Grant Allen literary manuscripts and correspondence, 1872-1937

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Collection Overview

Title:
Grant Allen literary manuscripts and correspondence
Dates (Inclusive):
1872-1937
Creator:
Allen, Grant
Abstract:
Charles Grant Blairfindie Allen (Grant Allen), Canadian-born novelist and essayist, emigrated to England and wrote a series of guide books which supported his intellectual bent as a freethinker, agnostic, and socialist. Allen published more than thirty works of fiction, as well as poetry and short stories, under his own name and pseudonyms. Novels included The Woman Who Did, The British Barbarians, What's Bred in the Bone, Linnet, and The Scallywag.
Abstract:
The collection contains the personal and professional papers of Grant Allen, including correspondence, original works, publications, newspaper clippings, photographs, and biographical works on Allen. Correspondents include family, friends, and his publisher.
Collection Number:
2282
Size:
2 Cubic feet
Location:
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the  library catalog.
Repository:
Special Collections Library. Pennsylvania State University.
Languages:
English

Biographical or Historical Note

Charles Grant Blairfindie Allen (Grant Allen), novelist and essayist, was born near Kingston, Ontario, Canada and emigrated to England. Allen loved to travel and his series of guide books gave him monetary support and time to follow his intellectual bent as a freethinker/socialist. He was a highly respected figure in the group of late Victorian agnostics. Allen published more than thirty works of fiction, as well as poetry and short stories, under his own name and pseudonyms. Novels included The Woman Who Did, The British Barbarians, What's Bred in the Bone, Linnet, and The Scallywag.

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Collection Overview

The collection contains the personal and professional papers of Grant Allen, including correspondence, original works, publications, newspaper clippings, photographs, and biographical works on Allen. Correspondents include family, friends, and his publisher. There are letters received from readers of the controversial The Woman Who Did (1895). Publications include manuscripts of poems, magazine articles, short stories, a play, and novels, as well as proofs of magazine articles and short stories.

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Collection Arrangement

This collection is organized in 2 series: Personal and Writing.

Personal is divided into 5 subseries: Biographical, Correspondence, Genealogy, Newsclippings, and Photographs.

Writings is divided into 9 subseries: Magazine Articles, Magazine Articles: Manuscripts, Magazine Articles: Proofs, Manuscripts, Novels: Manuscripts, Play: Proof, and Poems.

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Grant Allen literary manuscripts and correspondence, RBM 2282, Special Collections Library, Pennsylvania State University.

Processing Information

Processed by Special Collections staff.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Photographic

Personal Name(s)

  • Allen, Grant

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Collection Inventory

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