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Guide to the James Lane Allen papers, 1889-1911

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Summary

Ten letters and a telegram from Allen to Joseph Marshall Stoddard, editor of Lippincott's Magazine, concerning Allen's Kentucky writings and their publication; a letter from Allen to Charles Burr Todd regarding a proposed Society of American Authors; clippings concerning Allen, printed copies of some of his writings, and articles on the country about which he wrote; and letters, chiefly 1888-1889, to Richard Watson Gilder and Robert Underwood Johnson, editors of The Century, about Allen's writings for that magazine. Topics include Allen's plans to collect his articles in book form, 1888; an outline for a historical novel of Kentucky life, 1889; plans for lectures on the literature of the New South, 1890; and the effect on Allen's work of his poor eyesight, caused by typhoid fever, 1889.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.30038
Title
James Lane Allen papers
Date
1889-1911
Creator
Allen, James Lane, 1849-1925
Extent
56 items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Ten letters and a telegram from Allen to Joseph Marshall Stoddard, editor of Lippincott's Magazine, concerning Allen's Kentucky writings and their publication; a letter from Allen to Charles Burr Todd regarding a proposed Society of American Authors; clippings concerning Allen, printed copies of some of his writings, and articles on the country about which he wrote; and letters, chiefly 1888-1889, to Richard Watson Gilder and Robert Underwood Johnson, editors of The Century, about Allen's writings for that magazine. Topics include Allen's plans to collect his articles in book form, 1888; an outline for a historical novel of Kentucky life, 1889; plans for lectures on the literature of the New South, 1890; and the effect on Allen's work of his poor eyesight, caused by typhoid fever, 1889.

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James Lane Allen Papers, 1889-1911, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

James Lane Allen papers, 1889-1911
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Provenance

Received 1949

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This finding aid was derived from a MARC record using a crosswalk defined in marc2ead_section.xsl. The finding aid was generated as part of a larger project to digitize several thousand small collections housed in Section A, December 2016.