Date Published: 1871-1921
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: No binding
A 28 piece collection of ephemera spanning two generations of a well to do family headed by first Nathaniel Clarke Wallace (1844-1901) [8 items] and his son, T. G. (Thomas George) Wallace (1879-1921) 20 items].
The family was based in Woodbridge, Ontario however were located in Ottawa given each of these two men were both Members of Parliament. These pieces of ephemera include Government, Social and Formal Dinner invitations and even a law act where N.C. Wallace was deeply involved.
Most interesting insight into a lifestyle of two related families from 1871 to 1921.
Nathaniel Clarke Wallace (1844-1901) was a Canadian politician teacher, businessman and Orangeman. Born in Woodbridge, Ontario, the third son of the Nathanael Wallace and Ann Wallace, natives of County Sligo, Ireland, who came to Canada in 1834 and 1833 respectively. He was educated in Woodbridge Public School and at the Weston Grammar School. He is a merchant and flour miller. He was Reeve of Vaughan from 1874 to 1879, and was Warden of the County of York in 1878. He was elected as the Liberal-Conservative candidate to the Canadian House of Commons for York West in 1878, 1882, 1887, 1891, 1896, and 1900. He was Controller of Customs of Canada from 1892 until 1895. He was Grand Master of the Loyal Orange Association of British America and was President of the Triennial Council of the Orangemen of the World. In the fall of 1898 Wallace returned to the Conservative party. Ever the loyal subject of Britain and an ardent imperialist, he supported the war against the Boers in South Africa, and the enlistment in 1899 of his eldest son, Thomas George (T.G. Wallace), in the 2nd (Special Service) Battalion of the Royal Canadian Regiment of Infantry was a source of great pride to him.He died while in office in 1901.
T. G. (Thomas George) Wallace (1879-1921) was a Canadian Member of Parliament for the Ontario ridings of York Centre and York West. His father was Nathaniel Clarke Wallace (1844-1901) a Canadian politician and Orangeman. T.G. Wallace was born in Ottawa, Ontario on May 7, 1879, and served as a private in the Royal Canadian Regiment during the Second Boer War, serving overseas in South Africa. He later worked as a merchant and miller before being elected to the House of Commons as a member of the Conservative Party for the riding of York Centre in the 1908 federal election. He was re-elected in 1911. After the riding of York Centre was abolished in 1917, Wallace was elected under the Unionist Party banner in the riding of York West in the election of that year.
Thomas George Wallace died in office on February 20, 1920 at the age of 41.