Young Ewing Allison papers,

Abstract

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

Descriptive Summary

Title
Young Ewing Allison papers,
Date
1914-1933
Creator
Allison, Young Ewing, 1853-1932
Extent
1.24 Cubic feet
Subjects
Insurance--United States.
Journalists.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by material type.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Sarah K. Piester
Preferred Citation
63M203: [identification of item], Young Ewing Allison papers, 1914-1933, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

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.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections.

Contents of the Collection

Bibliographical Survey,, undated

  • Box 1, Folder 1
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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
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Contains articles, two unidentified photographs, poems, a Filson Club program, and Henderson County Historical Society fliers celebrating Young Ewing Allison.

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Will: photocopy,, 1907 April 30

  • Box 1, Folder 3
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William Fortune,, 1942

  • Box 1, Folder 4
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Letters,, 1893 January 6-1933 June 14

  • Box 1, Folder 5
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Photograph,, undated

  • Box 1, Folder 6
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Scrapbook,, 1916-1923

  • Item 1
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Contains clippings, photographs, and letters compiled by Young Ewing Allison.

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Acta Allisoniana: Book I,, 1914-1915

  • Item 2
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Contains clippings, photographs, and letters compiled by Young Ewing Allison.

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Acta Allisoniana: Book II,, 1916

  • Item 3
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Contains clippings, photographs, and letters compiled by Young Ewing Allison.

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Acta Allisoniana: Book III,, 1917

  • Item 4
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Contains clippings, photographs, and letters compiled by Young Ewing Allison.

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Acta Allisoniana: Book IV,, 1918

  • Item 5
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Contains clippings, photographs, and letters compiled by Young Ewing Allison.

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Acta Allisoniana: Book V,, 1919-1921

  • Item 6
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Contains clippings, photographs, and letters compiled by Young Ewing Allison.

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Acta Allisoniana: Book VI,, 1922-1932

  • Item 7
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Contains clippings, photographs, and letters compiled by Young Ewing Allison.

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