Finding Aid to the Francis Mellus Collection MS.674

Finding aid prepared by Holly Rose Larson
Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
234 Museum Drive
Los Angeles, CA, 90065-5030
323-221-2164
rroom@theautry.org
2012 November 7


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