R. Wallace and Sons / Wallace Silversmiths historical design catalogues and other documentation (2016)

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"WALLACE, R. & SONS MANUFACTURING CO.
Silver and Plated Ware, and Fine Cutlery. This business (Solid Silver Plated Ware and Cutlery) was established by R. Wallace in 1835; incorporated 1879. Present officers are: F. A. Wallace, President; W. J. Leavenworth, Treasurer; H. L. Wallace, Secretary. Employ about 600 people. Have stores— 3 Park Place, New York; 86 Wabash Ave., Chicago, Ills.; 120 Suttel St., San Francisco, Cal."


— D.H. Hurd & Co. in Town and city atlas of the State of Connecticut. Compiled from government surveys, county records and personal investigations (1893), p. 214.

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A. R. Wallace and Sons / Wallace Silversmiths design catalogues [1]

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R. Wallace and Sons. (before/received 25 July 1884). Price list of fine cast steel table ware, Pure nickel and silver; also tinned spoons and forks. Wallingford, CT; 30 pp. Smithsonian, Washington, DC, call no. 047409 (link to library entry). Updated 25 April 2017. [A00281; AAA00011]

r. wallace and sons

R. Wallace and Sons. (1871-20th Century). A catalogue of sterling silver with the Wallace stamp [Catalogue B 10]. Wallingford, CT. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, accession no. 62.508.1 (link to library entry). Updated 25 April 2017. [A00283]

r. wallace and sons

R. Wallace and Sons. (1890-91). [Illustrated catalogue of] silver ware, silver plated ware, fine cutlery. Wallingford, CT. Metropolitan Museum of Art accession no. 60.565.9 (link to library entry). Updated 25 April 2017. [A00284]

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Wallace Bros. (1894). Illustrated price list: Table ware and novelties, silver-plated on cats steel: tinned spoons, etc. 56 pp. Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, call no. NK7241.5 .W34 A4 1894 (link to library entry). Updated 25 April 2017. [A00402]

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R. Wallace & Sons Mfg. Co. (1898). The no. 1000 toilet ware. 16 unnumbered pages. Brown University call no. 2-SIZE NK7198.R83 N6 1898 (link to library entry). Updated 25 April 2017. [A00982]

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R. Wallace & Sons Mfg. Co. (1898?). [Wallace silverplate and flatware]. New York State Library call no. 739.23 fW 195 (link to library search). Updated 25 April 2017. [A00983]

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R. Wallace & Sons Mfg. Co. (18—?). [Catalogue with price list]. Number of pages unknown. Smithsonian, NMAH Trade Literature, Washington, DC, call no. 047409 (link to library entry). Viewed 26 April 2017. [A02263]

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R. Wallace & Sons Mfg. Co. (1903). Excellence. [Catalogue designed by Will Bradley of the company’s silverware.] 20 pp. Boston Atheneum call no. Lg NC999.4.B72 A1 no. 27 (link to library entry). Viewed 26 April 2017. [A02256]

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R. Wallace & Sons. (1904?). Price list of patent cases and oak chests. 29 pp. Connecticut Historical Society call no. 674.82 W194p - offline. Viewed 19 April 2016. [C00001-12]

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R. Wallace & Sons Mfg. Co. (1906). Silver plated hollow ware 1906 / R. Wallace and Sons Mfg. Co. Wallingford, CT; 31 pp. Winterthur Museum, Delaware, call no. NK7240 W18s* TC (link to library entry). Updated 24 April 2017. [A00403]

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R. Wallace & Sons Mfg. Co. (1907). [Catalog B7 - copy]. Wallingford, CT; 66 pp. Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY, call no. Range 16, Bay 6, Shelf, Albert Christian Revi research collection, Box (link to library entry). Updated 24 April 2017. [A00404]

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R. Wallace & Sons Mfg. Co. (1909). A catalog of prize cups and trophies. Wallingford, CT; 24 pp. University of Virginia call no. TS735 .R18 1909 (link to library entry). Updated 25 April 2017. [A00405]

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R. Wallace & Sons Mfg. Co. (1909?). Catalog of sterling silver / made in the shops of R. Wallace and Sons Mfg Co. Wallingford, CT; 51 pp. Winterthur Museum, Delaware, call no. NK7240 W18e* TC (link to library entry). Updated 25 April 2017. [A00407]

