Young E. Allison

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Young E. Allison

Young Ewing Allison
Young Ewing Allison

Young Ewing Allison (1853-1932) was an American writer and editor for newspapers.

He worked in Henderson, Kentucky, Evansville, Indiana, and for the Lousville Courier-Journal and the Commercial in Louisville, Kentucky. In 1887 he founded a trade journal, The Insurance Field, and was its editor until 1926.

He was a writer of prose and verse, including his poem, the "Derelict," written to complete the verse fragment by Robert Louis Stevenson in Treasure Island which began "Fifteen Men on the Dead Man's Chest..."


  • On the vice of novel-reading, 1897
  • Delicious vice, 1907
  • Delicious vice (Second series), 1909
  • City of Louisville and a glimpse of Kentucky, 1887
  • Curious legend of Louis Philippe in Kentucky, 1924
  • Select works of Young E. Allison : literature--biography--history--insurance : with a biography of the author and a list of his writings, 1935

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