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Label
1873-1938
Inclusive dates
1873-1938
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Language
eng
Summary
Papers, 1873-1938, including an autobiography of Thomas Allan, a letter dated 6 December 1873 from William Allan to Mary Allan of Winchester, Virginia, and four pamphlets, 1889-1938, concerning William Allan's career as the first principal of McDonogh School in Maryland
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Biographical or historical data
William Allan, the son of Thomas Allan and Jane D. George Allan, was born in Winchester, Virginia on 12 November 1837. He attended the University of Virginia before joining the Confederate Army in 1861. Allan served in the ordnance department and gained the rank of lieutenant-colonel. After the war, he was elected professor of applied mathematics at Washington College (later Washington and Lee University), and in 1873 became the first principal of the McDonogh School in Maryland. He married Elizabeth Randolph Preston, the daughter of Margaret Preston, the well known Southern poet, on 14 May 1874. In addition to serving as principal of the McDonogh School, he wrote several histories of the Civil War including THE ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA IN 1862 and THE HISTORY OF THE CAMPAIGN OF GENERAL T.J. (STONEWALL) JACKSON IN THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY OF VIRGINIA. He died on 17 September 1889 at McDonogh, Maryland.
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Vi
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Papers
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
67
Immediate source of acquisition
Janat, Katherine E.
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000494329
Type of unit
leaves.

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