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Collection Inventory

Series I. Early Life, Education, Military and Academic Careers, 1890-1949

Scope and Content Notes:

This series includes material related to Hervey Allen’s early life in Pittsburgh. Some materials included are ephemeral materials from his childhood, his paramilitary involvement with the Hiland Cadets and the US Naval Academy, his military papers during his service in World War I, and his years as an academic instructor in Charleston, South Carolina and New York.

See Also: For related oversized material, please see Oversized Materials series Box 189-190.

Subseries 1. Early Life and Education, 1890-1949

Scope and Content Notes:

This first subseries includes material from Hervey Allen's childhood years, paramilitary activities, and education, including his involvement with the Hiland Cadets of which he was a part of in his teenage years. The "Ideal Scrapbook," a scrapbook Allen maintained while at the Naval Academy in his early twenties, features collected letters, photographs, drawings, and some early amateur writtings. Also featured are correspondence and associated materials Allen maintained with the University of Pittsburgh and the Sigma Chi fraternity. Notes he maintained for an English course he took at Harvard University are also featured.

See Also: Please note: some photographs are included in this subseries, however, duplicates of these and the bulk of photographs can be found in Box 175. In addition, related material can be found in Boxes 189-190.

Box 1
Folder 1 Birth Announcement, Baby Photographs, and Juvenilia, 1890-1896
Folder 2-3 The Cadet, A Monthly Publication of The Highland Presbyterian Boys Brigade, 1908-1915
Folder 4 U.S. Naval Academy Ideal Scrapbook, 1909-1910
Folder 5 U.S. Naval Academy Ideal Scrapbook (Loose Leaf Material), 1909-1914

Box 2
Folder 1 Pittsburgh University (University of Pittsburgh), 1913-1915
Folder 2-4 Pittsburgh University (University of Pittsburgh), 1919-1949
Folder 5-7 Sigma Chi Fraternity, 1912-1949
Folder 8 Harvard University English Course Material, 1922

Subseries 2. Military, 1916-1935

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries chronicles Allen's military career, from his involvement with the Pennsylvania National Guard at the Mexican Border in 1916 to his deployment with the American Expeditionary Forces to France during World War I, to his Veteran Benefits documents. Allen's development as a writer is evidenced in his correspondence to his family during his military tours. In his August 5, 1918 letter to his aunt Mae he writes about the daily gross casualties at the "thick of war" and mentions, "I have some grand poems coming along." His observations and his growing disenchantment with the notion of war are evident in his notebook and letter writing from which Allen gathered much inspiration for his later works. Paricularly, his August 17, 1918 letter is written in a lucid narrative that later inspired Toward the Flame.

Included in this subseries are correspondence, early writtings, official military papers, photographs, and an early will written while Allen was at the French front dated June 10, 1918.

See Also: For more photographs taken by Hervey Allen while at the Mexican Border in Ysleta, Texas please see Box 178, Folder 6.
See Also: Related items, such as Allen’s combat uniform, oversized photographs, and honorary flags can be found in "Military Ephemera," Box 190, Series XI: Oversized Materials.
Folder 9 Letters Sent to Family at the Mexican Border, 1916-1917

Also includes letters sent from Camp Hancock in Augusta, Georgia while he was in the 28th Pennsylvania Division receiving training in preparation for World War I deployment to France during the autumn of 1917.

Folder 10 Photographs from the Mexican Border, 1916-1917
See Also: Box 178, Folder 6 for more photographs.
Folder 11 Letters Sent to Family (pre-WWI Deployment), 1918

Box 3
Folder 1-2 Letters Sent to Family (post-WWI Deployment), 1918
Folder 3-4 Military Papers, 1918-1920
Folder 5-6 Khaki WWI Notebook of Poetry, Letters, and Will, 1918
Folder 7 Veteran Benefits Documents, 1922-1935

Subseries 3. Academic and Teaching Career, 1919-1946

Scope and Content Notes:

The subseries contains lesson plans, related correspondence, exams, and various assignments from Allen's stint as an academic instructor at Porter Military Academy and Charleston High School, South Carolina and at Columbia University and Vassar College in New York.

Folder 8 Porter Military Academy: Correspondence [Undated]
Folder 9 Porter Military Academy: Correspondence, 1919-1935
Folder 10 Porter Military Academy: Classroom Materials, 1920-1921
Folder 11 Porter Military Academy: Course Outlines, 1920-1921
Folder 12-13 Porter Military Academy: Assignments, 1921

Box 4
Folder 1-2 Porter Military Academy: Assignments, 1921
Folder 3 Porter Military Academy: Papers, 1919-1921
Folder 4 Charleston High School: Correspondence, 1921-1925
Folder 5 Charleston High School: First Term Notebook, 1921-1922
Folder 6 Charleston High School: Examinations, 1923-1926
Folder 7 Charleston High School: Course Materials, 1926
Folder 8 Charleston Notebook, 1921
Folder 9 Columbia University: Correspondence, 1923-1938
Folder 10-11 Vassar College: Correspondence, 1925-1946

Series II. Manuscripts, 1900-1949

Scope and Content Notes:

This series includes all of Allen’s manuscript iterative drafts, notes, revisions, editions, and some correspondence related to research and manuscript production. The subseries are arranged according to title and genre (Poetry and Prose), as well as incomplete or unpublished material.

See Also: Oversized galleys of Allen's pre-published material are separately housed and can be found in Series XI: Oversized Material, Box 187-188.

Subseries 1. Poetry, 1900-1949

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains early handwritten and typewritten rough drafts of mostly subsequently published poems. The first subseries features Allen's draft single leaf titles, the second subseries features collective manuscript material of Allen's major poems and collections, and the third features poetry written by other authors. Because many of the materials lack dates in particular the single title materials, titles are arranged alphabetically. Some materials lack a proper titles or have indecipherable titles. For these, titles with ellipses reflect indecipherable or illegible words or phrases. For materials without a clear given title, titles are borrowed from the first discernable verse of the poem and are in brackets.

Section: Single Titles


Box 5
Folder 1 Single Titles: A
1. After the March: Nogent l'Artaud, 1918
2. Afterglow, 1931
3. Aftermath, 1920
4. Alchemy
5. [All are snowcapped mountains…], 1900
6. Amelia Burr: A Ballad of Old Charleston
7. America’s First First
8. [And now he dwells…]
9. Anodyne
10. The Answer, 1917-1925
11. Any Time
12. The Apple Tree
13. An Approach to An Epitaph
14. Analia Felix
15. As It Was In The Beginning
16. Assama
17. At Alcantara
18. [At Azerbaijain in the lakes of Khar…], 1949
19. Autumn, 1918
20. Autumn Invocation: The Seasons Wait Their Turns Among the Stars
21. Autumn Portents
Folder 2 Single Titles: B
1. Bacchus Is Gone
2. Back River
3. [Bad the time and the bee…]
4. Ballad of Death Romance
5. Ballad of the Fruitless Plant
6. Banished
7. Baskets
8. Beaumont, 1918
9. Beauty and Love, 1916
10. [The bees once fell a quarreling on the couch…]
11. Bermuda
12. Bewitched: An Incident from the Life of Pierre Loti
13. Beyond Debate
14. Beyond the Night, 1916
15. Bibles
16. Big Bend
17. Big Cove
18. Bill, 1918
19. Biography and Epitaph of Verbum Sap
20. The Blindman: A Ballad of Nogent l'Artaud, 1918-1919
21. The Blockade Runner
22. Bright Star
23. Burnt Sons, 1945
24. Business
Folder 3 Single Titles: C
1. The Cat Man
2. The Cat Witch, 1926
3. The Children by the Lake of Dreams: A Persian Fragment, 1930
4. Christmas Coloure
5. Christmas Magic
6. [Clear as the burning heart of love…]
7. Clio
8. La Clouche Joyeuse
9. Les Cloches
10. Confession
11. Considerations: After the Fight at Croix Rouge Farm
12. Conversation in Morningside
Folder 4 Single Titles: D
1. The Dark Tower, 1916
2. Dark Tower by Night
3. Day Star
4. Death of the Elk
5. Dem Boids: A Ballad of the Bronx
6. [Dedicated to the man...]
7. [Democracy, the bastard bitch...]
8. Despair
9. Diana of the Dunes, 1925
10. [Debbie] Song
11. [The difficulty of making songs...]
12. Dirge
13. Dog Days
14. [The dog in the manger...]
15. Doomed
16. Dragon's Breath
17. Dream Flowers
18. Dream Fragment, 1920
19. Dream Friend
20. The Dream Wood
21. Dull Days
22. Dust
Folder 5 Single Titles: E
1. Easter, 1918
2. Echoes, 1915
3. Eclipse
4. El Paso, 1916
5. Elesmir
6. Encore un Autre, 1919
7. L'envoi
8. Epilogue
9. Eventide
Folder 6 Single Titles: F
1. Fable of the Dog and Cat
2. Fall
3. First Love
4. Fleur de Lis
5. [The flood of May has moved into June...]
6. For Annette's Andirons
7. For DuBose Heyward, 1940
8. [For though from gentle Jennifer...]
9. Forest Whisperers
10. Friendship
11. Four Proverbs of Hell
Folder 7 Single Titles: G
1. Gamesters All
2. Gemini
3. General Court Martial, 1919
4. Goat Song
5. [Goat of the [farther] left of old...]
6. Goin' Home?
8. The Gold Star, 1916
9. The Golden Ghost
10. Goodbye Sweet Day
11. The Goose Creek Voice
12. [The great [anthological] with front of brass…]
13. The Great Right Whale: A Fisherman's Prayer, 1947
Folder 8 Single Titles: H
1. Hadrian at Tivoli
2. Hag Hollerin' Time
3. [Hail bright [magical brat]...]
4. Hail Columbia
5. Hands Off! Dedicated to Orators and Others
6. Hark
7. Headlines
8. Helen
9. Hermitage
10. A Hermitage of Bells: A Fantasy
11. Hiking, 1916
12. The Holy Rood: A Chant
13. Horoscope for A.A.A.
14. The Hours of Childhood
15. [How did the archaeopteryx…]
16. The House by the Marsh, 1929
17. How Long
18. [How to propose none of us C…]
19. Human Hands
20. Hylas
21. A Hymn on Christmas Morning
22. Hymn to Time
Folder 9 Single Titles: I
1. [I think some dusk [they] metal [mice]…]
2. Illegitimate, 1925
3. In Dear Old Fashion '89
4. In Memoriam: Major Christopher Magee Anderson, Eighteenth Pennsylvania Infantry, 1916
5. In the Woods
6. Inspiration
7. [Into these dark pastures...]
8. Isis
9. Island Winter: Lat. 31 [degrees] N
Folder 10 Single Titles: J
1. Jewish Bonds and Genital [Reviews]
2. John Brashear
3. June
4. Jungle Night: To Ann's Bronze Elephants
Folder 11 Single Titles: K
1. The Kettle-Mending at La Luz
2. King Agog's Bed
Folder 12 Single Titles: L
1. La Fayette Lands
2. Landbound
3. The Last Crew
4. The Latter Day Saint
5. Light on the Hills
6. The Little One at Home, 1916
7. [The little poets of our great despair...]
8. Locusts, 1917
9. [Lumerary]
10. Lust
11. The Lute, 1919

