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Correspondence of William Wallace

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 148

Scope and Contents

Letters and related papers concerning William Wallace's life in Africa and his retirement.


  • Creation: 1916 - 1929


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Biographical / Historical

William Thomas Ewart Wallace was born on 29 June 1867, and educated at St George's Cathedral College, Cape Town. He joined the British South African Company in 1889, and served in various military units. He was Captain in the 4th 'The King's' (Liverpool) Regiment in South Africa, 1899-1902, and Superintendent of an R.E. Telegraph Construction Party in Southern Nigeria, 1903-1905. He was seconded as Assistant Postmaster-General in Uganda in 1912. Wallace was transferred to the Gold Coast as Deputy Postmaster-General the following year, a post he held until his retirement through ill health in 1928. During the First World War he served in Togoland and in the Ministry of Munitions in London, 1916-1917. Later he lived in South Africa. He was a Fellow of the R.C.I., 1910-1932.


1 folder(s) (1 folder) : paper

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

MSS 448

Other Finding Aids

MSS Addenda, vol. I.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The provenance of the collection is unknown.


This collection level description was created by RAS using information from the original typescript catalogue.


Wallace, William Thomas Ewart, b 1867

Includes index.
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