Allen, Dennis and Doris (Dot)

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The papers reflect the professional development of both Dennis and Dot Allen and includes papers relating to the purchase of property in New Plymouth at 114 Pendarves Street, alterations to the house, protection of trees on the property, records of entertaining friends for dinner (guest lists and dinner menus), information on the St George, Gamlin and Francis families etc. The house was sold in 2002 to a developer who removed the house from the property.
Also papers relating to an application made by Dot Allen for the British Council Scholarship 1942
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  Box 1

1) Allen, Dennis - Cash Book 1934 - 1999. Notes annual expenditure

2) Allen, Dennis - Job applications and testimonials 1942 - 1948

3) Allen, Doris - testimonials 1938 - 1940

4) Allen, Doris - misc papers. Clippings re her election to the position of Lady Vice-President during her last year as student at Otago and her passport 1992

5) Allen, Doris - Scholarship papers. Applications for the British Council Scholarship, testimonials and correspondence between Doris and the Registrar, University of NZ who administered the Scholarship in NZ 1942

6) Misc papers - family tree for Thomas King and Mary Chilman; three envelopes, one addressed to Doris, another to U E Wilson and the third to the Parent or Guardian of Nicholas F Allen; Baby ID card from the bassinet of Baby Allen, boy born 18.10.43 (Nicholas);

7) Allen, Dennis and Doris - cash book 1942 - 44

8) Allen, Dennis and Doris - wedding invitations (2), clippings

9) Allen, Doris - Entertainment; Dinner parties guest list and menus

10) Francis family - letters re the estates of Mrs E. A. Francis 1950; Mr C. W. Francis 1950/51; Mr A. H. Francis 1975; Mrs Frances Una Francis 1978

11) Gamlin Estate (NZ) - consisting of letters and documentation to the Gamlin family property, Manaia 1976 - 79

12) Gamlin Estate (UK) - letters 1950

13) St George family - genealogy notes and correspondence

14) Hursthouse family - clippings, one letter from H. F Hursthouse 1959 and two letters from Alice Hursthouse 1962 and notes

15) Photograph of gardens - possibly Brookland

16) 114 Pendarves Street - house alterations and maintenance

17) 114 Pendarves Street - chattels

18) 114 Pendarves Street - purchase, history etc

19) Doris Francis, New Plymouth Girls High School reports

20) Doris Allen, Otago University papers

21) Doris and Dennis University papers

22) Dennis Allen, University papers

  Box 2

23) Photograph of 114 Pendarves Street 1898

24) 114 Pendarves Street plans

25) Certificates - Birth: Dennis Newton Allen (3 different brief certs of birth and one full copy 15/10/15), Doris Ivy Francis (full copy) 8/8/1917, Nicholas Francis Allen ( one brief and one full copy) 18/10/1943, Charlotte Cherry Frances Allen (one full certificate) 12/11/1948. Marriage: Dennis Newton Allen to Doris Ivy Francis 16/8/1941. Baptism: Nicholas Francis Allen at St Mary's NP 25/5/1944, Cherry Charlotte Frances Allen at St Mary's NP 12/2/1949. Also a certificate for D Allen, winner of a University Blue for the year 1938.

26) Newspaper clippings re family - Doris, Dennis and children Robin, Charlotte and Matthew. Achievements, experiences, adventures and 'wins'.

27) Collection of photographic negative

28) Dennis Newton Allen, Appointment as Lieutenant 2nd NZEF 1944

29) Dennis Newton Allen, BA Surgury 1940

30) Dennis Newton Allen, BA Medicine 1940

31) Dennis Newton Allen, Certificate, Royal College of Pathologists of Australia 1974

32) Dennis Newton Allen, Honorary Membership Certificate NZ Society of Pathologists 1989

33) Doris Ivy Francis, Bachelor of Home Science 1939

34) Doris Ivy Allen, Masters of Home Science 1942

In separate folder ARC2002-14/2

35) Photograph - panoramic view of Brookland garden.

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