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Anna Detweiler Allen
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Birth: Jul. 3, 1891
Berks County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Feb. 4, 1979
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

Mrs. Anna Allen was the proprietor of the William H. Allen Bookstore in Philadelphia with her husband William. She was a noted bibliophile who collected children's books and silhouettes. The store has a national reputation, specializing in old history, philosophy and literature. She was a graduate of Swarthmore College and the Drexel University Library School. Her son George joined her in the business in 1945. She was a familiar sight at book auctions and at other bookstores. She belonged to the Booksellers Association of Philadelphia and was a founder of the Antiquarian Booksellers of Philadelphia. She also had two other sons, Charles and Ernest; and a daughter Eleanor Allen.  
Family links: 
  Charles Aaron Franklin Detweiler (1867 - 1960)
  Eleanor Sophia Detweiler Detweiler (1869 - 1928)
  William Harry Allen (1884 - 1935)*
  Eleanor Detweiler Allen (1915 - 1998)*
  Charles Detweiler Allen (1916 - 1985)*
  Ernest G Allen (1919 - 1989)*
  George Rankin Allen (1919 - 1998)*
  Anna Detweiler Allen (1891 - 1979)
  Peter Charles Detweiler (1893 - 1958)*
*Calculated relationship
Fairview Cemetery
Berks County
Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: Big Ern
Record added: Jan 01, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 12843186
Anna Detweiler Allen
Added by: Big Ern
Anna Detweiler Allen
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Anna Detweiler Allen
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