Young E. Allison (1853 - 1932)
Young Ewing Allison was an American writer and newspaper editor. Allison was a writer of prose and verse and is best remembered for his poem the "Derelict," written to complete the famous verse fragment by Robert Louis Stevenson in Treasure Island, "Fifteen Men on the Dead Man's Chest." He also wrote the libretto to Henry Waller's The Ogallallas, the first American-Indian opera, in 1890. He maintained a long correspondence with Eugene Field and James Whitcomb Riley, the latter of whom dedicated several volumes of poetry to Allison.
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