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Series V. General Correspondence, 1903-1972

Scope and Content Notes:

This series consists of general correspondence between Allen and individuals or institutions. While some correspondence with individual figures located in the General Correspondence may arguably be of literary nature, the material found in this series may include personal correspondence/subject matter, while the following Literary Correspondence series is thematically concentrated on literary production.

Subseries 1. Individuals and Institutions, 1903-1972

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries features Hervey Allen's general correspondence with individuals and institutions. Related correspondence can be found in other series (i.e. family correspondence and literary correspondence). This material may include business, personal, or philanthropic correspondence between Allen and other parties.

An existing arrangement prior to the 2012 arrangement organized single loose correspondence material in alphabetical folders (i.e. Ta-Th), listed by surname or institution.


Box 45
Folder 1 Abdullah, Achmed, 1925
Folder 2 Ade, George, 1934
Folder 3 Alexander, Elizabeth A., 1921-1947
Folder 4 Aley, Maxwell, 1930-1949
Folder 5 Alston, B. F., 1921-1922
Folder 6 American Academy of Arts and Letters, 1938-1950
Folder 7 American Amateur Press Association, 1945
Folder 8 American Association of University Women, 1923-1948
Folder 9 American Battle Monuments Commission, 1926-1929
Folder 10 American Civil Liberties Union, 1940-1949
Folder 11 American Committee for Refugee Scholars, Writers, and Artists, 1945
Folder 12 American Folklore Society, 1944
Folder 13 American Foundation, Inc., 1943-1947
Folder 14 American Friends of Lafayette, 1933-1934
Folder 15 American Legion, 1919-1945
Folder 16 American Library Association, 1933-1948
Folder 17 American Notes and Queries, 1941-1944
Folder 18 American Peoples Encyclopedia, 1945
Folder 19 Anderson, E.H., 1921-1928
Folder 20 Anderson, Maxwell, 1924
Folder 21 Appel, Doris, 1944-1949
Folder 22 Atlantic Monthly, 1929-1944
Folder 23-24 Author's League of America, 1923-1948
Folder 25-28 A-Al, 1921-1949

Box 46
Folder 1-6 Am-Ap, 1923-1949
Folder 7-9 Ar-Az, 1918-1945
Folder 10-11 Bacon, Leonard, 1926-1947
Folder 12 Baker, Charles, 1938-1949
Folder 13 Baldwin, Jos. Honorable, 1946
Folder 14 Bank of Manhattan Co., 1933-1943
Folder 15 Barker, Mr. and Mrs. Virgil, 1934-1947
Folder 16-17 Barr, Stringfellow, 1937-1947
Folder 18 Barrow, Elfrida, 1922-1923
Folder 19 Barth, Sawyer Ramona, 1941-1949
Folder 20 Barton, Alfred I, 1934-1941

Box 47
Folder 1 Bates, Francis, 1927-1928
Folder 2 Bates, Katherine Lee, 1925-1926
Folder 3 Baxter, John M., 1940-1949
Folder 4 Beal, Howard, 1934
Folder 5-6 Bedford Springs Hotel, 1949
Folder 7 Bellaman, Henry, 1923
Folder 8 Benedict, C.M., 1921-1939
Folder 9 Benét, Stephen Vincent, 1928-1943
Folder 10 Benét, William Rose, 1923-1948
Folder 11-14 Bennett, John, 1919-1949
Folder 15-17 Bennett, Susan, 1921-1951
Folder 18 Bernays, Edward L., 1943-1945
Folder 19 Bingham, Millicent, 1926-1933
Folder 20 Biscaye Bay Yacht Club, 1946-1949
Folder 21 Bobbs-Merrill Co., 1936-1948
Folder 22 Bodenheim, Maxwell, 1921
Folder 23 Bookman, The, 1921-1927

Box 48
Folder 1 Bradley Van Allen, 1948-1951
Folder 2 Bragg, Laura M., 1925-1948
Folder 3 Braithwaite, William Stanley, 1922-1926
Folder 4 Brick Row Book Shop, 1922-1923
Folder 5 Bromfield, Louis, 1944
Folder 6 Broughton, Averall, 1930-1936
Folder 7-8 Broughton, Phillip, 1944-1949
Folder 9 Brown, Lawrence, 1933-1934
Folder 10-11 Bushy Run Park, 1948-1949
Folder 12 Butcher, Fanny, 1933-1948
Folder 13-16 Bab-Bax, 1921-1949
Folder 17-20 Bee-Beets, 1921-1948
Folder 21-23 Bi-Bl, 1926-1949

