James Lane Allen papers, 1892-1925
Housed at the University of Kentucky, Special Collections Research Center. Summary, "The papers contain three groups of records; Allen's correspondence, holographic and typed manuscripts of some of Allen's writings and correspondence with Orlando and Mrs. Rowland 49W4 includes 23 holographic letters (1891-1897) Allen wrote from New York City to Alexander Hill of Robert Clarke and Co., Cincinnati, Ohio booksellers. The letters concern relations with publisher, lecture engagements and personal matters. Three other holographic letters are to Douglas Wiggin, 1899, a "Mr. Herdson", 1916, and to Samuel M. Wilson, 1921. The rest of the group of papers consists of book reviews, programs, clippings, and a photograph of Mr. Allen inscribed to Mr. Hill. 49W5, the second group, consists of holographic and typed manuscripts of drafts (some incomplete) of Allen's articles, stories and plays. More than thirty items bear titles. The third and final accession (87M52) is largely comprised of letters (holographs) to Allen's friend Orlando Rowland and Mrs. Rowland in New York City. The letters focus on their friendship and in them Allen reveals his appreciation for Mr. and Mrs. Rowland's kindnesses of flowers, gifts, correspondence and hospitality."