Collection Dates: 1860 -- 1924
6.25 linear ft.
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Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1420
Posted to Internet: March 1998
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Scope and Contents.
Box 1 Alexander, Dr. A.S. "The Inquiring Mind and the Seeing Eye" -- Correspondence, 1913.
Box 2 Correspondence, 1914 -- Letters to Farm Folk
Box 3 Newspaper Clippings -- Speeches, 1913.
Box 4 Speeches, undated -- Wallaces' Farmer.
Oversized Folder Wallaces' Farmer.
Weekly Sabbath School Lesson
Henry Wallace was born in 1836 on a farm in Pennsylvania. A Presbyterian minister, Wallaces first church was in Monroe County, Iowa, in 1862. The following year he married Nancy Cantwell, and they moved to Rock Island, Illinois, where he had congregations on both sides of the Mississippi River. His next two pastorates were in Morning Sun and Winterset, Iowa. Having contracted tuberculosis, Wallace (or Uncle Henry, as he was commonly known) retired from the ministry and began farming full-time in Winterset. He began to write about farm subjects, including livestock breeding, soil conservation, and crop rotation. As his health improved, he began making speeches about farm issues. He was invited to become a columnist and farm-editor for the Winterset Madisonian and later for the Chronicle. In 1883, he began writing for the Iowa Homestead, a Des Moines paper. He quit in 1895, after having some of his editorials censored. In 1896, he founded Wallaces Farm and Dairy with his two sons, Henry C. and John. The publication changed its name to Wallaces Farmer in 1899. Working with his sons and grandson, Uncle Henry remained editor until his death in 1916.
Despite the success
of Wallaces' Farmer, Henry Wallace is probably best known as the father
of Henry Cantwell Wallace (Secretary of Agriculture under President Warren G.
Harding) and as the grandfather of Vice-President Henry A. Wallace (who also
served as Secretary of Agriculture under President Franklin D. Roosevelt).
The papers of Henry
Wallace consist of 2.5 linear feet of manuscripts dating from 1860 to 1924.
They are arranged alphabetically subject file. Included are speeches, sermons,
diaries, photographs, published and unpublished writings, genealogies, obituaries,
and newspaper clippings. There are correspondence files which include letters
from: James Wilson, Daniel A. Wallace, Gifford Pinchot, Theodore Roosevelt,
Walter H.Page, Charles W. Fairbanks, Albert B. Cummins, John P. Wallace, Nannie
C. Wallace, and Henry C. Wallace.
Alexander, Dr. A.S. "The Inquiring Mind and the Seeing Eye" Better Crops with Plant Food, vol. 18, no. 1 (April - May 1932) pp. 14 - 16, 59 - 61. Article about Henry Wallace
Ashby, Harriet Wallace
"Nannie Cantwell Wallace" Typescript of a biography
"Uncle Henry Wallace" Typescript of a biography
Ashby, Wallace Little. Newspaper clipping on wedding
Biography of the Wallace family done in pictures by Nannie Cantwell Wallace, 1894
Christensen, Chris L. "Twenty-Five Years After. The Roosevelt Country Life Commission" 1934
Class of 1859 -- Jefferson College by Henry Wallace
1860 -- 1899. Including letters from James Wilson
1900 -- 1907. Including letters from James Wilson
1908 -- 1910. Including letters from: Theodore Roosevelt, Gifford Pinchot, Albert B. Cummins, James Wilson, Walter H. Page, and Daniel A. Wallace
1911 -- 1912. Including letters from: Theodore Roosevelt, Charles W. Fairbanks, Walter H. Page, and Daniel A. Wallace
1913. Including letters from Gifford Pinchot and Daniel A. Wallace
1914 -- 1915. Including letters from: James Wilson, Daniel A. Wallace, John P. Wallace, and Henry C. Wallace
1916 -- 1936. Including letters from Daniel A. Wallace
Death announcements of Henry Wallace, 1916
Henry Wallace1854 -- 1858. Student diary
Nannie C. Wallace1901
Farmer's University Needed. Brochure, reprinted from Wallace's Farmer.
"Good Farming, Clear Thinking, Right Living" by Henry Wallace, 1916
The Henry Wallace Calendar, 1917
to Farm Folk. Publicity
By or about Henry Wallace, 1910 -- 1916
Concerning the deaths of Henry Wallace and Henry C. Wallace, 1916 and 1924
Photographs. (6 folders)
Phrenology report on Henry Wallace by Prof. O.S. Fowler
By Henry Wallace
By Nannie C. Wallace
Sermons written by Henry Wallace, 1868. Incomplete.
1863 -- 1912
Undated. (2 folders)
Student essays by Henry Wallace, 1858 -- 1859
Uncle Henry's Own Story by Henry Wallace
Typescript carbon draft with corrections and revisions, pp.1 -- 153
Typescript carbon draft with corrections and revisions, pp. 171 -- 360
Typescript carbon draft with corrections and revisions, pp. 361 -- 511
Wallace, Josephine. Clippings, etc.
Wallace, Nannie Cantwell. Funeral service, 1909
Wallaces' Farmer. Bills,
1903 -- 1905
Vol. 41, nos. 9, 10, and 11, 1916
Vol. 42, no. 8, 1917
Our Weekly Sabbath School Lesson
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