Box 6
Folder 1 Single Titles: M
1. Macabre in Macaws
2. Madonna
3. The Mainspring
4. Major Andre's Flute and Shelley's Skylark
5. Manhattan Matins
6. Marcia's May-Day Song
7. The Marshland, 1919
8. Melpomeme's Song
9. Middleton's Gardens
10. Modern Philosopher
11. Moments, 1922
12 Montrogan
13. Moon Sonnet
14. The Mormon Trail
15. Morning Noon and Night
16. Mountain Interlude
17. Mourn, Psyche, Mourn!
18. The Murmuring River, 1909
19. Mutability, 1924
20. [My days and nights I have not idly spent...]
21. My Verdun
Folder 2 Single Titles: N
1. Nightingales are Scarce West of Exeter
2. Nostalgia
Folder 3 Single Titles: O
1. [O God looks down...]
2. October
3. An Ode: To be spoken on Memorial Day
4. Ode in Time of Madness: An Incantation, 1945
5. An Ode on Mutability
6. Ode to the Sun (Sol Invictus)
7. Oh, Where
8. The Old Judge, 1920
9. Old Meadows
10. The Old Song
11. [On a distant view of Oxford Tower...]
12. [On earth the wind as [evict] us death...]
13. [Once they looked and saw a valley...]
14. One of Hells Proverbs: Wash Day
15. [Only in dreams of morning...]
16. On the Bay
17. The Oriol
18. [Out out brief candle, now the...]
19. Overtones
Folder 4 Single Titles: P
1. Palmetto Town
2. [Panocia]
3. Paris, Mother of Dreams
4. Part of Angels Song for Christmas Hymn
5. Passes E.W.
6. Pay Day, 1916
7. The Pharaoh of Moses
8. Pines and Cones
9. The Pirates
10. Pittsburgh
11. Poe in Carolina: Alchemy
12. The Poets Epitaph
13. The Poor Poet
14. Portentia
15. Predicament
16. Presences
17. The Priest and the Pirate: The Ballad of Theodosia Burr
18. A Processional on Christmas Morning
19. Proem
20. Profile-axis
21. Progress
22. Prologue: Annie's Town Before the Mills Came
Folder 5 Single Titles: Q
1. The Quality of Beauty
2. Question, 1940
Folder 6 Single Titles: R
1. The Raid on Dun, 1919
2. The Rain Bell
3. [Ramses] Worship of the Third [Cataract]
4. Recollect
5. Relativity, 1922
6. A Rendezvous with Life
7. Rennaisance
8. Reply to Ambush
9. The Reubens of Brass
10. Reverie
11. Rhapsody
12. Rhetorical result of an Elegy for Amy Lowell
13. The Rivals
14. The Road Beyond the Tower
15. Roadside Epitaph
16. The Rose in Amber
Folder 7 Single Titles: S
1. The Sacrifice
2. Saga of Leif the Lucky, 1923
3. Salt o' the Earth, 1918
4. Salt Town
5. The Scandal
6. The Scissor Grinder
7. The Sea Bogy
8. The Seasons: Autumn Invocation
9. The Seasons: Winter
10. [See how the light falls...]
11. The Sewees of Sewee Bay
12. Shadow to Shadow
13. Silences
14. The Skull
15. Sleep, 1909
16. Sohrab and Rustum
17. Soldier Poet: To Francis Fowler Hogan
18. Source
19. Speak
20. The Spirit of the Maid, 1919
21. Spring Authentic
22. Spring Shadows
23. Springs Pilgrims
24. The Stars of God
25. Sullivan's Island: To E.A.P.
26. Summer Girl
27. A Summer Idyll
28. The Sunflower
29. Sylvan Poor, 1929
30. Symbols of Symbols
Folder 8 Single Titles: T
1. The Talker
2. [That's why I sit here now...]
3. That Tiger Cat of Ours
4. Theodesia Burr: Her Story as Told by an Old Confederate Naval Officer
5. [There is a [more]...]
6. They Say
7. They Watch and Wait, 1916
8. Thou Mother
9. Three Landscape Moods: High Tide o' Life
10. Three Lanscape Moods: Youth
11. Tiger Lilies
12. To a Certain Imagist
13. To a Frozen Butterfly
14. To a Portrait of Theodosia Burr
15. To Arthur in Avalon, 1932
16. To Harriette
17. To James Whitcomb Riley, 1916
18. To Ma, 1909
19. To My Dog
20. To My Grandparents on Their Fifty Third Wedding Anniversary, 1910
21. To My Happy Sister Helen
22. To My Father
23. To the Home Folks, 1916
24. To the Polius
25. To the Prime Minister, Mr. Churchill: Christmas, 1941
26. To the Winged Victory of Samothrace
27. The Tower by Might
28. The Triumph of Edom: Palestine
29. Twilight, 1916
30. Twilight Escape
31. Two Pages from the Book of the Sea Islands: Shadows
32. The Two Republics
33. The Tyrant
Folder 9 Single Titles: U
1. [Up all you sluggish men of peace...], 1910
2. Upstairs Downstairs
Folder 10 Single Titles: V
1. The Vikings: North - Proem, 1923
2. The Vikings: Saga of Leif the Lucky, 1923
3. The Vikings: The Cat Witch, 1923
4. Village Voices
5. Voice of Live
Folder 11 Single Titles: W
1. Waitin' and Drillin', 1916
2. Walk [Broad] Song
3. War Clouds
4. The Watchful Waiting
5. We, 1919
6. [What sound to catch the thing...]
7. When Shady Avenue was Shady Lane, 1919
8. [When in the 1920's you began...]
9. [When in the night the [manifest] if island must...]
10. [When dwell and life [sit there]...]
11. [When the frost is on the [fancy kin]...]
12. Where the Sugar and Maple Grows
13. The Wind
14. The Wingless Victory, 1920
15. [With life that hurtles like a spark...]
Folder 12 Single Titles: Y
1. Yes
2. YS
Folder 13 Single Titles: Z
1. Zachias, 1946

Section: Major Poems and Collections


Box 7
Folder 1 Black Roses: Original Manuscript
Folder 2 Black Roses: Photograph
Folder 3 The Blindman: Original Manuscript and Correspondence 1919

Correspondence includes editorial conversations Allen had with Amy Lowell. Allen sent early drafts of The Blindman to Lowell who was influential in getting the manuscript published in the North American Review. In her September 12, 1919 letter to Allen she identifies that Allen had "improved [the poem] immensely" and talks about sending it to a "Mr. Sedgwick," most likely Atlantic Monthly's editor at the time, Ellery Sedgwick. The letter ends on a humorous note with Lowell stating Mr. Sedgwick does not know a poem from a potato, but sometimes his taste betrays him and he gets something good by mistake.

Folder 4 The Blindman: First and Second Proof
Folder 5 Carolina Chansons: Preface

Box 8
Folder 1 Carolina Chansons: Original Draft and Revisions, 1921
Folder 2 Carolina Chansons: Typed Copies
Folder 3 Christmas Epithalamium: Original Manuscript
Folder 4 Children of Earth (from Earth Moods)
Folder 4 Earth Moods: Original Manuscript
Folder 5 Flowers from Fields Aflame: Typewritten, 1917-1918

Box 9
Folder 1 The Leaping Poll: Original Manuscript
Folder 2 Mine Host: Original Manuscript, 1925
Folder 3 New Legends: Magazine Publications List
Folder 4 New Legends: Holograph Manuscript
Folder 5 New Legends: Poetic Attitude Holograph and Typed Manuscript
Folder 6 Saga Leif the Lucky: Preface
Folder 7 Saga Leif the Lucky: Original Manuscript
Folder 8 Saga Leif the Lucky and Other Poems, The Vikings: Typescript Manuscript, ca. 1925
Folder 9 Sarah Simon: Correspondence
Folder 10 Sarah Simon: Holograph Manuscript
Folder 11 Sarah Simon: Typed Manuscript
Folder 12 Sidonian Hanno: Original Manuscript, 1925
Folder 13 Songs for Annette: Preface

Box 10
Folder 1 Selected Poems: Typed White Manuscript

Section: Other Authors' Works

Folder 2 Poems Written by Various Authors

Subseries 2. Prose, 1917-1949

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries includes bound and loose-leaf handwritten and typewritten drafts, proofs, prefaces, and related correspondence to the pre-publication of Hervey Allen’s prose, including various iterative drafts of his novels, short stories, and non-fiction material.

Section: Biographies, Novels, and Short Stories

Scope and Content Notes:

This group includes handwritten, typewritten, original and various drafts and associated material of Hervey Allen's pre-published biographies, novels and short stories. Material is arranged in alphabetical, chronological, and when possible, in iterative order.

See Also: Box 187-188, Series X: Oversized Material for oversized galleys of particular manuscript titles in this subseries.

Box 11
Folder 1 Action at Aquila: Time Scheme, Character List, and Various Drafts, 1934-1938
Folder 2 Action at Aquila: Various Drafts of Chapters, Correspondence, Time Scheme, and Outline, 1935-1937
Folder 3 Action at Aquila: First Holograph Draft, 1937

Box 12
Folder 1 Action at Aquila: Prospectus, Historical Background, and Sources, 1938
Folder 2 Action at Aquila: Incomplete Typewritten Manuscript with Edits
Folder 3 Action at Aquila: Original [Incomplete] Typed Manuscript (Chapters 1-16)

Box 13
Folder 1 Action at Aquila: Edited Typed Manuscript of Final Version

Box 14
Folder 1 Action at Aquila: Setting Manuscript for Printer, 1937
Folder 2 Action at Aquila: Typed White Carbon

Box 15
Folder 1 Anthony Adverse: Various Preface Drafts and Syllabus of a Novel to be Called Anthony Adverse, 1932
Folder 2 Anthony Adverse: Preface, Author's Introduction to Limited Edition
Folder 3 Anthony Adverse: Preface/Author's Statement, 1945
Folder 4 Anthony Adverse: Preface, 1946
Folder 5 Anthony Adverse: Preface, Author's Introduction to Edition, 1946
Folder 6 Anthony Adverse: Synopses, Research Materials, and Notes
Folder 7 Anthony Adverse: Correspondence, Notes, Drafts of Chapters, and Map of New Orleans in 1815, 1932-1933
Folder 8 Anthony Adverse: Correspondence, Dedication, and Other Various Material, 1935-1937
Folder 9 Anthony Adverse: Partial First Handwritten Draft

Box 16
Folder 1 Anthony Adverse: Original Typescript, Volume I, 1933
Folder 2 Anthony Adverse: Original Typescript, Volume II, 1933

Box 17
Folder 1 Anthony Adverse: Original Typescript, Volume III, 1933
Folder 2 Anthony Adverse: Bound Typescript Draft, Volume I

Box 18
Folder 1 Anthony Adverse: Bound Typescript Draft, Volume II
Folder 2 Anthony Adverse: Bound Typescript Volume III

