Guide to the Hervey Allen Papers, 1831-1965 SC.1952.01

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Table of Contents

Summary Information
Biography
Scope and Content Notes
Arrangement
Administrative Information
Controlled Access Headings
Previous Citation
Collection Inventory
Series I. Early Life, Education, Military and Academic Careers,1890-1949
1. Early Life and Education,1890-1949
2. Military,1916-1935
3. Academic and Teaching Career,1919-1946
Series II. Manuscripts,1900-1949
1. Poetry,1900-1949
2. Prose,1917-1949
3. Incomplete/Unidentified Material
4. Unpublished Material,1918-1949
Series III. Published Material,1919-1945
1. Poetry,1919-1935
2. Prose,1926-1945
Series IV. Prose and Press About,1920-1959
1. Autobiographical and Biographical Prose,1933-1959
2. General Publicity and Press,1920-1950
3. Publicity, Press, and Reviews about Work,1921-1950
4. Obituaries and Memorials,1949-1953
Series V. General Correspondence,1903-1972
1. Individuals and Institutions,1903-1972
2. Fan Mail and Requests,1916-1954
3. Condolences,1947-1951
Series VI. Literary Correspondence,1916-1956
1. Edgar Allan Poe Material,1916-1956
2. Poetry Society of South Carolina,1921-1940
3. Bread Loaf School of English, Middlebury College,1924-1948
4. Farrar & Rinehart/Rinehart & Company,1924-1953
5. Of Particular Allen Works,1924-1956
6. Rivers of America series,1943-1949
Series VII. Projects,1932-1949
1. Miami University (University of Miami),1932-1949
2. St. John's College,1938-1949
3. Tangential Engine,1942-1950
4. US War Manpower Commission,1943-1945
5. Other Academic Institutions,1947-1949
Series VIII. Estates and Financial Matters,1919-1952
1. Financial Matters,1919-1950
2. Homes,1926-1950
Series IX. Family Papers,1831-1965
1. Edward Jay Allen,1848-1918
2. Immediate Family Correspondence,1926-1954
3. Extended Family Correspondence,1838-1950
4. Genealogy, Financial, and Official Documents,1831-1930
5. Creative Works,1855-1965
6. Photographs,1857-1949
7. Journals and Scrapbooks,1837-1934
8. Ephemera,1865-1949
Series X. Oversized Material,1856-1953
1. Artwork Collection,ca. 1880-1933
2. Galleys,1921-1950
3. Hervey Allen General Material,1906-1948
4. Family,1856-1948
5. Newspapers,1874-1953

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
Hervey Allen Papers
Creator
Allen, Hervey, 1889-1949
Collection Number
SC.1952.01
Date [inclusive]
1831-1965
Extent
90.0 linear feet (185 manuscript boxes, 9 oversized boxes; 194 boxes total)
Language
The material in this collection is in English and French.
Abstract
Hervey Allen was an American poet, essayist, and novelist. A University of Pittsburgh Alumnus (1915), Allen grew up in Pittsburgh. His paternal grandfather, Edward Jay Allen, was a Civil War Colonel and influential Pittsburgh figure who traveled west over the Oregon Trail to survey and establish United States land claim in 1852 in what is now Washington and Oregon. The papers primarily document the writing, publishing, and producing of Allen's literary works. They include manuscripts and notes, contracts with publishers and producers, proofs, correspondence with editors and readers, illustrations, and published works. Also present are family papers which include personal materials such as correspondence, diaries, genealogical research, journals, newspaper clippings, photographs, and scrapbooks from multi-generations of the Allen family. Digital reproductions of portions of the collection are available online.

Preferred Citation

Hervey Allen Papers, 1831-1965, SC.1952.01, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

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Biography

Hervey Allen was born William Hervey Allen Jr. in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on December 8, 1889. Son of William Hervey Allen Sr. and Helen Eby Meyers Allen, Hervey Allen was one of five children. Allen spent much of his childhood at his grandfather’s home, "Edgehill," reading from his extensive personal library. Allen was educated in Shady Side Academy and at Pittsburgh Public Schools, graduating from high school in 1906.

In 1908 he went to Annapolis, Maryland, to attend Werntz, "a cramming school" to prepare for entrance to the United States Naval Academy. He was admitted in 1909 as a midshipman, but was discharged due to a stomach disorder in 1910. He returned to Pittsburgh and worked for the Bell Telephone Company. He then enrolled at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Economics in 1911, where he became a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. Allen graduated with Honors in 1915 with a Bachelor of Science in Economics.

He joined the National Guard with the 18th Pennsylvania Infantry, earning the rank of 2nd Lieutenant in 1916. His regiment was ordered to the Mexican border near El Paso, Texas, by President Wilson during the Mexican Expedition, where he wrote and published his first collection of poetry, Ballads of the Border.

Immediately upon his return, Allen was called to report to service for World War I on April 13, 1917. Allen was promoted to 1st Lieutenant of the 111th Infantry A.E.F. and spent the summer of 1917 guarding railroads in Western Pennsylvania. During the autumn of 1917, he went to Camp Hancock in Augusta, Georgia, for training with the 28th Pennsylvania Division. He deployed for France on April 30, 1918 aboard the Finland via New York. While at the front, Allen endured heavy fighting between the Marne and the Vasle. After the death of his captain at Fismette, he became Commander of Company B. He was seriously wounded there and was hospitalized on August 11, 1918. Upon his release, he served as an English instructor at the French Military Mission at Favernay. He was in Paris when the Armistice was signed. While at war, Hervey Allen wrote extensively and kept a diary of his experiences. From these writings Allen produced his most successful poem,  The Blindman. His writings while at war inspired later works of his such as  Toward the Flame and "It Was Like This: Two Stories of the Great War."

By the spring of 1919, Allen had been honorably discharged at Cap Dix, New Jersey. He settled in Charleston, South Carolina, to teach English, History, and Military Drill at the Porter Military Academy. With the exception of attending a summer English course at Harvard University in 1921, Allen remained in South Carolina, teaching at Charleston High School until 1924. While in South Carolina, he was influential in the revival of southern poetry, founding the Poetry Society of South Carolina with DuBose Heyward and others. By 1921, Allen had published two major poetry collections, Wampum and Old Gold and  Carolina Chansons, Legends of the Low Country, a joint publication with Heyward.

Between 1924-1925, Allen was an English Instructor at Columbia University. By the latter half of 1925, Allen left Columbia to lecture American Literature at Vassar College. At Vassar, he met Annette Hyde Andrews, a student 18 years his junior whom he married in June 1927. During this time, Allen conducted extensive research on Edgar Allan Poe and published two separate works in 1926: Israfel: The Life and Times of Edgar Allan Poe and  Poe’s Brother: The Poems of William Henry Leonard Poe, a collaboration with Thomas Ollive Mabbott. Allen also published a collection of poems entitled,  Earth Moods and Other Poems, and  Toward the Flame, a novel based on his diary at war.

From 1927 to 1932 Hervey and Ann Allen lived in Bermuda at "Felicity Hall," a plantation in Somerset, Parish of Sandys. While in Bermuda, Allen published several poems and collections including  Sarah Simon and  New Legends both published in 1929. In May of that same year, he began to write  Anthony Adverse, the massively successful historical novel set during the Napoleonic era telling a man's journey across several continents in search of meaning to his life. Allen left Bermuda to complete and publish the novel in the United States in 1933.  Anthony Adverse became Allen’s most successful book, topping the Bestseller list in 1933 and 1934. The novel sold over 3 million copies, was translated in 13 different languages, and became a motion picture produced by Warner Bros. and directed by Mervyn LeRoy. The film starred Fredric March, Olivia de Haviland and Claude Rains, and earned several Academy Award nominations including Best Picture.

After the publication of Anthony Adverse, Allen devoted himself entirely to prose. The Allens settled at  "Bonfield," a plantation on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and remained there until the start of World War II. By 1938, Allen had written  Action at Aquila, a historical novel about the Civil War and "It Was Like This: Two Stories of the Great War," in 1940.

In 1943, following the death of Stephen Vincent Benét, Allen was appointed as co-editor to Farrar & Rinehart’s Rivers of America series. Together with Carl Carmer, Allen reviewed manuscript submissions dedicated to the history of individual American rivers. Also in 1943, Allen was appointed by President Roosevelt to join the War Manpower Commission as a Regional Information Representative in Atlanta, Georgia. Despite these commitments, Allen continued to write and set out to begin his most ambitious literary project: a five part volume on American history starting with  Forest and the Fort, published in 1943,  Bedford Village in 1944, and  Toward the Morning in 1948. These three titles, though published individually, consisted of the first volume,  The City and the Dawn, of the series,  The Disinherited. Allen was working on  Richfield Springs, the fourth and final installment of  The City and the Dawn, when he suffered a fatal heart attack in  "The Glades," his Coconut Grove, Florida home on December 28th, 1949. He was survived by his wife Ann and their three children, Marcia, Mary Ann, and Richard. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

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Scope and Content Notes

The papers consist of handwritten, holograph and typewritten drafts and manuscripts, research notes, singular serial publications, and associated material related to press coverage of Allen's novels and film adaptations. Extensive personal and professional correspondence exists with Allen's main publishing company, Farrar & Rinehart/Rinehart & Company, and other international publishers; financial and business correspondence related to his personal and professional finances; and personal correspondence with notable writers such as Stephen Vincent Benét, William Rose Benét, John Bennett, Carl Carmer, Padraic Colum, John Drinkwater, Robert Frost, DuBose Heyward, Amy Lowell, Kenneth Roberts, E.A. Robinson and Philip Wylie.

Also present are the Allen's family papers which include correspondence, diaries, genealogical research, journals, newspaper clippings, photographs, and scrapbooks. Of special interest are the papers of this grandfather, Edward J. Allen, a Civil War Colonel and early pioneer of the Pacific Northwest territory and Allen’s two great uncles, William H. and George T. Allen, both of whom document their involvement in Ohio and Mississippi riverboat activities.

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Arrangement

The collection is arranged into the following ten series:

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

Series II. Manuscripts, 1900-1949

Series III. Published Material, 1919-1945

Series IV. Prose and Press About, 1920-1959

Series V. General Correspondence, 1903-1972

Series VI: Literary Correspondence, 1916-1956

Series VII: Projects, 1932-1949

Series VIII: Estates and Financial Matters, 1919-1952

Series IX: Family Papers, 1831-1965

Series X: Oversized Material, 1856-1953

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections, February 2013

University of Pittsburgh Library System
Archives & Special Collections
Website: library.pitt.edu/archives-special-collections
412-648-3232 (ASC) | 412-648-8190 (Hillman)
Contact Us: www.library.pitt.edu/ask-archivist

Revision Description

 Revisions made to folder titles by Jennifer Needham  2013

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

Copyright

All rights reserved. University of Pittsburgh.

Acquisition Information

Portions of the papers were purchased from the estate of Hervey Allen (Mrs. Hervey Allen) in February 1952. Subsequent materials were donated through Holt, Rinehart and Winston publishing (formerly Farrar & Rinehart and Rinehart & Company) in 1964-1965 and Lawrence Kunetka of J & S Graphics in 1969.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Elvia Arroyo-Ramirez, Kelly McMasters and Liesl Ostergaard in 2012.

