Abner T. Allen papers, 1832-1896

By María E. Abuin, Student Assistant. Under the supervision of Helen Purdy, Head Librarian, and Esperanza B. Varona, Assistant Librarian.

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Collection Overview

Title: Abner T. Allen papers, 1832-1896

ID: ASM0009

Creator: Allen, Abner T. (1813-1901)

Extent: 1.0 Boxes. More info below.

Arrangement: An item-level container list is included. See .pdf below.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Abner T. Allen Papers consist primarily of Allen's correspondence with family in New England during the mid- to late-1800s.

The papers of Abner T. Allen reflect his life as a farmer and merchant in the state of Ohio during the 1800's. The correspondence is typical of this period as the letter itself is folded to form the envelope, the address is printed on the outside, and the fold sealed with a wax seal. The majority of the correspondence was to Abner T. Allen from his parents, brothers and sister. These letters concerned all aspects of family affairs and travel between Chagrin Falls, Ohio, South and Western Warren, Massachusetts and New Hartford, Connecticut, where each of the families resided. The collection includes the following documents: leaf of cash transactions, booklet of expenses and revenues, an award. and two Last Will and Testaments; also included are invitations to social affairs.

Biographical Note

Abner T. Allen (1813-1901) moved from South Warren, Massachusetts to Chagrin Falls, Ohio in November 1838 with his brother Amasa I. Allen (1818?-1906). This was at the time that the railway opened between Worcester, Massachusetts and Springfield, Ohio. In New England, the Allens left behind his parents, Pardon and Ruth Allen, and siblings.

Abner T. Allen married Eunice Shepard (1814-1886) in September 1839. Amasa I. Allen wed Wealthy Holmes (1822?-1893) in 1851. They are considered pioneers of Chagrin Falls.

Administrative Information

Accruals: The papers of Abner T. Allen, farmer and merchant of the state of Ohio, were found among other material that appeared to have been purchased. Provenance remains unknown.

Alternate Extent Statement: 0.42 linear ft. (1 box)

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Abner T. Allen Papers Finding Aid © 2004 University of Miami. All rights reserved. Requests to reproduce or publish materials from this collection should be directed to asc.library@miami.edu.

Preferred Citation: Allen T. Abner Papers, Special Collections, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida

Finding Aid Revision History:

Updated by María R. Estorino, February 2005.

Retrospectively converted from HTML to EAD XML September, 2008 by Lyn MacCorkle and Kyle Rimkus based on a crosswalk by María Estorino.

Updated by Rudo Kemper, 2009.

Container List (PDF): http://proust.library.miami.edu/findingaids/legacy/asm0009CL.pdf


