Dennis, I do not know if this will help but.........My Allan, Dr. Hamilton Allan graduated from McGill University in Montreal, Canada and I sent an e-mail and received the following answer. Good hunting and if you run across my Allen please let me know. Richard L. Andrews
Subject: Allan Memorial Institute Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2000 16:42:26 -0500 From: Amy Ma Organization: Faculty of Medicine, McGill To: email@example.com
Hi Mr. Andrews,
I would suggest taking a look at Stanley Frost's two volume history of our university, titled "McGill University" to see if it has anecdotal info on the days when your grandfather and great-grandfather were here in Montreal. Also, you may want to contact our Archives Collection (514-398-3772) e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to see what they can do to help you.
As to your question, the Allan Memorial Institute is named after Sir Hugh Allan, a prominent shipowner at the turn of the century in Montreal. Who knows? Perhaps you are related to this Allan too!
Good luck with your search.
-- Amy Ma Development & Alumni Relations Associate, Faculty of Medicine McGill University 3655 Drummond Street Montreal PQ H3G 1Y6 tel: (514)398-1299; fax: (514)398-1753 e-mail: email@example.com