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Harrison Allis letters

 Collection — Folder: S017
Identifier: S0017

Scope and Contents

This collection contains letters sent to Harrison F. Allis by friends and family while studying at Hanover College in Indiana and after returning home to Evansville, Indiana, ranging from 1872 to 1884. The letters detail life in Evansville and what his friends and family were doing. H.D. Allis, Harrison F. Allis' father, makes a brief mention in his first letter about an earthquake that struck nearby. His friend, Pussy Walter, recounts a visit and speech given by Vice President Henry Wilson. His friend J.J. (James) Floreth also writes to Allis trying to convince him to take a job in Topeka, Kansas.


  • 1872-1884


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Harrison F. Allis was born in September, 1856 in Indiana to Henry D. and Anna Allis. As a child, he worked at his father's store in Evansville, Indiana. In 1872, Allis began taking classes at Hanover College in Hanover, Indiana. After finishing school, he returned to Evansville where he lived until his death on January 8, 1919.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Detroit Public Library on 1936/10/11.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2004/11/17 by Jennifer Duplaga. EAD finding aid created 2015/07/28 by Laura Eliason.


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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.