Box 49
Folder 1-2 Bo-Boz, 1920-1948
Folder 3-7 Br-By, 1919-1948
Folder 8 Cambiare, C.P., 1935
Folder 9 Canby, Henry Seidel, 1923-1941
Folder 10 Carmer, Carl, 1940-1949
Folder 11 Carnegie Institute of Technology, 1926-1948
Folder 12 Chambrum, Jacques, 1939-1947
Folder 13-16 Chapin, Henry, 1931-1949
Folder 17 Churchill, Winston, 1944

Box 50
Folder 1 Coblentz, Stanton A., 1927
Folder 2 Colum, Padraic, 1921-1935
Folder 3 Conant, Isabel Fiske, 1924-1946
Folder 4 Cook, Mrs. Anthony Wayne, 1921-1922
Folder 5 Cram, Josephine B., 1925
Folder 6 Crowell, Thomas Y., 1935
Folder 7 Curtis Brown Ltd., 1935-1951
Folder 8-11 Ca, 1922-1950
Folder 12-15 Cha-Chu, 1927-1950

Box 51
Folder 1-3 Cla-Cly, 1935-1948
Folder 4-5 Coa-Col, 1919-1950
Folder 6-7 Com-Con, 1928-1948

Box 52
Folder 1-2 Coo-Cor, 1928-1950
Folder 3-4 Cos-Coy, 1928-1950
Folder 5 Cr-Cz, 1920-1948
Folder 6-7 Davidson, Edward, 1927-1949
Folder 8 Davidson, Natalie, 1928-1927
Folder 9 Day, The John Co., 1931-1934
Folder 10-11 George H. Doran Co., 1923-1947
Folder 12 Duell, Sloan and Pearce Inc., 1947-1948
Folder 13 Dreppard, Carl W., 1943-1949
Folder 14 Deutsch, Babbatte, 1922-1925
Folder 15 DeVoto, Bernard, 1937-1946

Box 53
Folder 1 Doubleday, Doran and Co., 1925-1944
Folder 2 Doubleday, Page and Co., 1925-1944
Folder 3 Douglas, Margory Stoneman, 1939-1949
Folder 4 Dodd, Mead and Co., 1944
Folder 5-6 Dodge, Howard A., 1935-1947
Folder 7 Drake, James F., 1921-1948
Folder 8 Drinkwater, John, 1921-1923
Folder 9 Dunbar Brander, AA, 1934
Folder 10 Durham, Elizabeth Makolm, 1925-1926
Folder 11 Dutton, E.P. and Co., Inc., 1937-1948
Folder 12-16 Da-Di, 1928-1953

Box 54
Folder 1-2 Do-Dz, 1927-1949
Folder 3-4 Edward MacDowell Association, 1927-1947

Box 55
Folder 1 Eidesheim, Julie M., 1933-1948
Folder 2 Emery, Posey Byron, 1924
Folder 3 Encyclopedia Britannica, 1924-1935
Folder 4 Engle, Paul, 1938-1949
Folder 5 Erskine, John, 1922-1947
Folder 6-7 Ea-Ek, 1924-1949
Folder 8-12 El-Ez, 1922-1949
Folder 13 Farrar, Straus and Co. Inc., 1946-1949
Folder 14-15 Franklin, Dwight, 1923-1934
Folder 16 Frost, Robert, 1930-1948
Folder 17 Frost, Susan Pringle, 1921-1927
Folder 18 Fulton, John Dickson, 1916-1934

Box 56
Folder 1-3 Fa-Fe, 1923-1949
Folder 4-6 Fi-Fl, 1923-1949
Folder 7-10 Fo-Fu, 1922-1949
Folder 11 Galt, Tom, 1934
Folder 12-14 Gaul, Harriet, 1916-1950
Folder 15-17 Gaul, Harvey, 1912-1948

Box 57
Folder 1 Gay, Robert, 1930-1939
Folder 2 Goldsborough, T. Alan, 1936-1937
Folder 3 Gow, J. Steele, 1920-1938
Folder 4 Golloancz, Victor, Ltd., 1933-1941
Folder 5-6 Grove, Robert, 1920-1940
Folder 7-8 Ga, 1922-1949
Folder 9-11 Ge-Go, 1903-1949
Folder 12-14 Gr-Gz, 1922-1949