Existence and Location of Copies

Digital reproductions of the collection are available electronically within the finding aid.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Bread Loaf School of English (Middlebury College).
  • Bread Loaf Writers' Conference of Middlebury College.
  • Farrar & Rinehart.
  • Rinehart & Company, Inc.
  • St. John's College (Annapolis, Md.).
  • United States. War Manpower Commission.
  • University of Pittsburgh. -- Alumni and alumnae

Family Name(s)

  • Allen family

Genre(s)

  • Correspondence
  • Family papers
  • Financial records
  • Manuscripts for publication
  • Personal papers

Geographic Name(s)

  • Oregon National Historic Trail -- History
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
  • United States -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 -- Fiction

Personal Name(s)

  • Alexander, John White, 1856-1915
  • Allen, Edward Jay, 1830-1915
  • Allen, Edward Jay, 1830-1915 -- Diaries
  • Allen, Hervey, 1889-1949 -- Alumni and alumnae
  • Benét, Stephen Vincent, 1898-1943
  • Benét, William Rose, 1886-1950
  • Butcher, Fanny, 1888-1987
  • Farrar, John Chipman, 1896-1974
  • Frost, Robert, 1874-1963
  • Lowell, Amy, 1874-1925
  • Wyeth, Andrew, 1917-2009

Subject(s)

  • Authors, American -- 20th century
  • Authors, American -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Poets, American -- 20th century
  • Poets, American -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • West (U.S.) -- History -- 19th century
  • World War, 1914-1918

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Previous Citation

Hervey Allen Papers, 1831-1965, SC.1952.01, Special Collections Department, University of Pittsburgh

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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.

  BoxFolder
Birth Announcement, Baby Photographs, and Juvenilia, 1890-1896 11
  Folder
The Cadet, A Monthly Publication of The Highland Presbyterian Boys Brigade, 1908-1915 2-3
  Folder
U.S. Naval Academy "Ideal Scrapbook,"  1909-1910 4
  Folder
U.S. Naval Academy "Ideal Scrapbook" (Loose Leaf Material), 1909-1914 5
  BoxFolder
Pittsburgh University (University of Pittsburgh), 1913-1915 21
  Folder
Pittsburgh University (University of Pittsburgh), 1919-1949 2-4
  Folder
Sigma Chi Fraternity, 1912-1949 5-7
  Folder
Harvard University English Course Material, 1922 8

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.

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
Letters Sent to Family at the Mexican Border, 1916-1917 9

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
Photographs from the Mexican Border, 1916-1917 10

Box 178, Folder 6 for more photographs.

  Folder
Letters Sent to Family (pre-WWI Deployment), 1918 11
  BoxFolder
Letters Sent to Family (post-WWI Deployment), 1918 31-2
  Folder
Military Papers, 1918-1920 3-4
  Folder
Khaki WWI Notebook of Poetry, Letters, and Will, 1918 5-6
  Folder
Veteran Benefits Documents, 1922-1935 7

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
Porter Military Academy: Correspondence [Undated] 8
  Folder
Porter Military Academy: Correspondence, 1919-1935 9
  Folder
Porter Military Academy: Classroom Materials, 1920-1921 10
  Folder
Porter Military Academy: Course Outlines, 1920-1921 11
  Folder
Porter Military Academy: Assignments, 1921 12-13
  BoxFolder
Porter Military Academy: Assignments, 1921 41-2
  Folder
Porter Military Academy: Papers, 1919-1921 3
  Folder
Charleston High School: Correspondence, 1921-1925 4
  Folder
Charleston High School: "First Term Notebook,"  1921-1922 5
  Folder
Charleston High School: Examinations, 1923-1926 6
  Folder
Charleston High School: Course Materials, 1926 7
  Folder
Charleston Notebook, 1921 8
  Folder
Columbia University: Correspondence, 1923-1938 9
  Folder
Vassar College: Correspondence, 1925-1946 10-11

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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 

  BoxFolder
Single Titles: A 51
 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
Single Titles: B 2
 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
Single Titles: C 3
 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
Single Titles: D 4
 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
Single Titles: E 5
 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
Single Titles: F 6
 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
Single Titles: G 7
 1.  "Gamesters All"  
 2.  "Gemini"  
 3.  "General Court Martial,"  1919 
 4.  "Goat Song"  
 5. [Goat of the [farther] left of old...] 
 6.  "Goin' Home?"  
 7. Going to Bed 
 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
Single Titles: H 8
 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
Single Titles: I 9
 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
Single Titles: J 10
 1.  "Jewish Bonds and Genital [Reviews]"  
 2.  "John Brashear"  
 3.  "June"  
 4.  "Jungle Night: To Ann's Bronze Elephants"  
  Folder
Single Titles: K 11
 1.  "The Kettle-Mending at La Luz"  
 2.  "King Agog's Bed"  
  Folder
Single Titles: L 12
 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 
  BoxFolder
Single Titles: M 61
 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"  
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Single Titles: N 2
 1.  "Nightingales are Scarce West of Exeter"  
 2.  "Nostalgia"  
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Single Titles: O 3
 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"  
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Single Titles: P 4
 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"  
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Single Titles: Q 5
 1.  "The Quality of Beauty"  
 2.  "Question,"  1940 
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Single Titles: R 6
 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"  
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Single Titles: S 7
 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"  
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Single Titles: T 8
 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"  
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Single Titles: U 9
 1. [Up all you sluggish men of peace...], 1910 
 2.  "Upstairs Downstairs"  
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Single Titles: V 10
 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"  
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Single Titles: W 11
 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...] 
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Single Titles: Y 12
 1.  "Yes"  
 2.  "YS"  
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Single Titles: Z 13
 1.  "Zachias,"  1946 

Section: Major Poems and Collections 

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Black Roses: Original Manuscript 71
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Black Roses: Photograph 2
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The Blindman: Original Manuscript and Correspondence 1919 3

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" .

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The Blindman: First and Second Proof 4
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Carolina Chansons: Preface 5
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Carolina Chansons: Original Draft and Revisions, 1921 81
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Carolina Chansons: Typed Copies 2
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Christmas Epithalamium: Original Manuscript 3
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"Children of Earth" (from  Earth Moods4
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Earth Moods: Original Manuscript 4
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"Flowers from Fields Aflame" : Typewritten, 1917-1918 5
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"The Leaping Poll" : Original Manuscript 91
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"Mine Host" : Original Manuscript, 1925 2
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New Legends: Magazine Publications List 3
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New Legends: Holograph Manuscript 4
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New Legends: Poetic Attitude Holograph and Typed Manuscript 5
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"Saga Leif the Lucky" : Preface 6
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"Saga Leif the Lucky" : Original Manuscript 7
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"Saga Leif the Lucky" and Other Poems, The Vikings: Typescript Manuscript, ca. 1925 8
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Sarah Simon: Correspondence 9
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Sarah Simon: Holograph Manuscript 10
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Sarah Simon: Typed Manuscript 11
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"Sidonian Hanno" : Original Manuscript, 1925 12
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Songs for Annette: Preface 13
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Selected Poems: Typed White Manuscript 101

Section: Other Authors' Works 

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Poems Written by Various Authors 2

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.

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Action at Aquila: Time Scheme, Character List, and Various Drafts, 1934-1938 111
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Action at Aquila: Various Drafts of Chapters, Correspondence, Time Scheme, and Outline, 1935-1937 2
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Action at Aquila: First Holograph Draft, 1937 3
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Action at Aquila: Prospectus, Historical Background, and Sources, 1938 121
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Action at Aquila: Incomplete Typewritten Manuscript with Edits 2
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Action at Aquila: Original [Incomplete] Typed Manuscript (Chapters 1-16) 3
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Action at Aquila: Edited Typed Manuscript of Final Version 131
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Action at Aquila: Setting Manuscript for Printer, 1937 141
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Action at Aquila: Typed White Carbon 2
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Anthony Adverse: Various Preface Drafts and Syllabus of a Novel to be Called  Anthony Adverse, 1932 151
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Anthony Adverse: Preface, Author's Introduction to Limited Edition 2
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Anthony Adverse: Preface/Author's Statement, 1945 3
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Anthony Adverse: Preface, 1946 4
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Anthony Adverse: Preface, Author's Introduction to Edition, 1946 5
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Anthony Adverse: Synopses, Research Materials, and Notes 6
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Anthony Adverse: Correspondence, Notes, Drafts of Chapters, and Map of New Orleans in 1815, 1932-1933 7
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Anthony Adverse: Correspondence, Dedication, and Other Various Material, 1935-1937 8
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Anthony Adverse: Partial First Handwritten Draft 9
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Anthony Adverse: Original Typescript, Volume I, 1933 161
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Anthony Adverse: Original Typescript, Volume II, 1933 2
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Anthony Adverse: Original Typescript, Volume III, 1933 171
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Anthony Adverse: Bound Typescript Draft, Volume I 2
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Anthony Adverse: Bound Typescript Draft, Volume II 181
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Anthony Adverse: Bound Typescript Volume III 2
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Bedford Village: Holograph Manuscript (  The Disinherited, Book II) 191
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Bedford Village: Yellow Typed Manuscript (  The Disinherited, Book II) 2
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Bedford Village: Cut Version with Changes 201
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Bedford Village: Announcement and Notes 2
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The City and the Dawn: Holograph Manuscript, 1949 3
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The City and the Dawn: First Typed Draft 4
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The City and the Dawn: Typed Copy of the Final Holograph Pages (1-50) 5
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The Disinherited: Holograph Manuscript of Synopsis and Notes 6
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The Disinherited: Synopsis and Notes, 1942 7
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The Disinherited: Research Notes and Clippings, Copy of 1744 Treaty, Appendix 8
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The Disinherited: Time Scheme and Historical Notes 9
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The Forest and the Fort: Holograph Manuscript Book I, 1942 211
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The Forest and the Fort: Holograph Manuscript II 2
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The Forest and the Fort: Holograph Manuscript III, 1940 3
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The Forest and the Fort: Cut Version with Changes (  The Disinherited, Book I), 1942 221
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The Forest and the Fort: Yellow Typed Manuscript (  The Disinherited, Book I), 1942 2
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The Forest and the Fort: [Incomplete] Typed Manuscript 3
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Israfel: Research, Correspondence and Cover Material, 1917-1926 231-2
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Israfel: Unused Illustrations, 1926 3
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Israfel: Notes on Poe from Various Sources, 1926 4
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Israfel: Printed Pages (1-932) 5
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Israfel: Typed Fragment as it First Began 241
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Israfel: Handwritten Preface to First Issue and Re-Issue, 1926; 1934 2
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Israfel: Carbon Copy of Beginning, 1926 3
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Israfel: Various Sheets and Chapters, Vol. I (Lacks Chapters 10,11,17), 1926 4
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Israfel: Partial Handwritten and Typewritten Manuscript, 1926 5
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Israfel: Typed Manuscript, (Chapters 1-11), 1926 251
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Israfel: [Incomplete] Early Typewritten and Handwritten Draft, 1926 2
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It Was Like This: Two Stories of the Great War: Syllabus, Introduction, and Various Drafts, 1939 261-2
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It Was Like This: Two Stories of the Great War: Handwritten Holograph, 1939 3
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It Was Like This: Two Stories of the Great War: Typed Manuscript, 1939 4
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It Was Like This: Two Stories of the Great War: Typed White Carbon 5
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Richfield Springs: Handwritten Holograph (Notes, General Approach, Outline, Headings), 1935 271
Online
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Richfield Springs: Handwritten Holograph (p. 85, Chapters 1-4) 2
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Richfield Springs: Various Versions of Typed Manuscripts (First Typed Manuscript) 3
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Richfield Springs: Typed Carbon Manuscript (Chapters 1-4) 4
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Richfield Springs: Typed Draft for Curtis Brown Ltd. (Chapters 1-4) 5
Online
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Toward the Flame: Original Handwritten Letter from Hervey Allen on Active Duty, Inspiration for Toward the Flame, 1918 281
1918
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Toward the Flame: [Formally "Targets"], Manuscript, 1925 2
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Toward the Flame: Typed White Carbon, 1918-1925 3
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Toward the Flame: Preface to Re-Issued Edition, 1933 4
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Toward the Morning: Handwritten Partial Drafts, Announcement, Rejected Pages, and Revised Typewritten Drafts 291
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Toward the Morning: Complete Yellow Typed Manuscript (  The Disinherited, Book III), 1945 2
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Toward the Morning: Holograph Handwritten Manuscript (Chapters 1-17), (  The Disinherited, Book III301
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Toward the Morning: Holograph Handwritten Manuscript (Chapters 18-25), (  The Disinherited, Book III2
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Toward the Morning: Complete Typed White Carbon Manuscript, 1948 311

