Allison, Young Ewing (1853-1932) Papers, 1878-1943

Held by The Filson Historical Society 

Creator:  Allison, Young Ewing, 1853-1932 

Title:  Papers, 1878-1943 

Rights: For information regarding literary and copyright interest for these papers, contact the Collections Department. 

Size of Collection:  6 cubic feet  

Location Number:  Mss. A A439 

Scope and Content Note 

Collection contains correspondence, pictures, legal documents, manuscript and printed copies of Allison’s works, much of it collected by Otto A. Rothert to be used in the Select Works of Young E. Allison. Young’s works include lyrics, opera scores, biographical sketches, editorials and news stories, essays, speeches, etc. Includes material concerning the work of the Old Kentucky Home Commission. Collection includes paperwork regarding the publication of Select Works. Also includes separate correspondence files of Y.E. Allison and Rothert. Three notebooks of Allison, two letterbooks, and miscellaneous notes of Allison and Rothert. 

Correspondents include J. Christian Bay, William Fortune, Henry A. Sampson, Madge Rowan Frost, Samuel J. Boldrick, Phillip Allison, Frank M. Drake, and Gustave A. Breaux. 

 

Folder List  

Box 1 

1 Correspondence 1887-1890.

2 Correspondence 1891-1905.

3 Correspondence 1907-1912.

4 Correspondence 1913-1916.

5 Correspondence 1917-1923.

6 Correspondence 1924-1926.

 

Box 2 

7 Correspondence 1927-1928.

8 Correspondence 1929-1930.

9 Correspondence 1931 Feb.-Dec.

10 Correspondence 1932 Jan.-June.

 

Box 3 

11 Bibliographies.

12 Manuscript: Cradle of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, 13 May 1881.

13 Manuscript: How Father Ryan Died, Aug. 1886.

14 Manuscript: Moonshine Men, 1887.

15 Courier-Journal article: Sue Mundy, Feb. 1887.

16 Manuscript: The Longworth Mystery, Oct. 1889.

17 Derelict, 1890; printed copies and reviews.

18 Manuscript: Social Morality and Hypocrisy in Fiction, 1893.

19 Playbill: “TheOgalallas,” 1893. The Columbia, Chicago.

20 Manuscript: An Incident of War, Oct. 1894.

21 Manuscript: Robert Louis Stevenson, Mar. 1895.

22 Manuscript: On the Vice of Novel Reading, 24 June 1897.

23 Manuscript: The Mouse and the Garter (opera), 1897.

 

Box 4 

24 Manuscript: Autobiography of His Youth, ca. 1915.

25 Manuscript: Autobiography of His Youth (continued), ca. 1915.

26 Manuscript: Burns’ Day Remarks, 25 Jan. 1915.

27 Newspaper articles: The Trappist Abbey ofGethsemani, Jan. 1916.Life in a Trappist Monastery, Feb. 1916. 

28 Manuscript: The Vital Relation of Insurance to Banking and Shipping in theWorld’s Trade After War, 1917.

29 Manuscript: The Old Piano, May 1917.Second draft-Dec. 1931.

30 Courier-Journal story: The Old Music Master, Dec. 1919.

 

Box 5 

31 Manuscript: Morgue, 1920.

32 Manuscript: Stephen Collins Foster and American Songs, 1920.

33 Manuscript and newspaper article: My Old Kentucky Home, 1921.

34 Manuscript and printed article: The Curious Legend of Louis Philippe inKentucky, 1924.

35 Printed article: The Curious Legend of Louis Philippe in Kentucky, (continued),1924.

36 Reviews of The Curious Legend of Louis Philippe in Kentucky.

37 Manuscript: A Chapter of Trappist History in Kentucky, 1927.

 

Box 6 

38 Manuscripts: Men, Women, and Careers, 16 May 1927.The Constitution and Women.Newspaper clippings about women in industry. 

39 Manuscript: Women in Business, ca. 1927.

40 Manuscript: Cross Examined, 1927.

41 Manuscript: Spawn of Satan, 1929.

42 Manuscript: A Pioneer for Souls: Benedict Joseph Flaget, first Bishop ofBardstown-Louisville, 1932.

43 Sheet music.

 

Box 7 

44 Addresses 1896-1929.

45 Biographical sketches 1918-1928.

46 Manuscripts of humorous works 1897-1919.

47 Printed material on insurance topics 1913-1927.

48 Manuscript: Mary the Apple-Girl (play).

49 Poems: Recollections of a Country Town.Sequel to The Vital Relation.Fragments. 

 

Box 8 

50 Miscellaneous works n.d.

51 Miscellaneous works 1876-1913.

52 Newspaper clippings 1914-1929.

53 Copy of an 1829 letter written by Young E. Allison, Sr.Sketch giving the background of the letter and its writer.Copy of an 1837 letter written by Lazarus W. Powell. 

