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- Allison, Young Ewing, 1853-1932
- Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
- Young Ewing Allison Papers
- Manuscripts Division
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- 1 box and 0.2 linear feet
- Storage Note:
- Firestone Library (mss): Box 1
Consists of selected papers of Young Ewing Allison, a Kentucky newspaperman and editor.
Collection Description & Creator Information
Consists of two typed manuscripts by Allison, correspondence with his friend Eleanor Bowman, three pamphlets, clippings, and printed material. The first manuscript, "Insurance on Noah's Ark", was written in 1897; the second, an "Unfinished Autobiography of Young E. Allison" found by his sister, Susan Allison, is inscribed: "Presented to Miss Eleanor Bowman by her friend and Mr. Allison's Friend, William Fortune, December 23, 1932."
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- Collection Creator Biography:
The son of Scotch-Irish parents, Young Ewing Allison was born at Henderson, Ky., on December 23, 1853. He established the first daily newspaper in Henderson, The Chronicle, at the age of 19. In 1880 he moved to Louisville to become city editor of The Courier-Journal. He was a co-founder of the Insurance Field, an insurance trade publication, in 1897, and for thirty-three years he served as its editor-in chief, president, or board chairman. Allison also wrote the librettos of several operas, such as The Ogallalas, which was the first American Indian and Scout opera, and wrote a small volume on novel reading called The Delicious Vice. Allison wrote about music and for musical publications, and on many other subjects, both literary and artistic.
Gift of Eleanor Bowman on May 20, 1965 (AM18607).
- Archival Appraisal Information:
No appraisal information is available.
- Processing Information:
Finding aid written by James Flannery in January 2006. Folder Inventory added by Jameson Creager (2015) in 2012.
Access & Use
- Access Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
- Conditions for Reproduction and Use:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.
- Credit this material:
Young Ewing Allison Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Permanent URL:
- Firestone LibraryOne Washington RoadPrinceton, NJ 08544, USA(609) 258-3184