Section: Articles, Essays, and Plays 

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"The ABC of Reviewing"  321
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"Amy Lowell as a Poet,"  1926 2
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"An Appreciation [To the Notable Library of Major W. Van R. Whithall],"  1927 3
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"Anthony Adverse: The Sources of,"  1934 4
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"The Arkansas Kookamoosa"  5
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"Books as Gifts and Other Things,"  1949 6
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"A Boy's Memory of Bedford Fifty Years Ago"  7
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"Cats versus Dogs" ;  "Crossroads" ;  "Cupid’s Pitcher" , [University of Pittsburgh folder] 8
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"Of Cities"  9
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Edgar Allan Poe, on the Dictionary of American Biography 10
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"Felicity Haul: The Story of Old Bermuda,"  1931 11
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"The First Co-ed: A Ballad of Pitt"  12
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"The Flood: A One Act Play"  13
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"A Golden Century of American Verse,"  1927 14
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"Harvest and Reapers: An Anthology of American Poetry from 1613 to 1925"  15
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"An Island Crisis"  16
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"Moderation"  17
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"Monday Morning to You"  18
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"My Grandfather’s Peg Leg"  19
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"The Passing of Amy Lowell,"  1925 20
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"The Passing of Despair"  21
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"Poetry South"  22
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"The Rise of the New Whaling Industry"  331
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Roman Britain, 1929 2-3
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"Santa Claus, Triplets"  4
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"Ysleta"  5

Section: Prefaces, Reviews, and Other Short Works 

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

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.

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A-M 341-6
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N-Z 7-10
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Unidentified Poems 11
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Unidentified Prose 12
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Unidentified/Unknown Prose Material Related to Edgar Allan Poe Work 13

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.

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"The Bigger and Better Mr. Peter Polite"  351
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Poems 2
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"Noodin Nanny: A Small Town Story,"  1918 3
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Usted Stanes: Holograph Manuscript, 1949 4

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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.

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.

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"America’s First First," in  Theatre Arts Monthly, July 1925 361
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"Belated Spring" ;  "Carolina Spring Song" ;  "Heart of Night" ;  "Shadow to Shadow," in  The Yearbook of the Poetry Society of South Carolina, 1921-1924 2
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"Black Roses," in  The North American Review, April 1923 3
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"The Blindman," in  The North American Review, December 1919 4
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"The Bride of Huiltzil: An Aztec Legend," (loose leaf), 1922 5
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"Christmas Coloure," in  The Christmas Herald, December 1921 6
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"Confession," in  Contemporary Verse, May 1921 7
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"Dead Men: To A Metaphysician," in  The Bookman, May 1922 371
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"Despair," in  Contemporary Verse, May 1921 2
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"Dream Fragment," in  The New Republic, July 1920 3
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"Gargantua" and  "Transfiguration," in  The Scholastic, October 1926 4
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"Hylas" and  "Poe in Carolina" [article], in  The North American Review, October 1920; July 1922 5
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"La Cloche Joyeuse,"  The Pitt Review, March 1920 6
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"The Leaping Poll," in  The London Mercury, August 1922 7
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"Moments" , in  Contemporary Verse, April 1922 8
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"Northern Earth Mood," in  Poetry, March 1925 9
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"The Old Judge," in  The Southern Review, September 1920 10
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"Portentia," in  The Reviewer, May 1922 381
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"Refuge," in  Contemporary Verse, October 1922 2
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Samples: Limited Edition Club, A Prefatory Essay, 1934-1935 3
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"Saga of Leif the Lucky," in  The Bookman, December 1923 4
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"The Sea-Islands," in  Poetry, April 1922 5
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"Southward Sidonian Hanno," in  The Measure, October 1924 6
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"Wampum and Old Gold," in  The Yale Series of Younger Poets, 1921 7
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"The Wanderer," in  Contemporary Verse, June 1924 8
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"We," in  Life, October 1919 9
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"When Shady Avenue Was Shady Lane,"  1919 10
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Three Experimental Imprints, 1922 11

Privately printed book of poety including "Black Roses" ,  "The Approach to Madness" , and  "The Tree of Life in the Mystical Island" . Published for Hervey Allen in Peterborough, NH. Back flap includes galley with edits.

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.

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Action at Aquila: First Two Installments, in  Cosmopolitan, October 1937; November 1937 391
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"Blood Lust," in  Cosmopolitan, July 1936 2
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"Bread Loaf," in  The Writer, April 1935 3
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"Brief History: A Postscript," in  Carnegie Magazine, October 1945 4
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"English and Choctaw," in  The North American Review, June 1926 5
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"History and the Novel," in  The Atlantic Bookshelf, and  The Writer, February 1944; October 1944 6
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"Jacob Sealy, An Epitaph," in  The Bermudian, September 1932 7
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"A Personal Historian’s Novel" (  Sanfelice Review), in  The Saturday Review of Literature, June 1936 8
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"Report to Major Roberts," in  Cosmopolitan, February 1940 9

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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.

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"Anthony Adverse and Mr. Allen," by William F. Allison in  The Pittsburgh Record, November 1933 401
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Biographical Notes, Loose Leaf 2
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"Biographical Notes," in  The Pennsylvania Guardsman, August 1934 3
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"Cow-boy (Hervey) Allen of Charleston," in  The Literary Digest, August 1934 4
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"Hervey Allen and His Poetry: A Biographical and Critical Sketch," by Alexander L. Blackburn, White Carbon Manuscript and Correspondence, May 1959 5
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"Hervey Allen: A Modern Fennimore Cooper and Dr. Johnson" by Ronald Williams, Typescript Manuscript and Notes 6
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"The Selected Poems of Hervey Allen" with a Foreword by Robert Frost by Lawrence Lee, Typescript Manuscript 7
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Biographical Material 8-9
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Bibliography Material 10

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.

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Biographical, 1950 11
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Cartoons, 1939 12
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Personal and Prose, 1930-1948 13-15
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Poetry, 1920-1925 411
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Mailing Lists 2
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Scrapbook Clippings, 1924-1926 3

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.

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Action at Aquila, 1938 4-5
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Anthony Adverse, 1933-1936 421-3
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The Disinherited Series, 1947-1948 4-6
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The Forest and the Fort, 1943 431-2
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Israfel, 1926-1949 3
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It Was Like This: Two Stories of the Great War, 1940 4
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Toward the Flame, 1934-1950 5
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Toward the Morning, 1946-1948 6
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Toward the Morning, 1948 7
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Toward the Morning, 1948-1949 441
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Wampum and Old Gold, 1921-1922 2

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.

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

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Series  V. General Correspondence, 1903-1972 