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R. Wallace & Sons Manufacturing Co. (1909). Trophies. Wallingford, CT; 24 pp. University of California, Santa Barbara – Special Coll., Romaine Trade Catalogs, Box 2, Folder 15— offline. Updated 25 April 2017. [AAA00032-48]

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R. Wallace & Sons Manufacturing Co. (1909-10). Silver plated hollow ware [catalogue 104]. Wallingford, CT; 96 pp. Museum of Modern Art accession no. 62.597.4 (link to library entry); Connecticut Historical Society call no. F974.62 - offline. Updated 25 April 2017. [A00406; C00001-11]

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R. Wallace & Sons Manufacturing Co. (1912). [Catalogue B13]. No copy in a public library known to exist. (See notation in appendix entry below.) Viewed 26 April 2017. [A02257]

r. wallace and sons

R. Wallace & Sons Manufacturing Co. (1913). An appendix to Catalogue of sterling silver. B13: with the Wallace stamp. 34 pp. ["Errata to general Catalogue B13, Issued October, 1912", p. 33.] Brown University Library, Providence, RI, call no. 2-SIZE NK7105 .R93 1913 Appendix (link to library entry). Viewed 26 April 2017. [A02257]

r. wallace and sons

R. Wallace and Sons. (1914-15). A catalogue of sterling silver with the Wallace stamp [catalogue B15]. 163 pp. Wallingford, CT & Chicago. New York Public Library call no. 3-MNO+ (Wallace, R., and sons manufacturing company. Catalogue of sterling silver with the Wallace stamp) (link to library entry) ; Winterthur Museum, Delaware, call no. NK7240 W18ec* TC (link to library entry); Brown University Library, Providence, RI, call no. 2-SIZE NK7105 .R93 1914 (link to library entry). Updated 26 April 2017. [A00279-80]

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R. Wallace and Sons. (c. 1915). A catalog of silver plated ware including hollow ware, toilet ware, and novelties [catalogue no. 106]. Library of Congress, Washington, DC, call no. TS735 .C37 1904 (link to library entry). Viewed 26 April 2017. [A02258]

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R. Wallace and Sons. (1916-17). A catalogue of sterling silver, with the Wallace stamp [catalogue B17] (online). 228 pp. Courtesy Library of Congress, Washington, DC. Updated 27 April 2017. [A00278; AAA00597]

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R. Wallace and Sons Mfg Co. (1920). The Washington in silver sterling. Boston: Barta Press. 22 pp. Brown University call no. NK7105.R83 W38 1920 (link to library entry). Updated 26 April 2017. [A00942; AAA00021] [DM]

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R. Wallace and Sons. (1921). Wallace silver – prize cups and trophies; sterling plate [catalogue P21]. Wallingford, CT, 32 pp. Winterthur Museum, Delaware, call no. NK7240 W18a TC (link to library entry); Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York accession no. 64.513.2 (link to library entry). Updated 26 April 2017. [A00276-77]

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R. Wallace and Sons Mfg Co. (1921). Wallace silver – prize cups and trophies: sterling plate [catalogue P21]. 32 pp. “Reprint” in Trade Catalogues at the Winterthur Museum, Part 2 microfiche (no. 3120). (c. 1991). University Publications of America: Bethesda, MD. Yale University call no. Fiche B2264 3120 (link to library entry). (See worldcat.org for other locations). Updated 26 April 2017. [A00868; A00871; A00884-85] [2]

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R. Wallace and Sons. (c. 1922). Export catalog no. V-22 of silver plated hollow ware, flatware, toiletware... Wallingford, CT; 175 pp. Connecticut Historical Society call no. QUARTO 739.2283 R111c, 1922 (link to library entry). Updated 26 April 2017. [A00275]

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R. Wallace & Sons. (c. 1922). Catalogue no. 922 of Wallace sterling silver flatware & hollow ware. 72 pp. Connecticut Historical Society call no. 739.2383 W187sfh - offline. Viewed 19 April 2016. [C00001-09]

r. wallace and sons

R. Wallace & Sons. (1923). Wallace sterling solid silver [catalogue S-23]. Wallingford, CT: R. Wallace & Sons Manufacturing Co. 88 pp. Hagley Museum, Delaware, call no. TRCAT (LIBRARY STACKS) (link to library entry). Updated 26 April 2017. [A00984]

