ALLEN, Edward HERON Born 1861, died 1943 London UK. Polymath, writer, solicitor, violin player, and maker. Editor of the ‘Violin Times’ from 1890. Member of the Saint Cecilia Academy, Rome. Author of Violin-making as it was and is (1884); one of the seminal texts on this subject published in England. In researching this book he made two instruments with Georges Chanot in Wardour Street, London: one following a Stradivari pattern, one a Guarneri.