Scope and Content Notes

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

Subseries  1. Individuals and Institutions, 1903-1972 

Scope and Content Notes

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

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

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Abdullah, Achmed, 1925 451
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Ade, George, 1934 2
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Alexander, Elizabeth A., 1921-1947 3
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Aley, Maxwell, 1930-1949 4
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Alston, B. F., 1921-1922 5
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American Academy of Arts and Letters, 1938-1950 6
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American Amateur Press Association, 1945 7
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American Association of University Women, 1923-1948 8
  Folder
American Battle Monuments Commission, 1926-1929 9
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American Civil Liberties Union, 1940-1949 10
  Folder
American Committee for Refugee Scholars, Writers, and Artists, 1945 11
  Folder
American Folklore Society, 1944 12
  Folder
American Foundation, Inc., 1943-1947 13
  Folder
American Friends of Lafayette, 1933-1934 14
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American Legion, 1919-1945 15
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American Library Association, 1933-1948 16
  Folder
American Notes and Queries, 1941-1944 17
  Folder
American Peoples Encyclopedia, 1945 18
  Folder
Anderson, E.H., 1921-1928 19
  Folder
Anderson, Maxwell, 1924 20
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Appel, Doris, 1944-1949 21
  Folder
Atlantic Monthly, 1929-1944 22
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Author's League of America, 1923-1948 23-24
  Folder
A-Al, 1921-1949 25-28
  BoxFolder
Am-Ap, 1923-1949 461-6
  Folder
Ar-Az, 1918-1945 7-9
  Folder
Bacon, Leonard, 1926-1947 10-11
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Baker, Charles, 1938-1949 12
  Folder
Baldwin, Jos. Honorable, 1946 13
  Folder
Bank of Manhattan Co., 1933-1943 14
  Folder
Barker, Mr. and Mrs. Virgil, 1934-1947 15
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Barr, Stringfellow, 1937-1947 16-17
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Barrow, Elfrida, 1922-1923 18
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Barth, Sawyer Ramona, 1941-1949 19
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Barton, Alfred I, 1934-1941 20
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Bates, Francis, 1927-1928 471
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Bates, Katherine Lee, 1925-1926 2
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Baxter, John M., 1940-1949 3
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Beal, Howard, 1934 4
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Bedford Springs Hotel, 1949 5-6
  Folder
Bellaman, Henry, 1923 7
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Benedict, C.M., 1921-1939 8
  Folder
Benét, Stephen Vincent, 1928-1943 9
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Benét, William Rose, 1923-1948 10
  Folder
Bennett, John, 1919-1949 11-14
  Folder
Bennett, Susan, 1921-1951 15-17
 April12-May 23, `1888 
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Bernays, Edward L., 1943-1945 18
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Bingham, Millicent, 1926-1933 19
  Folder
Biscaye Bay Yacht Club, 1946-1949 20
  Folder
Bobbs-Merrill Co., 1936-1948 21
  Folder
Bodenheim, Maxwell, 1921 22
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Bookman, The, 1921-1927 23
  BoxFolder
Bradley Van Allen, 1948-1951 481
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Bragg, Laura M., 1925-1948 2
  Folder
Braithwaite, William Stanley, 1922-1926 3
  Folder
Brick Row Book Shop, 1922-1923 4
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Bromfield, Louis, 1944 5
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Broughton, Averall, 1930-1936 6
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Broughton, Phillip, 1944-1949 7-8
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Brown, Lawrence, 1933-1934 9
  Folder
Bushy Run Park, 1948-1949 10-11
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Butcher, Fanny, 1933-1948 12
  Folder
Bab-Bax, 1921-1949 13-16
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Bee-Beets, 1921-1948 17-20
  Folder
Bi-Bl, 1926-1949 21-23
  BoxFolder
Bo-Boz, 1920-1948 491-2
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Br-By, 1919-1948 3-7
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Cambiare, C.P., 1935 8
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Canby, Henry Seidel, 1923-1941 9
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Carmer, Carl, 1940-1949 10
  Folder
Carnegie Institute of Technology, 1926-1948 11
  Folder
Chambrum, Jacques, 1939-1947 12
  Folder
Chapin, Henry, 1931-1949 13-16
  Folder
Churchill, Winston, 1944 17
  BoxFolder
Coblentz, Stanton A., 1927 501
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Colum, Padraic, 1921-1935 2
  Folder
Conant, Isabel Fiske, 1924-1946 3
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Cook, Mrs. Anthony Wayne, 1921-1922 4
  Folder
Cram, Josephine B., 1925 5
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Crowell, Thomas Y., 1935 6
  Folder
Curtis Brown Ltd., 1935-1951 7
  Folder
Ca, 1922-1950 8-11
  Folder
Cha-Chu, 1927-1950 12-15
  BoxFolder
Cla-Cly, 1935-1948 511-3
  Folder
Coa-Col, 1919-1950 4-5
  Folder
Com-Con, 1928-1948 6-7
  BoxFolder
Coo-Cor, 1928-1950 521-2
  Folder
Cos-Coy, 1928-1950 3-4
  Folder
Cr-Cz, 1920-1948 5
  Folder
Davidson, Edward, 1927-1949 6-7
  Folder
Davidson, Natalie, 1928-1927 8
  Folder
Day, The John Co., 1931-1934 9
  Folder
George H. Doran Co., 1923-1947 10-11
  Folder
Duell, Sloan and Pearce Inc., 1947-1948 12
  Folder
Dreppard, Carl W., 1943-1949 13
  Folder
Deutsch, Babbatte, 1922-1925 14
  Folder
DeVoto, Bernard, 1937-1946 15
  BoxFolder
Doubleday, Doran and Co., 1925-1944 531
  Folder
Doubleday, Page and Co., 1925-1944 2
  Folder
Douglas, Margory Stoneman, 1939-1949 3
  Folder
Dodd, Mead and Co., 1944 4
  Folder
Dodge, Howard A., 1935-1947 5-6
  Folder
Drake, James F., 1921-1948 7
  Folder
Drinkwater, John, 1921-1923 8
  Folder
Dunbar Brander, AA, 1934 9
  Folder
Durham, Elizabeth Makolm, 1925-1926 10
  Folder
Dutton, E.P. and Co., Inc., 1937-1948 11
  Folder
Da-Di, 1928-1953 12-16
  BoxFolder
Do-Dz, 1927-1949 541-2
  Folder
Edward MacDowell Association, 1927-1947 3-4
  BoxFolder
Eidesheim, Julie M., 1933-1948 551
  Folder
Emery, Posey Byron, 1924 2
  Folder
Encyclopedia Britannica, 1924-1935 3
  Folder
Engle, Paul, 1938-1949 4
  Folder
Erskine, John, 1922-1947 5
  Folder
Ea-Ek, 1924-1949 6-7
  Folder
El-Ez, 1922-1949 8-12
  Folder
Farrar, Straus and Co. Inc., 1946-1949 13
  Folder
Franklin, Dwight, 1923-1934 14-15
  Folder
Frost, Robert, 1930-1948 16
  Folder
Frost, Susan Pringle, 1921-1927 17
  Folder
Fulton, John Dickson, 1916-1934 18
  BoxFolder
Fa-Fe, 1923-1949 561-3
  Folder
Fi-Fl, 1923-1949 4-6
  Folder
Fo-Fu, 1922-1949 7-10
  Folder
Galt, Tom, 1934 11
  Folder
Gaul, Harriet, 1916-1950 12-14
  Folder
Gaul, Harvey, 1912-1948 15-17
  BoxFolder
Gay, Robert, 1930-1939 571
  Folder
Goldsborough, T. Alan, 1936-1937 2
  Folder
Gow, J. Steele, 1920-1938 3
  Folder
Golloancz, Victor, Ltd., 1933-1941 4
  Folder
Grove, Robert, 1920-1940 5-6
  Folder
Ga, 1922-1949 7-8
  Folder
Ge-Go, 1903-1949 9-11
  Folder
Gr-Gz, 1922-1949 12-14
  BoxFolder
Hatter and McNab, 1940-1949 581
  Folder
Harcourt, Brace and Co., 1920-1948 2
  Folder
Harper and Brothers, 1924-1949 3
  Folder
Harjes, C. Berwind, 1939-1946 4
  Folder
Harvard Foundation for Advanced Study and Research, 1948-1949 5-6
  BoxFolder
Henderson, Robert C., 1921-1939 591
  Folder
Henniker-Heaton, Christopher Robin, 1940-1949 2-4
  Folder
Henniker-Heaton, Sir Herbert, 1927-1949 5-6
  Folder
Herald Tribune, 1933-1940 7
  Folder
Heyward, DuBose, 1921-1951 8-12
  Folder
Historical Association of Southern Florida, 1940-1949 13
  Folder
Hjort, Edith, 1947-1949 14
  Folder
Hodgson, E.F., Co., 1932-1939 15
  Folder
Holt, Henry and Co., 1939-1946 16
  Folder
Houghton Mifflin Co., 1932-1939 17
  Folder
Howard, Sidney, 1919-1942 18
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Howland, William, 1940-1949 19
  BoxFolder
Hufnal, Joseph M., 1932-1944 601
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Haa-Ham, 1920-1949 2-4
  Folder
Han-Haz, 1922-1950 5-7
  Folder
He-Hi, 1920-1949 8-9
  Folder
Hoa-Hoy, 1917-1962 10-12
  Folder
Hsieh, Chiao-Min, 1967-1972 13
  BoxFolder
Hu-Hz, 1922-1954 611-2
  Folder
"In the Wake of the Ebb, From Marne to the Vesle"  3
  Folder
International Mark Twain Society, 1933-1949 4
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I, 1921-1950 5
  Folder
Jackson, Schuyler, 1922-1939 6
  Folder
Johnson, Burgess, 1934-1948 7
  Folder
Johnston, Charles, 1934-1940 8
  Folder
J, 1923-1950 9-12
  Folder
Keedrick, Lee, 1939-1948 13
  Folder
Ketchum, Carlton, 1921-1949 14
  Folder
Ketchum, Kenneth, 1926-1928 15
  Folder
Kinsolving, Sally Bruce, 1922-1939 16
  Folder
Kiskiminetas, Springs School, 1945-1948 17
  Folder
Knopf, Alfred A. Inc., 1933-1946 18
  Folder
Kreymborg, Alfred, 1953 19
  BoxFolder
Ka-Ke, 1919-1951 621-2
  Folder
Ki-Kz, 1921-1949 3-4
  Folder
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 1934-1948 5-6
  Folder
Laing, Alexander, 1926-1951 7
  Folder
League of American Writers, Inc., 1938-1940 8
  Folder
Lee, Lawrence, 1933 9
  Folder
Lewis, Mary 10
  Folder
Life Magazine, 1919-1939 11
  Folder
Limited Editions Club, 1934-1938 12
  Folder
Lindsey, Therese, 1921-1935 13-14
  Folder
Literary Guild for America, 1948 15
  Folder
Literary Review of the NY Evening Post, 1921-1924 16
  Folder
Little, Brown and Co., 1934-1945 17
  Folder
Longmans, Green and Co., 1935-1948 18
  Folder
Lowell, Amy, 1919-1946 19-20
  Folder
Lowes, John L., Prof., 1923-1944 21
  BoxFolder
La-Le, 1921-1949 631-3
  Folder
Li-Ll, 1920-1949 4
  Folder
Loa-Loy, 1920-1949 5-6
  Folder
Lu-Lz, 1921-1949 7-8
  Folder
MacLeish, Archibald, 1920-1945 9
  Folder
McCole, Camille, Prof., 1931-1935 10
  Folder
McCormick, Samuel B., 1918-1930 11
  Folder
MacDowell, 1921-1949 12
  Folder
MacFarlane, George, 1925 13
  Folder
The MacMillan Co., 1922-1949 14
  BoxFolder
McA-McD, 1920-1949 641-2
  Folder
McE-McW, 1916-1949 3-5
  Folder
Mabbott, Thomas Ollive, 1926-1941 6
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Maelstrom, 1944-1945 7
  Folder
Magazine, 1936-1953 8
  Folder
Mason, Scotty, 1937-1945 9
  Folder
The Measure, 1921-1934 10
  Folder
Miller, Edward T., 1937-1947 11
  Folder
Mitchell, Margaret, 1940-1949 12
  Folder
Monroe, Harriet, 1921-1933 13
  Folder
Moore, Colleen, 1935 14
  Folder
Morrison, Theodore, Prof., 1930-1949 15-16
  Folder
Morrison, Mrs., 1950 17
  BoxFolder
Ma-May, 1922-1949 651-7
  Folder
Me-Mi, 1922-1955 8-12
  Folder
Mo-Mos, 1921-1949 13-15
  BoxFolder
Mot-Muy, 1920-1952 661-3
  Folder
Nash, Ogden, 1934-1936 4
  Folder
National Institute of Arts & Letters, 1936-1950 5-10
  Folder
Naylor, Justus B., 1937-1948 11
  Folder
Naylor, Mrs., Lola B., 1927-1949 12
  Folder
Neff, Emery, 1925-1927 13
  Folder
New Democracy, 1933-1936 14
  BoxFolder
New York Herald Tribune, 1926-1949 671
  Folder
New York Hospital, 1947-1948 2
  Folder
Newson, James C., 1934-1935 3
  Folder
New York Times, 1923-1949 4
  Folder
North American Review, 1919-1936 5
  Folder
Na-Nay, 1922-1949 6-7
  Folder
Ne-Noy, 1920-1949 8-10
  Folder
Nu-Nz, 1934-1939 11
  Folder
Owens, Hamilton, 1935-1950 12
  BoxFolder
O, 1916-1949 681-3
  Folder
Patric, John, 1938-1949 4
  Folder
The P.E.N. Club, 1925-1946 5-6
  Folder
Peppard, G.M., 1943-1949 7
  Folder
Peterboro Anthology, 1921-1923 8
  Folder
Phelps, William Lyon, 1921-1941 9
  Folder
Phi Beta Kappa, 1936-1947 10
  Folder
Phillips Academy, 1923-1931 11
  Folder
Pinckley, Josephine, 1921-1948 12-13
  Folder
The Players, 1927-1940 14
  Folder
Pleadwell, Frank Lester, 1927-1942 15
  Folder
Poetry, 1917-1949 16
  BoxFolder
Porcher, Mary F. Wickham, 1924-1949 691
  Folder
Porter, H.A., 1947-1948 2
  Folder
Pa-Pe, 1918-1949 3-5
  Folder
Phi-Por, 1921-1951 6-7
  Folder
Pos-Py, 1919-1950 8
  Folder
Q, 1921-1946 9
  Folder
Railway Express Agency, 1942-1949 10
  Folder
Random House, Inc., 1937-1944 11
  Folder
Ravenel, Beatrice, 1922-1927 12
  Folder
Reese, Lizette Woodworth, 1919-1941 13-14
  BoxFolder
Repp, Lida B., 1925-1943 701
  Folder
Roberts, Kenneth, 1938-1949 2
  Folder
Robinson, E.A., 1921-1935 3
  Folder
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1940-1944 4
  Folder
Ross, Malcom, 1947-1948 5
  Folder
Rudge, William Edwin, 1924-1936 6
  Folder
Russell, Ada, 1922-1933 7
  Folder
Ra-Re, 1918-1960 8-12
  Folder
Rh-Ru, 1921-1949 13-17
  BoxFolder
Saturday Review of Literature, 1924-1948 711-2
  Folder
St. Gaudens, Paul, 1945-1946 3
  Folder
St. John's College, 1945-1948 4-7
  Folder
Schmitt, Howard, 1940-1946 8
  Folder
Scribner, Charles, 1934-1944 9
  Folder
Shady Side Academy, 1932-1949 10-11
  Folder
Sloane, William, 1939-1945 12
  Folder
Sloane, William Associates, 1940-1949 13
  Folder
Spicer-Simson, Theodore, 1921-1949 14-16
  BoxFolder
The State, 1922-1925 721
  Folder
Strauss, Roger, 1946 2
  Folder
Surf Club Miami, 1934-1949 3-6
  Folder
Saa-Say, 1921-1949 7-8
  Folder
Sb-Sc, 1923-1951 9-11
  Folder
Sea-Sey, 1924-1949 12-13
  BoxFolder
Sha-Shu, 1923-1949 731-2
  Folder
Si-Sm, 1918-1949 3-5
  Folder
Sinclair, Upton, 1934-1935 6
  Folder
Sn-Sr, 1920-1950 7-10
  BoxFolder
Sta-Sty, 1920-1954 741-3
  Folder
Su-Sy, 1922-1949 4
  Folder
Taylor, Brice Odell, 1922-1923 5
  Folder
Thomas, Katherine Garford, 1929-1948 6
  Folder
Thorpe, Francis N., 1916-1934 7
  Folder
Today's Woman, 1946 8
  Folder
Ta-Th, 1922-1949 9-11
  BoxFolder
Ti-Tz, 1922-1951 751-3
  BoxFolder
U, 1922-1949 761-3
  Folder
Untermeyer, Louis, 1925-1935 4
  Folder
Viking Press, 1933-1949 5
  Folder
Vinal, Harold, 1923-1927 6
  Folder
Voices; a Journal of Verse, 1922-1930 7
  Folder
V, 1919-1952 8-10
  BoxFolder
Wall, Berhnhardt, 1921-1925 771
  Folder
Waring, Tom R., 1921-1946 2
  Folder
Warner Brothers Studios, 1934-1938 3-4
  Folder
Wheeler, Elliot, 1938-1948 5
  BoxFolder
Whitall, Ellen Stevens, 1922-1945 781-3
  Folder
Whittall, Mr. W. Van R, 1921-1945 4-6
  Folder
Wi-Wo, 1925-1949 7-9
  Folder
Widdemer, Margaret, 1932-1945 10
  Folder
Wilk, Jacob, 1935-1951 11
  Folder
Williman, Joan B., 1922-1923 12
  BoxFolder
Williams, Ronald J., 1929-1949 791-2
  Folder
The Writer, 1934-1947 3
  Folder
Wyeth, Andrew, 1943-1948 4
  Folder
Wylie, Philip, 1938-1947 5
  Folder
Wa-We, 1927-1951 6-11
  BoxFolder
Whi-Who, 1934-1950 801-3
  Folder
Wr-Wz, 1939-1946 4-5
  Folder
Yaddo, 1926-1934 6
  Folder
Yaddo 1930 Conference, 1929-1930 7
  Folder
Yale Review, 1920-1929 8
  Folder
Yale University, 1923-1949 9
  Folder
Yale University Press, 1919-1949 10
  Folder
Y, 1925-1949 11
  Folder
Z, 1938-1948 12

