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Collection of Elizabeth Akers Allen Materials

Identifier: ALLEN-1

Scope and Contents

This collection includes correspondence, manuscripts, and first publications of Maine writer, Elizabeth Akers Allen. The bulk of the collection consists of manuscripts and published writings written by Allen between 1846 and 1906. The collection also contains correspondence, an Autograph book, clippings, and a few photographic prints.


  • 1845 - 1911


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Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Materials to be used on site during regular Special Collections hours or by appointment. Photocopying or scanning may be possible at discretion of staff for nominal fee. Materials may be protected by copyright.

Biographical / Historical

Elizabeth Akers Allen grew up in Farmington, Maine, and first published a volume of poems under the pen name Florence Percy. She traveled through Europe as a journalist reporting for the Portland Transcript and Boston Evening Gazette, and was later a regular contributor to Atlantic Monthly.


2.5 Linear Feet


Materials arranged in six series: Correspondence, Manuscripts and Personal Items, Manuscripts (by Florence Percy), Photographs, Published Writings (first appearances), and Clippings.

Custodial History

Collection primarily the gift of Mrs. Lienhard Bergel. Additional gifts as indicated.

Finding Aid to the Collection of Elizabeth Akers Allen Materials
Colby College Special Collections, Waterville, Maine
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Colby College Special Collections Repository

Special Collections & Archives (SC&A), located in Miller Library, is the college’s repository for historically and culturally -significant materials, including the college archives. Our fabulous materials range in date from the 12th to the 21st centuries and represent a wide range of formats. We fully support Colby’s academic program and innovative pedagogies through aspirational collection development, faculty and student engagement, teaching and exhibition.