William Parsons material, [1941-1947, n.d.]


Date: Circa 1941-1947 | Size: 1 Linear feet


This collection contains biographical material on William Parsons, a Pennsylvania soldier, surveyor, and proprietary agent of the provincial government and Thomas Penn. It is arranged by repositories and collections containing information on Parsons (including the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Haverford College, and the Horsfield Papers at the American Philosophical Society). There are transcripts from sources, photostats, notes, and microfilm.

Background note

Anthony F. C. Wallace is an anthropologist.

Scope and content

Includes occasional references to Indian affairs; research notes; and a translation of the Walum Olum, different from Rafinesque, Squier, or Brinton.

Digital objects note

This collection contains digital materials that are available in the APS Digital Library. Links to these materials are provided with context in the inventory of this finding aid. A general listing of digital objects may also be found here.

Collection Information

Physical description

1 linear foot.


Presented by Anthony F. C. Wallace, 1951.

Processing information

Inventory not complete, only scanned image noted.

Alternate formats available

Part of this collection is on microfilm (Film 534).


Original card says that collection includes a map. (Not located)

Indexing Terms


  • Notes.

Geographic Name(s)

  • Pennsylvania -- History -- 18th century.

Personal Name(s)

  • Parsons, William, 1701-1757
  • Wallace, Anthony F. C., 1923-2015


  • Indians of North America
  • Surveyors -- Pennsylvania.

Detailed Inventory

Wallace, Betty (Shillot).
King Hendrick
1970Part A

Abstract: Pencil sketch portrait of King Hendrick (Thoyanoguen), Mohawk chief, in native attire, head-dress, ornaments, and holding hatchet.

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