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James Lane Allen Collection, 1907ca | Eastern Kentucky University - Special Collections and Archives

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Title: James Lane Allen Collection, 1907caAdd to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1907ca

Primary Creator: Allen, James Lane, 1849-1925

Extent: 1.0 Folders

Date Acquired: 06/09/1975

Subjects: Allen, James Laine, 1849-1925--Correspondence.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This artificial collection was created to provide access to materials about James Lane Allen, noted Kentucky author.

Collection Historical Note

James Lane Allen (1849-1925), born and raised near Lexington, Kentucky, is a noted American author who wrote 19 novels, 14 of which took place in Kentucky. Popular titles include Kentucky Cardinal (1894) and The Choir Invisible (1897). He resided in New York after 1893. His style reflects the romantic, sentimental tone popular in late 19th century America; he also satisfied the demand for local color writings with his tales of a vanished, genteel Kentucky.

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Allen, James Laine, 1849-1925--Correspondence.

Administrative Information

Repository: Eastern Kentucky University - Special Collections and Archives

Access Restrictions: None.

Acquisition Source: Gift

Acquisition Method: Gift to the Townsend Room in memory of Edwin A. Carter.


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Item 1: ALS James Lane Allen to Mr. Davis, n.d.Add to your cart.
Allen writes about "intense and hostile" feelings toward and unnamed man.
Item 2: ALS James Lane Allen to Mr. Holt., 30 Mar 1907Add to your cart.
Thanking him for sending a copy of the book Undistinguished Americans.


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