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Wallace and Gage family papers, 1846-1901.

October 12, 2009

Creator: Wallace and Gage family papers, 1846-1901.
Collection number: 2567
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Abstract: Chiefly papers of William Henry Wallace (1827-1901) of Union County, S.C., Confederate brigadier general and state legislator, pertaining to the estate of his father, Daniel Wallace (1801-1859), U.S. representative, 1848-1853, and to Reconstruction, including a letter, 1878, about the race question in South Carolina, from Samuel H. Bennett, a black politician. Also included are an undated circular regarding the trial of reputed members of the Ku Klux Klan under anti-Klan laws; a scrapbook containing clippings; and other items pertaining to Confederate veterans, to members of the Wallace and Gage families, and to other topics.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights:  Also included is a letter from African-American politician Samuel H. Bennett which concerns issues of race (1878), as well as circular relating to the prosecution of KKK members (n.d.)