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.

  BoxFolder
Action at Aquila: A-Z, 1937-1946 811-4
  Folder
Anthony Adverse: A-C, 1933-1949 5-11
  BoxFolder
Anthony Adverse: D-K, 1933-1949 821-10
  BoxFolder
Anthony Adverse: L-R, 1933-1949 831-10
  BoxFolder
Anthony Adverse: S-Z, 1933-1949 841-7
  Folder
Announcements and Invitations, 1919-1940 8
  Folder
Autograph Requests: A-B, 1921-1949 9-10
  BoxFolder
Autograph Requests: C-M, 1921-1949 851-6
  BoxFolder
Autograph Requests: N-Z, 1921-1949 861-4
  Folder
Autograph Requests: Circular Letter Answer, 1938 5
  Folder
Book Plate Requests, 1928-1948 6
  Folder
The Disinherited: A-Z, 1943-1949 7-10
  BoxFolder
Fan Mail: Circular Letter Answer 871
  Folder
Fan Mail: General, 1925-1950 2
  Folder
Fan Mail: Unidentified, 1916-1947 3-4
  Folder
Governess/Tutor Inquiries, 1935 5-9
  BoxFolder
Governess/Tutor Inquiries, 1935 881-3
  Folder
Toward the Flame, 1926-1935 4
  Folder
Speech Requests, 1933-1935 5-9
  BoxFolder
Speech Requests, 1936-1949 891-5
  Folder
Student Requests/Interest, 1923-1954 6-8

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.

  BoxFolder
Academic, 1949-1950 901-3
  Folder
Editorial, Literary, or Professional, 1947-1951 4-6
  Folder
Personal: A-J, 1949-1950 7-9
  Folder
Personal: K-Z, 1949-1950 10-11

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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.

  BoxFolder
General Correspondence, 1916-1933 911-12
  BoxFolder
General Correspondence, 1934-1946 921-17
  BoxFolder
General Correspondence, 1947-1956 931-10
  Folder
Works by Edgar A. Poe 11
  Folder
Works and Research Relating to Edgar A. Poe 12-14
  Folder
Places and Monuments Relating to Edgar A. Poe 15
  Folder
Relating to Israfel 16

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.

  BoxFolder
General Correspondence, [Undated] 941
  Folder
General Correspondence, 1921-1924 2
  Folder
General Correspondence, 1925-1940 3
  Folder
The Blindman Prize, 1921-1925 4-5
  Folder
Elements of Poetry Lecture, 1922 6

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.

  BoxFolder
General Correspondence, 1924-1929 946
  Folder
General Correspondence, 1930-1931 7
  Folder
General Correspondence, 1931-1933 8
  BoxFolder
General Correspondence, 1934 951
  Folder
General Correspondence, 1935 2
  Folder
General Correspondence, 1936-1939 3
  Folder
General Correspondence, 1940-1948 4
  BoxFolder
Notebook, 1930 961

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
Summary of Contents (previous arrangement) 2
  Folder
Farrar & Rinehart, 1924-1930 3-6
  BoxFolder
Farrar & Rinehart, 1931-1934 971-10
  BoxFolder
Farrar & Rinehart, 1934-1935 981-12
  BoxFolder
Farrar & Rinehart, 1936-1938 991-8
  BoxFolder
Farrar & Rinehart, 1939-1942 1001-9
  BoxFolder
Farrar & Rinehart, 1943-1944 1011-9
  BoxFolder
Farrar & Rinehart, 1945 1021-3
  Folder
Rinehart & Company, 1946-1947 4-8
  BoxFolder
Rinehart & Company, 1948-1953 1031-7

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.

  BoxFolder
General/Multiple Permissions and Rights, 1933-1954 1041

Section: Action at Aquila, 1932-1955 

  Folder
American Serial Edition, 1937 2
  Folder
Australian Edition, 1932-1934 3-5
  Folder
Corrections, 1938-1939 6
  Folder
Danish Edition, 1937-1938 7
  Folder
Dutch Edition, 1937-1938 8
  Folder
English Edition, 1937-1938 9
  Folder
Film, 1936-1938 10
  Folder
Finnish Edition, 1937 11
  Folder
French Edition, 1947-1951 12
  Folder
General, 1936-1937 13-15
  BoxFolder
General, 1938-1955 1051-4
  BoxFolder
German Edition, 1937-1949 1061
  Folder
Hungarian Edition, 1937-1939 2
  Folder
Italian Edition, 1938-1955 3
  Folder
Norwegian Edition, 1934-1938 4
  Folder
Permissions (General), 1938-1940 5
  Folder
Polish Edition, 1938 6
  Folder
Portuguese Edition, 1947 7
  Folder
Radio, 1938 8
  Folder
Spanish Edition, 1948 9
  Folder
Swedish Edition, 1937-1939 10
  Folder
Syndicate, 1938-1939 11

Section: Anthony Adverse, 1930-1956 

  Folder
Corrections, 1933-1937 12
  Folder
Czech Edition, 1933-1949 13
  Folder
Danish Edition, 1933-1936 14
  Folder
Dutch Edition, 1933-1953 15-16
  Folder
Editions: 25 cent Edition, (Western Printing and Lithographing Co.), 1948-1950 17
  Folder
Editions: 1946 Edition, 1945-1946 18
  Folder
Editions: Campaign for $2 Editions, 1936 19
  Folder
Editions: Education Edition, 1935 20
  Folder
English Edition, 1946 21
  Folder
Estonian Edition, 1936 22
  Folder
Film, 1933-1935 23
  BoxFolder
Film, 1936-1947 1071-3
  Folder
Finnish Edition, 1934-1936 4
  Folder
French Edition, 1933-1949 5
  Folder
General, 1930-1935 6-12
  BoxFolder
General, 1936-1956 1081-5
  Folder
German Edition, 1933-1955 6-8
  Folder
Hungarian Edition, 1933-1937 9
  Folder
Illustrations, 1934 10
  Folder
Israeli Edition, 1955 11
  Folder
Italian Edition, 1933-1955 12
  Folder
Japanese Edition, 1934-1950 13
  Folder
Limited Editions Club, 1935-1939 14
  Folder
Norwegian Edition, 1934-1936 15
  BoxFolder
Permissions (General), 1934-1953 1091-2
  Folder
Polish Edition, 1940-1944 3
  Folder
Portuguese Edition, 1940-1944 4
  Folder
Radio, 1934-1950 5
  Folder
Romanian Edition, 1938-1940 6
  Folder
Sales, 1945 7
  Folder
Second Serialization, 1937 8
  Folder
Spanish Edition, 1933-1949 9
  Folder
Swedish Edition, 1934-1936 10
  Folder
Syndication, 1933-1936 11
  Folder
Television, 1950-1954 12

