G.W. Melliss worked on St. Helena as Acting Superintendent of Works, c1830s, then Surveyor General for the East India Company, mid-19th century. He purchased the island's Oakbank Estate, c1846-1851. J.E. Melliss was Surveyor General on St. Helena for the Colonial Office, [19th century], helping with the restoration of Longwood House, Napoleon's home during his exile on the island from 1815 to 1821. H.J. Melliss continued his family's interest in the history of Longwood House in the 1950s.
Papers relating to St. Helena, comprising
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Melliss | family | [1840s-1950s] | St. Helena
Saint Helena | History
Saint Helena | Description and travel | Views
Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821 | Exile | Saint Helena