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William Allen Family Papers,1805-1970, n.d. (bulk 1805-1862)


William Allen Material, 1805-1970, n.d.
0.20 linear feet.

Catalog Number:M3.1

Series Description:
Letters by William Allen, 1805-1860, most written from Brunswick or Northampton. Correspondents include college presidents Henry Davis of Middlebury College and Benjamin Hale (Bowdoin 1820) of Geneva College (now Hobart and William Smith Colleges) as well as Bowdoin colleagues, Professor Nehemiah Cleaveland and Trustee Reuel Williams. Brief biographical records, realia, and images of Allen are also included.

Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically.

Restrictions: None.


Family Correspondence, 1836-1839, n.d.
0.05 linear feet.

Catalog Number:M3.2

Series Description:
Allen family correspondence, principally personal letters to William Allen's daughters, Elizabeth L., Charlotte, and Clara. The bulk of the letters are to Elizabeth L. Allen, 1836-1839, from cousins and friends. Correspondents include Aurelia and Mary Dwight, Susan Brewster, and Caroline Jordon.

Arrangement: Arranged chronologically.

Restrictions: None.


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