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Young Ewing Allison papers, 1914-1933

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Author

Finding aid prepared by Sarah K. Piester

Title

Young Ewing Allison papers

Date

1914-1933

Repository

University of Kentucky Special Collections

Arrangement

Collection is arranged by material type.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Preferred Citation Note

63M203: [identification of item], Young Ewing Allison papers, 1914-1933, University of Kentucky Special Collections.

Extent

1.24 Cubic feet

1 box and 7 items

Abstract

The Young Ewing Allison papers consist of scrapbooks containing letters, manuscripts, clippings, and ephemera by or about Young Ewing Allison.

Biography/History

Young Ewing Allison was a journalist and one time member of the editorial staffs of the Evansville, Indiana Journal and of the Louisville, Kentucky, Commercial, Courier-Journal, and the Herald. Allison wrote widely on literary and artistic matters. He is particularly known for The Men's Long, the pirate ballad associated with Robert Louis Stevenson's novel Treasure Island. Allison devoted the last three decades of his life to editorial responsibilities on the Insurance Field, a trade publication he founded in the late nineteenth century of which he was proprietor and editor.

Scope and Content

The Young Ewing Allison papers consist of scrapbooks containing letters, manuscripts, clippings, and ephemera by or about Young Ewing Allison. The majority of letters were sent to Jens Christian Bay. However, several letters were received from Jennie Flexner, a librarian, and Edward M. Brecht, Abbot of Gethsemani, Trappist, Kentucky, as well as by members of the Bay and Allison families. Included are a short biography of Allison and a bibliography of his works. Many of the clippings present in the scrapbooks are articles written by Allison.

Subjects

  • Courier-journal (Louisville, Ky.).
  • Kentucky--Newspapers.
  • Trappist (Ky.)--History.
  • Bay, J. Christian, (Jens Christian), 1871-1962
  • Flexner, Jennie Maas, 1882-1944
  • Obrecht, Edmond, 1852-1935
  • Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894
  • Insurance--United States.
  • Journalists.

Collection Inventory

Bibliographical Survey, undated
[Box: 1, Folder: 1]
Articles, two unidentified photographs, poems, a Filson Club program, and Henderson County Historical Society fliers celebrating Young Ewing Allison, 1926-1933
[Box: 1, Folder: 2]
Scope and Content Note:

Contains articles, two unidentified photographs, poems, a Filson Club program, and Henderson County Historical Society fliers celebrating Young Ewing Allison.

Will: photocopy, 1907 April 30
[Box: 1, Folder: 3]
William Fortune, 1942
[Box: 1, Folder: 4]
Letters, 1893 January 6-1933 June 14
[Box: 1, Folder: 5]
Photograph, undated
[Box: 1, Folder: 6]
Scrapbook, 1916-1923
[Item: 1]
Scope and Content Note:

Contains clippings, photographs, and letters compiled by Young Ewing Allison.

Acta Allisoniana: Book I, 1914-1915
[Item: 2]
Scope and Content Note:

Contains clippings, photographs, and letters compiled by Young Ewing Allison.

Acta Allisoniana: Book II, 1916
[Item: 3]
Scope and Content Note:

Contains clippings, photographs, and letters compiled by Young Ewing Allison.

Acta Allisoniana: Book III, 1917
[Item: 4]
Scope and Content Note:

Contains clippings, photographs, and letters compiled by Young Ewing Allison.

Acta Allisoniana: Book IV, 1918
[Item: 5]
Scope and Content Note:

Contains clippings, photographs, and letters compiled by Young Ewing Allison.

Acta Allisoniana: Book V, 1919-1921
[Item: 6]
Scope and Content Note:

Contains clippings, photographs, and letters compiled by Young Ewing Allison.

Acta Allisoniana: Book VI, 1922-1932
[Item: 7]
Scope and Content Note:

Contains clippings, photographs, and letters compiled by Young Ewing Allison.