xt798s4jmj0t https://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt798s4jmj0t/data/mets.xml https://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt798s4jmj0t/data/kukm1m87m52.xml Allen, James Lane, 1849-1925. 18921925 49W4, 49W5: 3.2 cubic ft, 87M52 .4 cubic ft. collections  English University of Kentucky This digital resource may be freely searched and displayed.  Permission must be received for subsequent distribution in print or electronically.  Physical rights are retained by the owning repository.  Copyright is retained in accordance with U. S. copyright laws.  For information about permissions to reproduce or publish, contact the Special Collections Research Center. James Lane Allen papers, 1892-1925 James Lane Allen papers, 1892-1925 text James Lane Allen papers, 1892-1925 1892 2002 true xt798s4jmj0t collection false kukm1m87m52 Guide to the James Lane Allen papers,  1892-1925 Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig Special Collections Manuscripts University of Kentucky Margaret I. King Library Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0039 USA Phone: (859) 257-8611 Fax: (859) 257-6311 Email: sclref@lsv.uky.edu URL: http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=84&llib_id=13<ab_rank=3  Copyright 2002 University of Kentucky Libraries. All Rights Reserved. Machine-readable finding aid derived from MARC Database Date of source:  n.d. Description is in  English. Guide to the James Lane Allen papers,  1892-1925 Collection number: 1M87M52, 1M49W5, AAL3062LM Contact Information Special Collections Manuscripts University of Kentucky Margaret I. King Library Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0039 Phone: (859) 257-8611 Fax: (859) 257-6311 Email:  sclref@lsv.uky.edu URL:  http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=84&llib_id=13<ab_rank=3 Processed by: Archives Staff Encoded by: Eric Weig  Copyright 2002 University of Kentucky. All Rights Reserved. James Lane Allen papers,  1892-1925 1M87M52, 1M49W5, AAL3062LM Allen, James Lane, 1849-1925. 49W4, 49W5: 3.2 cubic ft, 87M52 .4 cubic ft. None online. Must visit contributing institution. The materials are in  English. University of Kentucky Special Collections Lexington, Kentucky 40506 49W4, 49W5: Wilson, Samuel M. Estate gift, December 10, 1946.  87M52: Special Collections (Donald M. Powell), University of Arizona, Tucson, Ar. Gift, June 16, 1976. Collection is open for research. Copyright has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. [Identification of item], James Lane Allen papers, 1892-1925, 1M87M52, 1M49W5, AAL3062LM, Special Collections, University of Kentucky. Author James Lane Allen was born near Lexington, Kentucky, December 21, 1849. He was the seventh and youngest child of Richard Allen, a Kentuckian, and his wife, Helen Foster Allen, a native of Mississippi. Lane Allen, as he was known in Kentucky until he became a distinguished figure in letters, was interested in books and nature when a boy under his mother's tutelage. He attended Kentucky University, later known as Transylvania, graduating valedictorian in 1872 and received an M.A. five years later. He was a teacher until 1884, when he became a writer. The first seven or eight years as a writer he divided between New York, Cincinnati, Ohio and Kentucky. After that time he resided in New York permanently and began writing short essays and poems for periodicals. Success came in 1891 with the publication of his first book FLUTE AND VIOLIN: AND OTHER KENTUCKY TALES AND ROMANCES (reprinted distinctive stories). He was later known for his short stories, and his novels, notably THE KENTUCKY CARDINAL (1894), THE CHOIR INVISIBLE (1897) and THE REIGN OF LAW: A TALE OF THE KENTUCKY HEMP FIELDS (1900). The papers contain three groups of records; Allen's correspondence, holographic and typed manuscripts of some of Allen's writings and correspondence with Orlando and Mrs. Rowland 49W4 includes 23 holographic letters (1891-1897) Allen wrote from New York City to Alexander Hill of Robert Clarke and Co., Cincinnati, Ohio booksellers. The letters concern relations with publisher, lecture engagements and personal matters. Three other holographic letters are to Douglas Wiggin, 1899, a "Mr. Herdson", 1916, and to Samuel M. Wilson, 1921. The rest of the group of papers consists of book reviews, programs, clippings, and a photograph of Mr. Allen inscribed to Mr. Hill. 49W5, the second group, consists of holographic and typed manuscripts of drafts (some incomplete) of Allen's articles, stories and plays. More than thirty items bear titles. The third and final accession (87M52) is largely comprised of letters (holographs) to Allen's friend Orlando Rowland and Mrs. Rowland in New York City. The letters focus on their friendship and in them Allen reveals his appreciation for Mr. and Mrs. Rowland's kindnesses of flowers, gifts, correspondence and hospitality. Arranged chronologically, 1VF49W4: Correspondence, 1M49W5: Literary manuscripts.  Organized by types of correspondence. The dated correspondence is arranged thereunder chronologically, 1M87M52: Correspondence. Related Material Associated materials: Allen, James Lane, letters: 1VF56M103,1VF55M3, 1VF56M242,1VF56M244, 1VF56M245, 1VF60M22, 1VF61M146, 1VF63M163, 1VF64M151, 1VF65M28 Hill, Alexander. Wilson, Samuel M. (Samuel Mackay), 1871-1946. Wiggin, Douglas. Lafferty, Maude Ward, 1869-1962. Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920. Rowland, Orlando. Rowland, Mrs. Publishers and publishing--Biography. Authors. Clippings. Correspondence. Manuscripts (for publishing). Kentucky author