Allison, Young Ewing, 1853-1932

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Writer, editor, poet, insurance executive of Louisville, Kentucky.

From the description of Young Ewing Allison : papers, 1878-1943. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49419335

Young Ewing Allison was born in Henderson, Kentucky and began his journalism career there at age nineteen by founding the county's first daily newspaper, the HENDERSON CHRONICLE. He later served as city editor of the EVANSVILLE JOURNAL and the LOUISVILLE COURIER-JOURNAL. After 1901 he was editor-in-chief of the LOUISVILLE HERALD.

From the description of Papers, 1887-1936. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 191915165

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."

From the description of Photograph collection, ca. 1880-ca. 1949. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 46708343

The son of Scotch-Irish parents, Young Ewing Allison was born at Henderson, Ky., on December 23, 1853. He established the first daily newspaper in Henderson, THE CHRONICLE, at the age of 19. In 1880 he moved to Louisville to become city editor of THE COURIER-JOURNAL. He was a co-founder of the INSURANCE FIELD, an insurance trade publication, in 1897, and for thirty-three years he served as its editor-in chief, president, or board chairman. Allison also wrote the librettos of several operas, such as THE OGALLALAS, which was the first American Indian and Scout opera, and wrote a small volume on novel reading called THE DELICIOUS VICE. Allison wrote about music and for musical publications, and on many other subjects, both literary and artistic.

From the description of Young Ewing Allison papers, 1897-1932. (Peking University Library). WorldCat record id: 61668582

The son of Scotch-Irish parents, Young Ewing Allison was born at Henderson, KY., on December 23, 1853. He established the first daily newspaper in Henderson, THE CHRONICLE, at the age of 19. In 1880 he moved to Louisville to become city editor of THE COURIER-JOURNAL. Later he was managing editor of the OLD LOUISVILLE COMMERCIAL. He was a co-founder of the INSURANCE FIELD, an insurance trade publication, in 1897, and for thirty three years he served as its editor-in chief, president, or board chairman. In 1902 he became the editor in chief of the old LOUISVILLE HERALD. Allison also wrote the librettos of several operas, such as THE OGALLALAS, which was the first American Indian and Scout opera. He wrote a small volume on novel reading called "The Delicious Vice". Allison wrote a lot about music and for musical publications, and on many other subjects, both literary and artistic.

From the description of Young Ewing Allison papers 1897-1932. (Peking University Library). WorldCat record id: 61275319

Writer, editor, poet, and insurance executive of Louisville, Kentucky.

From the description of Young Ewing Allison : miscellaneous papers, 1910-1927. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 46708496

From the description of Young Ewing Allison : papers, 1840-1932. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49235555

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Young Ewing Allison, one time member of the editorial staffs of the Evansville, Indiana JOURNAL and of the Louisville, Kentucky, COMMERCIAL, COURIER-JOURNAL and the HERALD, wrote widely on literary and artistic matters. He is particularly known for "The Men's Long," the pirate ballad associated with Robert Louis Stevenson's novel TREASURE ISLAND. Allison devoted the last three decades of his life to editorial responsibilities on the INSURANCE FIELD, a trade publication he founded in the late nineteenth century of which he was proprietor and editor.

From the description of Acta allisoniana scrapbook, 1914-1933. (University of Kentucky Libraries). WorldCat record id: 12681817

