Papers of H.B. Wallace, 1826-1845.


Wallace, H. B. (Horace Binney), 1817-1852. Papers of H.B. Wallace, 1826-1845.

Papers of H.B. Wallace, 1826-1845.

The collection contains a poem by Charles Henry Wharton sent as a valentine to Wallace; a partial manuscript; and correspondence. The correspondence includes many letters written by Wallace as a child to family members conveying news of town, church and family members. Other letters concern his education and the bar exam, his opinion on letter writing, a summary of his trip to Rhode Island including a beach vacation and a negative impression of William Ellery Channing and Unitarianism, the publication of Architecture under his pen name, a suggestion that Robert Hare be appointed president of the American Philosophical Society, praise for the writing of William G. Goddard, and a brief mention of Robert Southey. Two receipts for tuition complete the collection.

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