in Lansingburgh]

“Herman Melville and two Rensselaer County schools.” https://www.renstrust.org/images/portfolios/EarlySchools%20-%20Rural%20and%20Urban.pdf [1838-1840 in Lansingburgh]

YOUNG MEN'S ASSOCIATION.—THE Course of Lectures before this Institution, will continue as follows: [...] Tuesday, March 16—Herman Melville, Esq. of Lansingburgh.

YOUNG MEN’S ASSOCIATION.—THE Course of Lectures before this Institution, will continue as follows: […]
Tuesday, March 16—Herman Melville, Esq. of Lansingburgh. […]
jan 12 A. J. THOMPSON, Ch’n, Lec. Com.
Schenectady Cabinet: or, Freedom’s Sentinel. January 26, 1847: 3 col 5.

Troy Daily Whig. February 8, 1848: 3 col 5.

FOR SALE OR TO LET, a large and convenient house and lot, situate on River street, in the village of Lansingburgh. The house was for several years occupied by Mrs. Melville. The location is a desirable one, and if sold, the terms will be made reasonable to the purchaser. Inquire of J. F. Knickerbacker, at 21 First street, Troy, or of H. Knickerbacker, Lansingburgh.
Troy Daily Whig. February 8, 1848: 3 col 5.

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