Guide to the Papers of William Allen, 1800 - 1856Manuscript MS-916

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Guide to the Papers of William Allen, 1800 - 1856

Call Number:

Manuscript MS-916

Collection Dates:

1800 - 1856

Size of Collection:

2 boxes (.75 linear ft.)


The Papers of William Allen (DC Honorary 1812) contain correspondence, letters and documents related to Dartmouth University and the Dartmouth College Case, two unpublished books, a manuscript memoir, seven writings, leases and financial records, and miscellaneous notes and accounts. WA was a Dartmouth College trustee, President of the short-lived Dartmouth University, 1818-1819, and President of Bowdoin College, 1820-1838. The papers document his tenure as minister in Massachusetts, his college presidencies, and his retirement to Northampton, MA.

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