54 Legal documents and correspondence 1896-1923.

55 Miscellaneous notes.

 

Box 9 

56 Photographs of Young E. Allison and others.

57 Caricatures of Young E. Allison and others.

58 Newspaper clippings and other material about Young E. Allison 1884-1920.

59 Newspaper clippings and other material about Young E. Allison 1922-1930.

60 Newspaper clippings and other material about Young E. Allison 1932-1943.

 

Box 10 

61 Miscellaneous writings presented to Young E. Allison.

62 Allison Memorial Meeting, Henderson, Ky. 24 June 1933 materials.

63 Materials concerning the bronze tablet to Allison unveiled in Henderson, Ky.3 Nov. 1934.

64 Materials of the Young E. Allison Commemoration Committee of the Filson Club1934.

 

Box 11 

65 Select Works of Young E. Allison- Lists of contents, record of material sent to theprinter, revisions, etc.

66 Pictures used in Select Works of Young E. Allison.

67 Select Works of Young E. Allison. Copies of the bibliography compiled by J.Christian Bay.

68 Select Works of Young E. Allison- Galleys 1-10: Pipe Dreams.

69 Reviews of Select Works of Young E. Allison.

70 Lists of subscribers, bills, receipts, etc. for the sale of Select Works of Young E.Allison.

71 Statements sent for purchase of Select Works: A-K.

72 Statements sent for purchase of Select Works: L-W.

 

Box 12 

73 Young E. Allison, Jr. (1890-) correspondence 1932-1933.

74 Young E. Allison, Jr. (1890-) correspondence 1934 Apr.-Aug.

75 Young E. Allison, Jr. (1890-) correspondence 1934 Aug.-Dec.

76 Young E. Allison, Jr. (1890-) correspondence 1935 Jan.-May.

77 Young E. Allison, Jr. (1890-) correspondence 1935 June-Nov.

78 Young E. Allison, Jr. (1890-) correspondence1937 June-1938 Jan.

 

Box 13 

79 Otto A.Rothertcorrespondence 1915-1932. 

80 Otto A.Rothertcorrespondence 1933 Jan.-June. 

81 Otto A.Rothertcorrespondence 1933 July-Sept. 

82 Otto A.Rothertcorrespondence 1933 Oct. 

83 Otto A.Rothertcorrespondence 1933 Nov.-Dec. 

84 Otto A.Rothertcorrespondence 1934. 

85 Otto A.Rothertcorrespondence 1935 Jan.-June. 

86 Otto A.Rothertcorrespondence 1936 July-Dec. 

87 Otto A.Rothertcorrespondence 1936-1943. 

 

Box 14 

88 Henry A. Sampson correspondence 1907-1909.

89 Old Kentucky Home Commission correspondence 1921.

90 Madge Rowan Frost A.L.S. 19 July 1923.

91 Samuel J.Boldrickcorrespondence1923-1934. 

92 Philip Allison letter to his father, George Allison 26 June 1933.

93 Frank M. Drake correspondence 1935 June-Nov.

94 Gustave Breaux correspondence 1935-1936.

95 William Fortune correspondence 1919-1935.

 

Box 15 

96 Henry Watterson articles.

97 Newspaper clippings 1920-1938.

98 Old Kentucky Home Commission materials 1921.

99 Material about Allison family members 1934-1935.

100 Henry A. Sampson poetry.

101 Otto A.Rothertmiscellaneous notes. 

 

Box 16 

102 Notebook 1927-1930. 

103 Notebook 1930-1932. 

104 Notebook. 

105 Letterbook 1892-1895. 

106 Letterbook 1899-1902. 

 

Package 107: Two unbound copies of Select works of Young E. Allison. 

Package 108: Mimeographed biography of Allison written by J. Christian Bays for the Select Works. 

Package 109: Original manuscript and page proofs of Select Works of Young E. Allison. 

Package 110: Bound copies of Brother Francesco and A Piratical Ballad. Negative photostats of Brother Francesco, The Furnace, and A Piratical Ballad.