Section: Bedford Village, 1943-1955 

  Folder
General, 1943-1955 13-14

Section: The Blindman, 1924-1951 

  Folder
General, 1924-1951 15

Section: "Blood Lust,"  1936-1941 

  BoxFolder
General, 1936-1941 1101

Section: Carolina Chansons, 1932-1950 

  Folder
General, 1932-1950 2

Section: The City in the Dawn, 1949-1955 

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

Section: The Disinherited, 1941-1953 

  BoxFolder
Czech Edition, 1945-1948 1111
  Folder
Danish Edition, 1945-1946 2
  Folder
Dutch Edition, 1943-1949 3
  Folder
English Continental Edition, 1943-1945 4
  Folder
English Edition, 1946-1949 5
  Folder
Finnish Edition, 1946-1947 6
  Folder
French Edition, 1944-1949 7
  Folder
General, 1941-1953 8-9
  Folder
German/Swiss Edition, 1943-1951 10
  Folder
Italian Edition, 1945-1949 11
  Folder
Latin American Edition, 1943-1946 12
  Folder
Romanian Edition, 1946-1947 13
  Folder
Spanish Edition, 1944-1949 14
  Folder
Swedish Edition, 1943-1949 15

Section: Earth Moods, 1934-1953 

  BoxFolder
General, 1934-1953 1121

Section: The Forest and the Fort, 1942-1956 

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

Section: New Legends, 1929-1953 

  Folder
General, 1929-1953 6-7

Section: Richfield Springs, 1935-1937 

  Folder
General, 1935-1937 8

Section: Sylvania, 1945 

  Folder
General, 1945 9

Section: Toward the Morning, 1944-1952 

  Folder
General, 1944-1952 10-12

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 

  BoxFolder
Alabama River, 1948 1131
  Folder
Ashley and Cooper Rivers (Lord Shaftesbury's Darling), 1943-1946 2
  Folder
Blackstone River, 1945-1946 3
  Folder
Cape Fear River, 1945-1948 4
  Folder
Charges River, 1945-1948 5
  Folder
Chattahoochee River, 1944-1949 6
  Folder
Colorado River, 1943-1944 7
  Folder
Columbia River, 1943-1948 8
  Folder
Conestoga River, 1943-1949 9
  Folder
Connecticut River, 1943-1947 10
  Folder
Everglades River, 1943-1948 11
  Folder
Fraser River, 1945-1949 12
  Folder
General File, 1943-1949 13
  Folder
Gila River, 1948 14
  Folder
Gulf Stream, 1947-1949 15
  Folder
Housatonic River, 1943-1946 16
  Folder
Hudson River, 1949 17
  Folder
James River, 1943-1944 18
  Folder
Juniata River, 1948-1949 19
  Folder
Kanawha River, 1943-1948 20
  BoxFolder
Lehigh River, 1944-1946 1141
  Folder
Louisiana Rivers, 1943 2
  Folder
Mackenzie River, 1946-1949 3
  Folder
Merced River, 1945 4
  Folder
Merrimac River, 1943-1949 5
  Folder
Minnesota River, 1946 6
  Folder
Missouri River, 1943-1946 7
  Folder
Mohawk River, 1943-1948 8
  Folder
Muskingum River, 1948 9
  Folder
Niagara River, 1943-1947 10
  Folder
Ohio River, 1947-1949 11
  Folder
Ottawa River, 1943-1947 12
  Folder
Platte and Sweetwater Rivers, 1947 13
  Folder
Potomac River, 1943-1949 14
  Folder
Powder River, 1943-1949 15
  Folder
Rancocas River, 1943-1947 16
  Folder
Red River, 1943-1948 17
  Folder
Rio Grande River, 1943-1948 18
  Folder
Rivers of the Alaskan Panhandle, 1945 19
  Folder
Rivers of the Eastern Shore, 1943-1948 20
  Folder
Salinas River, 1943-1945 21
  Folder
Saskatchewan River, 1947-1949 22
  Folder
Savannah River, 1943-1949 23
  Folder
Schuylkill River, 1947-1948 24
  Folder
Shenandoah River, 1943-1946 25
  BoxFolder
St. Croix River, 1943-1945 1151
  Folder
St. John's River of New Brunswick, 1948 2
  Folder
St. Mary's River, 1948-1949 3
  Folder
Tennessee River, 1943-1948 4
  Folder
Upper Mississippi River, 1943 5
  Folder
White River, 1945 6
  Folder
Winooski River, 1947-1949 7
  Folder
Yazoo River, 1947-1948 8
  Folder
Yukon River, 1943-1948 9

Section: Considered or Rejected Authors, 1943-1949 

  Folder
A, 1945 10
  Folder
B, 1943-1949 11
  Folder
C, 1944-1948 12
  Folder
D, 1945-1949 13
  Folder
E-F, 1944-1948 14
  Folder
G, 1944-1948 15
  Folder
H-J, 1943-1949 16
  Folder
K-L, 1944-1949 17
  BoxFolder
M, 1943-1949 1161
  Folder
N-O, 1943-1948 2
  Folder
P-Q, 1945-1949 3
  Folder
R, 1944-1948 4
  Folder
S, 1944-1949 5
  Folder
T-V, 1944-1949 6
  Folder
W, 1943-1949 7
  Folder
Y-Z, 1943-1945 8

Section: Interoffice Correspondence, 1943-1949 

  Folder
Interoffice Correspondence, 1943-1944 9-10
  BoxFolder
Interoffice Correspondence, 1945-1949 1171-6
  Folder
Radio Broadcasting Programs, 1945 7

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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
Ashe, Dr. Bowman F., (President), 1940-1949 8
  Folder
Board of Trustees, 1938-1949 9
  Folder
Committee on Development, 1939 10
  Folder
Dorean Tharp, Charles, (Dean, College of Liberal Arts), 1949-1950 11
  BoxFolder
General Correspondence, Undated, 1938-1947 1181
  Folder
General Correspondence, 1948 2
  Folder
General Correspondence, 1949 3
  Folder
General Correspondence: Booklets and Pamphlets, 1948-1950 4
  Folder
Harkins, William G., (Librarian), 1948-1949 5
  Folder
Hispanic-American Institute, 1933-1949 6
  Folder
Lowe Memorial, 1939-1941 7
  Folder
Marine Laboratory: Correspondence with F.G. Walton Smith, 1946-1949 8
  Folder
Marine Laboratory: Preliminary Sketches of Laboratory by Marion I. Manley, 1944 9
  Folder
Marine Laboratory: Reports, 1945-1949 10
  BoxFolder
Pan American Affairs, 1943-1945 1191-2
  Folder
Pan American Affairs, 1946-1949 3
  Folder
Rasco, R.A., (Dean, School of Law), 1947-1949 4
  Folder
Ross, Malcolm, (University Editor), 1947-1949 5
  Folder
Winter Institute of Arts and Sciences, 1943-1944 6-8
  BoxFolder
Winter Institute of Literature, 1932-1946 1201-4

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
Books and Pamphlets, 1939-1944 5
  Folder
Books and Pamphlets, 1949 6
  Folder
Board of Visitors and Governors, October 1938 - September 1939 7
  Folder
Board of Visitors and Governors, October 1939 - December 1940 8
  Folder
Board of Visitors and Governors, April 1941 - December 1946 9
  BoxFolder
Board of Visitors and Governors, 1947 1211
  Folder
Board of Visitors and Governors, January - April 1948 2
  Folder
Board of Visitors and Governors, May - December 1948 3
  Folder
Board of Visitors and Governors, 1949 4
  Folder
Education, Undated, 1939-1949 5
  Folder
Friends of St. John's, 1948-1949 6
  BoxFolder
General Correspondence, Undated, 1939-1949 1221
  Folder
"The Great Teachers Return" Seminar, 1948 2
  Folder
Naval Academy Correspondence, 1940-1946 3
  Folder
Publicity, Undated, 1940-1949 4

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.

  BoxFolder
Blueprints, 1942 1231
  Folder
Correspondence, 1942-1950 2-5
  Folder
Patent Information (Work of Other People), 1934 6
  Folder
Sketches 7

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.

  BoxFolder
Correspondence with Frank Constangy, 1944-1948 1241
  Folder
General Correspondence, 1943-1945 2-4

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

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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.

  BoxFolder
Bank of Manhattan, 1941-1942 1251
  Folder
Coconut Grove Exchange Bank, 1941 2
  Folder
Farmers Merchant Bank, 1939-1941 3
  Folder
General Ledger, 1933-1934 4-5
  BoxFolder
Bills and Receipts, 1919-1933 1261-4
  BoxFolder
Bills and Receipts, 1934 1271-5
  BoxFolder
Bills and Receipts, 1935 1281-8
  BoxFolder
Bills and Receipts, 1935 1291-7
  BoxFolder
Bills and Receipts, 1936 1301-4
  BoxFolder
Bills and Receipts, 1936 1311-8
  BoxFolder
Bills and Receipts, 1937 1321-5
  BoxFolder
Bills and Receipts, 1938-1939 1331-5
  BoxFolder
Bills and Receipts, 1939-1940 1341-7
  BoxFolder
Bills and Receipts, 1940-1941 1351-7
  BoxFolder
Bills and Receipts, 1942-1943 1361-4
  BoxFolder
Bills and Receipts, 1944-1946 1371-6
  BoxFolder
Bills and Receipts, 1946-1949 1381-7
  BoxFolder
Bills and Receipts, 1949-1950 1391-3
  Folder
Business Letters, 1933-1935 4-6
  BoxFolder
Checks, 1922-1929 1401-3
  BoxFolder
Checks, 1930-1947 1411-5
  BoxFolder
Insurance Correspondence, 1933-1940 1421-10
  BoxFolder
Insurance Correspondence, 1940-1947 1431-7
  BoxFolder
Insurance Correspondence, 1948-1949 1441-2
  Folder
Insurance Policies and Forms, 1934-1941 3-5
  Folder
Ledgers and Notebooks, 1919-1934 6-7
  BoxFolder
Royalties, 1924-1939 1451
  Folder
Social Security, 1944 2
  Folder
Tax Forms, 1938-1948 3-13
  Folder
Miscellaneous Items Regarding Wills and Estate Matters Related to Hervey Allen, 1926-1939 14

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.

  BoxFolder
Account Book, Bookkeeping, Guestbook, and Land Description, 1926-1936 1461
Online
  Folders
Account Book, Bookkeeping, Guestbook, and Land Description, 1926-1936 2-4
  BoxFolder
Bonfield Manor, 1926-1934 1471
  Folder
Bonfield Manor, 1926-1934 2
Bonfield Manor,
  Folders
Bonfield Manor, 1926-1934 3-11
  BoxFolder
Bonfield Manor, 1934-1936 1481-12
  BoxFolder
Bonfield Manor, 1937-1949 1491-7
  Folder
Cazenovia, 1933-1935 8-9
  BoxFolder
Cazenovia, 1936-1949 1501-2
  Folder
Felicity Hall, 1927-1936 3-5
  Folder
The Glades, 1926-1934 6-14
  BoxFolder
The Glades, 1934-1935 1511-9
  BoxFolder
The Glades, 1935-1938 1521-8
  BoxFolder
The Glades, 1938-1940 1531-10
  BoxFolder
The Glades, 1940-1941 1541-5
  BoxFolder
The Glades, 1942-1950 1551-11

Subseries Posthumous Estate Matters, 1949-1952 

Folder
12-15

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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 1852, 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 

  BoxFolder
Description on the Construction of a Military Road from Fort Walla Walla to Fort Steilacoom, by George H. Himes [1844-1859] 1563

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.

