Paul Allen (editor)

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Paul Allen (February 15, 1775 – August 18, 1826) was an American author and editor, and a graduate of Brown University.[1]

Born in Providence, Rhode Island, he edited a two-volume history[2] of the Lewis and Clark expedition that was published in 1814, in Philadelphia, but without mention of the actual author, banker Nicholas Biddle.[1]

This work is no longer considered definitive.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b Cutright, Paul Russell (July 1982). Contributions of Philadelphia to Lewis and Clark History. Portland, Oregon: Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation, Inc. pp. 33–35. ISBN 0-9678887-0-0. An anomaly of some proportion is the fact that the 1814 account, now commonly referred to as the Biddle edition, carried no mention of Biddle anywhere. ... The only logical explanation of this incredible omission is that Biddle wanted it that way, insisted on complete anonymity. 
  2. ^ History of the Expedition under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clark at Project Gutenberg
  • Allen, Paul, The Life of Charles Brockden Brown, 1814 (facsimile ed., 1975, Scholars' Facsimiles & Reprints, ISBN 978-0-8201-1160-5).

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