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William Allen papers

MS-916
 Collection
Identifier: MS-916
The papers of William Allen contain correspondence to and from Allen, letters and documents related to Dartmouth University and the Dartmouth College Case, two unpublished books, a manuscript memoir, seven writings, leases and financial records, and miscellaneous notes and accounts. The papers document his tenure as minister in Massachusetts, through his presidencies, and his retirement to Northampton, MA. The correspondence includes letters to and from John Wheelock (DC Class of 1771), Dartmouth College President and Trustee, 1779-1815; William Plumer, Governor of New Hampshire; Francis Brown (DC Class of 1805), Dartmouth College President and Trustee, 1815-1820; Daniel Dana (DC Class of 1788), Dartmouth College President and Trustee, 1820-1821; and Nathan Lord (DC Honorary 1821), Dartmouth College President and Trustee, 1828-1863. Of note in the collection is WA’s manuscript memoir on Samson Occom, the Mohegan Indian missionary, and the correspondence related to the Dartmouth College Case. The writings include an oration and a sermon on patriotism.

Dates

  • Majority of material found within 1810 - 1826
  • 1800 - 1856

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Unrestricted.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Extent

.75 linear ft. (2 boxes)

Overview

William Allen (DC Honorary 1812) contain correspondence, letters and documents related to Dartmouth University and the Dartmouth College Case, two unpublished books, a manuscript memoir, seven writings, leases and financial records, and miscellaneous notes and accounts. WA was a Dartmouth College trustee, President of the short-lived Dartmouth University, 1818-1819, and President of Bowdoin College, 1820-1838. The papers document his tenure as minister in Massachusetts, his college presidencies, and his retirement to Northampton, MA.

Related Materials

"An American Biographical and Historical Dictionary," by William Allen
Alumni 432a, Alumni 432b, Ticknor LAH .A5a, Ticknor LAH Ap5am, Ticknor LAH Ap5am c.2, Ticknor E176 .A435 c.2 Rauner Special Collections Library, Dartmouth College Library Reference E176 .A435 Baker/Berry Library, Dartmouth College Library

Documents relating to property given by Pres. Wheelock to Princeton Theological Seminary, March 28, 1799-August 14, 1844, v.p
Manuscript Codex 799228.1 Rauner Special Collections Library, Dartmouth College Library

Opinion in the case of Trustees of Dartmouth College v. Wm. H. Woodward by the United States Supreme Court
Manuscript Codex 001950 Rauner Special Collections Library, Dartmouth College Library

Papers of Salma Hale (DC Hon. 1849)
Rauner Special Collections Library, Dartmouth College Library Manuscript MS-933

Records of the Dartmouth University Treasurer, 1817-1820
Manuscript DA-90 Rauner Special Collections Library, Dartmouth College Library

Papers of John Wheelock (DC Class of 1771)
Rauner Special Collections Library, Dartmouth College Library Manuscript MS-934

Repository Details

Part of the Rauner Special Collections Library Repository

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