Box 19
Folder 1 Bedford Village: Holograph Manuscript ( The Disinherited, Book II)
Folder 2 Bedford Village: Yellow Typed Manuscript ( The Disinherited, Book II)

Box 20
Folder 1 Bedford Village: Cut Version with Changes
Folder 2 Bedford Village: Announcement and Notes
Folder 3 The City and the Dawn: Holograph Manuscript, 1949
Folder 4 The City and the Dawn: First Typed Draft
Folder 5 The City and the Dawn: Typed Copy of the Final Holograph Pages (1-50)
Folder 6 The Disinherited: Holograph Manuscript of Synopsis and Notes
Folder 7 The Disinherited: Synopsis and Notes, 1942
Folder 8 The Disinherited: Research Notes and Clippings, Copy of 1744 Treaty, Appendix
Folder 9 The Disinherited: Time Scheme and Historical Notes

Box 21
Folder 1 The Forest and the Fort: Holograph Manuscript Book I, 1942
Folder 2 The Forest and the Fort: Holograph Manuscript II
Folder 3 The Forest and the Fort: Holograph Manuscript III, 1940

Box 22
Folder 1 The Forest and the Fort: Cut Version with Changes ( The Disinherited, Book I), 1942
Folder 2 The Forest and the Fort: Yellow Typed Manuscript ( The Disinherited, Book I), 1942
Folder 3 The Forest and the Fort: [Incomplete] Typed Manuscript

Box 23
Folder 1-2 Israfel: Research, Correspondence and Cover Material, 1917-1926
Folder 3 Israfel: Unused Illustrations, 1926
Folder 4 Israfel: Notes on Poe from Various Sources, 1926
Folder 5 Israfel: Printed Pages (1-932)

Box 24
Folder 1 Israfel: Typed Fragment as it First Began
Folder 2 Israfel: Handwritten Preface to First Issue and Re-Issue, 1926; 1934
Folder 3 Israfel: Carbon Copy of Beginning, 1926
Folder 4 Israfel: Various Sheets and Chapters, Vol. I (Lacks Chapters 10,11,17), 1926
Folder 5 Israfel: Partial Handwritten and Typewritten Manuscript, 1926

Box 25
Folder 1 Israfel: Typed Manuscript, (Chapters 1-11), 1926
Folder 2 Israfel: [Incomplete] Early Typewritten and Handwritten Draft, 1926

Box 26
Folder 1-2 It Was Like This: Two Stories of the Great War: Syllabus, Introduction, and Various Drafts, 1939
Folder 3 It Was Like This: Two Stories of the Great War: Handwritten Holograph, 1939
Folder 4 It Was Like This: Two Stories of the Great War: Typed Manuscript, 1939
Folder 5 It Was Like This: Two Stories of the Great War: Typed White Carbon

Box 27
Folder 1 Richfield Springs: Handwritten Holograph (Notes, General Approach, Outline, Headings), 1935
Folder 2 Richfield Springs: Handwritten Holograph (p. 85, Chapters 1-4)
Folder 3 Richfield Springs: Various Versions of Typed Manuscripts (First Typed Manuscript)
Folder 4 Richfield Springs: Typed Carbon Manuscript (Chapters 1-4)
Folder 5 Richfield Springs: Typed Draft for Curtis Brown Ltd. (Chapters 1-4)

Box 28
Folder 1 Toward the Flame: Original Handwritten Letter from Hervey Allen on Active Duty, Inspiration for Toward the Flame, 1918
Folder 2 Toward the Flame: [Formally "Targets"], Manuscript, 1925
Folder 3 Toward the Flame: Typed White Carbon, 1918-1925
Folder 4 Toward the Flame: Preface to Re-Issued Edition, 1933

Box 29
Folder 1 Toward the Morning: Handwritten Partial Drafts, Announcement, Rejected Pages, and Revised Typewritten Drafts
Folder 2 Toward the Morning: Complete Yellow Typed Manuscript ( The Disinherited, Book III), 1945

Box 30
Folder 1 Toward the Morning: Holograph Handwritten Manuscript (Chapters 1-17), ( The Disinherited, Book III)
Folder 2 Toward the Morning: Holograph Handwritten Manuscript (Chapters 18-25), ( The Disinherited, Book III)

Box 31
Folder 1 Toward the Morning: Complete Typed White Carbon Manuscript, 1948

Section: Articles, Essays, and Plays


Box 32
Folder 1 The ABC of Reviewing
Folder 2 Amy Lowell as a Poet, 1926
Folder 3 An Appreciation [To the Notable Library of Major W. Van R. Whithall], 1927
Folder 4 Anthony Adverse: The Sources of, 1934
Folder 5 The Arkansas Kookamoosa
Folder 6 Books as Gifts and Other Things, 1949
Folder 7 A Boy's Memory of Bedford Fifty Years Ago
Folder 8 Cats versus Dogs; Crossroads; Cupid’s Pitcher, [University of Pittsburgh folder]
Folder 9 Of Cities
Folder 10 Edgar Allan Poe, on the Dictionary of American Biography
Folder 11 Felicity Haul: The Story of Old Bermuda, 1931
Folder 12 The First Co-ed: A Ballad of Pitt
Folder 13 The Flood: A One Act Play
Folder 14 A Golden Century of American Verse, 1927
Folder 15 Harvest and Reapers: An Anthology of American Poetry from 1613 to 1925
Folder 16 An Island Crisis
Folder 17 Moderation
Folder 18 Monday Morning to You
Folder 19 My Grandfather’s Peg Leg
Folder 20 The Passing of Amy Lowell, 1925
Folder 21 The Passing of Despair
Folder 22 Poetry South

Box 33
Folder 1 The Rise of the New Whaling Industry
Folder 2-3 Roman Britain, 1929
Folder 4 Santa Claus, Triplets
Folder 5 Ysleta

Section: Prefaces, Reviews, and Other Short Works

Folder 6 George Ade Obituary, Sigma Chi Newsletter
Folder 7 Introduction to a Poe Anthology, Edited By Addison Hibbard, 1927
Folder 8 Jacob Secley, An Epitaph
Folder 9 Preface for Bermudiana By Ronald John Williams, 1936
Folder 10 Preface for Julie Eidesheim Book, 1938
Folder 11 Preface for Limited Editions Club
Folder 12 Preface for The Gold Bug Edition By Edgar Allen Poe
Folder 13 Preface for Lute and Scimitar: Poems and Ballads of Central Asia By Abdullah Achmed, 1927
Folder 14 Preface for Notes of Life and Death By Theodore Morrison, 1935
Folder 15 Preface for The Old House in the Country By Lizette Woodworth Reese, 1936
Folder 16 Preface for Residence in Bermuda
Folder 17 Report on Royal America: The Story of Henry Bouquet By G.M. Sassaman, 1943
Folder 18 Review of American Poetry from the Beginning to Whitman By Louis Untermeyer, 1931
Folder 19 Review of Amy Lowell: a chronicle, with extracts from her correspondence By Samuel Foster Damon
Folder 20 Review of Broken Ties and Other Stories By Rabinandrath Tagore, 1926
Folder 21 Review of Dark Glory: A Story of Edgar Allan Poe By Dorothy Dow
Folder 22 Review of Edgar Allan Poe: A Study in Genius By Joseph Wood Krutch, 1926
Folder 23 Review of The Emily Dickinson Letters By Mabel Loomis Todd, 1929-1931
Folder 24 Review of Emily Dickinson Research Notes, 1929-1931
Folder 25 Review of John Brown’s Body By Stephen Vincent Benet, 1923-1924
Folder 26 Review of The Land of the Crooked Tree By Ulysses Prentiss Hedrick, 1948
Folder 27 Review of Little Man What Now? By Hans Fallada, 1934
Folder 28 Review of The Portable Poe Edited By Philip Van Doren Stern
Folder 29 Review of Quaker Militant - John Greenleaf Whitter By Albert Mordell, 1933
Folder 30 Review of Sanfelice By Vincent Sheean, 1936
Folder 31 Review of The Sonnets of Petrarch Translated By Joseph Auslander
Folder 32 Review of We Can Win This War By W.F. Kernan, 1943
Folder 33 Review of Young Pegasus, Prose and Verse By The Intercollegiate Literary Magazine Conference, 1926
Folder 34 Street Dust and Pollen [Review of Indian Summer; Flame and Dust; The Poets of the Future, A College Anthology; University of Washington Poems, First Series; and Column Poets, 1925

Subseries 3. Incomplete/Unidentified Material

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries includes notes and drafts of incomplete or unidentifiable Allen works. Those that have been identified are arranged and grouped alphabetically while others are arranged according to genre.


Box 34
Folder 1-6 A-M
Folder 7-10 N-Z
Folder 11 Unidentified Poems
Folder 12 Unidentified Prose
Folder 13 Unidentified/Unknown Prose Material Related to Edgar Allan Poe Work

Subseries 4. Unpublished Material, 1918-1949

Scope and Content Notes:

This material, while some may be incomplete, is much more developed and further along the completion process than material featured in the Incomplete/Unidentified Material subseries. All material in this subseries is titled and may include abstracts, character plots, summaries, and drafts of various Allen unpublished works. Notable is the nascent beginning of a novel, Usted Stanes, set in the future 2015. It was begun October 20th, 1949, just two months before Allen's passing.


Box 35
Folder 1 The Bigger and Better Mr. Peter Polite
Folder 2 Poems
Folder 3 Noodin Nanny: A Small Town Story, 1918
Folder 4 Usted Stanes: Holograph Manuscript, 1949

Series III. Published Material, 1919-1945

Scope and Content Notes:

This series consists of journal and magazine publications of Allen’s work. Allen at times published individual poems or serialized installments of his prose in literary journals and commercial magazines such as Cosmopolitan. Note: this series only includes periodical publications and is not an exhaustive representation of Hervey Allen's published works.

See Also: Oversized serial publications are separately housed and can be found in Series XI: Oversized Material, Box 191.
See Also: Hervey Allen’s personal library of his published works is cataloged separately and is available by call number in the Special Collections stacks. Please see Special Collections staff for more information.

Subseries 1. Poetry, 1919-1935

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries includes Allen's personal copies and/or special editions of his published poetry. Featured are individual poetry submissions to various journal publications. Some material is enclosed in special containers.