Online
  BoxFolder
Original Journal from the Oregon Trail, 1852   Frail. Please be careful.1591

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.

Online
  BoxFolder
"Letters From the Oregon Trail" : Carbon Copy, Part I (2 copies), [1852-1855]; 1908; 1913 1561

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.

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

Section: Civil War 

  BoxFolder
Civil War Prose on Slavery, 1565
Online
  BoxFolder
Certificate Of Permission For Entry into Virginia, 1862 1571
Online
  BoxFolder
Membership Card For The Military Order Loyal Legion United States,   1572
Online
  BoxFolder
Program For The Dedication Of Monument In Memorial Of The 155th Regiment Of Pennsylvania, 1886 1573
Online
  BoxFolder
Letter Of Recommendation For Rank Of Colonel, 1863 1574
Online
  BoxFolder
Badges Of Reunions Held For The 155th Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1575
Online
  BoxFolder
"The Veteran" , 1853-1904 15718
Online
  BoxFolder
The Walls of Sand: A True Fairy Story, 1885 15712
Online
  BoxFolder
Matter of Petition For Awarding Medal of Honor to Allen From 155th Regiment of Pennsylvania, 1862 15713
Online
  BoxFolder
Memorial Day Address Given At Homewood Cemetary, 1901 15714
Online
  BoxFolder
Fall In! Comrades, Written For The 155th Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1894 15715
Online
  BoxFolder
Uniform Regalia, 1867 1602
Online
  BoxFolder
Photographs of the 155th Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers of the Civil War, 1908 158a4
Online

Section: Personal 

  BoxFolder
Scrapbook of Newspaper Clippings of Poems and Handwritten Poems, 1848-1849 1593
Online
  BoxFolder
Journal Accounting Daily Life in Pittsburgh, 1849-1850 158a5
Online
  BoxFolder
Small Notebook of Poetry, 1850-1914 1594
Online
  BoxFolder
Journal Accounting Daily Life in Pittsburgh, 1851 1586
Online
  BoxFolder
Journal Accounting Daily Life in Pittsburgh, a "Christmas present from William,"  1852 1588
Online
  BoxFolder
Scrapbook Album Including Photos and Miscellaneous Allen Family Items, 1855 1595
Online
  BoxFolder
Framed Portrait Upon Return From Washington Territory, 1855  158a1
Online
  BoxFolder
Photographs and Portraits, Circa 1880s 158a2
  BoxFolder
Photographs of Allen and Wife, Circa 1880s 158a3
  BoxFolder
"Mountain Department" Map of Virginia, 1859 1592
  BoxFolder
Pamphlets, 1863-1900 15717
  BoxFolder
Correspondence, 1877-1914 1576-11
  BoxFolder
Framed Letter From Theodore Roosevelt, 1898 1587

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

Online
  BoxFolder
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 1589
Online
  BoxFolder
Will and Last Testament, 1914; 1919 1566
  BoxFolder
Obituaries and Tributes, 1915-1918 15719
  BoxFolder
Portrait of John L. Burns 1596
  BoxFolder
Newspaper Clippings Saved by Edward Jay Allen About the Civil War, Northwest History, and Family 1603
  BoxFolder
Personal Ephemera 15716
  BoxFolder
Portrait of Ulysses S. Grant 1597
  BoxFolder
Woodcut Portrait Engraving 1601

Subseries  2. Immediate Family Correspondence, 1926-1954 

Scope and Content Notes

Correspondence between Hervey Allen and his wife and children.

  BoxFolder
Ann Andrews Allen, 1926-1930 1611-12
  BoxFolder
Ann Andrews Allen, 1931-1939 1621-12
  BoxFolder
Ann Andrews Allen, 1940-1949 1631-13
  Folder
Marcia Allen (daughter), 1931-1954 14-16
  BoxFolder
Mary Ann Allen (daughter), 1935-1953 1641-3
  Folder
Richard Francis Allen (son), 1942-1949 4-12

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.

  BoxFolder
Andrews, Charles (father-in-law), 1927-1942 1651
  Folder
Andrews, Mrs. Charles (mother-in-law), 1927-1949 2-4
  Folder
Andrews, Charles (brother-in-law), 1928-1949 5
  Folder
Andrews, Paul Shipman, 1934-1949 6
  Folder
Gill, Mrs. Ida B. (cousin), 1923-1949 7
  Folder
Harrowing, Mamie (cousin), 1933-1939 8
  Folder
Moore, Marie (cousin), 1921-1949 9
  Folder
Myers, Mrs. Helen M. (maternal grandmother) 10
  Folder
Myers, Joseph S. (cousin), 1934-1949 11
  Folder
Smith, Percy (family maid), 1944 12
  BoxFolder
Elizabeth Robinson Allen (Mrs. Edward Jay Allen, grandmother), 1838-1914 1661
  Folder
William H. Allen (father), 1870-1926 2-8
  Folder
Helen Myers Allen (mother), 1886-1918 9-10
  Folder
Ethel Allen (2nd wife of father), 1925-1926 11
  Folder
Edna Allen Rickmers (aunt), 1918-1929 12-15
  BoxFolder
Edna Allen Rickmers (aunt), 1931-1949 1671-5
  Folder
Edward Halkett Allen, Jr. (uncle), 1924-1926 6
  Folder
Harold Allen (uncle), 1898-1929 7-15
  BoxFolder
Harold Allen (uncle), 1926-1939 1681-8
  Folder
May L. Allen (aunt), 1916-1923 9-12
  BoxFolder
May L. Allen (aunt), 1924-1938 1691-11
  BoxFolder
May L. Allen (aunt), 1939-1945 1701-3
  Folder
Edward Allen (brother), 1920-1941 4-8
  Folder
Elizabeth Allen (sister), undated 9
Online
  Folder
Elizabeth Allen (sister), July 4, 1918-March 23, 1928 10
Elizabeth Allen (sister), July 4, 1918-April 5, 1924 Online
Elizabeth Allen (sister), June 17, 1924-March 23, 1928 Online
  Folder
Elizabeth Allen (sister), November 4, 1928-August 3, 1933 11
Elizabeth Allen (sister), November 4, 1928-December 1, 1930 Online
Elizabeth Allen (sister), January 15,1931-August 3, 1933 Online
  Folder
Elizabeth Allen (sister), November 11, 1933-October 27, 1936 12
Elizabeth Allen (sister), November 11, 1933-June 8, 1934 Online
Elizabeth Allen (sister), August 9, 1934-October 27, 1936 Online
  Folder
Elizabeth Allen (sister), January 4, 1938-December 23, 1939 13
Online
  Folder
Elizabeth Allen (sister), January 10,1940-August 23, 1944 14
Elizabeth Allen (sister), January 10,1940-July 2, 1943 Online
Elizabeth Allen (sister), July 28, 1943-August 23, 1944 Online
  Folder
Elizabeth Allen (sister), August 26, 1944-March 11, 1949 15
Elizabeth Allen (sister), August 26, 1944-February 27, 1946 Online
Elizabeth Allen (sister), May 4, 1946-March 11, 1949 Online
  BoxFolder
Helen Allen (sister), 1921-1949 1711-4
  Folder
Winthrop Allen (brother), April 28, 1918-August 6, 1921 5
Winthrop Allen (brother), April 28, 1918-December 6, 1920 Online
Winthrop Allen (brother), February 21, 1921-August 6, 1921 Online
  Folder
Winthrop Allen (brother), October 30, 1921-March 29, 1926 6
Winthrop Allen (brother), October 30,1921-December 22, 1923 Online
Winthrop Allen (brother), August 26, 1924-March 29, 1926 Online
  Folder
Winthrop Allen (brother), November 30, 1926-August 14, 1929 7
Winthrop Allen (brother), November 30, 1926-April 30,1928 Online
Winthrop Allen (brother), June 24, 1928-August 14, 1929 Online
  Folder
Winthrop Allen (brother), August 26, 1931-June 13, 1934 8
Winthrop Allen (brother), August 26, 1931-July 20, 1934 Online
Winthrop Allen (brother), August 30, 1933-June 13, 1934 Online
  Folder
Winthrop Allen (brother), July 30, 1934-December 15, 1936 9
Winthrop Allen (brother), July 30, 1934-September 18, 1935 Online
Winthrop Allen (brother), October 1, 1935-December 15, 1936 Online
  Folder
Winthrop Allen (brother), February 1, 1937-December 31, 1937 10
Winthrop Allen (brother), February 1, 1937-July 13, 1937 Online
Winthrop Allen (brother), July 22, 1937-December 31, 1937 Online
  BoxFolder
Winthrop Allen (brother), January 19, 1938-March 9, 1939 1721
Winthrop Allen (brother), January 19, 1938-March 29, 1938 Online
Winthrop Allen (brother), April 18, 1938-March 9, 1939 Online
  Folder
Winthrop Allen (brother), March 9, 1939-March 6, 1940 2
Winthrop Allen (brother), March 9, 1939-June 27, 1939 Online
Winthrop Allen (brother), July 5, 1939-March 6, 1940 Online
  Folder
Winthrop Allen (brother), April 18, 1940-October 3, 1941 3
Winthrop Allen (brother), April 18, 1940-October 3, 1940 Online
Winthrop Allen (brother), January 13,1941-October 3, 1941 Online
  Folder
Winthrop Allen (brother), January 28, 1942-July 20, 1943 4
Winthrop Allen (brother), January 28, 1942-June 15, 1942 Online
Winthrop Allen (brother), August 15, 1942-July 20, 1943 Online
  Folder
Winthrop Allen (brother), August 3, 1943-May 4, 1945 5
Winthrop Allen (brother), August 3, 1943-May 15, 1944 Online
Winthrop Allen (brother), July 7, 1944-May 4, 1945 Online
  Folder
Winthrop Allen (brother), May 9, 1945-September 19, 1946 6
Winthrop Allen (brother), May 9, 1945-September 2, 1945 Online
Winthrop Allen (brother), September 27, 1945-September 19,1946 Online
  Folder
Winthrop Allen (brother), 1947 7
Online
  Folder
Winthrop Allen (brother), January 28, 1948-January 22, 1949 8
Winthrop Allen (brother), January 28, 1948-May 24, 1948 Online
Winthrop Allen (brother), June 8, 1948-January 22, 1949 Online
  Folder
Winthrop Allen (brother), January 22, 1949-March 20, 1950 9
Winthrop Allen (brother), January 22, 1949-February 23, 1949 Online
Winthrop Allen (brother), March 17, 1949-March 20,1950 Online
  Folder
Edward H. Allen (cousin), 1926-1949 10
  Folder
Edward J. Allen III (nephew), 1944 11
  Folder
Sylvia Allen (niece), 1944-1947 12
  Folder
General Family Correspondence, 1901-1949 13-14
  Folder
Family Matters, 1925-1934 15

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.

