Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Allen mss., 9th century-1972, consist of manuscript pieces collected by William Edward David Allen, 1901-1973, foreign service officer, businessman and author, of Waterford, Ireland, and his own writings about Georgian history. Items collected by Allen number 53 and range from a 9th century Kufic Koran fragment, Romanian and Russian charters of the 17th and 19th centuries to the Diary of a Red Cross Sister on the Eastern front in 1915. His own writings include Russian Embassies to the Georgian Kings published in 1969 and are accompanied by the many source materials he used.

Collection size: 150 items

NOTE: Access to this collection requires advance notice. Please contact the Curator of Manuscripts for additional information.

For more information about this collection and any related materials contact the Public Services Department, Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405. Call (812) 855-2452 or send an email using our Ask a Question form.