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creatorOf Allison, Young Ewing, 1853-1932. Photograph collection, ca. 1880-ca. 1949. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Fortune, William, 1863-1942. Papers, 1877-1938. Indiana Historical Society Library
referencedIn Alexander W. McAlister Papers, 1886-1946 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
referencedIn Newcomb, Mary, 1895-1949?. Mary Newcomb Collection, 1901-1935 1930-1935 The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Louisville (Ky.). Mayor. Mayors of Louisville : records, 1870-1909. The Filson Historical Society
creatorOf Allison, Young E., 1853-1932. Young Ewing Allison papers 1932. Kentucky Historical Society, Martin F. Schmidt Research Library
referencedIn Woodson, Urey, 1859-1939. Urey Woodson papers, 1876-1945. University of Kentucky Libraries
creatorOf Allison, Young Ewing, 1853-1932. Young Ewing Allison papers 1897-1932. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Towles family. Towles family papers, 1806-1954. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Rothert, Otto Arthur, 1871-1956. Otto Arthur Rothert : papers, 1908-1931. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Woodson, Urey, 1859-1939. Urey Woodson papers, 1898-1939, 1929-1939 (bulk dates). University of Kentucky Libraries
referencedIn Foster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864. Stephen Collins Foster papers, 1856-1946, 1931-1946 (bulk dates) University of Kentucky Libraries
referencedIn Rankin, James E. Reminiscences / by James E. Rankin. Lake Forest College, Donnelley and Lee Library
referencedIn Riley, James Whitcomb, 1849-1916. Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library Riley Collection, 1835-1960. Indiana Historical Society Library
creatorOf Allison, Young Ewing, 1853-1932. Papers, 1887-1936. Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky Guide Project Office
referencedIn Audubon, Florence, 1852-1936. Henderson County Public Library general files, 1840-1981. Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky Guide Project Office
creatorOf Allison, Young Ewing, 1853-1932. Young Ewing Allison : papers, 1878-1943. The Filson Historical Society
creatorOf Allison, Young Ewing, 1853-1932. Young Ewing Allison : papers, 1840-1932. The Filson Historical Society
creatorOf Allison, Young Ewing, 1853-1932. Young Ewing Allison : miscellaneous papers, 1910-1927. The Filson Historical Society
creatorOf Allison, Young Ewing, 1853-1932. Letter. Unknown date. The Filson Historical Society
creatorOf Allison, Young Ewing, 1853-1932. Acta allisoniana scrapbook, 1914-1933. University of Kentucky Libraries
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Allison, Young Ewing, 1853-1932. Young Ewing Allison papers, 1897-1932. Princeton University Library
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associatedWith Allison Memorial Meeting (1933 : Henderson, Ky.) corporateBody
associatedWith Allison, Phillip. person
associatedWith Allison, Young Ewing, Jr. person
associatedWith Anderson, Mary, 1859-1940. person
associatedWith Bay, J. Christian (Jens Christian), 1871-1962. person
associatedWith Bernhardt, Carl. person
associatedWith Bingham, Robert Worth, 1871-1937. person
associatedWith Boldrick, Samuel J. person
associatedWith Bowman, Eleanor, person
associatedWith Breaux, Gustave Aurelian, 1869-1953. person
associatedWith Breckinridge, William Campbell Preston, 1837-1904. person
associatedWith Cather, Willa, 1873-1947. person
associatedWith Cawein, Madison Julius, 1865-1914. person
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associatedWith Conde, R. W. person
associatedWith Courier-journal (Louisville, Ky.) corporateBody
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correspondedWith Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935 person
associatedWith Drake, Frank M. person
associatedWith Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945. person
associatedWith Edwards, John. person
associatedWith Filson Club. Young E. Allison Commemorative Committee. corporateBody
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associatedWith Fortune, William, 1863-1942, person
associatedWith Foster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864. person
associatedWith Frost, Madge Rowan. person
associatedWith Goebel, William, 1856-1900 person
associatedWith Haldeman, Bruce, 1862-1948. person
associatedWith Hays, Will. S. (William Shakespeare), 1837-1907. person
associatedWith Herald (Louisville, Ky.) corporateBody
associatedWith Hindman Settlement School (Hindman, Ky.) corporateBody
associatedWith Insurance Field Co. corporateBody
associatedWith King, Wyncie, 1884-1961. person
associatedWith League of Nations. corporateBody
associatedWith Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924. person
associatedWith Louis Philippe, King of France. person
associatedWith Louisville (Ky.). Mayor. corporateBody
associatedWith McAlister, Alexander W., 1862-1946 person
associatedWith Morrow, Edwin Porch, 1877-1932. person
associatedWith My Old Kentucky Home Commission. corporateBody
associatedWith Newcomb, Mary, 1895-1949? person
associatedWith Obrecht, Edmund M., Abbot of Gethsemani, 1852-1935. person
associatedWith O. Stamper. person
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associatedWith Powell, E. L. (Edward Lindsay), 1860-1933. person
associatedWith Powell, L. W. (Lazarus Whitehead), 1812-1867. person
associatedWith Prentice, George D. (George Denison), 1802-1870. person
associatedWith Rankin, James E. person
associatedWith Rice, Alice Caldwell Hegan, 1870-1942. person
associatedWith Riley, James Whitcomb, 1849-1916 person
associatedWith Rothert, Otto Arthur, 1871-1956. person
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associatedWith Sampson, Flem D., 1875-1967. person
associatedWith Sampson, Henry A. person
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Kentucky--Louisville
Kentucky--Louisville
Kentucky
Kentucky
United States
Trappist (Ky.)
Indiana
Louisville (Ky.)
Kentucky
Evansville (Ind.)
Kentucky
Indiana--Evansville
Henderson (Ky.)
Louisville (Ky.)
United States
Kentucky--Henderson
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