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Allan Collection

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0369 ALL
Held at: School of Slavonic and East European Studies
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Full title: Allan Collection
Date(s): c 1919-1940
Level of description: Collection (Fonds)
Extent: 9 files
Name of creator(s): Allen | Robert Gerard | c 1910-1985 | engineer and author
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Robert Gerard Allan (circa 1910-1985) was born in Prague, where his father had been lecturer in English at Prague University since 1910. He became an engineer. In 1939 he left Czechoslovakia to live in Britain.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Robert Gerard Allen, 1919-1940, comprising:
notebook of poetry presumably by Allan, c.1930-1940; photographs and postcards of interwar Prague, the Sokal gymnastics movement and T G Masaryk c 1919-1939; prints of Prague; maps of Czechoslovakia, 1930, 1937; collection of Six linocuts by a Czechoslovak soldier - somewhere in England 1940. The artist was probably Dr V Vanderlik; collection of ten linocuts Cesta (the trail), depicting various scenes from Europe and the middle east by Dr V Vanderlik "a Czechoslovak soldier"; typescript entitled Repetitorium ceske literatury v otazkachi i odpovedich by Prof J Maly, 1936; typescript Czech-English dictionary of engineering terms, probably by Allan

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
Czech and English, with a small amount of German

System of arrangement:

9 items, as described in Scope and Content.

Conditions governing access:

Unrestricted access. Researchers wishing to consult the archives or seeking further information should contact UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies Library, 16 Taviton Street, London, WC1H 0BW.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Librarian.

Finding aids:

Online catalogue available on the UCL Archives website.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The papers were bequeathed by R G Allen.

Allied Materials

Related material:

The Allan Bequest also contained books and prints. The books were added to SSEES Library stock and the prints were selected for display in SSEES.

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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Revised by Alan Kucia as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description ISAD(G), 2nd edition 2000 and National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Revised, Feb 2002

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