Box 36
Folder 1 America’s First First, in Theatre Arts Monthly, July 1925
Folder 2 Belated Spring; Carolina Spring Song; Heart of Night; Shadow to Shadow, in The Yearbook of the Poetry Society of South Carolina, 1921-1924
Folder 3 Black Roses, in The North American Review, April 1923
Folder 4 The Blindman, in The North American Review, December 1919
Folder 5 The Bride of Huiltzil: An Aztec Legend, (loose leaf), 1922
Folder 6 Christmas Coloure, in The Christmas Herald, December 1921
Folder 7 Confession, in Contemporary Verse, May 1921

Box 37
Folder 1 Dead Men: To A Metaphysician, in The Bookman, May 1922
Folder 2 Despair, in Contemporary Verse, May 1921
Folder 3 Dream Fragment, in The New Republic, July 1920
Folder 4 Gargantua and Transfiguration, in The Scholastic, October 1926
Folder 5 Hylas and Poe in Carolina [article], in The North American Review, October 1920; July 1922
Folder 6 La Cloche Joyeuse,The Pitt Review, March 1920
Folder 7 The Leaping Poll, in The London Mercury, August 1922
Folder 8 Moments, in Contemporary Verse, April 1922
Folder 9 Northern Earth Mood, in Poetry, March 1925
Folder 10 The Old Judge, in The Southern Review, September 1920

Box 38
Folder 1 Portentia, in The Reviewer, May 1922
Folder 2 Refuge, in Contemporary Verse, October 1922
Folder 3 Samples: Limited Edition Club, A Prefatory Essay, 1934-1935
Folder 4 Saga of Leif the Lucky, in The Bookman, December 1923
Folder 5 The Sea-Islands, in Poetry, April 1922
Folder 6 Southward Sidonian Hanno, in The Measure, October 1924
Folder 7 Wampum and Old Gold, in The Yale Series of Younger Poets, 1921
Folder 8 The Wanderer, in Contemporary Verse, June 1924
Folder 9 We, in Life, October 1919
Folder 10 When Shady Avenue Was Shady Lane, 1919

Subseries 2. Prose, 1926-1945

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries includes Allen's personal copies and/or special editions of his published prose. Featured are individual short story and essay submissions to various publications. Some material is enclosed in special containers.


Box 39
Folder 1 Action at Aquila: First Two Installments, in Cosmopolitan, October 1937; November 1937
Folder 2 Blood Lust, in Cosmopolitan, July 1936
Folder 3 Bread Loaf, in The Writer, April 1935
Folder 4 Brief History: A Postscript, in Carnegie Magazine, October 1945
Folder 5 English and Choctaw, in The North American Review, June 1926
Folder 6 History and the Novel, in The Atlantic Bookshelf, and The Writer, February 1944; October 1944
Folder 7 Jacob Sealy, An Epitaph, in The Bermudian, September 1932
Folder 8 A Personal Historian’s Novel ( Sanfelice Review), in The Saturday Review of Literature, June 1936
Folder 9 Report to Major Roberts, in Cosmopolitan, February 1940

Series IV. Prose and Press About, 1920-1959

Scope and Content Notes:

This series consists of prose or press written about Hervey Allen and his work. It includes autobiographical and biographical notes, drafts, published material written by other authors, press coverage, newspaper clippings, obituaries and posthumous dedications about Hervey Allen and/or his work.

Subseries 1. Autobiographical and Biographical Prose, 1933-1959

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries details autobiographical and biographical material about Hervey Allen and/or his literary work. Included are press release statements from Farrar & Rinehart introducing Allen to the media; short essays written by other authors on Allen's work; manuscripts of term and theses projects on Allen and his work; and an unpublished manuscript entitled, "The Selected Poems of Hervey Allen" by Lawrence Lee. The manuscript names a foreword written by poet Robert Frost, however such foreword is not present in the manuscript.

Also included in this material are some notes about the Allen family history.


Box 40
Folder 1 Anthony Adverse and Mr. Allen, by William F. Allison in The Pittsburgh Record, November 1933
Folder 2 Biographical Notes, Loose Leaf
Folder 3 Biographical Notes, in The Pennsylvania Guardsman, August 1934
Folder 4 Cow-boy (Hervey) Allen of Charleston, in The Literary Digest, August 1934
Folder 5 Hervey Allen and His Poetry: A Biographical and Critical Sketch, by Alexander L. Blackburn, White Carbon Manuscript and Correspondence, May 1959
Folder 6 Hervey Allen: A Modern Fennimore Cooper and Dr. Johnsonby Ronald Williams, Typescript Manuscript and Notes
Folder 7 The Selected Poems of Hervey Allen with a Foreword by Robert Frost by Lawrence Lee, Typescript Manuscript
Folder 8-9 Biographical Material
Folder 10 Bibliography Material

Subseries 2. General Publicity and Press, 1920-1950

Scope and Content Notes:

In this subseries are newspaper clippings and general publicity statements about Allen and his work. Included are reviews, interviews, and itineraries of Allen's publicity tours.

Folder 11 Biographical, 1950
Folder 12 Cartoons, 1939
Folder 13-15 Personal and Prose, 1930-1948

Box 41
Folder 1 Poetry, 1920-1925
Folder 2 Mailing Lists
Folder 3 Scrapbook Clippings, 1924-1926

Subseries 3. Publicity, Press, and Reviews about Work, 1921-1950

Scope and Content Notes:

In this subseries are newspaper clippings, press releases, promotional posters, reviews, and publicity statements about particular Allen works.

See Also: Oversized Material, Hervey Allen Promotional Posters, Box 192.
Folder 4-5 Action at Aquila, 1938

Box 42
Folder 1-3 Anthony Adverse, 1933-1936
Folder 4-6 The Disinherited Series, 1947-1948

Box 43
Folder 1-2 The Forest and the Fort, 1943
Folder 3 Israfel, 1926-1949
Folder 4 It Was Like This: Two Stories of the Great War, 1940
Folder 5 Toward the Flame, 1934-1950
Folder 6 Toward the Morning, 1946-1948
Folder 7 Toward the Morning, 1948

Box 44
Folder 1 Toward the Morning, 1948-1949
Folder 2 Wampum and Old Gold, 1921-1922

Subseries 4. Obituaries and Memorials, 1949-1953

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries features newspaper clippings and press releases reporting on Hervey Allen's death. It also features documents relating to Allen's Arlington National Cemetery burial and memorials dedicated to Allen's memory at the University of Miami and University of Pittsburgh.

Folder 3 Obituaries, 1949-1950
Folder 4 Arlington National Cemetery Grave, 1950
Folder 5 University of Miami Memorial, 1950
Folder 6 Pitt Quarterly, 1948-1953

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

Series VI. Literary Correspondence, 1916-1956

Scope and Content Notes:

In this series exists correspondence that primarily functioned as a mode of communication for Allen's various literary projects, namely his research on Edgar Allan Poe; his affiliation with the Poetry Society of South Carolina and the Bread Loaf School of English; his voluminous correspondence with his main publishing companies - Farrar and Rinehart/Rinehart and Company; his rights management correspondence with multiple international publishers of his work; and his editorial responsibilities on the Rivers of America series. While some correspondence with individual figures located in the General Correspondence may arguably be of literary nature, the material found in this series is thematically concentrated on literary production, while correspondence in the General Correspondence series may include personal correspondence/subject matter.

Subseries 1. Edgar Allan Poe Material, 1916-1956

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries consists of correspondence relating to Allen's research and his two publications on Edgar Allan Poe. Allen's extensive research into the works and life of Poe positioned him as an authority on Poe subject matter. He received various requests on information about Poe, including rights and permission use of Allen's publications and other general, little known knowledge about Poe. Included is correspondence with various specialty interest groups including, "The Edgar Allan Poe Club," "The Edgar Allan Poe Shrine," "The Edgar Allan Poe Society," and the "Poe Cottage Committee of the Bronx Society of Arts and Sciences," among others.

Affiliated materials on the publication of Israfel and Poe's Brother are included, in particular a contentious rights issue with one J.H. Whitty, who tried to "delay and thwart" the publication of Israfel by withdrawing permission to reproduce Poe materials owned by him. This section also features collected material such as pamphlets, newspaper clippings, and articles authored by other writers.


Box 91
Folder 1-12 General Correspondence, 1916-1933

Box 92
Folder 1-17 General Correspondence, 1934-1946

Box 93
Folder 1-10 General Correspondence, 1947-1956
Folder 11 Works by Edgar A. Poe
Folder 12-14 Works and Research Relating to Edgar A. Poe
Folder 15 Places and Monuments Relating to Edgar A. Poe
Folder 16 Relating to Israfel

Subseries 2. Poetry Society of South Carolina, 1921-1940

Scope and Content Notes:

The Poetry Society of South Carolina, a still existent entity, was founded in 1920 by Hervey Allen, Dubose Heyward, and John Bennett. Included in this subseries is correspondence, newspaper clippings and general media, and documents affiliated with the founding and administration of the Poetry Society of South Carolina. Some documents worth highlighting are the establishment of The Blindman Prize, a contest prize named after Allen's poem which awards $250 to a winning poem. Also, correspondence with Amy Lowell and Allen's manuscript, "Elements of Poetry" given at a Poetry Society of South Carolina lecture.


Box 94
Folder 1 General Correspondence, [Undated]
Folder 2 General Correspondence, 1921-1924
Folder 3 General Correspondence, 1925-1940
Folder 4-5 The Blindman Prize, 1921-1925
Folder 6 Elements of Poetry Lecture, 1922

Subseries 3. Bread Loaf School of English, Middlebury College, 1924-1948

Scope and Content Notes:

Hervey Allen's participation with the Bread Loaf School of English started in 1925, six years after its foundation. John Farrar, Allen's publisher at Farrar & Rinehart, created of the Writers Conference in 1926. Together with Farrar, Allen was featured various times as a lecturer in the annual event along with other notable figures such as Robert Frost, Achmed Abdullah, and Louis Untermeyer. Included in this subseries is affiliated correspondence, documents, press, and notebook (of Allen's) pertaining to various years of the Writers Conference.


Box 94
Folder 6 General Correspondence, 1924-1929
Folder 7 General Correspondence, 1930-1931
Folder 8 General Correspondence, 1931-1933

Box 95
Folder 1 General Correspondence, 1934
Folder 2 General Correspondence, 1935
Folder 3 General Correspondence, 1936-1939
Folder 4 General Correspondence, 1940-1948

Box 96
Folder 1 Notebook, 1930

Subseries 4. Farrar & Rinehart/Rinehart & Company, 1924-1953

Scope and Content Notes:

Hervey Allen’s relationships with his publishers extended beyond the literary and professional. Stanley M. Rinehart Jr. and his wife Fay, Fredrick R. Rinehart (Ted) and his wife Betty, John Farrar and his wife Margaret, were close personal friends of the Allens. Due to the voluminous fanfare and requests Allen received from the public, Farrar & Rinehart publishing company (later Rinehart & Company) acted as a correspondence liaison for Allen, managing his personal and literary finances, forwarding interesting solicitations to him, and corresponding on behalf of him. In 1943, after the death of Stephen Vincent Benét, Allen was appointed to the publishing company’s poetry series, Rivers of America (see Rivers of America subseries).

In this subseries exists business and literary correspondence from Farrar & Rinehart as well as personal correspondence from individuals associated with the publishing company to the Allens regarding financial and personal matters. Notable correspondence includes correspondence between Farrar & Rinehart’s Art Editor, Faith Ball, to Hervey Allen about Andrew Wyeth’s artwork in Allen’s books. The first folder entitled "Summary of Contents" was made prior to the revised 2012 arrangement and it lists individual names and topics found in the correspondence.