Box and Folder Listing


Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: To Allen, Abner T., n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 1: ALS from Hodge M. (cousin) and on verso: ALS from Baxter, J., Feb. 11, Mar. 3Add to your cart.
Item 2: ALS from Allen, A.K. (brother), Dec. 4Add to your cart.
Folder 2: To Allen, Abner T., 1832-1834, 1836, 1838Add to your cart.
Item 1: ALS from H.T. (friend), Mar 11, 1832Add to your cart.
Item 2: ANS by Allen, A.T., Jan. 1833Add to your cart.
Item 3: ALS from Allen, Daniel C. (brother), Jan. 28, 1833Add to your cart.
Item 4: ALS from Allen, Pardon (father), Nov. 11, 1833Add to your cart.
Item 5: ALS from F[airbanks?] , H. (friend), Jan. 28, 1834Add to your cart.
Item 6: ALS from Allen, Daniel C. (brother), Nov. 13, 1836Add to your cart.
Item 7: ALS from Allen, Pardon, and Ruth (parents), Nov. 22, 1838Add to your cart.
Folder 3: To Allen, Abner T., 1839Add to your cart.
Item 1: ALS from Allen, Pardon, and Ruth (parents), Jan. 23, 1839Add to your cart.
Item 2: ALS from Allen, A. (brother), Jan. 23, 1839Add to your cart.
Item 3: ALS from Allen, Pardon (father), Mar. 3, 1839Add to your cart.
Item 4: ALS from Allen, Daniel C. (brother), Mar. 31, 1839Add to your cart.
Item 5: ALS from Allen, Pardon (father), Apr. 17, 1839Add to your cart.
Item 6: ALS from Allen, Pardon (father), May 17, 1839Add to your cart.
Item 7: ALS from Allen, Pardon, and Ruth (parents), Dec. 2, 1839Add to your cart.
Item 8: ALS from Allen, Olive (sister), Dec. 2, 1839Add to your cart.
Folder 4: To Allen, Abner T., 1840Add to your cart.
Item 1: ALS from Allen, Daniel C. (brother), Feb. 2, 1840Add to your cart.
Item 2: ALS from Allen, Pardon (father), Feb. 15, 1840Add to your cart.
Item 3: ALS from Allen, Pardon and Ruth (parents), Apr. 27, 1840Add to your cart.
Item 4: ALS from Allen, Pardon and Ruth (parents) and on verso: ALS from Allen, George (brother), May 17, 1840Add to your cart.
Item 5: ALS from Allen, Olive (sister) to Eunice Allen, May 17, 1840Add to your cart.
Item 6: ALS from Allen, Pardon and Ruth (parents), Oct. 19, 1840Add to your cart.
Folder 5: To Allen, Abner T., 1842Add to your cart.
Item 1: ALS from Allen, Pardon, and Ruth (parents), May 23, 1842Add to your cart.
Item 2: ALS from Downing, M. B. (friend), May 27, 1842Add to your cart.
Item 3: ALS from Allen, Daniel C. and Harvey S. (brothers), Jun. 10, 1842Add to your cart.
Folder 6: To Allen, Abner T., 1843Add to your cart.
Item 1: ALS from Gardner, M. (cousin), Feb. 21, 1843Add to your cart.
Item 2: ALS from Gardner M. (cousin) to G. H. Hodges, Feb. 21, 1843Add to your cart.
Item 3: ALS from G.H. Hodges (cousin), Apr. 9, 1843Add to your cart.
Item 4: ALS from Shepard, Warren D. (nephew), Apr. 23, 1843Add to your cart.
Item 5: ALS from Shepard, Lucia W. (sister) to Eunice and A.T. Allen, Apr. 23, 1843Add to your cart.
Item 6: ALS from Allen, Daniel C. (brother), Jun. 4, 1843Add to your cart.
Item 7: ALS from Allen, Harvey S. (Brother), Jun 4, 1843Add to your cart.
Item 8: ALS from Allen, Daniel C. (brother), Jun. 6, 1843Add to your cart.
Item 9: ALS from Allen, Pardon and Ruth (parents), Sep. 4, 1843Add to your cart.
Folder 7: To Allen, Abner T., 1844Add to your cart.
Item 1: ALS from Allen, Pardon and Ruth (parents), Feb. 11, 1844Add to your cart.
