Anna Detweiler Allen

Anna Detweiler Allen

Birth
Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 4 Feb 1979 (aged 87)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Kutztown, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 12843186 · View Source
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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.


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  • Created by: Big Ern
  • Added: 1 Jan 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12843186
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Anna Detweiler Allen (3 Jul 1891–4 Feb 1979), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12843186, citing Fairview Cemetery, Kutztown, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Big Ern (contributor 46620889) .