Folder 2 Summary of Contents (previous arrangement)
Folder 3-6 Farrar & Rinehart, 1924-1930

Box 97
Folder 1-10 Farrar & Rinehart, 1931-1934

Box 98
Folder 1-12 Farrar & Rinehart, 1934-1935

Box 99
Folder 1-8 Farrar & Rinehart, 1936-1938

Box 100
Folder 1-9 Farrar & Rinehart, 1939-1942

Box 101
Folder 1-9 Farrar & Rinehart, 1943-1944

Box 102
Folder 1-3 Farrar & Rinehart, 1945
Folder 4-8 Rinehart & Company, 1946-1947

Box 103
Folder 1-7 Rinehart & Company, 1948-1953

Subseries 5. Of Particular Allen Works, 1924-1956

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains correspondence relating to foreign language edition licensing rights of Allen's works. Subject matter may include inquiries about foreign edition misprints and corrections. Correspondence about such subject matter may also be found in the Farrar & Rinehart/Rinehart & Company subseries.


Box 104
Folder 1 General/Multiple Permissions and Rights, 1933-1954

Section: Action at Aquila, 1932-1955

Folder 2 American Serial Edition, 1937
Folder 3-5 Australian Edition, 1932-1934
Folder 6 Corrections, 1938-1939
Folder 7 Danish Edition, 1937-1938
Folder 8 Dutch Edition, 1937-1938
Folder 9 English Edition, 1937-1938
Folder 10 Film, 1936-1938
Folder 11 Finnish Edition, 1937
Folder 12 French Edition, 1947-1951
Folder 13-15 General, 1936-1937

Box 105
Folder 1-4 General, 1938-1955

Box 106
Folder 1 German Edition, 1937-1949
Folder 2 Hungarian Edition, 1937-1939
Folder 3 Italian Edition, 1938-1955
Folder 4 Norwegian Edition, 1934-1938
Folder 5 Permissions (General), 1938-1940
Folder 6 Polish Edition, 1938
Folder 7 Portuguese Edition, 1947
Folder 8 Radio, 1938
Folder 9 Spanish Edition, 1948
Folder 10 Swedish Edition, 1937-1939
Folder 11 Syndicate, 1938-1939

Section: Anthony Adverse, 1930-1956

Folder 12 Corrections, 1933-1937
Folder 13 Czech Edition, 1933-1949
Folder 14 Danish Edition, 1933-1936
Folder 15-16 Dutch Edition, 1933-1953
Folder 17 Editions: 25 cent Edition, (Western Printing and Lithographing Co.), 1948-1950
Folder 18 Editions: 1946 Edition, 1945-1946
Folder 19 Editions: Campaign for $2 Editions, 1936
Folder 20 Editions: Education Edition, 1935
Folder 21 English Edition, 1946
Folder 22 Estonian Edition, 1936
Folder 23 Film, 1933-1935

Box 107
Folder 1-3 Film, 1936-1947
Folder 4 Finnish Edition, 1934-1936
Folder 5 French Edition, 1933-1949
Folder 6-12 General, 1930-1935

Box 108
Folder 1-5 General, 1936-1956
Folder 6-8 German Edition, 1933-1955
Folder 9 Hungarian Edition, 1933-1937
Folder 10 Illustrations, 1934
Folder 11 Israeli Edition, 1955
Folder 12 Italian Edition, 1933-1955
Folder 13 Japanese Edition, 1934-1950
Folder 14 Limited Editions Club, 1935-1939
Folder 15 Norwegian Edition, 1934-1936

Box 109
Folder 1-2 Permissions (General), 1934-1953
Folder 3 Polish Edition, 1940-1944
Folder 4 Portuguese Edition, 1940-1944
Folder 5 Radio, 1934-1950
Folder 6 Romanian Edition, 1938-1940
Folder 7 Sales, 1945
Folder 8 Second Serialization, 1937
Folder 9 Spanish Edition, 1933-1949
Folder 10 Swedish Edition, 1934-1936
Folder 11 Syndication, 1933-1936
Folder 12 Television, 1950-1954

Section: Bedford Village, 1943-1955

Folder 13-14 General, 1943-1955

Section: The Blindman, 1924-1951

Folder 15 General, 1924-1951

Section: Blood Lust, 1936-1941


Box 110
Folder 1 General, 1936-1941

Section: Carolina Chansons, 1932-1950

Folder 2 General, 1932-1950

Section: The City in the Dawn, 1949-1955

Folder 3-4 General, 1949-1955
Folder 5 German Edition, 1951-1953
Folder 6 Posthumous Publication, 1950-1951

Section: The Disinherited, 1941-1953


Box 111
Folder 1 Czech Edition, 1945-1948
Folder 2 Danish Edition, 1945-1946
Folder 3 Dutch Edition, 1943-1949
Folder 4 English Continental Edition, 1943-1945
Folder 5 English Edition, 1946-1949
Folder 6 Finnish Edition, 1946-1947
Folder 7 French Edition, 1944-1949
Folder 8-9 General, 1941-1953
Folder 10 German/Swiss Edition, 1943-1951
Folder 11 Italian Edition, 1945-1949
Folder 12 Latin American Edition, 1943-1946
Folder 13 Romanian Edition, 1946-1947
Folder 14 Spanish Edition, 1944-1949
Folder 15 Swedish Edition, 1943-1949

Section: Earth Moods, 1934-1953


Box 112
Folder 1 General, 1934-1953

Section: The Forest and the Fort, 1942-1956

Folder 2-4 General, 1942-1956
Folder 5 Norwegian Edition, 1944-1951

Section: New Legends, 1929-1953

Folder 6-7 General, 1929-1953

Section: Richfield Springs, 1935-1937

Folder 8 General, 1935-1937

Section: Sylvania, 1945

Folder 9 General, 1945
Folder 10-12 General, 1944-1952

Subseries 6. Rivers of America series, 1943-1949

Scope and Content Notes:

The Rivers of America series began in 1937 under the editorial of Constance Lindsay Skinner at Farrar and Rinehart. Throughout its publication run, the series underwent three major publishing companies (Farrar and Rinehart, Rinehart and Co., and Holt, Rinehart and Winston), and various editors. Following the death of Skinner, who was found dead at her desk while editing the sixth volume, The Hudson, Carl Carmer, the same author who wrote The Hudson became a co-editor with Stephen Vincent Benét. After Benét's death in 1943, Allen stepped in as co-editor of the series until his death in 1949. The series published individual volumes written by literary authors, as opposed to historians, about individual rivers of the American terrain and their histories.

In this subseries are correspondence between Allen and other members of the publishing series, correspondence about accepted or rejected manuscripts, and documents relating to the Rivers of America Radio Broadcast at WBEZ Chicago.

Section: Accepted and Contracted Authors, 1943-1949


Box 113
Folder 1 Alabama River, 1948
Folder 2 Ashley and Cooper Rivers (Lord Shaftesbury's Darling), 1943-1946
Folder 3 Blackstone River, 1945-1946
Folder 4 Cape Fear River, 1945-1948
Folder 5 Charges River, 1945-1948
Folder 6 Chattahoochee River, 1944-1949
Folder 7 Colorado River, 1943-1944
Folder 8 Columbia River, 1943-1948
Folder 9 Conestoga River, 1943-1949
Folder 10 Connecticut River, 1943-1947
Folder 11 Everglades River, 1943-1948
Folder 12 Fraser River, 1945-1949
Folder 13 General File, 1943-1949
Folder 14 Gila River, 1948
Folder 15 Gulf Stream, 1947-1949
Folder 16 Housatonic River, 1943-1946
Folder 17 Hudson River, 1949
Folder 18 James River, 1943-1944
Folder 19 Juniata River, 1948-1949
Folder 20 Kanawha River, 1943-1948

Box 114
Folder 1 Lehigh River, 1944-1946
Folder 2 Louisiana Rivers, 1943
Folder 3 Mackenzie River, 1946-1949
Folder 4 Merced River, 1945
Folder 5 Merrimac River, 1943-1949
Folder 6 Minnesota River, 1946
Folder 7 Missouri River, 1943-1946
Folder 8 Mohawk River, 1943-1948
Folder 9 Muskingum River, 1948
Folder 10 Niagara River, 1943-1947
Folder 11 Ohio River, 1947-1949
Folder 12 Ottawa River, 1943-1947
Folder 13 Platte and Sweetwater Rivers, 1947
Folder 14 Potomac River, 1943-1949
Folder 15 Powder River, 1943-1949
Folder 16 Rancocas River, 1943-1947
Folder 17 Red River, 1943-1948
Folder 18 Rio Grande River, 1943-1948
Folder 19 Rivers of the Alaskan Panhandle, 1945
Folder 20 Rivers of the Eastern Shore, 1943-1948
Folder 21 Salinas River, 1943-1945
Folder 22 Saskatchewan River, 1947-1949
Folder 23 Savannah River, 1943-1949
Folder 24 Schuylkill River, 1947-1948
Folder 25 Shenandoah River, 1943-1946

Box 115
Folder 1 St. Croix River, 1943-1945
Folder 2 St. John's River of New Brunswick, 1948
Folder 3 St. Mary's River, 1948-1949
Folder 4 Tennessee River, 1943-1948
Folder 5 Upper Mississippi River, 1943
Folder 6 White River, 1945
Folder 7 Winooski River, 1947-1949
Folder 8 Yazoo River, 1947-1948
Folder 9 Yukon River, 1943-1948

Section: Considered or Rejected Authors, 1943-1949

Folder 10 A, 1945
Folder 11 B, 1943-1949
Folder 12 C, 1944-1948
Folder 13 D, 1945-1949
Folder 14 E-F, 1944-1948
Folder 15 G, 1944-1948
Folder 16 H-J, 1943-1949
Folder 17 K-L, 1944-1949

Box 116
Folder 1 M, 1943-1949
Folder 2 N-O, 1943-1948
Folder 3 P-Q, 1945-1949
Folder 4 R, 1944-1948
Folder 5 S, 1944-1949
Folder 6 T-V, 1944-1949
Folder 7 W, 1943-1949
Folder 8 Y-Z, 1943-1945

Section: Interoffice Correspondence, 1943-1949

Folder 9-10 Interoffice Correspondence, 1943-1944

Box 117
Folder 1-6 Interoffice Correspondence, 1945-1949
Folder 7 Radio Broadcasting Programs, 1945

Series VII. Projects, 1932-1949

Scope and Content Notes:

Beside a prolific literary career, Allen dedicated his life to numerous roles outside of writting including various academic, government, and even inventor occupations. Featured in this series are documents that demonstrate Allen's involvement with various academic institutions including the University of Miami (then Miami University), St. John's College, Cazenovia Junior College, Ransom School, and Washington and Jefferson College; his tenure as Regional Information Representative in the US War Manpower Commission at Atlanta, Georgia; and documentation of a machine he invented called the "Tangential Engine."

Subseries 1. Miami University (University of Miami), 1932-1949

Scope and Content Notes:

Hervey Allen had a number of diverse roles at the University of Miami. He lent his name and support to the development of various literary programs, like the Winter Institute of Literature and the Hispanic-American Institute. Allen was also influential in the establishment of the then nascent University, serving as a member of its Board of Trustees, the Committee on Development, and other various administrative roles. Featured in this subseries is correspondence with other influential individuals at the University such as Dr. Bowman F. Ashe. Due to the overlapping nature of the material, some material has been filed under one individual's folder, though it may also involve other individuals who have assigned folders of their own.

