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HERVEY ALLEN. TLS: "Hervey Allen", 1p, 8½x6¾. Charleston, S.C., 1923 October 26. To Mrs. Anna Catherine Markham, Secretary, The Poet Society of America, West Brighton, New York. In full: "Attached you will find an announcement which may be of interest. Thanks for your generous mention of the 'Blindman Prize' in the last issue of the always valued Bulletin. May I ask you to correct an error in the mailing list of the Poetry Society of America, where my name appears twice? Take off the 'Allen Hervey, Porter Military Academy, as this is simply a reversal of my name and I am now getting two Bulletins instead of one. With very best wishes to you and Mr. Markham, Very sincerely". Attachment not present. American author Hervey Allen (1889-1949), born William Hervey Allen, is best known for his 1933 novel, Anthony Adverse, which was made into a feature film. A veteran of WWI, Allen began his literary career as a poet while recovering from being gassed while in combat. His best known poem, "The Blindman", was published in "North American Review" in 1919, but as Allen was becoming a major poet (1920), he retreated from his fame and almost entirely gave up writing poetry during the 1930s. His other noted works include a series of historical novels, The Disinherited, about Colonial America. He completed three volumes in the series, The Forest and the Fort (1943), Bedford Village (1944) and Toward the Morning (1948), and Allen also wrote Israfel (1926), a biography of Edgar Allan Poe. Lightly creased with folds, light vertical crease at the "rv" of Hervey. Lower portion of sheet and portion of upper right blank corner have been torn away. One-inch tear at upper right blank corner, ¾-inch tears at lower right and bottom margins. Reinforced with tape on verso (minor show through). Light show through of ink note (probably in Markham's hand) at upper left margin, which has light paper clip impression. Overall, fragile condition.

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Born: December 8, 1889 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Died: December 28, 1949 in The Glades, Dade County, Florida

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1936 Anthony Adverse (Writer)

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