A Guide to the Papers of the Allen Family 1825-1953 Allen Family, Papers of 9780

A Guide to the Papers of the Allen Family 1825-1953

A Collection in
The Special Collections Department
Accession Number 9780


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Repository
Special Collections, University of Virginia Library
Accession number
9780
Title
Papers of the Allen Family, 1825-1953
Physical Characteristics
This collection contains ca. 70 pieces in one Hollinger box.
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Use Restrictions

See the University of Virginia Library’s use policy.

Preferred Citation

Papers of the Allen Family, Accession # 9780, Special Collections Dept., University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.

Acquisition Information

The collection was presented as a gift to the Library by Mark C. Riley on January 27, 1972.


Scope and Content Information

This collection, 1825-1953, consists chiefly of correspondence in the 1850's from the Allen family to John J. Allen, Jr., while he was in Texas. There is also correspondence between the family and Henry C. Allen and Robert E. Allen while they were students at the University of Virginia. There is much valuable commentary on contemporary political and social themes, but the strength of this collection lies in the insight it lends to the study of a family unit in the 1850's.

Arrangement

The collection has been single foldered and arranged in chronological order.


Contents List

Typed copy of grants to Lafayette and letter of acknowledgement 1825 January 1
James Allen to John P. Allen 1829 February 9
Typescript
James Allen to John J. Allen, Sr. 1830 July 3
Typescript
James Allen to John Allen, Sr. 1832 December 24
Typescript
James Allen to John J. Allen, Sr. 1834 November 10
Typescript
James Allen to John J. Allen, Sr. 1836 June 14
Typescript
Henry C. Allen to John J. Allen 1851 October 23
ALS, w/typescript
Jane to "Dear Cousin" 1851 October
ALS
Jane to "Dear Cousin" 1852 January 13
ALS
Robert E. Allen to John Allen and Mary E. P. to John Allen 1852 February 21 and 23
ALS
Wm. W. Gwathmey to R. B. Doswell 1854 November 23
ALS w/typescript
Mary E. P. Allen to John J. Allen, Jr. 1854 December 28
ALS
Henry C. Allen to John Allen 1855 February 1
ALS
Mary E. P. Allen to John Allen 1855 March 6
ALS
Mary E. P. Allen to John Allen 1855 March 15
ALS
Mary Jane Allen Watts to John J. Allen 1855 March 17
ALS
Mary E. P. Allen to John Allen 1855 April 27
ALS
John J. Allen, Sr. to John J. Allen, Jr. 1855 April 27
ALS
Henry C. Allen to John Allen and John Allen, Sr. to John Allen, Jr. 1855 June 13
2 ALS
John J. Allen, Sr. to John J. Allen, Jr. 1855 July 16
ALS w/typescript
Mary E. P. Allen to John Allen 1855 July 16
ALS
Mary E. P. Allen to John Allen 1855 August 13
ALS
Mary E. P. Allen to John Allen 1855 September 17
ALS
Mary E. P. Allen to John Allen 1855 November 2
ALS
Henry C. Allen to John Allen 1855 November 6
ALS
Mary E. P. Allen to John Allen 1855 November 8
ALS
Mary Jane Allen Watts to Mary E. P. Allen 1855 December 8
ALS
Mary E. P. Allen to John Allen 1855 December 12
ALS
Henry C. Allen to John J. Allen 1855 December 14
ALS
Mary E. P. Allen to John Allen 1856 February 19
ALS w/incomplete typescript
Mary E. P. Allen to John Allen 1856 February 20
ALS
G. J. Allen to John Allen 1856 March 1
ALS w/typescript
James Madison Allen to John Allen 1856 March 1
ALS
Baldwin Allen to John Allen and Mary E. P. Allen to John Allen 1856 March 1 and March 3
2 ALS
Mary E. P. Allen to John Allen 1856 March 3
Typescript
Henry C. Allen to John Allen 1856 March 15
ALS
Mary E. P. Allen to John Allen 1856 March 27
ALS
Evaline Allen to John Allen 1856 April 28
ALS
Mary E. P. Allen to John Allen 1856 July 9
ALS
Henry C. Allen to John J. Allen 1856 July 19
ALS
Henry C. Allen to John Allen 1856 August 8
ALS w/typescript
Mary E. P. Allen to John Allen 1856 August 8
ALS w/typescript
John J. Allen, Sr. to John J. Allen, Jr. 1856 August 12
ALS
Mary E. P. Allen to John Allen 1856 October 4
ALS
Mary E. P. Allen to John Allen 1856 October 9
ALS
Henry C. Allen to John Allen 1856 December 7
ALS
John J. Allen, Sr. to John J. Allen, Jr. 1857 February 20
ALS
John W. Allen to John Allen 1857 May 13
ALS w/typescript
Mary E. P. Allen to John Allen 1857 May 29
ALS
Mary E. P. Allen to John Allen 1858 June 2
ALS
J. B. Stovall to "Dear Mother" 1861 October 23
ALS
J. A. Payne to Russell H. Allen 1925 February 24
TLS

Contains genealogical information regarding the descendents of John George Jackson and Mary Payne Jackson.

Sallie Maxwell Bennett to Mrs. John J. Bland 1938 June 14
ALS
( ? ) to John J. Allen, III 1938 June 15
TL carbon
Margaret Cheney to Mary 1938 June 20
ALS

Contains genealogical information.

Genealogical chart of descendents of Robert Allen and Lady (Mary or Alice) Walkinshaw 1938
E. P. Waller to General Robert H. Allen 1940 March 13
TL Carbon
Letter from Library of Congress to Miss Cornelia M. Allen 1953

Regarding the four letters she presented to the library.

Dr. Herfs Prescription for Dysentery n.d.
Chart showing descendants of Col. William Watts and Mary Jane Allen n.d.
Three photographs of John G. Jackson, one of Maj. Alfred H. Jackson, one of Jonathan Jackson n.d.
Two photographs of unidentified persons n.d.
Genealogical information concerning the Allen family n.d.