Folder 8 Ashe, Dr. Bowman F., (President), 1940-1949
Folder 9 Board of Trustees, 1938-1949
Folder 10 Committee on Development, 1939
Folder 11 Dorean Tharp, Charles, (Dean, College of Liberal Arts), 1949-1950

Box 118
Folder 1 General Correspondence, Undated, 1938-1947
Folder 2 General Correspondence, 1948
Folder 3 General Correspondence, 1949
Folder 4 General Correspondence: Booklets and Pamphlets, 1948-1950
Folder 5 Harkins, William G., (Librarian), 1948-1949
Folder 6 Hispanic-American Institute, 1933-1949
Folder 7 Lowe Memorial, 1939-1941
Folder 8 Marine Laboratory: Correspondence with F.G. Walton Smith, 1946-1949
Folder 9 Marine Laboratory: Preliminary Sketches of Laboratory by Marion I. Manley, 1944
Folder 10 Marine Laboratory: Reports, 1945-1949

Box 119
Folder 1-2 Pan American Affairs, 1943-1945
Folder 3 Pan American Affairs, 1946-1949
Folder 4 Rasco, R.A., (Dean, School of Law), 1947-1949
Folder 5 Ross, Malcolm, (University Editor), 1947-1949
Folder 6-8 Winter Institute of Arts and Sciences, 1943-1944

Box 120
Folder 1-4 Winter Institute of Literature, 1932-1946

Subseries 2. St. John's College, 1938-1949

Scope and Content Notes:

As a member of the Board of Visitors and Governors, Allen played a vital role in the administration of the College. He lent his name to the College in order to procure endowments and establish other fundraising groups such as founding the Friends of St. John's. He helped reconfigure their education program and promote St. John's achievements and programs by writing articles in the local newspaper and other publications such as the Atlantic Monthly. Included in this subseries is correspondence between the College and the Department of Navy, who wanted to expand the Naval Academy by purchasing part of St. John's campus. Due to the overlapping nature of the Committee of Development, Resource Committee, and Board of Visitors and Governors these materials are all filed under the latter's name.

Folder 5 Books and Pamphlets, 1939-1944
Folder 6 Books and Pamphlets, 1949
Folder 7 Board of Visitors and Governors, October 1938 - September 1939
Folder 8 Board of Visitors and Governors, October 1939 - December 1940
Folder 9 Board of Visitors and Governors, April 1941 - December 1946

Box 121
Folder 1 Board of Visitors and Governors, 1947
Folder 2 Board of Visitors and Governors, January - April 1948
Folder 3 Board of Visitors and Governors, May - December 1948
Folder 4 Board of Visitors and Governors, 1949
Folder 5 Education, Undated, 1939-1949
Folder 6 Friends of St. John's, 1948-1949

Box 122
Folder 1 General Correspondence, Undated, 1939-1949
Folder 2 The Great Teachers Return Seminar, 1948
Folder 3 Naval Academy Correspondence, 1940-1946
Folder 4 Publicity, Undated, 1940-1949

Subseries 3. Tangential Engine, 1942-1950

See Also: Related material can be found in Box 120, Series XII: Projects, Subseries 2: St. John’s College.
Scope and Content Notes:

In 1942-1943, Allen invented a rotary internal combustion motor called the Tangential Engine. Included in this subseries are blueprints, correspondence, patent information, and sketches relating to Allen’s engine.


Box 123
Folder 1 Blueprints, 1942
Folder 2-5 Correspondence, 1942-1950
Folder 6 Patent Information (Work of Other People), 1934
Folder 7 Sketches

Subseries 4. US War Manpower Commission, 1943-1945

Scope and Content Notes:

During World War II, Hervey Allen served as Regional Information Representative for the US War Manpower Commission. Due to domestic labor shortage during the war, President Roosevelt signed an executive order to establish the Commission whose primary charge was to draft policies that effectively managed and recruited labor for war and essential civilian industries. Allen was employed by the Commission for eight months but was forced to resign and become a non-paid consultant due to tax reasons. Several of Allen's close friends were also affiliated with the Commission including Philip S. Broughton and Frank Constangy. B.F. Ashe, President of the University of Miami, was the Regional Director of the Atlanta division of the Commission.

Included in this subseries are correspondence and associated documents about the Commission.

See Also: B.F. Ashe, Box 117, Folder 8. Philip Broughton, Box 48, Folder 7-8.

Box 124
Folder 1 Correspondence with Frank Constangy, 1944-1948
Folder 2-4 General Correspondence, 1943-1945

Subseries 5. Other Academic Institutions, 1947-1949

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains correspondence and material related to other academic institutions Hervey Allen was affiliated with as a member of the Board of Trustees.

Section: Cazenovia Junior College for Women

Folder 5 Invitations, Pamphlets, and Articles, 1947-1949
Folder 6 Board of Trustees, 1947-October 1948
Folder 7 Board of Trustees, December 1948-April 1949
Folder 8 Board of Trustees, May-November 1949
Folder 9 Ransom School (Adirondack-Florida School), 1949
Folder 10 Washington and Jefferson College, 1948-1949

Series VIII. Estates and Financial Matters, 1919-1952

Scope and Content Notes:

This series includes material that pertain to Hervey Allen’s estate and financial matters. It includes correspondence and ephemera of the purchase and quotidian upkeep of his estates: Bonfield Manor, Felicity Hall, and The Glades, as well as correspondence that took place in Cazenovia, New York where the Allens lived with Ann Allen's parents' home for some time and where they purchased a summer home. Also included are bills and receipts, cancelled checks, insurance and tax documents.

Subseries 1. Financial Matters, 1919-1950

Scope and Content Notes:

Material in this subseries is arranged on a folder-level according to year.


Box 125
Folder 1 Bank of Manhattan, 1941-1942
Folder 2 Coconut Grove Exchange Bank, 1941
Folder 3 Farmers Merchant Bank, 1939-1941
Folder 4-5 General Ledger, 1933-1934

Box 126
Folder 1-4 Bills and Receipts, 1919-1933

Box 127
Folder 1-5 Bills and Receipts, 1934

Box 128
Folder 1-8 Bills and Receipts, 1935

Box 129
Folder 1-7 Bills and Receipts, 1935

Box 130
Folder 1-4 Bills and Receipts, 1936

Box 131
Folder 1-8 Bills and Receipts, 1936

Box 132
Folder 1-5 Bills and Receipts, 1937

Box 133
Folder 1-5 Bills and Receipts, 1938-1939

Box 134
Folder 1-7 Bills and Receipts, 1939-1940

Box 135
Folder 1-7 Bills and Receipts, 1940-1941

Box 136
Folder 1-4 Bills and Receipts, 1942-1943

Box 137
Folder 1-6 Bills and Receipts, 1944-1946

Box 138
Folder 1-7 Bills and Receipts, 1946-1949

Box 139
Folder 1-3 Bills and Receipts, 1949-1950
Folder 4-6 Business Letters, 1933-1935

Box 140
Folder 1-3 Checks, 1922-1929

Box 141
Folder 1-5 Checks, 1930-1947

Box 142
Folder 1-10 Insurance Correspondence, 1933-1940

Box 143
Folder 1-7 Insurance Correspondence, 1940-1947

Box 144
Folder 1-2 Insurance Correspondence, 1948-1949
Folder 3-5 Insurance Policies and Forms, 1934-1941
Folder 6-7 Ledgers and Notebooks, 1919-1934

Box 145
Folder 1 Royalties, 1924-1939
Folder 2 Social Security, 1944
Folder 3-13 Tax Forms, 1938-1948
Folder 14 Miscellaneous Items Regarding Wills and Estate Matters Related to Hervey Allen, 1926-1939

Subseries 2. Homes, 1926-1950

Scope and Content Notes:

Includes correspondence between Allen and estate staff on matters of upkeep. Also included is information on the Bonfield fire.


Box 146
Folder 1-4 Account Book, Bookkeeping, Guestbook, and Land Description, 1926-1936

Box 147
Folder 1-11 Bonfield Manor, 1926-1934

Box 148
Folder 1-12 Bonfield Manor, 1934-1936

Box 149
Folder 1-7 Bonfield Manor, 1937-1949
Folder 8-9 Cazenovia, 1933-1935

Box 150
Folder 1-2 Cazenovia, 1936-1949
Folder 3-5 Felicity Hall, 1927-1936
Folder 6-14 The Glades, 1926-1934

Box 151
Folder 1-9 The Glades, 1934-1935

Box 152
Folder 1-8 The Glades, 1935-1938

Box 153
Folder 1-10 The Glades, 1938-1940

Box 154
Folder 1-5 The Glades, 1940-1941

Box 155
Folder 1-11 The Glades, 1942-1950

Subseries Posthumous Estate Matters, 1949-1952

Series IX. Family Papers, 1831-1965

Scope and Content Notes:

The Family Papers series includes papers, correspondence, financial documents, genealogical information, photographs, scrapbooks, journals, and ephemeral material associated with the Allens, the Gills, and the Myers (maternal families).

The Allen family lineage can be traced back to the immigrating generation of Edward Allen (1794-1874) and Millicent (Amelia) Bindley Allen (1797-1890) who immigrated from England. The series features a variety of personal family mementos from multi-generational members of the Allen family. Among the highlights of the series are scrapbooks and journals of Hervey Allen’s great uncle, William Hervey Allen, a steamboat captain who survived a horrific accident on board the New Hampshire during which Allen’s younger brother, George T. Allen, was killed. The series also features a separate subseries for the personal papers of Hervey Allen’s grandfather, Colonel Edward Jay Allen.

Hervey Allen’s own photographs, scrapbooks, journals, and ephemera are included in this series. Since the majority of all photographs feature family members, all photographs are featured in this series.

See Also: Oversized materials are located in Box 193. Family obituaries and other newspaper articles (collected or written by family members) can be found in Box 194.

Subseries 1. Edward Jay Allen, 1848-1918

Scope and Content Notes:

Edward Jay Allen, Hervey Allen's paternal grandfather, was a Civil War colonel whose travels on the Oregon Trail made him a well-known and highly honored early pioneer of the Pacific Northwest territory. In 1852 at the age 22, he traveled west to Puget Sound via the Oregon Trail, documenting his experiences via correspondence and later recounting them in his manuscript, "Letters from the Oregon Trail." He settled in Olympia and remained in the Pacific Northwest for three years, surveying the land and acquainting himself with the native culture and language, the Chinook Jargon. In 1859, he became one of the signers of the Monticello Memorial, a resolution to Congress in favor of splitting the Oregon and Washington Territories.

He returned east in 1855, and continued a successful career as an civil engineer, building roads, bridges, and railroads. He married Elizabeth Wilson Robinson on July 16th, 1857 in Pittsburgh. They had five children: William Hervey (Hervey Allen's father), Edna A. Rickmers, May L., Edward H., and Harold Allen.

