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Harrison Allis Letters
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Processed by: Jennifer Duplaga, 2004

Biographical Note:

Harrison F. Allis was born September 1856 in Indiana, the son of 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 January 8, 1919 in Evansville.

Scope and Content Note:

This collection contains letters sent to Harrison F. Allis by friends and family while he was studying at Hanover College.  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 President Wilson.  James (Jim) also writes to Allis trying to convince him to take a job in Topeka, Kansas.

Item Listing:

Folder 1.

23 Sept. 1872
ALS to Harry Allis from Edward H. Greek
24 Sept. 1872
ALS to Harry Allis from H.D. Allis
10 Oct. 1872
ALS to Harry Allis from Pussy Walter
8 Aug. 1883
ALS to Harry Allis from Addie
1 Jan. 1884
ALS to Harry from James
30 Jan. 1884
ALS to Harry from H.D. Allis
14 Mar. 18[?]
ALS to Harry from Addie
22 Oct. 18 [?]
ALS to Harry Allis from Joseph Griener
17 Nov. 18[?]
ALS to Harry from James
21 Dec. 18[?]
ALS to Harry from Jim

Collection Information:

Size of Collection: 1 folder
Collection Dates: 1872-1884
Provenance: Detroit Public Library, Detroit, Michigan, 11 Oct. 1936
Restrictions: None
Reproduction Rights: Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library.
Alternate formats: None
Related Holdings: None
Notes: None

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