James Lane Allen Papers,1890-1924

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James Lane Allen Papers,1890-1924
Allen, James Lane, 1849-1925
25 items
Novelists, American-- Kentucky.
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The Filson Historical Society

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James Lane Allen was Kentucky's first important novelist. His success came early in his career but when he tried to broaden the themes of his work he lost the audience and critical acclaim which he had previously received. Miscellaneous papers of Allen contain correspondence accepting and declining speaking invitations, returning autographs,discussing his writing, Kentucky literature, his health, and personal and Family matters