Box 58
Folder 1 Hatter and McNab, 1940-1949
Folder 2 Harcourt, Brace and Co., 1920-1948
Folder 3 Harper and Brothers, 1924-1949
Folder 4 Harjes, C. Berwind, 1939-1946
Folder 5-6 Harvard Foundation for Advanced Study and Research, 1948-1949

Box 59
Folder 1 Henderson, Robert C., 1921-1939
Folder 2-4 Henniker-Heaton, Christopher Robin, 1940-1949
Folder 5-6 Henniker-Heaton, Sir Herbert, 1927-1949
Folder 7 Herald Tribune, 1933-1940
Folder 8-12 Heyward, DuBose, 1921-1951
Folder 13 Historical Association of Southern Florida, 1940-1949
Folder 14 Hjort, Edith, 1947-1949
Folder 15 Hodgson, E.F., Co., 1932-1939
Folder 16 Holt, Henry and Co., 1939-1946
Folder 17 Houghton Mifflin Co., 1932-1939
Folder 18 Howard, Sidney, 1919-1942
Folder 19 Howland, William, 1940-1949

Box 60
Folder 1 Hufnal, Joseph M., 1932-1944
Folder 2-4 Haa-Ham, 1920-1949
Folder 5-7 Han-Haz, 1922-1950
Folder 8-9 He-Hi, 1920-1949
Folder 10-12 Hoa-Hoy, 1917-1962
Folder 13 Hsieh, Chiao-Min, 1967-1972

Box 61
Folder 1-2 Hu-Hz, 1922-1954
Folder 3 In the Wake of the Ebb, From Marne to the Vesle
Folder 4 International Mark Twain Society, 1933-1949
Folder 5 I, 1921-1950
Folder 6 Jackson, Schuyler, 1922-1939
Folder 7 Johnson, Burgess, 1934-1948
Folder 8 Johnston, Charles, 1934-1940
Folder 9-12 J, 1923-1950
Folder 13 Keedrick, Lee, 1939-1948
Folder 14 Ketchum, Carlton, 1921-1949
Folder 15 Ketchum, Kenneth, 1926-1928
Folder 16 Kinsolving, Sally Bruce, 1922-1939
Folder 17 Kiskiminetas, Springs School, 1945-1948
Folder 18 Knopf, Alfred A. Inc., 1933-1946
Folder 19 Kreymborg, Alfred, 1953

Box 62
Folder 1-2 Ka-Ke, 1919-1951
Folder 3-4 Ki-Kz, 1921-1949
Folder 5-6 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 1934-1948
Folder 7 Laing, Alexander, 1926-1951
Folder 8 League of American Writers, Inc., 1938-1940
Folder 9 Lee, Lawrence, 1933
Folder 10 Lewis, Mary
Folder 11 Life Magazine, 1919-1939
Folder 12 Limited Editions Club, 1934-1938
Folder 13-14 Lindsey, Therese, 1921-1935
Folder 15 Literary Guild for America, 1948
Folder 16 Literary Review of the NY Evening Post, 1921-1924
Folder 17 Little, Brown and Co., 1934-1945
Folder 18 Longmans, Green and Co., 1935-1948
Folder 19-20 Lowell, Amy, 1919-1946
Folder 21 Lowes, John L., Prof., 1923-1944

Box 63
Folder 1-3 La-Le, 1921-1949
Folder 4 Li-Ll, 1920-1949
Folder 5-6 Loa-Loy, 1920-1949
Folder 7-8 Lu-Lz, 1921-1949
Folder 9 MacLeish, Archibald, 1920-1945
Folder 10 McCole, Camille, Prof., 1931-1935
Folder 11 McCormick, Samuel B., 1918-1930
Folder 12 MacDowell, 1921-1949
Folder 13 MacFarlane, George, 1925
Folder 14 The MacMillan Co., 1922-1949

Box 64
Folder 1-2 McA-McD, 1920-1949
Folder 3-5 McE-McW, 1916-1949
Folder 6 Mabbott, Thomas Ollive, 1926-1941
Folder 7 Maelstrom, 1944-1945
Folder 8 Magazine, 1936-1953
Folder 9 Mason, Scotty, 1937-1945
Folder 10 The Measure, 1921-1934
Folder 11 Miller, Edward T., 1937-1947
Folder 12 Mitchell, Margaret, 1940-1949
Folder 13 Monroe, Harriet, 1921-1933
Folder 14 Moore, Colleen, 1935
Folder 15-16 Morrison, Theodore, Prof., 1930-1949
Folder 17 Morrison, Mrs., 1950

