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Paul Wallace fonds


Physical Description:
37.5 cm of textual records. -- 81 photographs

Paul Anthony Wilson Wallace, 1891-1967, was born in Cobourg, Ontario, grew up in Toronto and as a young man did a great deal of travelling. He graduated with a BA in English and History from the University of Toronto in 1915. While a student he was active in the Alpine Club of Canada at Banff, Alberta and in mountain climbing. In the summer of 1915 he taught school at Baraca, near Youngstown, Alberta. He lived briefly in Victoria, British Columbia before serving in the First World War. On his discharge in 1918 he took one year of graduate work at the U of T. He married Dorothy Clarke in 1919 and became a lecturer in English at the University of Alberta where he remained until 1922. He then did his MA and PhD at Toronto. He was professor of English at Lebanon Valley College, Pennsylvania, USA from 1925 until 1949, then associate historian for the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission until 1965. He returned to Lebanon Valley College until his death. He published many articles and books on Pennsylvania and native American history.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of photocopies of letters to his family, diaries (1913, 1915-1916, 1919-1922), and articles written the University of Alberta's Northern Review (1921). The fonds also consists of original photographs of Alpine Club activities, Mount Robson and Youngstown area settlers and agriculture.
RECORDS RELATED TO THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS ARE ALSO IN THIS FONDS. SEE INVENTORY FOR DETAILS: Alberta-British Columbia Boundary Survey, Perren Baker, John Blue, Dr. Robert George Brett, Prof.Edmund Kemper Broadus, Canadian Authors Association, Clover Bar Epworth League, Arthur Philemon Coleman, Richard B. Crummy, John Murray Gibbon, Peter Gunn, John Hardy, Byron Harmon, Horace Harvey, Conrad Kain, William Alexander Robb Kerr, Lake Louise, Nellie McClung, Joseph McDonald, John Macoun, Melfort (Saskatchewan), S.H. Mitchell, Emily Murphy, Frank Oliver, Alfred Edward Ottewell, Richard Phillips Ottewell, Elizabeth Parker, Rocky Mountains, Alexander Cameron Rutherford, Charles Bruce Sissons, Henry Marshall Tory, University of Alberta Writers Club, and Arthur Oliver Wheeler.

Source of Acquisition:
Gift of David H. Wallace, 1973-2013.

The material is in English.

No restrictions on access.

Finding Aids:
Inventory available. Please consult before requesting material.

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Most of Paul Wallace's fonds was donated by his family in 1967 to the American Philosophical Society Library in Philadelphia.

Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M-1277, PA-1524, PA-3968, NA-2696, NA-2664

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