Collection ID: LMC 2454
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Collection context

Summary

Abstract:
The Allen mss., 800-1972, consists of manuscript pieces collected by William Edward David Allen, 1901-1973, foreign service officer, businessman, and author, and his own writings about Georgian history.
Extent:
150 items
Language:
English , Russian , Arabic , Romanian; Moldavian; Moldovan
Preferred citation:

[Item], Allen mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

Background

Biographical / Historical:

William Edward David Allen, 1901-1973, was a foreign service officer, businessman and author, of Waterford, Ireland.

Scope and Content:

The Allen mss., 800-1972, consists of manuscript pieces collected by William Edward David Allen, 1901-1973, foreign service officer, businessman, and author, of Waterford, Ireland, and his own writings about Georgian history.

Items collected by Allen number 53 and range from a 9th century Kufic Koran fragment, Romanian and Russian charters of the 17th and 19th centuries to the Diary of a Red Cross Sister on the Eastern front in 1915. His own writings include Russian Embassies to the Georgian Kings published in 1969 and are accompanied by the many source materials he used.

Note on Indexing Term - "Art": There are fourteen watercolor caricature portraits, colored drawings on rice paper of Chinese punishments, and three watercolors of military uniforms.

Note on Indexing Term - "World War, 1914-1918": Of interest is the diary of a Red Cross Sister about her field hospital experiences on the Eastern front in Warsaw and during the Great Russian retreat, Jan. 23-Oct. 24, 1915; it is written in Russian.

Acquisition information:
Purchase: 1976
Arrangement:

This collection is arranged following original order.

Physical location:
Lilly - Vault 2

Access

RESTRICTIONS:

Access to this collection requires advance notice. Please contact the curator for additional information.

TERMS OF ACCESS:

Prior arrangements are not necessary before coming to the Library, however, patrons from out of town are encouraged to communicate with the Library in advance of their visits to ascertain availability of materials.

Photocopying permitted only with permission of the curator.

PREFERRED CITATION:

[Item], Allen mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

CAMPUS:
Indiana University Bloomington
LOCATION OF THIS COLLECTION:
1200 East Seventh Street
Bloomington, Indiana 47405-5500, USA
CAMPUS:
Indiana University Bloomington
CONTACT:
(812) 855-2452
liblilly@indiana.edu