Wallace, Paul Anthony Wilson

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Wallace, Paul Anthony Wilson

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  • Wallace, Paul A. W.

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1891-1967

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Paul Anthony Wilson Wallace (1891-1967) was born in Cobourg, Ontario. He attended grade school in Toronto, and high school at Harbord Collegiate Institute in Toronto. He received a B.A. from Victoria University at the University of Toronto in 1915, an M.A. in 1923, and a Ph.D. in 1925. He was active in World War I as part of the Canadian Expeditionary Force from 1916-1918. He was a teacher in a one room county school at Baraca, Alberta in 1915, and lectured in English at the University of Alberta from 1919-1922, and at the University of Toronto from 1922-1925. In 1925, he began as Chairman of the Department of English at Lebanon Valley College in Pennsylvania. From 1948-1967 he was a staff historian with the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.

Wallace was a prolific writer and published many articles and books, mainly in the field of Pennsylvania and American Indian history, including biographies of Conrad Weiser, Henry Melchior Muhlenberg and his three sons, and Milton Hershey; a history of Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania, Seed of a Nation; a history of Lebanon Valley College; and three works on the Indians of Pennsylvania and New York: The White Roots of Peace, The Indians of Pennsylvania, and Indian Paths of Pennsylvania. One of his books, "White Roots of Peace" an historical work on the founding of the Five Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy, was selected for inclusion in the White House library.

He was married to Dorothy Eleanor Clarke in 1919; their two children are Anthony Francis Clarke Wallace and David Harold Wallace.

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Wallace, Francis Huston (1851-1930)

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Wallace, Francis Huston is the parent of Wallace, Paul Anthony Wilson

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Wallace, Edward Wilson (1880-1941)

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Wallace, Edward Wilson is the sibling of Wallace, Paul Anthony Wilson

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Wallace, Muriel Joy Wilson (1885-1974)

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Wallace, Muriel Joy Wilson is the sibling of Wallace, Paul Anthony Wilson

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Victoria University Archives

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Created: JT Jan 29 2019

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Finding Aid 3170 - Francis Huston Wallace Fonds - United Church of Canada Archives - https://www.archeion.ca/francis-huston-wallace-fonds

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