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R. Wallace and Sons. (1924). Wallace prize cups and trophies: Sterling and plate [catalogue no. P-24]. Wallingford, CT; 44 pp. Winterthur Museum, Delaware call no. NK7240 W18b TC (link to library entry). Updated 26 April 2017. [A00274]

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R. Wallace and Sons. (1925). Wallace prize cups & trophies: Sterling (solid) silver and silver plate [catalogue P -25]. Wallingford, CT, 48 pp. Connecticut Historical Society call no. 739.2283 R111c, 1925 (link to library entry). Updated 26 April 2017. [A00272]

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R. Wallace & Sons. (c. 1926). Antique in sterling solid silver. 12 pp. Connecticut Historical Society call no. 739.2383 W 187a - offline. Viewed 19 April 2016. [C00001-06]

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R. Wallace & Sons. (1928). Wallace silver plated hollow ware. Catalogue N-28. 84 pp. Connecticut Historical Society call no. Q739.2383 W187ws - offline. Viewed 30 May 2016. [C00001-10; A00725] [DM]

r. wallace and sons

R. Wallace & Sons. (1929). Wallace trophies: 1929 catalog, featuring four qualities. Wallingford, CT: R. Wallace & Sons Mfg. Co. 84 pp. Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, call no. Trade catalog Wallace & Sons (link to library entry). Updated 26 April 2017. [A00985]

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Wallace Silversmiths. (c. 1929). The modern trend. Wallingford, CT; 16 pp. Columbia University call no. AT7320 W155 1929 (link to library entry). Updated 26 April 2017. [A00401]

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Wallace Silversmiths. (1 July 1930). Wallace sterling silver flatware price list. 63 pp. Connecticut Historical Society 739.2383 W187w - offline. [C00001-14].

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R. Wallace and Sons. (1931). Wallace fine arts pewter. Wallingford, CT; 16 pp. Connecticut Historical Society call no. QUARTO 739.2283 R111c, 1931 (link to library entry). Updated 26 April 2017. [A00273]

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R. Wallace & Sons. (c. 1931). Wallace sterling silver hollow ware [ catalogue S-31]. 79 pp. Connecticut Historical Society call no. Q739.2383 W187ss - offline. Viewed 30 May 2016. [C00014-88; A00726; AAA00018] [DM]

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R. Wallace & Sons. (1937). Wallace sterling. 64 pp. Library of Congress, Washington, DC, call no. TS735.W34 (link to library entry). Updated 26 April 2017. [A02259]

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Hammerstein, Dorothy / R. Wallace & Sons. (c. 1947). All silver: and well worth it! 46 pp. [Note: Form no. 41A]. Rochester Museum and Science Center call no. R-51 WAL 1947 (link to library search). Viewed 27 April 2017. [A02270]

wallace silversmiths

Wallace Silversmiths. (c. 1947). Man’s guide to simplified gift buying: from Wallace Silversmiths and Lux, Bond & Green incorporated, jewelers & silversmiths, established 1908, 70 Pratt Street, Hartford, Connecticut. 25 pp. Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, call no. 739.2383 W187m (link to library entry). Viewed 27 April 2017. [A02271]

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Wallace Silversmiths. (c. 1951). Sterling silver craftmanship: Wallace Sterling. 40 pp. The Henry Ford library, Dearborn, MI, call no. X.P.B. ca. 1951. Viewed 26 April 2017. [A02260]

wallace silversmiths

Wallace Silversmiths. (c. 1958). Wallace hotel and restaurant flatware catalogue. Wallingford, CT; 24 pp. New York Historical Society call no. TS759.W35 1958 (link to library entry). Updated 26 April 2017. [A00271]

