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Subseries 7. Journals and Scrapbooks, 1837-1934

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries includes personal journals and scrapbooks composed by various members of the Allen family including George T. Allen, great-uncle of Hervey Allen. At the age of 20, George was killed on May 6, 1847 on board The New Hampshire, a steamboat captained by his older brother, William Hervey Allen. First account portrayal of the accident is evident in William's journals. William Hervey, who was deeply affected by the accident, took a great deal of responsibility and sorrow because of it. Mention of the accident is also evident in Lloyd's Steamboat Directory and Disasters of the Western Waters, 1856 (in the Hervey Allen personal library collection). Also included here is the Colonel Edward Jay Allen and Elizabeth R. Allen's Golden Wedding Scrapbook.

Section: Edward S. White


Box 179
Folder 1 Notebook, 1934

Section: Elizabeth R. Allen (paternal grandmother)

Folder 2 Photo Album Containing Portraits of Allen Family, (1857-1882)
Folder 3 Scrapbook, Wedding of Edward Jay Allen and Elizabeth Allen, 1866

Section: George T. Allen (great uncle)


Box 180
Folder 1 Diary Containing Accounts of Daily Life in Pittsburgh and on the Steamboat New Hampshire, 1845
Folder 2 Diary Containing Accounts of Daily Life in Pittsburgh and on the Steamboat New Hampshire, 1846
Folder 3 Scrapbook of Newspaper Clippings Concerning the Steamboat New Hampshire, 1847

Section: Helen Myers (maternal grandmother)

Folder 4 Diary, 1851
Folder 5 Diary, 1879

Section: Hervey Allen

Folder 6 Scrapbook of Miscellaneous Newspaper Clippings Collected by Hervey, 1922-1930
Folder 7 Diary, 1924

Box 181
Folder 1 The Gossip: According to John,Scrapbook Containing Letters from and Photographs of John Young, 1925-1927

Section: William Hervey Allen (father)


Box 181
Folder 2 Brown Scrapbook, 1857-1880
Folder 3 Diary, 1877-1879
Folder 4 Yearbook, 1921
Folder 5 Date Book, 1922
Folder 6 Date Book, 1923

Section: William Hervey Allen (great uncle)


Box 182
Folder 1 Book of Fift, Notebook of Mathematical Reference Collected by Allen, 1837-1897
Folder 2 "Notices of Books," Notebook Containing Summaries and Personal Reviews of Books and Journal Entries Accounting Daily Life and Travels, 1840-1841
Folder 3 Personal Diary Accounting Daily Life on the steamboat New Hampshire, 1842
Folder 4 Scrapbook of Newspaper Clippings of Poems and Handwritten Quotations, 1844
Folder 5 Scrapbook of Newspaper Clippings concerning the steamboat New Hampshire, current events, local happenings, and Hungarian President Kossuth, 1847-1853

Box 183
Folder 1 The New Hampshire Steamer Album of Poems, Illustrations, and Newspaper Clippings Regarding the Death of George and also William, ten years later, 1845-1857
Folder 2 Diary Accounting Work on the Steamboat New Hampshire and Daily Life in Pittsburgh, 1845
Folder 3 Review of Books Perused By...,Notebook Containing Personal Reviews and Summaries of Books, 1847-1851
Folder 4 Book of Recorded Quotations and Poems, 1847
Folder 5 Scrapbook of Newspaper Clippings of Poems and Recorded Poems, 1849-1963
Folder 6 Diary as Clerk on the Steamboat Hiram Powers, 1849

Box 184
Folder 1 Bible, 1850-1852
Folder 2 Bible Given to Edward Jay Allen, 1851
Folder 3 Diary Accounting Work on The Steamboat Norma and Daily Life in Pittsburgh, 1851
Folder 4 Diary Accounting Work on The Steamboat Norma and Daily Life in Pittsburgh, 1854