Collection ID: LMC 2501
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Collection context

Summary

Creator:
W.H. Allen & Co
Abstract:
The Allen, W. H. mss., 1973-1989, consist of the correspondence and papers of publisher W. H. Allen in relation to author Alan Sillitoe.
Extent:
0.5 linear feet (2 boxes)
Language:
English
Preferred citation:

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

Background

Biographical / Historical:

W. H. Allen was a publishing business founded in 1835 in London that now operates as an imprint of Ebury Press, a division of Penguin Random House.

Scope and Content:

The bulk of the collection consists of approximately 100 autograph letters from author Alan Sillitoe to the office of publisher W. H. Allen, along with carbons from the publisher's office of their responses. Most of the letters concern Sillitoe's works in progress and his works' reception and promotion, though his frequent travels are also commonly discussed (and travel ephemera included). Also included are inter-office memos, book promotion materials, cover designs, and page proofs for W. H. Allen's publications of Sillitoe's works.

Acquisition information:
Purchase: 2006
Arrangement:

The collection is arranged following original order.

Physical location:
Lilly - Stacks

Indexed Terms

Subjects:
Publishers and publishing
Names:
Sillitoe, Alan

Access

RESTRICTIONS:

This collection is open for research.

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, W. H. 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