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Wallace Silversmiths. (c. 195-?). Treasures in sterling. 31 pp. Notre Dame library, Indiana, call no. TS 735 .W35 1950z. Viewed 26 April 2017. [A02261]

wallace silversmiths

Wallace Silversmiths. (1 March 1972). Wallace porcelain artware by Hutschenreuther: Suggested retail price list, March 1, 1972. Wallingford, CT: Paul A. Straub & Company, Inc., 4 pp. Corning Museum of Glass call no. Wallace Silversmiths, Wallingford, CT, USA (link to library entry). Updated 26 April 2017. [A00270]

wallace silversmiths

Wallace Silversmiths. (1 June 1972). Wallace crystal stemware: Suggested retail price list, June 1, 1972. Wallingford, CT; Paul A. Straub & Company, Inc., 4 pp. Corning Museum of Glass call no. Wallace Silversmiths, Wallingford, CT, USA (link to library entry). Updated 26 April 2017. [A00269]

wallace silversmiths

Wallace Silversmiths. (1 June 1972). Wallace crystal holloware : suggested retail price list, June 1, 1972. Wallingford, CT : Paul A. Straub and Co., Inc., 16 pp. Corning Museum of Glass call no. Wallace Silversmiths, Wallingford, CT, USA (link to library entry). Updated 26 April 2017. [A00268]

wallace silversmiths

Wallace Silversmiths. (1 July - 31 December 1972). China, crystal and figurines: Price list for fall and Christmas programs. Wallingford, CT: Paul A. Straub and Co., Inc., 16 pp. Corning Museum of Glass call no. Wallace Silversmiths, Wallingford, CT, USA (link to library entry). Updated 26 April 2017. [A00267]



B. R. Wallace & Sons et al. - Other historical documentation

At this juncture, it is not clear to us if some of the following R. Wallace & Sons-produced texts are in fact trade catalogues. When that is determined and more specific information is received, those texts will be moved to the trade catalogue listing above.

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(Various years). Various advertisements and newspaper articles - search engines. See: Chronicling America at Library of Congress; fultonhistory.com (over 35 million historical newspaper pages from USA and Canada); and Google News. Viewed 16 October 2016.

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Davis, Charles Henry Stanley. (1870). Robert Wallace (online) mentions and portrait (pp. 479-82). In History of Wallingford, Conn. From its settlement in 1670 to the present time: Including Meriden, which was one of its parishes until 1806, and Cheshire, which was incorporated in 1780. (Also see "Manufactures section": pp. 472-495.) 1086 pp. Courtesy University of California Libaries. Meriden: Published by the author. Viewed 17 November 2016. [A00793-94]

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O. H. Bailey & Co. (1881). View of Wallingford, Connecticut. [Bird’s eye view illustration.] Boston, MA. ["Illustrated panels at bottom of view (left to right: Congregational Church, Episcopal Church, R. Wallace & Sons Mfg. Co., Oneida Community Limited, Baptist Church, Catholic Church, Wallace Block."] Connecticut State Library, Hartford, call no. G3784.W2A3 1881 B3 (link to library entry). Viewed 26 April 2017. [A02262]

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Beckford, William Hale. (1887). Leading business men of New Haven (county) (online) [“Wallingford” and “Leading business men of Wallingford” (pp. 265-70), including description of R. Wallace & Sons Mfg. Co.] 284 pp. Mercantile Pub. Co.: Boston. Courtesy The Library of Congress. Viewed 17 June 2016. [A00858-59]

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D.H. Hurd & Co. (1893). "R. Wallace & Sons" (online) (page 212). In Town and city atlas of the State of Connecticut. Compiled from government surveys, county records and personal investigations. (Also, see the illustration for "R. Wallace & Sons" in the book.) Boston, MA; 223 pp. Courtesy University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, call no. G1240 .H8 1893. Viewed 28 February 2017. [A00398-400]

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Gillespie, Charles Bancroft (compiled by). (1895). "R. Wallace & Sons" (online) [including building illustration; founder profile], pp. 3, 16, 28. In Souvenir History of Wallingford, Connecticut, 1895. The Journal Publishing Company: Meriden, CT. Courtesy Cornell University. Viewed 14 June 2016. [A00805-06]

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(1897). Wallingford, New Haven Co., Conn. (online) map, (p. 1 showing R. Wallace & Sons on Bull Avenue.). Sanborn Map & Publishing Co. 7 leaves. Courtesy Yale University. Viewed 22 November 2016. [AAA004]. For other maps, see the historical Meriden area maps online webpage.)

