Ida M. Mellen papers

Collection Data

Description
Ida May Mellen (1877-1970) was an aquarist at the New York Aquarium, 1916-1929. She wrote books and articles in the fields of marine biology and felinology. Collection consists of correspondence, writings, family and personal papers, photographs, and printed matter. Includes personal letters, 1903-1959; correspondence, 1907-1960, with editors, publishers and others relating to Mellen's writings and professional interests; correspondence, 1925-1958, concerning cats; original manuscripts and typescripts of her major unpublished writings; typescripts of poems, lectures and radio talks; and genealogical papers including her study of Mellen family ancestry in America. Also, notes for her writings, personal notebooks, childhood diary and letters, family photographs, newsclippings, and scrapbooks containing her published articles and references to her in print.
Names
Mellen, Ida M. (1877-1970) (Author)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1884 - 1964
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 1958
Genres
Documents
Photographs
Notes
Content: Collection consists of correspondence, writings, family and personal papers, photographs, and printed matter.
Acquisition: 12/13/67 Mellen, Ida M. Gift
Biographical/historical: Ida May Mellen (1877-1970) was an aquarist at the New York Aquarium, 1916-1929. She wrote books and articles in the fields of marine biology and felinology.
Physical Description
Mellen, Ida M. (1877-1970)
Extent: 8.5 linear feet (7 boxes, 8 v., 1 package).
Type of Resource
Text
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12370177
RLIN/OCLC: NYPW89-A647
MSS Unit ID: 1958
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 791f19a0-c60a-012f-25a6-58d385a7bc34
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