Guide to the James Turney Allen Correspondence and Papers

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Guide to the James Turney Allen Correspondence and Papers

Collection number: BANC MSS C-B 1011

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Collection Summary

Collection Title: James Turney Allen Correspondence and Papers
Collection Number: BANC MSS C-B 1011
Creator: Allen, James Turney, b. 1873
Extent: Number of containers: 1 box, 1 carton
Repository: The Bancroft Library
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Abstract: Correspondence relating to his book, A Concordance to Euripides, with the holograph Ms. of the work; Mss. of miscellaneous articles; lesson plans; his notes for a class taught by Prof. Isaac Flagg, at Berkeley, 1896.
Languages Represented: English

Information for Researchers


Collection is open for research.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], James Turney Allen correspondence and papers, BANC MSS C-B 1011, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The manuscript of the Concordance was transferred from the University Archives to the Manuscripts Division in March 1966; the remainder of the collection was a gift of Dr. Helen Pillans, March 1977.

Scope and Content

This small collection of papers of James Turney Allen, Professor of Greek at the University of California, Berkeley relates for the most part to his life-long work, A Concordance to Euripides, which was published posthumously by the University of California Press in 1954. It includes correspondence as well as the holograph manuscript of the work; and also manuscripts of a few of his articles; notes; lesson plans; and notes on the Agamemnon of Aeschylus from a class taught by Professor Isaac Flagg in Berkeley in 1896.

Key to Arrangement

Box 1

Letters written by Allen, 1938-1947, holograph and typescript, concerned with obtaining grant assistance and publishing his Concordance. (1 folder)


Letters written to Allen, mainly from colleagues, relating to information or suggestions for the proposed Concordance. Arranged alphabetically by name of person or organization. A list of correspondents follows the Key.


Articles by Allen


[Aegeus - fragments]


[Aeolus - fragments]


Cassandra's Last Speech


Untitled mss. and fragments


Lesson plans for Greek 54-55 (1929)


Notes on the Agamemnon of Aeschylus, as dictated by Professor Isaac Flagg, Jan.-May, 1896, in Berkeley.

Ctn. 1

Holograph manuscript of the Concordance. Stored in Richmond.

List of Correspondents


Allen, Lois (Mrs. James Turney Allen)


Letter, Mar. 26, 1949, to Gabriel Italie re publication of the Concordance.


American Council of Learned Societies


Letter, Feb. 4, 1939, by Donald Goodchild.


Bailey, Cyril, 1871-


Letter, Mar. 26, 1932


Calhoun, George Miller, 1886-


Letter, Jan. 12, 1939, to Miss Lilly R. Taylor, re possibility of a grant for Allen from the American Council of Learned Societies.


California. University. President


letters, 1935-1945, by Monroe E. Deutsch, Robert G. Sproul and F. C. Stevens, re research grant funds for work on the Concordance.


Cherniss, Harold Fredrik, 1904-


Letter, Jan. 25, 1939


De Graaff, Martin E.


3 letters, 1945-1946, re Gabriel Italie and his family.


Deutsch, Monroe Emanuel, 1879-1955


Frankel, Hermann Ferdinand, 1888-


Letter, Nov. 25, 1943


Hendrickson, George Lincoln, 1865-


Letter, Feb. 4, 1939, to Prof. Linforth.


Italie, Gabriel, 1895-


28 letters, 1939-1949. Some written to Mrs. Allen after her husband's death. Mainly re their collaboration on the Concordance.


Italie, S. Rose (Hausdorff) (Mrs. Gabriel Italie)


5 letters, 1946-1949. Some to Mrs. Allen.


Mason, Peter Geoffrey, 1914-


Letter, Jan. 26, 1947


Meurig-Davies, Evan Llewellyn Beresford


Letter, Apr. 27, 1948


Oldfather, William Abbott, 1880-


Letter and telegram, 1938-1939. Letter is transcript addressed to Gabriel Italie. Telegram addressed to Prof. G. L. Hendrickson.


Pease, Arthur Stanley, 1881-1964


Letter, Jan. 24, 1939, to Prof. Hendrickson re Allen's Concordance.


Robinson, Rodney Potter, 1890-


Letter, Nov. 17, 1943


Snell, Bruno, 1896-


Letter, Mar. 19, 1951, to Mrs. Allen re Allen's work on the Euripides fragments.


Sproul, Robert Gordon, 1891-1975


Stanford, William Bedell, 1910-


Letter, Nov. 10, 1946, re a purported Euripides fragment discovered in the University of Dublin Library.


Taylor, Lily Ross, 1886-


Letter, Jan. 22, 1939, to Professor Hendrickson endorsing Allen's work on Euripides.