At the onset of the Civil War, Allen was working as a railroad contractor for the Virginia Central Railroad. During Virginia's secession from the Union, Allen narrowly escaped Confederate capture as he attempted to smuggle back to Pittsburgh. He volunteered on the Union side for some time in Washington DC and Virginia, repairing roads and bridges destroyed by the Confederates before returning to Pittsburgh and recruiting the 155th Regiment Pennsylvania Infantry in 1862. For three years, he headed the Infantry at the rank of Colonel. The Infantry fought at various battles including the Battle of Antietam and Fredericksburg.

After the war, Colonel Allen dedicated himself to local work in Pittsburgh. He worked for the Pacific and Atlantic Telegraph Co. as a secretary and also became active in real estate. Allen became a larger than life figure, often writing about his life stories in local papers. He became an early supporter and patron of John W. Alexander, adopting the orphaned Alexander while he worked at the Pacific and Atlantic Telegraph Co. as a young man. Allen brought Alexander to the Allen home at "Edgehill" and painted various members of the Allen family, including Colonel Allen (see [Edward Jay Allen, Three-Quarter-Length Portrait, Standing, Face Right]). Colonel Allen died at the age of 85, on December 28, 1915; Mrs. Allen, his widow, died just five days after him.

Featured in this subseries are Allen's typescript manuscript (re-told, original lost) of "The Oregon Trail," personal correspondence, Civil War memorabilia, journals, obituaries, notebooks, photographs, will and last testament, and other creative works, including his poem, "The Veteran."

See Also: Oversized Material, Family, Box 193; Newspapers, Box 194. Oversized Material, Artwork Collection, Artwork on Display, [Edward Jay Allen, Three-Quarter-Length Portrait, Standing, Face Right].

Section: Oregon Trail


Box 156
Folder 3 Description on the Construction of a Military Road from Fort Walla Walla to Fort Steilacoom, by George H. Himes [1844-1859]

In early 1852, the introduction of a bill to construct a military road from Fort Walla Walla to Fort Steilacoom reached Congress by way of Joseph Lane, delegate to Congress from the Oregon Territory. The bill was met with opposition from Congress due to the lack of a topographical survey and approximate estimate cost. By December of that year, House Bill No. 187 passed, allotting $20,000 to the construction of this road. George H. Himes (1844-1940), historian at the Oregon Historical Society, wrote this document as he traced the construction of this road through newspaper articles of the The Columbian. He writes that on May 28, 1853 Edward Jay Allen joined a committee to “view out a route and report therson as follows”; Allen headed east to begin construction on the side of Steilacoom (page 2). The road was hoped to be constructed by the end of 1853 "to accommodate incoming immigrants” (page 2). This document also details some of the first settlements made from crossing the Columbia river to Puget Sound pre-1853.


Box 159
Folder 1 Original Journal from the Oregon Trail, 1852 (

This is Edward Jay Allen's journal as he traversed the Oregon Trail. The journal is not written in chronological order. A flag has been set at the beginning of the journal, in the middle of the journal, on the June 2nd entry. The journal continues through and back the beginning of the book, and finally back to the adjacent page of the June 2nd entry, dated at October 4th. Writing includes calculations, lists of itemized expenses, and individuals' names on wagon trains.


Box 156
Folder 1 Letters From the Oregon Trail: Carbon Copy, Part I (2 copies), [1852-1855]; 1908; 1913

Edward Jay Allen kept in extensive correspondence with his loved ones in Pittsburgh while on the Oregon Trail. After his return from the Northwest Territories, his letters were amalgamated into a narrative entitled, "Letters from the Oregon Trail." In this narrative, Allen details his quotidian adventures on the trail, starting at Council Bluffs (then Kanesville, Iowa): "[w]e knew but little of the country we should traverse, it was terra incognita. All the region that lay to the westward was marked on the map as the "Great American Desert" (page 3). Throughout his accounts, Allen encounters other pioneers venturing West, Native Americans, and details the strenuous labor and setbacks that he endured during his trip.

The narrative is re-told and typewritten in 1913, with a preface from the author. External sources argue that the typewritten manuscript was actually written around 1908 (Larsen and Johnson).

Folder 1 contains pages 1-112 and folder 2 contains pages 200-358.

Please note: pages 113-199 are missing.

Folder 2 Letters From the Oregon Trail: Carbon Copy, Part 2, [1852-1855]; 1908; 1913
Folder 4 Chinook Jargon:Carbon Copy and Photocopy, [1852-1855]

Section: Civil War


Box 156
Folder 5 Civil War Prose on Slavery,

Box 157
Folder 1 Certificate Of Permission For Entry into Virginia, 1862

Box 157
Folder 2 Membership Card For The Military Order Loyal Legion United States,

Box 157
Folder 3 Program For The Dedication Of Monument In Memorial Of The 155th Regiment Of Pennsylvania, 1886

Box 157
Folder 4 Letter Of Recommendation For Rank Of Colonel, 1863

Box 157
Folder 5 Badges Of Reunions Held For The 155th Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers,

Box 157
Folder 18 The Veteran, 1853-1904

Box 157
Folder 12 The Walls of Sand: A True Fairy Story, 1885

Box 157
Folder 13 Matter of Petition For Awarding Medal of Honor to Allen From 155th Regiment of Pennsylvania, 1862

Box 157
Folder 14 Memorial Day Address Given At Homewood Cemetary, 1901

Box 157
Folder 15 Fall In! Comrades, Written For The 155th Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1894

Box 160
Folder 2 Uniform Regalia, 1867

Box 158a
Folder 4 Photographs of the 155th Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers of the Civil War, 1908

Section: Personal


Box 159
Folder 3 Scrapbook of Newspaper Clippings of Poems and Handwritten Poems, 1848-1849

Box 158a
Folder 5 Journal Accounting Daily Life in Pittsburgh, 1849-1850

Box 159
Folder 4 Small Notebook of Poetry, 1850-1914

Box 158
Folder 6 Journal Accounting Daily Life in Pittsburgh, 1851

Box 158
Folder 8 Journal Accounting Daily Life in Pittsburgh, a Christmas present from William, 1852

Box 159
Folder 5 Scrapbook Album Including Photos and Miscellaneous Allen Family Items, 1855

Box 158a
Folder 1 Framed Portrait Upon Return From Washington Territory, 1855

Box 158a
Folder 2 Photographs and Portraits, Circa 1880s

Box 158a
Folder 3 Photographs of Allen and Wife, Circa 1880s

Box 159
Folder 2 Mountain Department Map of Virginia, 1859

Box 157
Folder 17 Pamphlets, 1863-1900

Box 157
Folder 6-11 Correspondence, 1877-1914

Box 158
Folder 7 Framed Letter From Theodore Roosevelt, 1898

Framed letter addressed to Edward Jay Allen from then Assistant Secretary of the Navy Theodore Roosevelt, dated April 24, 1898.


Box 158
Folder 9 Scrapbook of Newspaper Clippings of Poetry by Edward, William and Other Authors and Articles Written by Edward About Numerous Travels, Published in the Pittsburgh Dispatch, 1853-1889

Box 156
Folder 6 Will and Last Testament, 1914; 1919

Box 157
Folder 19 Obituaries and Tributes, 1915-1918

Box 159
Folder 6 Portrait of John L. Burns

Box 160
Folder 3 Newspaper Clippings Saved by Edward Jay Allen About the Civil War, Northwest History, and Family

Box 157
Folder 16 Personal Ephemera

Box 159
Folder 7 Portrait of Ulysses S. Grant

Box 160
Folder 1 Woodcut Portrait Engraving

Subseries 2. Immediate Family Correspondence, 1926-1954

Scope and Content Notes:

Correspondence between Hervey Allen and his wife and children.


Box 161
Folder 1-12 Ann Andrews Allen, 1926-1930

Box 162
Folder 1-12 Ann Andrews Allen, 1931-1939

Box 163
Folder 1-13 Ann Andrews Allen, 1940-1949
Folder 14-16 Marcia Allen (daughter), 1931-1954

Box 164
Folder 1-3 Mary Ann Allen (daughter), 1935-1953
Folder 4-12 Richard Francis Allen (son), 1942-1949

Subseries 3. Extended Family Correspondence, 1838-1950

Scope and Content Notes:

Correspondence between Hervey Allen and his extended family. Some correspondence includes familial matters with non-relatives.


Box 165
Folder 1 Andrews, Charles (father-in-law), 1927-1942
Folder 2-4 Andrews, Mrs. Charles (mother-in-law), 1927-1949
Folder 5 Andrews, Charles (brother-in-law), 1928-1949
Folder 6 Andrews, Paul Shipman, 1934-1949
Folder 7 Gill, Mrs. Ida B. (cousin), 1923-1949
Folder 8 Harrowing, Mamie (cousin), 1933-1939
Folder 9 Moore, Marie (cousin), 1921-1949
Folder 10 Myers, Mrs. Helen M. (maternal grandmother)
Folder 11 Myers, Joseph S. (cousin), 1934-1949
Folder 12 Smith, Percy (family maid), 1944

Box 166
Folder 1 Elizabeth Robinson Allen (Mrs. Edward Jay Allen, grandmother), 1838-1914
Folder 2-8 William H. Allen (father), 1870-1926
Folder 9-10 Helen Myers Allen (mother), 1886-1918
Folder 11 Ethel Allen (2nd wife of father), 1925-1926
Folder 12-15 Edna Allen Rickmers (aunt), 1918-1929

Box 167
Folder 1-5 Edna Allen Rickmers (aunt), 1931-1949
Folder 6 Edward Halkett Allen, Jr. (uncle), 1924-1926
Folder 7-15 Harold Allen (uncle), 1898-1929

Box 168
Folder 1-8 Harold Allen (uncle), 1926-1939
Folder 9-12 May L. Allen (aunt), 1916-1923

Box 169
Folder 1-11 May L. Allen (aunt), 1924-1938

Box 170
Folder 1-3 May L. Allen (aunt), 1939-1945
Folder 4-8 Edward Allen (brother), 1920-1941
Folder 9-15 Elizabeth Allen (sister), 1918-1949

Box 171
Folder 1-4 Helen Allen (sister), 1921-1949
Folder 5-10 Winthrop Allen (brother), 1918-1937

Box 172
Folder 1-9 Winthrop Allen (brother), 1938-1950
Folder 10 Edward H. Allen (cousin), 1926-1949
Folder 11 Edward J. Allen III (nephew), 1944
Folder 12 Sylvia Allen (niece), 1944-1947
Folder 13-14 General Family Correspondence, 1901-1949
Folder 15 Family Matters, 1925-1934

Subseries 4. Genealogy, Financial, and Official Documents, 1831-1930

Scope and Content Notes:

Included in this subseries are genealogical and official documents of Hervey Allen's families. In this subseries is the oldest document in the papers, a marriage certificate between John Gill and Anna Caldwell dated at February 24, 1831. Also included are the Golden Wedding invitations and mementos of both Hervey Allen's great-grandparents, Edward Allen Sr. and Amelia Bindley Allen in 1866, and his grandparents, Colonel Edward Jay Allen and Elizabeth Robinson Allen in 1907. Other documents include estate and financial documents.


Box 173
Folder 1 Certificate of Marriage of John Gill and Anna Caldwell, 1831
Folder 2 Estate of Helen M. Allen Documents, 1890-1922
Folder 3 Estate of Helen M. Allen Trustee Documents, 1926-1930
Folder 4 Genealogy

Contains "Notes for Family History" which traces Allen history from England to Pittsburgh. Also contains detailed biography of Edward Jay Allen, a handwritten family tree, and history of "Edgehill."

