Reference Entry

Melville, George John Whyte- (1821-1878), novelist and poet

Jessica Hinings

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:


Melville, George John Whyte- (1821-1878), novelist and poet, was born on 19 June 1821 at Strathkinness, Fife, the eldest son of Major John Whyte-Melville (1796/7-1883) of Strathkinness, convenor of the county of Fife, and his wife, Catherine Anne Sarah Osborne (1791/2-1878), youngest daughter of Francis Godolphin Osborne, fifth duke of ...

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