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Collection Title:CL 160 Allen Family PhotographsCreator:Booth Library
Processed By:Rachel Dworkin
Date Completed:December 2016

The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by Barbara Morrissey in 2016.


Cornell University; Elmira (N.Y.); World War, 1914-1918 


Allen family consisting of Samuel B. Allen (1863-1942), wife Juliet Horton Allen (1867-1932), and sons Waldo (1885-1971) and Harry R. (1887-1963) moved from the Dakota Territories to Elmira in 1890. Samuel established feed store and livery hack stable. The family lived mostly on the city's southside before Samuel purchased a farm in Southport after his retirement.

Harry R. Allen studied at the Cornell University School of Architecture. During World War I, he served as Captain of the Commanding Battery, 306th Artillery of the American Expeditionary Forces in France. He primarily lived downstate following the war.

Scope:The Allen Family Photographs collection contains Harry R. Allen's photo albums, 1905-1918; Harry R. Allen's photographs from his time at Cornell and during World War I; and miscellaneous Allen family photographs.
Extent:.5 Linear Feet
Date Span:1880-1926
Abstract:This collection contains photographs from Harry R. Allen and the Allen family of Elmira, 1880-1926.

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Harry R. Allen's photograph album, 1905-1907, containing the following images: boating on the Chemung River; hiking trails at Rorick's Glen; Cricket Cottage in Bohemia Heights; Allen family members; members of the Orange Y.M.C.A. wrestling team, 1906; New York City, 1906; Elmira from Mt. Zoar; Allen Livery & Hack Stables.Photograph Album010001
Harry R. Allen's photograph album, 1910-1918, containing the following images: Harry R. Allen; Edna Allen; Allen Livery & Hack Stables; Allen family home (interior & exterior) ; Harry Allen's friends from the Cornell School of Architecture; Allen family dog; members of Allen family; Ruth & Andrew Reinhardt.Photograph Album010002
This folder contains the following Allen family photographs: Allen family farm, ca. 1920s; Samuel B. Allen, various dates; Waldo Allen, various dates; Helen Allen, ca. 1920s; Juliet Allen, various dates; Clara Bell; Allen family home at Christmas; Sam B. Allen Flour, Feed, Hay & Straw store, ca. 1900; F. P. Allen, ca. 1880s; Allen family dog. Photographs010101
This folder contains the following photographs from Harry R. Allen's time at Cornell, ca. 1910s: Cornell wrestling team members; students and staff at the School of Architecture; costume party. Photographs010201
This folder contains the following photographs from Harry R. Allen's time as an artillery officer during World War I: official portraits; candid shots from around camp; unidentified troops; military equipment; parade in Paris. Photographs010301
This folder contains 14 photographs of Harry R. Allen at various ages, 1900-1925.Photographs010401
Identity card issued to Captain Harry R. Allen, Commanding Battery, 306th Artillery, American Expeditionary Forces, 1917.Identity Card010501
CD of Allen family genealogical information, 2016.CD010502

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