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Rorer, Sarah Tyson. (1901). How to set the table (online). R. Wallace & Sons Mfg. Co.: Wallingford, CT. Courtesy Winterthur Museum Library. Viewed 22 October 2016. [AAA00372]

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Rorer, Sarah Tyson / R. Wallace and Sons Manufacturing Co. (1901). How to set the table. 47 pp. “Reprint” in Trade Catalogues at the Winterthur Museum, Part 2 microfiche (no. 3119) (c. 1991). University Publications of America: Bethesda, MD. Yale University call no. Fiche B2264 3119. Viewed 27 April 2017. (See worldcat.org for other locations). [A00868; A00871] [3]

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Gillespie, Charles Bancroft & Curtis, George Munson. (1906). Biographies of R. Wallace & Sons management: George Redfield Curtis (director) (pp. 305-08 including portrait); Horace C. Wilcox (director) (pp. 530-32 including portrait). In A century of Meriden: A historic record and pictorial description of the town of Meriden, Connecticut and the men who made it, from earliest settlement to close of its first century of incorporation (online), (Part II). 1248 pp overall. Courtesy Allen County Public Library, Ft. Wayne, IN Viewed 19 November 2016. [A00791-92]

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Benson, Stuart (Ed.). (November 1907). The Wallace: A little magazine with a silver lining, 6(4). Wallingford, CT; 15 pp. Yale University call no. UNCAT690048 (link to library entry). Viewed 27 April 2017. [A02265]

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Fales, Winnifred. (1910). The R. Wallace book: Table settings and social convention for every occasion. Wallingford, CT: R. Wallace and Sons Manufacturing Co. 31 pp. University of Michigan call no. Oversize Cookery 1910 Fa (link to library entry). Updated 26 April 2017. [A00412]

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Noyes, Horace N. (c. 1915). How to set the table. 16 pp. Haverhill, Mass. (“Offers R. Wallace silver plate and cutlery. ‘This is the 19th edition since the first copyright in 1901 by R. Wallace & Sons Mfg. Co., Wallingford, Conn.’”). Winterthur Museum, Delaware, call no. NK 7240 N95 TC (link to library entry). Updated 26 April 2017. [A00945]

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Noyes, Horace N. (c. 1915). How to set the table. 16 pp. Haverhill, Mass. ("Offers R. Wallace silver plate and cutlery. ’This is the 19th edition since the first copyright in 1901 by R. Wallace & Sons Mfg. Co., Wallingford, Conn.’"). “Reprint” in Trade catalogues at Winterthur (microform), (v. 1) (1984). Clearwater Pub. Co.: New York. Princeton University library, NJ, call no. (FILMB) Z7164.M18H43 1984 (link to library entry). (See worldcat.org for more locations; make sure location indicates being a holder of the microform in addition to the guide.) Updated 26 April 2017. [A00518; A00902; A00944] [4]

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(1917). Encyclopedia of Connecticut biography (online), vol 3. [On George H. Wilcox, president of International Silver Company, and Horace C. Wilcox (partner, Meriden Britannia; director: Manning, Bowman & Co.; Meriden Silver Plate Co.; Rogers Brothers (Waterbury); R. Wallace & Sons (Wallingford); William Rogers Manufacturing Co. (Hartford), (pp. 70-3).] The American Historical Society, Inc.: Boston, New York, Chicago. Courtesy Connecticut State Library. Viewed 28 November 2016. [AAA00525; AAA00540-41]

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Hill, Everett G. (1918). Frank A. Wallace (online) biography, President, R. Wallace & Sons, (p. 137-38). In A modern history of New Haven and eastern New Haven County, v. II. 907 pp. New York; Chicago: S. J. Clarke Publishing Company. Courtesy Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, IN. Viewed 20 November 2016. [A00802-03]

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Hill, Everett G. (1918). Robert Wallace (online) biography, partner, R. Wallace & Sons, (p. 374-77 including portrait). In A modern history of New Haven and eastern New Haven County, v. II. 907 pp. New York; Chicago: S. J. Clarke Publishing Company. Courtesy Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, IN. Viewed 20 November 2016. [A00802-03]

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Fales, Winnifred Shaw. (1920). The Wallace hostess book (online). Wallingford/ New York: R. Wallace and Sons Manufacturing Co. 36 pp. Courtesy University of Michigan. Viewed 20 April 2016. [A00413-14].

