The Resource Susan Wallace collection

Susan Wallace collection

Label
Susan Wallace collection, 1861-1892
Title
Susan Wallace collection
Inclusive dates
1861-1892
Creator
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This collection includes correspondence, both photocopies as well as four original letters from Susan Wallace ranging from 1861 to 1892 regarding the U.S. Civil War, family life, her husband's writing career, and politics. There are also a hand-written biography of Susan E. Wallace, beginning with her birth in 1830, and continuing through 1874 and two newspaper clippings, one from The Inter Ocean (undated) and one labeled Triple Sheet (August 13, 1874), about Lew Wallace
Biographical or historical data
Susan Wallace was an author and poet from Crawfordsville, Indiana. She was born Susan Arnold Elston to Isaac Compton and Maria Eveline (Akin) Elston on December 25, 1830. She married Lew Wallace, future Union general, politician, and author, on May 6, 1852. Susan Wallace's writing career began long before her husband's and focused on home, friends, Christianity, and travel. She often accompanied her husband, who accepted appointments as the governor of New Mexico Territory ( ) and the U.S. minister to the Ottoman Empire ( ), and wrote vivid descriptions and reflections on New Mexico Territory, the Ottoman Empire, the Middle East and the people there. In New Mexico, Wallace uncovered priceless histoircal records of the previous Spanish and Mexican governments, and is largely responsible for the preservation of a significant part of the region's history. She died in Crawfordsville on October 1, 1907, two years after her husband's passing. Sources: Items in the collection. Mason, Thomas A., Marcia R. Caudell, Suzanne S. Bellamy, and Ray E. Boomhower. "Publishing Lew and Susan Wallace in the Twenty-first Century". Indiana Magazine of History 104, 3 (2008 June): 176-181. Spragg, Joann. "Susan Elston Wallace: A Biographical Essay." Accessed June 8, 2018. http://newmexicohistory.org/people/susan-elston-wallace-a-biographical-essay."Susan Elston Wallace." General Lew Wallace Study & Museum. 2018. Accessed June 8, 2018. https://www.ben-hur.com/meet-lew-wallace/susan-elston-wallace/.Hudson, Helen Mundy. "Susan Elston Wallace: Linking Deep History to an Environmental Ethic." Presentation at the Hoosier Women at Work conference, Indianapolis, IN, April 6, 2018."Susan Wallace." Wikipedia. Last modified September 15, 2017. Accessed June 8, 2018. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susan_Wallace.
Cataloging source
ISL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1830-1907
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wallace, Susan E.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wallace, Lew
  • Wallace, Susan E.
  • Authors and publishers
  • Authors, American
  • Families
  • Indiana
  • Travel writers
  • Women authors
  • Writing
  • Crawfordsville (Ind.)
  • United States
Label
Susan Wallace collection
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/2917
Instantiates
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2018/05/17 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid completed 2018/05/17 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid revised 2018/06/08 by Brittany Kropf
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21437674
Extent
0.01 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Dorothy Russo on 1951/02/05.
System control number
(OCoLC)1042169624
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
1 folder
Label
Susan Wallace collection
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/2917
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2018/05/17 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid completed 2018/05/17 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid revised 2018/06/08 by Brittany Kropf
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21437674
Extent
0.01 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Dorothy Russo on 1951/02/05.
System control number
(OCoLC)1042169624
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
1 folder

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