Allen, W. H. mss., 1973-1989

Records of W. H. Allen, 1973-1989, at the Lilly Library, Indiana University

Finding aid created by Ava Dickerson

Creator: W.H. Allen & Co
Title: Allen, W. H. mss.
Collection No.: LMC 2501
Dates: 1973-1989

Quantity: 2 Boxes

Quantity: 2 standard

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.
Location: Lilly - Stacks
Language: English .
Repository: Lilly Library
1200 E. Seventh St.
Bloomington, Indiana 47405-5500
Business Number: 812-855-2452

Historical Note

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 Contents

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.


The collection is arranged following original order.


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Related Materials

See Sillitoe mss. , Sillitoe mss. II and Sillitoe mss. III , also located at the Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase: 2006

Collection Inventory

box 1
Book Jackets
box 1
Book News H. Allen & Co.


box 1
Bennett, Francis 
box 2
Blake, Carole 
box 1
Burgess, Deborah 
box 1
Davis, Aubrey
box 1
Girling, Amanda
box 2
Huxley, Victoria 
box 2
Morgan-Griffiths, Yvette  to Alan
box 2
Morgan-Griffiths, Yvette  to Others
box 2
Shuckleburgh, Julian 
box 1
Simmons, Jeffrey to Alan
box 1
Simmons, Jeffrey to Others
box 2
Vance, Carol 
box 2
Memos and internal Notes
box 2
box 2
Negatives and Photos
box 2