Item 2: ALS from Allen, Olive (sister), Feb. 11, 1844Add to your cart.
Item 3: ALS from Allen, Pardon and Ruth (parents), Jul. 8, 1844Add to your cart.
Item 4: ALS from Allen, Olive (sister), Jul. 8, 1844Add to your cart.
Item 5: ALS from Allen, Daniel C. (brother), Nov. 9, 1844Add to your cart.
Item 6: ALS from Allen, Harvey S. (brother), Nov. 9, 1844Add to your cart.
Folder 8: To Allen, Abner T., 1845-1846Add to your cart.
Item 1: ALS from Allen, Pardon and Ruth (parents), Feb. 2, 1845Add to your cart.
Item 2: ALS from Allen, Olive (sister), Feb. 2, 1845Add to your cart.
Item 3: ALS from Allen, Ruth (mother), May 29, 1845Add to your cart.
Item 4: ALS from Allen, Olive (sister), May 29, 1845Add to your cart.
Item 5: ALS from Allen, Pardon and Ruth (parents), Aug. 24, 1845Add to your cart.
Item 6: ALS from Allen, Daniel C. (brother), Jan. 25, 1846Add to your cart.
Item 7: ALS from Allen, Pardon and Ruth (parents), Dec. 27, 1846Add to your cart.
Folder 9: To Allen, Abner T., 1847Add to your cart.
Item 1: ALS from Allen, Daniel C. (brother), Apr. 5, 1847Add to your cart.
Item 2: ALS from Allen, Daniel C. (brother), Apr. 10, 1847Add to your cart.
Item 3: ALS from Allen, George (brother), Apr. 10, 1847Add to your cart.
Item 4: ALS from Allen, George (brother), May 9, 1847Add to your cart.
Item 5: ALS from Allen, George (brother), Jun. 6, 1847Add to your cart.
Item 6: ALS from Allen, Harvey S. (brother), Jun. 20, 1847Add to your cart.
Item 7: ALS from Allen, A. (brother), Aug. 8, 1847Add to your cart.
Item 8: ALS from Allen, Amasa P. (brother), Aug. 14, 1847Add to your cart.
Item 9: ALS from Allen, Daniel C. (brother), Oct. 15, 1847Add to your cart.
Item 10: ALS from Allen, George (brother), Oct. 15, 1847Add to your cart.
Item 11: ALS from Allen, Daniel C. (brother), Nov. 24, 1847Add to your cart.
Item 12: ALS from Allen, Harvey S. (brother), Nov. 24, 1847Add to your cart.
Folder 10: To Allen, Abner T., 1848Add to your cart.
Item 1: ALS from Allen, Pardon P. (brother), Jan. 15, 1848Add to your cart.
Item 2: ALS from Allen, George (brother), Jan. 15, 1848Add to your cart.
Item 3: ALS from Allen, Amasa P. (brother), Feb. 19, 1848Add to your cart.
Item 4: ALS from Warren, A.H. (cousin), Feb. 29, 1848Add to your cart.
Item 5: ALS from Allen, Daniel C. (brother), Aug. 24, 1848Add to your cart.
Item 6: ALS from Allen, Amasa P. (brother), Oct. 3, 1848Add to your cart.
Item 7: ALS from Allen, George, Dec. 27, 1848Add to your cart.
Item 8: ALS from Allen, Daniel C. (brother), Apr. 9, 1848Add to your cart.
Item 9: ALS from Allen, Harvey S. (brother), Apr. 9, 1848Add to your cart.
Folder 11: To Allen, Abner T., 1849Add to your cart.
Item 1: ALS from Allen, Pardon P. (brother), Mar. 11, 1849Add to your cart.
Item 2: ALS from Allen, Olive (sister), Mar. 11, 1849Add to your cart.
Item 3: ALS from Allen, Pardon P. (brother), Jul. 17, 1849Add to your cart.
Item 4: ALS from Gillis, S. (friend) to A.T. Allen [?], Aug. 31, 1849Add to your cart.
Item 5: ALS from Allen, Daniel C. (brother), Nov. 26, 1849Add to your cart.
Item 6: ALS from Allen, Harvey S. (brother), Nov. 26, 1849Add to your cart.
Folder 12: To Allen, Abner T., 1850Add to your cart.
Item 1: ALS from Allen, George (brother), Jan. 20, 1850Add to your cart.
Item 2: ALS from Allen, L.A. (sister-in-law), Jan. 20, 1850Add to your cart.
