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MS Am 1824

Allen, William, 1784-1868. William Allen papers, 1763-1877: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1824
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Allen, William, 1784-1868.
Title: William Allen papers
Date(s): 1763-1877
Quantity: .5 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Papers of American Congregational minister, educator, and author William Allen.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

67M-99. Gift of Mrs. Frederick Merk; received: 1968.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

William Allen Papers, 1763-1877 (MS Am 1824). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Allen was a Congregational minister, educator, and author. He was minister in Pittsfield, Mass. (1810-1817) and served as president of Bowdoin College (1819-1831, 1833-1838).


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Scope and Contents

Consists of letters, sermons, and other manuscripts of William Allen and other members of the Allen family. Also includes printed material on William Allen and on the Battle of Bennington.

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