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Finding Aid to the Francis Mellus Collection MS.674
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  • Biographical note
  • Scope and Contents
  • Preferred citation
  • Processing history
  • Acquisition
  • Use
  • Access

  • Title: Francis Mellus Collection
    Identifier/Call Number: MS.674
    Contributing Institution: Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
    Date (inclusive): 1856, 1945
    Abstract: This collection consists of a typed copy of the "Journal of Francis Mellus from June 11, 1838 to March 26, 1847," the original of which is in the Henry E. Huntington Library. The journal was written by Mellus on sea voyages to California and along the California Coast. Also includes an invitation to a ball being hosted by Francisco Mellus in Los Angeles on October 23, 1856.
    creator: Mellus, Francis, 1824-1863

    Biographical note

    Francis Mellus was the brother of Henry Mellus, a Mass.-born merchant who went to Calif. in 1835. Francis Mellus was also a sailor and merchant. Additional information on Francis Mellus can be found in the Huntington Library Quarterly, vol. 9 no.1 (November, 1945), pp. 101-102.

    Scope and Contents

    This collection includes a typed copy of the "Journal of Francis Mellus from June 11, 1838 to March 26, 1847," the original of which is in the Henry E. Huntington Library. The copy appears to have been made by Homer D. Crotty, June 1945. This collection also includes an invitation to a ball being hosted by Francisco Mellus in Los Angeles on October 23, 1856.

    Preferred citation

    Francis Mellus Collection, 1856, 1945, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.674; [folder number] [folder title][date].

    Processing history

    Processed by Library staff after 1987. Finding aid completed by Holly Rose Larson, NHPRC Processing Archivist, 2012 November 7, made possible through grant funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commissions (NHPRC).

    Acquisition

    Journal donated by Homer D. Crotty, 1945 July; Transferred during the December 1986 inventory of the Casa de Adobe; the invitation was added to the collection 1987 January 13.

    Use

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Autry National Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Autry Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Autry National Center as the custodian of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Access

    Collection is open for research. Appointments to view materials are required. To make an appointment please visit http://theautry.org/research/research-rules-and-application or contact library staff at rroom@theautry.org.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Crotty, Homer Daniel, 1899-1972
    California -- Description and travel
    Diaries
    Invitations
    Sailors -- California -- Diaries
    Ships logs
    Voyages to the Pacific Coast