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Writings, 1800 - 1853

MS-916: William Allen papers
Identifier: 1


This series consists of writings by William Allen from his days as a college undergraduate to his retirement. These include books, accounts, a memorandum, notes, a sermon, an oration, and a manuscript memoir. The earlier book was written while WA was an undergraduate at Harvard University in Massachusetts. The other book appears to have been a preliminary for his later, larger works of historical and biographical sketches of American personages, of which three editions were published. The accounts include deeds of land, financial records and receipts for food, land, and various other items. The memorandum is a listing of the curricula of studies at Columbia University, Union College, and Harvard University. Since its date is circa 1818, it was probably written by WA for use in his role as President of Dartmouth University. The sermon and oration both are on the topic of patriotism.


  • 1800 - 1853

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