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Allen, Hervey, 1889-1949



  • Existence: 1889 - 1949

William Hervey Allen Jr. was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on December 8, 1889. He graduated from Shady Side Academy in 1909, attended the United States Naval Academy from 1910 to 1911, and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1911 where he contributed to the humor magazine "The Pitt Panther." During World War I, Allen served in the US Navy. In 1926, he wrote "Toward the Flame", a nonfictional account of his experiences in the war. Other publications include "Wampum and Old Glory" (1921), "Anthony Adverse" (1933) and "Action at Aquila" (1938), "Toward the Morning" (1948) and "The City in the Dawn" (1950). Allen died on December 28, 1949.

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"Selected Poems of Hervey Allen" typescript

Identifier: MS-393
Overview Hervey Allen (1889-1949), poet. The collection contains the typescript of a proposed book of poems by Hervey Allen, apparently never published, for which Robert Frost was to write an introduction.