Allyn, John, 1843-1921
- Existence: 1843-08-06 - 1921-09-02
John Allyn was born in Belfast, Maine on August 6, 1843. Allyn attended Harvard College in 1859, and after graduating left Cambridge to enlist in the 47th Regiment Volunteer Infantry and served in Louisiana during the Civil War. In 1868, Allyn joined Sever and Francis, the company that owned the Harvard University Bookstore, and would go on to purchase their list of publications to establish his own business, John Allyn, Publisher and Importer. Allyn's early successes attracted the attention of George A. Bacon and the two became partners in 1888 and formed the publishing company Allyn and Bacon. John Allyn died on September 2, 1921.
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Collection is open for research. The Stock Book in Series II. is closed due to fragility, pending conservation review.
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