Item 3: ALS from Allen, Pardon P. (brother), Jan. 20, 1850Add to your cart.
Item 4: ALS from Allen, Pardon P. (brother), Jun. 10, 1850Add to your cart.
Item 5: ALS from Allen, L.A. (sister-in-law), Jun. 10, 1850Add to your cart.
Item 6: ALS from Shepard, Charlotte (niece of E.T. Allen), Jul. 7, 1850Add to your cart.
Item 7: ADS from Shepard, D.C. (brother-in-law), Nov. 4, 1896Add to your cart.
Folder 13: To Allen, Abner T., 1896Add to your cart.
Item 1: ALS from Allen, Amasa P. (brother), Jul. 30, 1896Add to your cart.
Folder 14: To Allen, Amasa P., n.d., 1847Add to your cart.
Item 1: ALS from Hodges, R.R. (cousin) to Amasa P. and Abner T. Allen, Jul. 29Add to your cart.
Item 2: ALS from Allen, George (brother) and on verso: ALS from Howel, M., Feb. 15, 1847Add to your cart.
Folder 15: To Allen, Eunice T. (Shepard), n.d., 1839, 1844, 1847,1849Add to your cart.
Item 1: ALS from Shepard, Charlotte (niece), n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 2: ALS from Shepard, A. (sister), n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 3: ALS from Bridger, L.T. (sister) addressee A.T. Allen, Nov. 23Add to your cart.
Item 4: ALS from Shepard, Charlotte (niece) and on verso: ALS from Shepard, Lucia W. (sister) addressee A.T. Allen, Dec. 27Add to your cart.
Item 5: ALS from Allen, A.T. (fiance) to E.T. Shepard and Mr. and Mrs. Shepard, Jun. 26, 1839Add to your cart.
Item 6: ALS from L.S.B. (sister) addressee A.T. Allen, Apr. 27, 1841Add to your cart.
Item 7: ALS from L.S.B. (sister), Aug. 22, 1844Add to your cart.
Item 8: ALS from L.S.B. (sister), Nov. 20, 1844Add to your cart.
Item 9: ALS from L.S.B. (sister) addressee A.T. Allen, Jun. 9, 1847Add to your cart.
Item 10: ALS from Shepard, Charlotte (neice) and on verso: ALS from Shepard Warren (nephew) and ALS from Shepard, Lucia W. (sister) to Abner and Eunice, addressee A.T. Allen, May 21, 1849Add to your cart.
Folder 16: To Allen, George, 1844, 1847Add to your cart.
Item 1: ALS from Allen, Daniel C. (brother), Jan. 21, 1844Add to your cart.
Item 2: ALS from Allen, Harvey S. (brother), Dec. 10, 1847Add to your cart.
Folder 17: To Allen, Pardon P., 1845Add to your cart.
Item 1: ALS from Allen, Pardon (father), Nov. 30, 1845Add to your cart.
Folder 18: To Allen, Abner T., 1836, 1845Add to your cart.
Item 1: ADS Allen, A.T. for School Award to E. Hitchcock, Mar. 1836Add to your cart.
Item 2: AD Allen, A.T.-Ledger Book, 1845Add to your cart.
Item 3: AD Allen, A.T.-Cash transaction leaf, Aug. 29, 1845Add to your cart.
Folder 19: To Oakley, Susan M., 1875Add to your cart.
Item 1: ADS Oakley, S.M. -Copy of Last Will and Testament, Mar. 29, 1875Add to your cart.
Folder 20: To Allen, Abner T., n.d., 1831-1833, 1836Add to your cart.
Item 1: Social Ball at the Assembly Room of M.M. Converse in Western to A.T. Allen, n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 2: Thanksgiving Ball to A.T. Allen, Nov. 8, 1831Add to your cart.
Item 3: Thanksigiving Ball at B. Wood's Assemly Room to A.T. Allen, Nov. 15, 1831Add to your cart.
Item 4: Thanksigiving Ball at the Hotel of Thomas J. Weaver to A.T. Allen, Nov. 5, 1832Add to your cart.
Item 5: Social Amusement for a Ball at the Assembly Room Of M.M. Converse in Western to A.T. Allen, Mar. 13, 1833Add to your cart.
Item 6: Social Amusement at D. Tucker Hall's to A.T. Allen, Oct. 18, 1836Add to your cart.