The Resource Copybook and correspondence, 1837-1852

Copybook and correspondence, 1837-1852

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Copybook and correspondence, 1837-1852
Title
Copybook and correspondence, 1837-1852
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Consists of 1 green morocco writing book with gilt edges and tooling, and 3 pieces of correspondence. The diary contains 8 sections, all written in the same hand, some entries authored by J.W. Wallace, others attributed to close family members. Eight blank leaves are followed by a 4 page memorial of Rebecca Blackwell, 1757-1782. Then 4 more blank leaves, and a 3 page memorial to Joshua Maddox, Esq. Twenty-five blank leaves precede a copy of a letter (6 pages) sent to Susan Bradford Wallace by her brother Horace Binney Wallace concerning the recent death of their father. This is immediately followed by a copy (2 pages) of a letter from H.B. Wallace dated July 9, 1849, to a friend describing the death of his mother. One blank leaf separates this announcement from a copy of a diary entry made by Horace Binney, Esq. on the occassion of the death of his sister Susan Wallace on July 8, 1849 (9 pages). Next are 34 pages of journal entries originally written by Susan Wallace from May 1, 1838 to July 18, 1841. Next is an extract (1 page) from a deposition of Horace Binney in the case of Riddle vs. the city of Philadelphia taken on December 16, 1852, involving a dispute between the estate of Susan Wallace and the city over the ownership of 3,000 acres the city claimed from Stephen Girard. The final entry is a 2 page copy of a letter from Horace Binney to J.W. Wallace dismissing elements of the Reverend Herman Hooker's obituary of Susan Wallace. Forty-three blank leaves make up the remainder of the volume. It would appear that J.W. Wallace intended to leave biographical sketches and memorials of members of the Wallace and Binney family for future generations. Tucked into the front cover are two letters one from Horace Binney dated Apr. 18, 1837, the other from George H. Moore to J.W. Wallace dated Feb. 18, 1878. A folded sheet addressed to J.W. Wallace from his brother H.B. Wallace is dated Sept. 11, 1852
Biography type
contains biographical information
Biographical or historical data
John William Wallace is best remembered as the final reporter of United States Supreme Court reports to privately publish the Court's decisions (1863-1875). He was born in Philadelphia, graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1833, was admitted to the bar in 1836, but chose a career as law librarian over one of practicing lawyer. He also served as president of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Cataloging source
PU-L
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1815-1884
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Wallace, John William
Index
no index present
Literary form
letters
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  • 1780-1875
  • 1817-1852
  • -1849
  • 1812-1905
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  • Binney, Horace
  • Wallace, H. B.
  • Wallace, Susan Binney
  • Moore, George Henry
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  • Blackwell, Rebecca
  • Maddox, Joshua
  • Wallace, Susan Binney
  • Hooker, Herman
  • Wallace family
  • Binnie family
Label
Copybook and correspondence, 1837-1852
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
4 items
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Copybook and correspondence, 1837-1852
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
4 items
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

Library Locations

    • Biddle Law LibraryBorrow it
      3400 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19104, US
      39.954941 -75.193362
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