Young Ewing Allison Photograph Collection, ca. 1880-ca. 1949

Descriptive Summary

Title
Young Ewing Allison Photograph Collection, ca. 1880-ca. 1949
Creator
Allison, Young Ewing, 1853-1932
Extent
540 items
Subjects
Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani (Trappist, Ky.)-- Pictorial works.
Allison Family-- Pictorial works.
Bay, J. Christian (Jens Christian), 1871-1962-- Pictorial works.
Dwellings-- Kentucky-- Louisville-- Photographs.
Pinkard Family-- Pictorial works.
Poets, American-- Indiana-- Photographs.
Riley, James Whitcomb, 1849-1916-- Pictorial works.
Rothert, Otto Arthur, 1871-1956-- Pictorial works.
Wilson Family-- Pictorial works.
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Repository
The Filson Historical Society

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
Young Ewing Allison was a writer and editor for newspapers in Henderson, Ky., Evansville, Ind., and for the Courier -journal and the Commercial in Louisville. In 1887 he founded a trade journal, The Insurance field, and was its editor until 1926. He was a writer of prose and verse, including his poem the "Derelict," written to complete the fragment verse by Robert Louis Stevenson in Treasure island which began "fifteen men on the dead man's chest . . ." The Collection contains photographs and snapshots of members of the Allison home at 4601 South Third Street in Louisville and of the Gethsemane Abbey in Nelson County, Ky. Identified persons include four generations of Allison Family members, and members of the allied Wilson, Pinkard, and Allison families. Other identified persons include Doctor J. Christian Bays, Otto Rothert, and Ind. poet James Whitcomb Riley. A calendar of family members, their dates, and relationships is available