Wallace, Paul Anthony Wilson

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Wallace, Paul Anthony Wilson

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  • Paul A. W. Wallace

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1891-1967

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aul Anthony Wilson Wallace, 1891-1967, was born in Cobourg, Ontario, grew up in Toronto and as a young man did a great deal of travelling. He graduated with a BA in English and History from the University of Toronto in 1915. While a student he was active in the Alpine Club of Canada at Banff, Alberta and in mountain climbing. In the summer of 1915 he taught school at Baraca, near Youngstown, Alberta. He lived briefly in Victoria, British Columbia before serving in the First World War. On his discharge in 1918 he took one year of graduate work at the U of T. He married Dorothy Clarke in 1919 and became a lecturer in English at the University of Alberta where he remained until 1922. He then did his MA and PhD at Toronto. He was professor of English at Lebanon Valley College, Pennsylvania, USA from 1925 until 1949, then associate historian for the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission until 1965. He returned to Lebanon Valley College until his death. He published many articles and books on Pennsylvania and native American history.

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