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MS Am 1755

Allen, William. William Allen family correspondence: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1755
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Allen, William.
Title: William Allen family correspondence,
Date(s): 1802-1872.
Quantity: 1 collection (2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
Abstract: Correspondence of Unitarian minister William Allen and his family.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*64M-240. Purchased with the Keller Fund and the Hyde Fund from William P. Wreden, Box 56, Palo Alto, California; received: 1965.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

William Allen Family Correspondence (MS Am 1755). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

William Allen of Rondout, N.Y. was the father of Julia Allen, the wife of William Henry Channing, Unitarian minister, and of Frances Allen, the first wife of Jared Sparks, Unitarian minister, historian, and president of Harvard.


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Scope and Contents

Letters to William Allen from family members and others, together with other family correspondence. Includes 82 letters, 1836-1853, from William Henry Channing to his wife Julia Allen Channing and 16 letters from Jared Sparks to William Allen and to Julia Allen Channing. Also includes letters to William Ellery Channing from his uncle William Ellery and from his sister.

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