Guide to the Noyes-Wallace Family Collection

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Department of Special Collections
Davidson Library
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
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Guide to the Noyes-Wallace Family Collection, ca. 1775-1919

Collection number: Wyles Mss 10

Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara

Contact Information:

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Davidson Library
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93106
  • Phone: (805) 893-3062
  • Fax: (805) 893-5749
  • Email: special@library.ucsb.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucsb.edu/speccoll/speccoll.html
    Processed by:
    Edward C. Fields and Jennifer Mundy
    Date Completed:
    11 April 2003
    Encoded by:
    David C. Gartrell
© 2003 Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Noyes-Wallace Family Collection,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1775-1919
Date (bulk): (bulk 1839-1919)
Collection Number: Wyles Mss 10
Creator: Noyes, Henry Erastus
Extent: 1.9 linear feet (1 document box and 1 oversize box)
Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
Physical Location: Del Sur and Del Sur Oversize
Abstract: ca. 1850s-early 1900s. Documents and correspondence concerning Henry Erastus Noyes, George W. Wallace, and George W. Wallace, Jr., all soldiers in the U.S. Army. Also includes Noyes' 1861 photo album and other material relating to West Point, his 107 pp. typescript "The Story of My Life,' photographs and 2 holographic maps. Papers concern the Civil War, the Indian campaigns, the Boxer Rebellion, and the Philippine Insurrection. Noyes was a Congressional Medal of Honor winner. Includes commissions signed by Presidents Tyler, Fillmore, Lincoln, Grant, Hayes, McKinley, Roosevelt, and Taft. 2 lin. ft (2 boxes). Gift of Lois Scott.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

None.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

Preferred Citation

Noyes-Wallace Family Collection. Wyles Mss 10. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Lois Scott.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection contains documents and correspondence concerning , for the most part, Henry Erastus Noyes (b.1839), and George W. Wallace, (b.1872), soldiers in the U.S. Army. Henry E. Noyes was the father-in-law of George W. Wallace. It includes Noyes' 1861 photo album and other material relating to West Point, and his role in the Civil War and various campaigns in the west, much of this detailed in his 107 page typescript "The Story of My Life." There are a number of photographs relating to his military career (including two of George A. Custer).
The Wallace material includes documents related to his and other family members' military service and appointments as well as two holographic maps. Documents concern the Boxer Rebellion, and the Philippine Insurrection. George W. Wallace was a Congressional Medal of Honor winner, for actions related to his service in the Philippines in 1900. The documents in the oversize material include commissions signed by Presidents Tyler, Fillmore, Lincoln, Grant, Hayes, McKinley, Roosevelt, and Taft.
There are also documents relating to a George W. Wallace who served in the Civil War. The relationship between the two is undetermined.

Collection Contents

 

Series 1.  Noyes, Henry E.

Box 1: 1 - 6

General

Box 1: 1

Noyes Military papers/clippings, 1839-1919

Box 1: 1 - 2: 5

Noyes, Henry E.

Box 1: 2

Military photos (5 total), including one of Noyes, one of Custer

Box 1: 3 - 6

Personal

Box 1: 3

Personal journal of Henry E. Noyes, 1859

Box 1: 4

Financial records of H. Noyes while at West Point, 1857

Box 1: 5

Henry E. Noyes, miscellaneous documents, 1857-1904

Box 1: 6

Story of my Life, H. E. Noyes, March 1906

Box 2: 1 - 5

Oversize items

Box 2: 1 - 5

Personal

Box 2: 1

Yearbook of West Point, Class of 1861; includes photo of Custer, handwritten injury/death records of schoolmates

Box 2: 2

Map of Selma, Alabama (April 2, 1865)

Box 2: 3

Honorary poster of Liberty with a soldier (In commemoration of H.E. Noyes on his death in 1919)

Box 2: 4

Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the U.S, 8 February 1904

Box 2: 5

Noyes, Henry E., Documents of Commission , (8 total), 24 June 1861 - 23 April 1904

 

Series 2.  Wallace, George W.

Box 1: 7 - 9

General

Box 1: 7

Wallace family military papers/appointments, 1839-1906

Box 1: 7 - 2: 11

Wallace, George W.

Box 1: 8

Maps (2)

Box 1: 9

Correspondence, including letters, telegrams, etc. 1900-1949; includes an account of service in the Philippines and a copy of a drama based

Box 1: 9

Personal

Box 2: 6 - 7

General

Box 2: 6 - 9

Oversize items

Box 2: 6

Wallace, William M. , 26 February 1864 - 2 October 1906

Box 2: 7

Wallace, George W., 1 March 1844 -15 March, 1866

Box 2: 7

Wallace, Thomas S., 27 April 1866 - 21 December 1867

Box 2: 8

Documents of Commission , 2 February, 1901-20 June, 1917

Box 2: 8 - 9

Personal

Box 2: 9

Document for Congressional Medal of Honor, George Wallace, 13 November, 1927

Box 2: 10 - 11

Miscellany

Box 2: 10

Receipt for Provisions, Boston, MA, July 3, 1775; signed by Moses Parker

Box 2: 11

Document of Rate of Express Freight, 1864