Grant Allen letter
Grant Allen was a Canadian-born science writer and novelist who spent much of his adult life in England, Jamaica, and the French Riviera. This letter, written January 2, [1892 or later] from the Hotel du Cap, Antibes, France is a response to an individual who sought financial and professional support from Allen.
- between 1892 and 1899
- Allen, Grant, 1848-1899 (Person)
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Biography of Grant Allen (1848-1899)
Grant Allen was a Canadian-born science writer and novelist. After completing a BA degree at Oxford University in 1871, he taught briefly in England and Jamaica. Upon returning to England in 1876, Allen dedicated himself to writing full time. After publishing several scientific articles and pieces of short fiction, he began writing novels. In 1891 he earned 1,000 pounds from Tit-Bits magazine for his novel What's Bred in the Bone. Due to poor health, Allen often wintered in the French Riviera.
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Purchased from Maggs Bros Rare Books, June 27, 1966
Former SC temporary call number: MS (Box) 38: 4, formerly part of the collection "Collection of 19th c. letters: Miscellaneous group of mainly English letters: mostly 19th c, some 20th c, a few 18th c."
Initial processing done by alh, October 19, 1966.
- Allen, Grant, 1848-1899 -- Correspondence
- Guide to the Grant Allen Collection
- Grant Allen letter
- Finding aid prepared by mt, 2008. Finding aid encoded by mt, 2008.
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Grant Allen letter, MS P656, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas
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