Box 65
Folder 1-7 Ma-May, 1922-1949
Folder 8-12 Me-Mi, 1922-1955
Folder 13-15 Mo-Mos, 1921-1949

Box 66
Folder 1-3 Mot-Muy, 1920-1952
Folder 4 Nash, Ogden, 1934-1936
Folder 5-10 National Institute of Arts & Letters, 1936-1950
Folder 11 Naylor, Justus B., 1937-1948
Folder 12 Naylor, Mrs., Lola B., 1927-1949
Folder 13 Neff, Emery, 1925-1927
Folder 14 New Democracy, 1933-1936

Box 67
Folder 1 New York Herald Tribune, 1926-1949
Folder 2 New York Hospital, 1947-1948
Folder 3 Newson, James C., 1934-1935
Folder 4 New York Times, 1923-1949
Folder 5 North American Review, 1919-1936
Folder 6-7 Na-Nay, 1922-1949
Folder 8-10 Ne-Noy, 1920-1949
Folder 11 Nu-Nz, 1934-1939
Folder 12 Owens, Hamilton, 1935-1950

Box 68
Folder 1-3 O, 1916-1949
Folder 4 Patric, John, 1938-1949
Folder 5-6 The P.E.N. Club, 1925-1946
Folder 7 Peppard, G.M., 1943-1949
Folder 8 Peterboro Anthology, 1921-1923
Folder 9 Phelps, William Lyon, 1921-1941
Folder 10 Phi Beta Kappa, 1936-1947
Folder 11 Phillips Academy, 1923-1931
Folder 12-13 Pinckley, Josephine, 1921-1948
Folder 14 The Players, 1927-1940
Folder 15 Pleadwell, Frank Lester, 1927-1942
Folder 16 Poetry, 1917-1949

Box 69
Folder 1 Porcher, Mary F. Wickham, 1924-1949
Folder 2 Porter, H.A., 1947-1948
Folder 3-5 Pa-Pe, 1918-1949
Folder 6-7 Phi-Por, 1921-1951
Folder 8 Pos-Py, 1919-1950
Folder 9 Q, 1921-1946
Folder 10 Railway Express Agency, 1942-1949
Folder 11 Random House, Inc., 1937-1944
Folder 12 Ravenel, Beatrice, 1922-1927
Folder 13-14 Reese, Lizette Woodworth, 1919-1941

Box 70
Folder 1 Repp, Lida B., 1925-1943
Folder 2 Roberts, Kenneth, 1938-1949
Folder 3 Robinson, E.A., 1921-1935
Folder 4 Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1940-1944
Folder 5 Ross, Malcom, 1947-1948
Folder 6 Rudge, William Edwin, 1924-1936
Folder 7 Russell, Ada, 1922-1933
Folder 8-12 Ra-Re, 1918-1960
Folder 13-17 Rh-Ru, 1921-1949

Box 71
Folder 1-2 Saturday Review of Literature, 1924-1948
Folder 3 St. Gaudens, Paul, 1945-1946
Folder 4-7 St. John's College, 1945-1948
Folder 8 Schmitt, Howard, 1940-1946
Folder 9 Scribner, Charles, 1934-1944
Folder 10-11 Shady Side Academy, 1932-1949
Folder 12 Sloane, William, 1939-1945
Folder 13 Sloane, William Associates, 1940-1949
Folder 14-16 Spicer-Simson, Theodore, 1921-1949

Box 72
Folder 1 The State, 1922-1925
Folder 2 Strauss, Roger, 1946
Folder 3-6 Surf Club Miami, 1934-1949
Folder 7-8 Saa-Say, 1921-1949
Folder 9-11 Sb-Sc, 1923-1951
Folder 12-13 Sea-Sey, 1924-1949

Box 73
Folder 1-2 Sha-Shu, 1923-1949
Folder 3-5 Si-Sm, 1918-1949
Folder 6 Sinclair, Upton, 1934-1935
Folder 7-10 Sn-Sr, 1920-1950

