F.N. Boney, “John James Allen (1797-1871),” Dictionary of Virginia Biography (1998).
Library of Virginia (Personal Papers Collection)
Allen Family Papers, 1757-1970; 61 leaves (photocopies).
Biographical information and clippings; appointments and commissions, and law license.
Library of Virginia (State Government Records Collection, Office of the Governor)
Executive Papers of Governor John Letcher, 1859-1863, Series II: Subject Files, 1860-1861, .9 cu. ft.; finding aid available.
Papers incclude correspondence of the Governor’s Advisory Council; Allen was president of the council.
University of Virginia (Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library)
Allen Family Papers, 1825-1953; 9 items.
Correspondence between John James Allen and family members, primarily his son, John James Allen, Jr., in Texas, 1830-1857; finding aid available.
Stuart-Baldwin Family Papers, 1764-1884; 3 letters, 1844.
Letters from John James Allen regarding the death of his father, birth of a son, and his wife’s illness; finding aid available.
Virginia Historical Society
John James Allen Papers, 1820-1851, section 3; 5 items.
Correspondence, 1825-1848; concerns political opinions.