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John Maudgridge Snowden Allison papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 33

Scope and Contents

Papers of John Maudgridge Snowden Allison, author and professor of history at Yale University. The papers contain correspondence, teaching materials, and research files, including original letters and documents by French political figures of the 18th and 19th century. Among these are François Guizot, Alphonse Larmartine, King Louis Philippe, Chrétien Malesherbes, and Adolphe Thiers. Also included is a promissory note by Talleyrand and documents signed by Louis XVI. Among his personal correspondents are Léon Allégret, Henri Focillon, Henri Malo, Richard L. Tighe, Chauncey Brewster Tinker, Gilbert M. Troxell, and Henri Peyre. Two-thirds of the papers are made up of teaching materials and include lectures and lecture notes, student papers, card files and essays, articles and reviews on French history. Also included are papers relating to Allison's army service during World War I and extensive correspondence with his mother from his school days through World War I.

Dates

  • 1771-1943

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the Allison estate, 1944.

Extent

5 Linear Feet (19 boxes, 1 folio)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ms.0033

Overview

Papers of John Maudgridge Snowden Allison, author and professor of history at Yale University. The papers contain correspondence, teaching materials, and research files, including original letters and documents by French political figures of the 18th and 19th century. Among these are François Guizot, Alphonse Larmartine, King Louis Philippe, Chrétien Malesherbes, and Adolphe Thiers. Also included is a promissory note by Talleyrand and documents signed by Louis XVI. Among his personal correspondents are Léon Allégret, Henri Focillon, Henri Malo, Richard L. Tighe, Chauncey Brewster Tinker, Gilbert M. Troxell, and Henri Peyre. Two-thirds of the papers are made up of teaching materials and include lectures and lecture notes, student papers, card files and essays, articles and reviews on French history. Also included are papers relating to Allison's army service during World War I and extensive correspondence with his mother from his school days through World War I.

Biographical / Historical

Author, educator; B.A., Princeton, 1910, M.A., 1912, Ph.D., 1914; instructor and assistant professor in history, Yale, 1914-1926, associate professor, European history, 1926-1929, professor of European history, 1929-1935, Randolph W. Townsend, Jr. Professor, 1935-1944; author of books on French history.
Title
Guide to the John Maudgridge Snowden Allison Papers
Status
Under Revision
Author
compiled by Staff of Manuscripts and Archives
Date
February 1983
Description rules
Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

Contact:
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Location

Sterling Memorial Library
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