WALLACE, William Henson, 1811-1879


Guide to Research Collections

Idaho State Historical Society Library & Archives
Boise, ID
Papers: 1861-1879, 1 foot.
The papers of William Henry Wallace contain letters (1861-1863) relating to activities in the Puget Sound region of Washington Territory, for which Wallace served as a delegate in the U.S. Congress. Letters (1864-1865), written during Wallace’s term as territorial delegate from Idaho, concern conditions there and the Federal Government’s intentions for the Territory. There are also a small number of letters to Mrs. Wallace. In part, typed transcriptions. An unpublished guide is available in the repository.

Papers: 1863, 2 items.
Includes William Henry Wallace’s certificate of appointment as governor of the Territory of Idaho.

Papers: 1863-1866, 5 items.
Papers for William Henry Wallace contain election results for the Idaho territorial delegate’s seat (1863); certificate of appointment as delegate to the National Union Convention (1864); letter from A.L. Dorimer, Lewiston, Idaho, regarding the convention. Photocopies.

Papers: 1864, 1 item.
A letter, on congressional stationery, giving a brief autobiographical sketch of William Henry Wallace.


University of Washington Library
Special Collections, Allen Library South
Seattle, WA
Papers: 1841-1879, 0.96 cubic foot.
The William Henson Wallace Papers contain correspondence (chiefly concerning Indian wars, politics, and patronage), business records, documents, memoranda, and other papers.

Papers: In the Ebey Family Papers 1849-1918, 3.39 cubic feet.
Correspondents include William Henson Wallace.


Washington State Archives
Olympia, WA
Papers: In the Territorial Governor William H. Wallace Papers, 1861, 0.5 cubic foot.
Incoming and outgoing correspondence with William H. Wallace pertaining to Territorial Government matters. Of particular interest are the documents concerning the creation of several counties in territory transferred from Oregon when Oregon became a state in 1859. Those counties are now part of the state of Idaho.


Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA
Papers: 1840-1930. 86 items.
Family correspondence, maps, photographs, and legal papers. Unpublished inventory in library. Restricted.