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R. Wallace and Sons Mfg Co. / Winnifred Shaw Fales. (1922). The Wallace hostess book (online). Wallingford / New York, 36 pp. Courtesy University of Michigan. Viewed 26 June 2016. [A00985]

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Fales, Winnifred. (1925). The R. Wallace book: Table settings and social convention for every occasion. Wallingford, CT; 31 pp. Winterthur Museum, Delaware, call no. ZZ 98787 (link to library entry). Updated 26 April 2017. [A00993]

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Beningfield, Diana. (1925). Every-day service and the etiquette of entertaining. Wallingford, CT: R. Wallace & Sons Manufacturing Co. Duke University, Chapel Hill, NC, call no. BJ2041 .B465 1925 c.1 (link to library entry). Updated 26 April 2017. [A00992]

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J. A. Wright and Company. (1935). The care of beautiful silver. 24 pp. Keene, NH. ["Includes many pictures of silver items manufactured by International Silver Co., Reed and Barton, Rogers, Lunt & Bowlen, Towle, R. Wallace & Son, and the Watson Co."] Winterthur Museum library, Delaware, call no. NK7230 W95 TC (link to library entry). Viewed 26 April 2017. [A02266]

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R. Wallace & Sons Mfg. Co. (1935?). Come to Connecticut this year: Connecticut Tercentenary in Wallingford. 4 pp. Yale University call no. Ndy73 U2 +W155m (link to library entry). Updated 26 April 2017. [A00991]

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R. Wallace & Sons Mfg. Co. (1935?). Wallace silversmiths: Manufacturing memorandum. Pamphlet. Number of pages unknown. Washington State University call no. 739.23 W115w (link to library entry). Viewed 26 April 2017. [A02268]

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R. Wallace and Sons Manufacturing Co. (1941?). Outline and history of silver, design, and manufacturing principles and practices. Wallingford, CT; 31 leaves. Los Angeles Public Library call no. 739.1 R111 folio (link to library entry). Updated 26 April 2017. [A00990]

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R. Wallace and Sons Manufacturing Company. (1943). Beauty moods in silver. Wallingford, CT; 61 pp. Library of Congress, Washington, DC, call no. NK7230.W3 (link to library entry); Detroit Institute of the Arts call no. 739.24 W155b; Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, CT, call no. 739.2383 W187b - offline. Updated 27 April 2017. [A00989; A02267; C00001-16]

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R. Wallace and Sons Manufacturing Company. (1944-45). Annual report. Yale University Library call no. Ndy73 U2 W155b (link to library entry). Viewed 27 April 2017. [A02269]

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R. Wallace and Sons Manufacturing Co. (1945). Beauty moods in silver, 3rd ed. Wallingford, CT; 61 pp. New York Public Library call no *ZM-3-MAR p.v. 1018, no. 8 [Microform]; New York Historical Society call no. TS759 .W35 1945 (link to library entry). Updated 26 April 2017. [A00987-88]

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Warren, William. (1947). Beauty moods in silver. Wallingford, CT: Wallace Silversmiths; 61 pp. Wallingford Library, CT, call no. R 739.23 WARREN (link to library entry); New York Historical Society call no. NK7112.W3 W3 1947 (link to library entry). Updated 26 April 2017. [A00410-11]

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Wallace Silversmiths. (c. 1948). Daily pleasure in sterling. Wallingford, CT; 24 pp. Winterthur Museum, Delaware, call no. NK7240 W19 TC (link to library entry). Updated 26 April 2017. [A00409]

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R. Wallace & Sons Manufacturing Co. (c. 1953). Collecting sterling silverware. 8 pp. State Historical Society of North Dakota, Bismarck, call no. 642.7 R112c 1953 (link to library entry). Updated 25 April 2017. [A00986]

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(1941-81). William Regan collection of Wallace Silversmith material. [Includes "employee newsletters, a handbook, 1957, and a union contract, 1959; advertising brochures, catalogs, and a recording of radio spots, a history of Wallace Silversmiths" and more; see online catalogue entry for details.] Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, call no. 101121 (link to library entry). Updated 25 April 2017. [A01479]

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R. Wallace and Sons Manufacturing Co. (1871-1957). Wallace silver hitch your wagon to a star. Number of pages unknown. Metropolitan Museum of Art accession no. 57.627.80 (link to library entry). Viewed 26 April 2017. [A02272]

