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Ernest Allen manuscript.

Identifier: MSS-Archives-A-106

Scope and Contents

Collection comprises of a photocopied manuscript titled F.P. Walsh: a study of a democrat, a critical piece offered for publication in John A. Lee's Weekly, with annotations by Mr Lee.


  • 1930s


Conditions Governing Access

Not restricted.

Biographical / Historical

Ernest John Bartlett Allen (1884-1945), socialist, editor, writer, political reformer.

Born in Berkshire, England Allen studied European Languages at Oxford. A socialist with an interest in industrial unionism Allen joined the British Socialist Labour party in 1903 and later founded the Advocates of Industrial Unionism and the Industrial League.

In 1912 Allen moved to New Zealand with his wife and family. Not long after arriving in New Zealand Allen became the assistant editor of the Maoriland Worker a position he held until the beginning of the First World War. During the 1920s and 30s Allen wrote regularly for the Maoriland worker and also for the Auckland labour news, the New Zealand rationalist and John A. Lee's weekly.

For further details see: Erik Olssen. Allen, Ernest John Bartlett - Biography, Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, updated 1-Sep-10 URL:


0.01 metres (1 folder)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Made available for photocopying by John A. Lee, 1972.



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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections, University of Auckland Repository

5 Alfred Street
Private Bag 92019
Auckland 1142 New Zealand