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From: Nancy Elder Petersen <>
Subject: Re: [S-I] John Wallace again
Date: Sat, 24 Nov 2007 08:23:33 -0800 (PST)
THOMAS ELDER was Attorney General of PA from 1820-23.
Maybe something could be found in his papers in PA ARCHIVES.
Manuscript Group 45
ELDER FAMILY COLLECTION
5 cu. ft.
These are papers concerning the Elder family of Dauphin County.
Featured are correspondence and legal papers of Thomas Elder (b.
1767, d. 1853), who served in Captain Dentzel's Company during the
Whiskey Insurrection, practiced law in Dauphin County from 1791, and
held the post of attorney general of Pennsylvania from 1820-23. Other
family members represented are Joshua Elder (b. 1744/45, d. 1820) and
Samuel Elder (b. 1772, d. 1815), high sheriff of Dauphin County from
1800-1803. Included are business, land, and legal records involving
Alexander Berryhill, Henry Buehler, William Buehler, Simon Cameron,
Thomas Forster, John GLoninger, William Graydon, Jacob Greenawalt,
John A. Hanna, Robert Harris, John Joseph Henry, Gabriel Hiester,
John Kelker, William Kelso, John Kerlin, William Maclay, Abraham
Wickersham, etc. Considerable material relates to the Harrisburg and
Presque Isle Land Company.
Historical Society of Pennsylvania--in Philadelphia
Call Number: (PHi)685
Location: Closed Stacks (call slip needed)
Status: On shelf
Main Author: Wallace, James W.
Title: Collection, 1794-1862.
Description: 9 linear ft.
Summary: This collection contains the papers of Joseph Wallace,
merchant, lawyer, and deputy secretary/treasurer of Pennsylvania.
These papers cover Joseph Wallaceâs partnership with Joshua Elder
and give information on trade (prices and commodities)
between Philadelphia and Harrisburg in the early nineteenth century.
Legal clients of Joseph Wallace include:
his son-in-law Dr. William C. McPherson, James Emerson, several
Elders, John Rhoads, James Wilson (absconding debtor),
Mary Kelso, and others. A small amount of papers for Joseph Wallace
relate to his business as secretary/treasurer of Pennsylvania.
Personal papers finish out the remainder of the collection.
Subject(s): Emerson, James.
McPherson, William C.
Wallace, Joseph, 1786-1867.
Pennsylvania --Politics and government.
--- Beverley Clarkson <> wrote:
> I have made a discovery apropos of the mention last month of my
> ancestor John Wallace , who sailed from Ireland to New York in
1896. His son wrote an autobiography disguised as a travelogue,
faithfully as far as we can tell,
> recreating his life's experiences.
Here is a synopsis of what he says about his father, *John Wallace*(
1760-1827), recounting his own travels to excuse his absentee
> ....remained some time " doing business for the attorney-general of
the state,and in *our* vacations visited Albany and Boston."
Nancy Elder Petersen
7808 NE 51st St, Apt. 139,
Vancouver, WA 98662
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