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R. Wallace and Sons. (undated). [Pamphlets. Economic aspects.] Yale University Library call no. Ndy73 U2 +W155m (link to library entry). Viewed 26 April 2017. [A02273]

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R. Wallace and Sons. (undated). Unspecified material in “Connecticut industry collection, 1929-1995”. Material gathered by Ellsworth Grant for his book Yankee dreamers and doers. (1st ed: 1974; 2nd ed.: 1996) Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, call no. 93419 (link to library entry). Updated 25 April 2017. [A01480]

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R. Wallace and Sons Manufacturing Co. (undated). The wonder of sterling silver. Wallingford, CT; 32 pp. University of California, Santa Barbara, Special Coll., Romaine Trade Catalogs, Box 2, Folder 14. Viewed 16 July 2016. [A010158; AAA00032-47]



C. R. Wallace & Sons et al. - secondary sources

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(1917). Encyclopedia of Connecticut biography (online), vol 1. [On George Munson Curtis: director, R. Wallace & Sons; treasurer, Meriden Britannia (pp. 374-76 and portrait).] The American Historical Society, Inc.: Boston, New York, Chicago. Courtesy Connecticut State Library. Viewed 28 November 2016. [AAA00519; AAA00522-24]

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Jones, Timothy. (1981). From byways to boardrooms: business organization in the metal tableware industry, 1807-1898. BA thesis, Williams College, Williamstown, MA; 124 pp. (Subjects include Samuel Simpson; Horace Wilcox; Robert Wallace; Wallace Silversmiths). Wallingford Library (CT) call no. R 739.509 JONES (link to library entry). Updated 21 April 2017. [A00334]

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Vumbaco, Brenda J. (1988). On Robert Wallace and Wallace Silversmiths, (p. 40, 77). In Meriden – Connecticut crossroads: An illustrated history. 144 pages. Windsor Publications: Northridge, CA. Yale University Library, call no. F104 M5 V85 1988 (LC)+ Oversize (link to library entry). (See worldcat.org for other locations.) Updated 21 April 2017. [A00804] [DM]

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Stern, Jewel. (2005). Modernism in American silver. 392 pp. ISBN: 0-300-10927-x. Dallas Museum of Art and Yale University Press. (Book accompanied exhibition at 5 American venues.) Yale University Library, call no. Yns72 2005 S73+ Oversize (link to library entry). (See worldcat.org for other locations.) Updated 21 April 2017. [DM]

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Preece, Robert. (28 September 2016). Jewel Stern interview: Modernist silver from Meriden-Wallingford (online). Design Meriden at artdesigncafe.com, 1(2).



Footnote:
[1] The three Wallingford companies, R. Wallace & Sons (1871-1956) / Wallace Brothers Silver Company (1956-1984) / Wallace Silversmiths (founded 1875), and described operating in the time periods as such in: Stern, Jewel. (2005). Modernism in American silver, page 379. Dallas Museum of Art and Yale University Press.) Yale University Library, call no. Yns72 2005 S73+ Oversize (link to library entry). (See worldcat.org for other locations.) Updated 27 April 2017. [A00668] [DM]

[2] See Thompson, Eleanor McD. (1991). Guide to the microfiche edition of trade catalogues at the Winterthur Museum, part 2 (online), (entry no. 3120), p. 92. Courtesy Winterthur Museum, Delaware. [A00868; A00871] (Please note, sometimes the trade catalogue itself is searchable in a library catalogue, and sometimes one needs to search the microform series as a whole.)

[3] See footnote 2, entry no. 3119, p. 92. Courtesy Winterthur Museum, Delaware. [A00868; A00871]

[4] McKinstry, E. Richard / Winterthur Museum. (1984). Trade catalogues at Winterthur: A guide to the literature of merchandising, 1750 to 1980 (online). [Entry no. 1673, p. 293]. Garland Publishing: New York and London. Viewed 19 June 2016. (Please note, sometimes the trade catalogue itself is searchable in a library catalogue, and sometimes one needs to search the microform series as a whole.) [A00518; A00944]



DESIGN MERIDEN:
On Wallace silver - 1: designs in collections, etc. | 2: design catalogues, etc.


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