Folder 5-6 General Financial Documents, 1897-1925
Folder 7 Golden Wedding: Edward Allen and Millicent (Amelia Bindley) Allen (great-grandparents), 1866
Folder 8 Golden Wedding: Edward Jay Allen and Elizabeth Robinson Allen and General Messages (grandparents), 1907; 1899-1915
Folder 9 Insurance, 1896-1918
Folder 10 Tax Forms, 1891-1918
Folder 11 Wills, Testaments, and Memoirs

Subseries 5. Creative Works, 1855-1965

Scope and Content Notes:

Various members of the Allen family were also writers, including his grandfather who wrote the Civil War inspired poem, "The Veteran." His father, William Hervey Allen Sr., wrote amateur poetry as well. Colonel Edward Jay Allen's works can all be found in his own subseries, Boxes 156-160. In this subseries are numerous creative endeavors written by other members of the Allen family including his wife Ann Andrews Allen, and his great-uncle, William Hervey Allen.

Section: Ann Allen

Folder 12 Certain Letters of Hervey Allen with Notes by Ann Andrews Allen ’28, in Vassar Alumnae Magazine, December 1965
Folder 13 Sarah Simon: Character Atlantean, in The Bermudian, March 1956

Section: William Hervey Allen (father)

Folder 14 Australia
Folder 15 [ To Miss Anna Garrison Bennett], 1887

Section: William Hervey Allen (uncle)

Folder 16 The Last Trip, in The Knickerbocker, December 1855

Subseries 6. Photographs, 1857-1949

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains the bulk of all photographs in the papers. When possible, folders are listed by identified individuals and date. If there is no discernable name and/or date associated, photographs were grouped as unidentified individuals, groups, or places. Other materials found here are photographic negatives, photographic reproductions, and associated materials found with photographs. Please note: folders are fastened with plastic clips, please use precaution upon perusal. Place folders flat on a stable surface upon removal of clips.

See Also: Oversized photographs of Hervey Allen and the Allen family exist in Boxes 189-194.

Section: Individuals


Box 174
Folder 1 Amelia Bindley (Mrs. Edward Allen, great grandmother)
Folder 2 Ann Allen (wife)
Folder 3 Annette Allen (niece), 1921
Folder 4 Bishop Carleton Hunt (brother-in-law)
Folder 5 Doris Appel (secretary)
Folder 6 Edna Allen Rickmers (aunt)
Folder 7 Edward Allen (paternal great grandfather)
Folder 8 Edward Jay Allen (paternal grandfather)
Folder 9 Edward Allen (uncle)
Folder 10 Edward Jay Allen III (brother), 1911-1913
Folder 11 Elizabeth Allen (sister)
Folder 12 Elizabeth R. Allen (paternal grandmother)
Folder 13 Friends: DuBose Heyward
File-cabinet 14 Friends: General
Folder 15 Friends: Robert Frost, 1947
Folder 16 Gill Family, 1865
Folder 17 Helen Allen (sister-in-law)

Box 175
Folder 1-3 Helen Eby Myers Allen (mother), 1865-1918
Folder 4 Helen Mar Allen (sister)
Folder 5 Helen Mar Myers Gill (maternal grandmother), 1857-1900
Folder 6 Hervey Allen (baby portraits), 1889-1895
Folder 7-8 Hervey Allen (childhood photos), 1896-1905
Folder 9 Hervey Allen, 1909-1918

Photographs of Hervey Allen at the Naval Academy.


Box 176
Folder 1 Hervey Allen, 1920-1930
Folder 2 Hervey Allen, 1931-1939
Folder 3 Hervey Allen, 1940-1949
Folder 4 Hervey Allen Portraits: Headshots, ca. 1930s
Folder 5 Hervey Allen Portraits: Artwork (in likeness of), 1925-1942
Folder 6 Hervey Allen Publicity
Folder 7 Hervey and Ann Allen
Folder 8 Jacob Myers, Mr. and Mrs. (maternal great grandparents)
Folder 9 John Gill (maternal great grandfather)
Folder 10 John Gill, Mrs. (maternal great grandmother)
Folder 11 Mable Allen (Mrs. Harold Allen)
Folder 12 Mary Ann Allen (daughter)
Folder 13 May L. Allen (aunt), 1901-1905
Folder 14 Rebecca Turner (great aunt)
Folder 15 Richard Francis Allen (son)
Folder 16 Sylvia Allen (niece)

Box 177
Folder 1-2 Unidentified Individuals
Folder 3 Uriah Myers (maternal grandfather)
Folder 4 William H. Allen (father), 1860-1911
Folder 5 William H. Allen (great uncle)
Folder 6 Winthrop Allen (brother)

Section: Groups

Folder 7 Allen Children
Folder 8 Allen Family, 1897-1905
Folder 9 Allen Family, 1949
Folder 10 Friends
Folder 11 Unidentified

Section: Places and Other Material,


Box 178
Folder 1 Charleston, South Carolina, 1924-1938
Folder 2 Edgehill Home, 1899-1900

These are photographs of the home Colonel Edward Jay Allen kept on Braddock Road, Pittsburgh. According to inscriptions on the back of these photographs, the home was built at about 1879. The Allens lived here until 1900 when it was purchased by a M. Lovejoy who demolished the home soon after.

Folder 3 Estates and Residences
Folder 4 Johnny Appleseed's Grave
Folder 5 Landscapes and General Travel
Folder 6 Mexican Border, Ysleta, 1916-1917
Folder 7 Negatives
Folder 8 Other Material Found with Photographs
Folder 9 Reproductions and Photographs of Figurines

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

Subseries 8. Ephemera, 1865-1949

Scope and Content Notes:

Mementos, personal items, postcards, and newspaper clippings gathered by the Allen family including a sermon pamphlet from the Presbyterian Church given just days after the assassination of President Lincoln.


Box 185
Folder 1 A Gift for My Mother, Helen's Handiwork in Harrisburg, 1873
Folder 2 A Letter in the Collection of Benjamin Franklin (reproduction)
Folder 3 Calvary Church of Pittsburgh, 1924
Folder 4 General Family Papers
Folder 5-6 Hervey Allen Personal Items
Folder 7 Jefferson Davies for President
Folder 8 Newspaper Clippings, Assassination of President Lincoln and President McKinley, 1865-1901
Folder 9 The Philadelphia Directory (reproduction), [1791]
Folder 10-16 Postcards
Folder 17 Presbyterian Church of Harrisburg Program, 1865

Sermon about Lincoln's assassination.

Folder 18 Shadyside Literary Society Entertainment, 1876
Folder 19 Souvenir from the Musee Historique Candadien - a Wax Museum
Folder 20 Weekly Memo, 1949

Series X. Oversized Material, 1856-1953

Scope and Content Notes:

This series is dedicated to housing oversized or three-dimensional materials including artwork, galleys, newspapers, and familial ephemera. Some materials in this series are on permanent display, please see Special Collections staff for more information.

Subseries 1. Artwork Collection, ca. 1880-1933

Scope and Content Notes:

Featured here are various art works including pieces by John White Alexander, who lived with the Allen family as a young man. While working as a telegraph boy, the orphaned Alexander was taken under Edward Jay Allen's tutelage. Allen provided financial support and encouragement to the young Alexander, allowing him an artist studio in his home at "Edgehill." A photograph of Alexander as a young man and the rest of the Allen family posing outside of "Edgehill" exists in the Family Oversized, Box 193.

Other art works include prints, reproductions, and oversized Anthony Adverse posters. Some of these materials are on permanent display, please see Special Collections staff for access to these materials.

Section: Artwork on Display

Frame 1 [ Anthony Adverse Film Poster]
Frame 2 [Portrait of Edward Allen (great-grandfather)]
Frame 3 [Portrait of Mrs. Edward Allen, Millicent (Amelia Bindley) Allen (great-grandmother)]

Section: John Alexander,

Frame 4 [Edward Jay Allen, Three-Quarter-Length Portrait, Standing, Face Right], 1899

Box 186
Folder 1 [Lobster Painted on Wood, Xmas], 1880
Folder 2 [Proof of Drawing of Robert L. Stevenson at Bournemouth, Presented to Hervey Allen by Mrs. John Alexander], 1886
Folder 3 Clippings and Correspondence To John Alexander, 1915-1933

Section: John Bennett

Folder 4 House of The Doctor of the Dead, Charleston, S.C.

Section: Prints and Other Art, 1921

Folder 5 [Christ Icon]
Folder 6 Downtown, The El / Lower Manhattan by John Marin, 1921
Separated Material:
Item is on shelf next to Box 186.

Folder 7 [Reproduction of Portrait of Woman Standing] by John Alexander
Separated Material:
Item is on shelf next to Box 186.

Folder 8 [Reproduction of Woman with a Ring] by John Alexander
Separated Material:
Item is on shelf next to Box 186.

Map-case 1 Diorama - Possibly of Anthony Adverse
Separated Material:
On top of Map-Case 1.

Subseries 2. Galleys, 1921-1950

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries includes galley proofs of Allen's works. Each proof is described on an item-level by title.

Box 187 Box 1
Action at Aquila: Complete Proofs (enclosed), 1938
Action at Aquila: Proofs (2 copies), 1938
Action at Aquila: Frontmatter and Backmatter (2 copies)
Anthony Adverse: Odd-sized proofs, including Book 5 title page and pages 411, 430, 1173, 397, and 469
Anthony Adverse: Vol. 1-3 (2 versions of Book 9), 1932
Bedford Village: Proofs (3 copies), 1944
Carolina Chansons: Complete Proofs, 1922
Carolina Chansons: Loose Pages (folder), 1950
City in the Dawn: Complete Proofs, 1950
City in the Dawn: Sample Printed Sheets (folder), 1950
Box 188 Box 2
The Disinherited: Vol. 1, Albine's Saga (3 copies), 1943

Subseries 3. Hervey Allen General Material, 1906-1948

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries features oversized materials such as awards and diplomas, blueprints, photographs, literary works and promotional materials regarding Hervey Allen. Hervey Allen's military coat and a honorary flag are featured in the Military Ephemera box.

Box 189 Awards and Diplomas, 1906-1948
Box 190 Military Ephemera
Box 191 Works - Manuscripts and Publications, 1919-1949
Box 192 Works - Promotional Posters; Blueprints to his Homes, 1933-1948

Subseries 4. Family, 1856-1948

Scope and Content Notes:

In this subseries are oversized materials belonging to the Allen family including personal items, ledgers, photographs, obtituaries, and manuscripts. Some highlights include a handwritten poem by Colonel Edward Jay Allen and an oversized photograph of the Allen family pictured with a young John White Alexander at "Edgehill" dated in 1876 (note: photograph is in two pieces).

Item 1 Portrait of Allen Family with John W. Alexander at Edgehill, 1876

Series 5. Newspapers, 1876-1953

Scope and Content Notes:

Oversized newspapers relating to Hervey Allen or his family members.