Box 74
Folder 1-3 Sta-Sty, 1920-1954
Folder 4 Su-Sy, 1922-1949
Folder 5 Taylor, Brice Odell, 1922-1923
Folder 6 Thomas, Katherine Garford, 1929-1948
Folder 7 Thorpe, Francis N., 1916-1934
Folder 8 Today's Woman, 1946
Folder 9-11 Ta-Th, 1922-1949

Box 75
Folder 1-3 Ti-Tz, 1922-1951

Box 76
Folder 1-3 U, 1922-1949
Folder 4 Untermeyer, Louis, 1925-1935
Folder 5 Viking Press, 1933-1949
Folder 6 Vinal, Harold, 1923-1927
Folder 7 Voices; a Journal of Verse, 1922-1930
Folder 8-10 V, 1919-1952

Box 77
Folder 1 Wall, Berhnhardt, 1921-1925
Folder 2 Waring, Tom R., 1921-1946
Folder 3-4 Warner Brothers Studios, 1934-1938
Folder 5 Wheeler, Elliot, 1938-1948

Box 78
Folder 1-3 Whitall, Ellen Stevens, 1922-1945
Folder 4-6 Whittall, Mr. W. Van R, 1921-1945
Folder 7-9 Wi-Wo, 1925-1949
Folder 10 Widdemer, Margaret, 1932-1945
Folder 11 Wilk, Jacob, 1935-1951
Folder 12 Williman, Joan B., 1922-1923

Box 79
Folder 1-2 Williams, Ronald J., 1929-1949
Folder 3 The Writer, 1934-1947
Folder 4 Wyeth, Andrew, 1943-1948
Folder 5 Wylie, Philip, 1938-1947
Folder 6-11 Wa-We, 1927-1951

Box 80
Folder 1-3 Whi-Who, 1934-1950
Folder 4-5 Wr-Wz, 1939-1946
Folder 6 Yaddo, 1926-1934
Folder 7 Yaddo 1930 Conference, 1929-1930
Folder 8 Yale Review, 1920-1929
Folder 9 Yale University, 1923-1949
Folder 10 Yale University Press, 1919-1949
Folder 11 Y, 1925-1949
Folder 12 Z, 1938-1948

Subseries 2. Fan Mail and Requests, 1916-1954

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains correspondence from fans to Hervey Allen. The subject matter of fan correspondence ranges from fact checking, corrections, suggestions, to autograph requests. It also includes solicitations for book plates, speeches, employment, and student research projects. Folders are arranged according to book title and person's last name.


Box 81
Folder 1-4 Action at Aquila: A-Z, 1937-1946
Folder 5-11 Anthony Adverse: A-C, 1933-1949

Box 82
Folder 1-10 Anthony Adverse: D-K, 1933-1949

Box 83
Folder 1-10 Anthony Adverse: L-R, 1933-1949

Box 84
Folder 1-7 Anthony Adverse: S-Z, 1933-1949
Folder 8 Announcements and Invitations, 1919-1940
Folder 9-10 Autograph Requests: A-B, 1921-1949

Box 85
Folder 1-6 Autograph Requests: C-M, 1921-1949

Box 86
Folder 1-4 Autograph Requests: N-Z, 1921-1949
Folder 5 Autograph Requests: Circular Letter Answer, 1938
Folder 6 Book Plate Requests, 1928-1948
Folder 7-10 The Disinherited: A-Z, 1943-1949

Box 87
Folder 1 Fan Mail: Circular Letter Answer
Folder 2 Fan Mail: General, 1925-1950
Folder 3-4 Fan Mail: Unidentified, 1916-1947
Folder 5-9 Governess/Tutor Inquiries, 1935

Box 88
Folder 1-3 Governess/Tutor Inquiries, 1935
Folder 4 Toward the Flame, 1926-1935
Folder 5-9 Speech Requests, 1933-1935

Box 89
Folder 1-5 Speech Requests, 1936-1949
Folder 6-8 Student Requests/Interest, 1923-1954

Subseries 3. Condolences, 1947-1951

Scope and Content Notes:

Correspondence from individuals expressing their condolences to Ann Allen after Hervey Allen's passing in 1949.


Box 90
Folder 1-3 Academic, 1949-1950
Folder 4-6 Editorial, Literary, or Professional, 1947-1951
Folder 7-9 Personal: A-J, 1949-1950
Folder 10-11 Personal: K-Z, 1949-1950