Herman Melville in Rochester, 1840, 1846 and 1858

In the summer of 1840, a twenty one year old Herman Melville quit his teaching post in Greenbush, New York after one term because he had not been paid. Idle, Melville and his friend James Murdock Frey left their upstate homes near Troy to journey to Galena, Illinois, seeking adventure and the help of Melville’s uncle to find them work. Taking packet … Continue reading Herman Melville in Rochester, 1840, 1846 and 1858