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Call No.: HUM 111
Repository: Harvard University Archives
Creator: Boone, Allen Foster, 1838-1915
Title: Papers of Allen Foster Boone, 1857-1897.
Quantity: 1.2 cubic feet (1 half document box, 1 flat box, and 1 portfolio folder)
Abstract: Allen Foster Boone, manufacturer, was born on November 1, 1838, and received his Harvard AB in 1861. The collection provides documentation of Boone's undergraduate experience at Harvard College during the mid-nineteenth century, as well as his continued association with the College as an alumnus.
Two class reports from the Class of 1861 were received with this accession and have been cataloged individually in HOLLIS (HUD 261.3 C and HUD 261.10 C).
Allen Foster Boone, manufacturer, was born on November 1, 1838. He received his Harvard AB in 1861. In August 1862, he enlisted in the Forty-Fourth Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer Militia, serving until July 1863. Boone then went into business with his brother in the firm of Boone and Frost in Boston. He married Frances Chapman in 1864; they had two sons. In 1871, Boone became a member of the firm of Boone, Cannell and Co., in Boston which dealt in tailors' trimmings; the firm dissolved in 1881. From 1882 he worked for the paper manufacturers Wilder and Co. in Ashland, NH until his retirement in 1899. Boone died in Winchester, Mass., on February 4, 1915.
The items are arranged in chronological order.
The collection provides documentation of Boone's undergraduate experience at Harvard College during the mid-nineteenth century, and chiefly consists of term bills, Class Day ephemera, Hasty Pudding Club Theatre broadsides, and a class album for the Harvard College Class of 1861. Additional scattered items include a letter to his sister (the first letter written by Boone as a Harvard College student), a notice of his election to the Rumford Society, a freshman rank list, a certificate of matriculation and a certificate from the steward.The collection also documents Boone's continued association with the College as an alumnus through attendance at Hasty Pudding Club Theatre productions and a donation to his Class Fund.
This document last updated 2015 November 13.