Hervey Allen Study (also known as the Glade Estates) was once the home of novelist Hervey Allen. Allen is the author of numerous works, including Israfel: The Life and Times of Edgar Allen Poe, Toward the Morning, and The City in the Dawn. He was a close friend of famous poets Robert Frost and Ogden Nash. This historic home was added to the National Register of Historic Places on May 7, 1974.
Wampum and Old Gold,
Allen’s first book, won the Yale Younger Poets Prize. Allen’s most famous work
is Anthony Adverse, which is the
story of fictional character Anthony Adverse and set in the eighteenth century.
The writer also intended to write a series of novels about colonial America
that he called The Disinherited.
Three works of this series were completed: The
Forest and the Fort (1943), Bedford
Village (1944), and Toward the
Morning (1948). The novels revolve around the life of fictional character
Salathiel Albine, a man from the frontier who was kidnapped as a child by
Shawnee Indians. These three novels were published together as The City in the Dawn.
In addition to his prolific career as a writer, Allen also
worked for some time as a teacher. He taught at the Porter Military Academy in
Charleston, South Carolina and was an English teacher at Charleston High School
for a period of time. Later, he worked as a professor at Vassar University.
This is where he met his wife Ann “Annette” Andrews. They had two daughters and
one son, Marcia, Mary Ann, and Richard. His other accomplishments include
co-editing the River of America series with Carl Carmer in the forties and
encouraging Marjory Stoneman Douglas to write The Everglades: River of Grass.