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Hon. Oliver Hicks Allen Collection, 1826-1980

(Manuscript Collection #1204)

Descriptive Summary Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Title: Hon. Oliver Hicks Allen Collection
Creators: Allen, Oliver Hicks, Hon., (1850-1925)
Parrott, George Fountain
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Collection consists of five scrapbooks containing items related to the life of Judge Oliver H. Allen (b. March 20, 1850, Wake Co., N.C.; raised in Duplin Co., N.C.; d. December 16, 1925, Kinston, N.C.) and his ancestors and descendants. The date span covered is 1826 to 1980. Of particular interest are items related to Judge Allen’s life, the Hicks family of Granville Co., N.C. (1826-1832 and photocopies of documents for late 1700s), the WWI service of William A. Allen and Judge Allen’s sons Matthew H. Allen and Reynold Tatum Allen, and the lives of Judge Allen’s daughter Martha Allen Barnes and her daughter Sarah Allen Barnes who married Benjamin Bruce Sugg, Jr. Items include clippings, correspondence, Oxford Academy and Trinity College student materials, photographs, resolutions, WWI military records, funeral bulletins, booklets, prints, and postcards. Items include clippings, correspondence, Oxford Academy and Trinity College student materials, photographs, resolutions, WWI military records, funeral bulletins, booklets, prints, and postcards. Additionally the collection contains courting correspondence (1912-1914) written by a Naval officer from Lenoir Co., N.C., while stationed aboard ships, at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and at Vera Cruz, Mexico.
Extent: 2.1 Cubic feet, 5 archival containers, containing clippings, correspondence, school memorabilia, photographs, resolutions, WWI military records, funeral bulletins, booklets, prints, and postcards

Administrative Information Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Accessions Information

January 14, 2014, (unprocessed) 2.0 cubic feet, 5 items; Collection consists of five scrapbooks containing items related to the life of Judge Oliver H. Allen (b. March 20, 1850, Wake Co., N.C.; raised in Duplin Co., N.C.; d. December 16, 1925, Kinston, N.C.) and his ancestors and descendants. The date span covered is 1826 to 1980. Of particular interest are items related to Judge Allen’s life, the Hicks family of Granville Co., N.C. (1826-1832 and photocopies of documents for late 1700s), the WWI service of William A. Allen and Judge Allen’s sons Matthew H. Allen and Reynold Tatum Allen, and the lives of Judge Allen’s daughter Martha Allen Barnes and her daughter Sarah Allen Barnes who married Benjamin Bruce Sugg, Jr. Items include clippings, correspondence, Oxford Academy and Trinity College student materials, photographs, resolutions, WWI military records, funeral bulletins, booklets, prints, and postcards. Several of the scrapbooks need extensive preservation work. Gift of Sarah Sugg Wheeler.

February 3, 2014, (unprocessed) 0.10 cubic foot, 14 items; This addition includes courting letters (1912, 1914) sent from George Fountain Parrott of Lenoir Co., N.C., to Martha Moore Allen of Kinston in Lenoir Co., N.C. Parrott graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1911 and his letters are written while he is serving on the USS NEW HAMPSHIRE and the USS MONTGOMERY and also while stationed at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and Vera Cruz, Mexico. Gift of Sarah Sugg Wheeler.

Access Restrictions

No restrictions

Copyright Notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Preferred Citation

Hon. Oliver Hicks Allen Collection (#1204), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Sarah Sugg Wheeler.

Biographical / Historical Note Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Oliver Hicks Allen (1850-1925) was born in Duplin County, North Carolina, to William Anderson Allen and Maria Hicks. Oliver Hicks Allen was a lawyer and Superior Court Judge for twenty-five years. He married Sarah C. Moore, moved to Kinston, N.C., and they had five children: Matthew Hicks Allen, William Anderson Allen, Martha Moore Allen Barnes, Conner Middleton Allen and Reynold Tatum Allen.

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This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Special Collections Division, J.Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University. The materials described here are physically available in our reading room. None of the original documents in this collection are digitally available online at this time.
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