  BoxFolder
Certificate of Marriage of John Gill and Anna Caldwell, 1831 1731
  Folder
Estate of Helen M. Allen Documents, 1890-1922  2
  Folder
Estate of Helen M. Allen Trustee Documents, 1926-1930 3
  Folder
Genealogy 4

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."

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

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

Section: William Hervey Allen (father) 

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

Section: William Hervey Allen (uncle) 

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

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 

  BoxFolder
Amelia Bindley (Mrs. Edward Allen, great grandmother) 1741
  Folder
Ann Allen (wife) 2
  Folder
Annette Allen (niece), 1921 3
  Folder
Bishop Carleton Hunt (brother-in-law) 4
  Folder
Doris Appel (secretary) 5
  Folder
Edna Allen Rickmers (aunt) 6
  Folder
Edward Allen (paternal great grandfather) 7
  Folder
Edward Jay Allen (paternal grandfather) 8
Online
  Folder
Edward Allen (uncle) 9
  Folder
Edward Jay Allen III (brother), 1911-1913 10
  Folder
Elizabeth Allen (sister) 11
  Folder
Elizabeth R. Allen (paternal grandmother) 12
  Folder
Friends: DuBose Heyward 13
  File-cabinet
Friends: General 14
  Folder
Friends: Robert Frost, 1947 15
  Folder
Gill Family, 1865 16
  Folder
Helen Allen (sister-in-law) 17
  BoxFolder
Helen Eby Myers Allen (mother), 1865-1918 1751-3
  Folder
Helen Mar Allen (sister) 4
  Folder
Helen Mar Myers Gill (maternal grandmother), 1857-1900 5
  Folder
Hervey Allen (baby portraits), 1889-1895 6
  Folder
Hervey Allen (childhood photos), 1896-1905 7-8
  Folder
Hervey Allen, 1909-1918 9

Photographs of Hervey Allen at the Naval Academy.

  BoxFolder
Hervey Allen, 1920-1930 1761
  Folder
Hervey Allen, 1931-1939 2
  Folder
Hervey Allen, 1940-1949 3
  Folder
Hervey Allen Portraits: Headshots, ca. 1930s 4
  Folder
Hervey Allen Portraits: Artwork (in likeness of), 1925-1942 5
  Folder
Hervey Allen Publicity 6
  Folder
Hervey and Ann Allen 7
  Folder
Jacob Myers, Mr. and Mrs. (maternal great grandparents) 8
  Folder
John Gill (maternal great grandfather) 9
  Folder
John Gill, Mrs. (maternal great grandmother) 10
  Folder
Mable Allen (Mrs. Harold Allen) 11
  Folder
Mary Ann Allen (daughter) 12
  Folder
May L. Allen (aunt), 1901-1905 13
  Folder
Rebecca Turner (great aunt) 14
  Folder
Richard Francis Allen (son) 15
  Folder
Sylvia Allen (niece) 16
  BoxFolder
Unidentified Individuals 1771-2
  Folder
Uriah Myers (maternal grandfather) 3
  Folder
William H. Allen (father), 1860-1911 4
  Folder
William H. Allen (great uncle) 5
Online
  Folder
Winthrop Allen (brother) 6

Section: Groups 

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

Section: Places and Other Material, 

  BoxFolder
Charleston, South Carolina, 1924-1938 1781
  Folder
"Edgehill" Home, 1899-1900 2

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.

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

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 

  BoxFolder
Notebook, 1934 1791

Section: Elizabeth R. Allen (paternal grandmother) 

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

Section: George T. Allen (great uncle) 

  BoxFolder
Diary Containing Accounts of Daily Life in Pittsburgh and on the Steamboat New Hampshire, 1845 1801
Online
  Folder
Diary Containing Accounts of Daily Life in Pittsburgh and on the Steamboat New Hampshire, 1846 2
Online
  Folder
Scrapbook of Newspaper Clippings Concerning the Steamboat New Hampshire, 1847 3
Online

Section: Helen Myers (maternal grandmother) 

  Folder
Diary, 1851 4
  Folder
Diary, 1879 5

Section: Hervey Allen 

  Folder
Scrapbook of Miscellaneous Newspaper Clippings Collected by Hervey, 1922-1930 6
  Folder
Diary, 1924 7
  BoxFolder
"The Gossip: According to John," Scrapbook Containing Letters from and Photographs of John Young, 1925-1927 1811

Section: William Hervey Allen (father) 

  BoxFolder
Brown Scrapbook, 1857-1880 1812
  Folder
Diary, 1877-1879 3
  Folder
Yearbook, 1921 4
  Folder
Date Book, 1922 5
  Folder
Date Book, 1923 6

Section: William Hervey Allen (great uncle) 

  BoxFolder
"Book of Fift," Notebook of Mathematical Reference Collected by Allen, 1837-1897 1821
Online
  Folder
"Notices of Books," Notebook Containing Summaries and Personal Reviews of Books and Journal Entries Accounting Daily Life and Travels, 1840-1841 2
Online
  Folder
Personal Diary Accounting Daily Life on the steamboat New Hampshire, 1842 3
Online
  Folder
Scrapbook of Newspaper Clippings of Poems and Handwritten Quotations, 1844 4
Online
  Folder
Scrapbook of Newspaper Clippings concerning the steamboat New Hampshire, current events, local happenings, and Hungarian President Kossuth, 1847-1853 5
Online
  BoxFolder
"The New Hampshire Steamer Album" of Poems, Illustrations, and Newspaper Clippings Regarding the Death of George and also William, ten years later, 1845-1857 1831
Online
  Folder
Diary Accounting Work on the Steamboat New Hampshire and Daily Life in Pittsburgh, 1845 2
Online
  Folder
"Review of Books Perused By...," Notebook Containing Personal Reviews and Summaries of Books, 1847-1851 3
Online
  Folder
Book of Recorded Quotations and Poems, 1847 4
Online
  Folder
Scrapbook of Newspaper Clippings of Poems and Recorded Poems, 1849-1963 5
Online
  Folder
Diary as Clerk on the Steamboat Hiram Powers, 1849 6
Online
  BoxFolder
Bible, 1850-1852 1841
  Folder
Bible Given to Edward Jay Allen, 1851 2
  Folder
Diary Accounting Work on The Steamboat Norma and Daily Life in Pittsburgh, 1851 3
Online
  Folder
Diary Accounting Work on The Steamboat Norma and Daily Life in Pittsburgh, 1854 4
Online

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.

  BoxFolder
"A Gift for My Mother," Helen's Handiwork in Harrisburg, 1873 1851
  Folder
A Letter in the Collection of Benjamin Franklin (reproduction) 2
  Folder
Calvary Church of Pittsburgh, 1924 3
  Folder
General Family Papers 4
  Folder
Hervey Allen Personal Items 5-6
  Folder
"Jefferson Davies for President"  7
  Folder
Newspaper Clippings, Assassination of President Lincoln and President McKinley, 1865-1901 8
  Folder
The Philadelphia Directory (reproduction), [1791] 9
  Folder
Postcards 10-16
  Folder
Presbyterian Church of Harrisburg Program, 1865 17

Sermon about Lincoln's assassination.

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

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

Section: John Alexander, 

  Frame
[Edward Jay Allen, Three-Quarter-Length Portrait, Standing, Face Right], 1899 4
  BoxFolder
[Lobster Painted on Wood, Xmas], 1880 1861
  Folder
[Proof of Drawing of Robert L. Stevenson at Bournemouth, Presented to Hervey Allen by Mrs. John Alexander], 1886 2
  Folder
Clippings and Correspondence To John Alexander, 1915-1933 3

Section: John Bennett 

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

Section: Prints and Other Art, 1921 

  Folder
[Christ Icon] 5
  Folder
"Downtown, The El / Lower Manhattan" by John Marin, 1921 6

Item is on shelf next to Box 186.

  Folder
[Reproduction of Portrait of Woman Standing] by John Alexander 7

Item is on shelf next to Box 186.

  Folder
[Reproduction of Woman with a Ring] by John Alexander 8

Item is on shelf next to Box 186.

  Map-case
Diorama - Possibly of Anthony Adverse 1

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
Box 1 187
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
Box 2 188
The Disinherited: Vol. 1, Albine's Saga (3 copies), 1943 
The Forest and the Fort: The Disinherited, Vol. 1 
Green Pastures [By: Marc Connelly]: Complete Proofs 
[Poetry] 
New Legends: Complete Proofs, 1929 
Toward the Morning: Complete Proofs, 1948 
Toward the Morning: 3-157, Frontmatter, 1948 
Wampum and Old Gold: Complete Proofs (folder), 1921 
Wampum and Old Gold: Second Proofs (folder), 1921 

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 box 190 and 195.

  Box
Awards and Diplomas, 1906-1948 189
  Box
Military Ephemera 190
  Box
Works - Manuscripts and Publications, 1919-1949 191
  Box
Works - Promotional Posters; Blueprints to his Homes, 1933-1948 192
  Box
Military Uniform 195
  Tube
Nautical Charts 1

Included are two nautical charts that Hervey Allen used to course his journey on the Chesapeake Bay between Piney Creek, Maryland and his home at Bonfield Manor in Maryland.

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).

  BoxItem
Portrait of Allen Family with John W. Alexander at Edgehill, 1876 1931
Online
  Item
Unidentified photographs, tents among mountain range and a portrait of young girl, undated 2
  Item
Poem copied by Hervey Allen in handwriting of grandfather, Edward Jay Allen, undated 3
  Item
Ledger, notes and bills payable, 1876 4
  Item
Book, Mop and the Frisk, accompanied by note that reads, "William and Win's Favorite," undated 5
  Item
Harmonica 6
  Item
Gavel 7
  Item
Straight Razor in leather pouch 8
  Item
Ledger, Hervey Allen, 1938-1939 9
  Item
Leather baby bootie 10
  Item
Compass in wood enclosure 11
  Item
Diploma, Universitatis Occidentalis, presented to Edward Jay Allen 12
  Item
Newpapers containing William Allen's obituary, 1857 13
  Item
New Hampshire Steamer Broadside 14
  Item
Winthop Allen's Portraits of New Mexico, 1948 15
  Item
Various Hervey Allen family portraits incuding wife and children 16
  Item
Broadside and other materials about anniversary of Edward Jay Allen's Civil War service, 1890 and 1904 17

Subseries  5. Newspapers, 1874-1953 

Scope and Content Notes

Oversized newspapers relating to Hervey Allen or his family members.

  BoxFolder
Pittsburgh Newspapers with articles on WWI, 1918-1919 1941
  Folder
Pittsburgh Gazette containing Edward Allen's obituary, 1874 2
  Folder
"Writers and Books" sections from Columbia, SC newspaper, The State, 1922-1925 3
  Folder
The Saturday Review of Literature, 1922-1925 4
  Folder
Various sections from The New York Times, 1922-1925 5
  Folder
The Miami Herald, 1949, 1953 6

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