Susan Arnold Elston Wallace

Susan E. Wallace (or Mrs. Lew Wallace, as she was often known) was born in Crawfordsville, Indiana, on December 25, 1830. Her parents, Isaac C. and Maria E. Aiken Elston, were very wealthy and influential members of society. Susan was educated in Crawfordsville and Poughkeepsie, New York, and was by all accounts a very well-read woman for her time. Susan married Lew Wallace on May 6, 1852. They had one son, Henry Lane Wallace (b. February 17, 1853).

In her lifetime, Susan published six books, some of which had illustrations by Lew. She also published extensively in the literary magazines and newspapers of the day. Her first publication was "The Patter of Little Feet," an unsigned poem which appeared in the Cincinnati Daily Gazette on April 17, 1858.

Susan died October 1, 1907, two years after her husband. They are buried together at Oak Hill Cemetery in Crawfordsville.


Susan E. Wallace Bibliography with Images
from My Personal Collection

Along the Bosphorus and Other Sketches (Chicago and New York: Rand, McNally & Co., Publishers), 1898. [Chapter III is by Mrs. Henry S. Lane and Chapter XI is by Lew Wallace, though unsigned.]
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attached image 383p. ; 20cm ; illus. / OCLC 2949402
[Russo & Sullivan, p. 431-434.]

Along the Bosphorus and Other Sketches (Chicago and New York: Rand, McNally & Co., Publishers), 1898. Binding State B
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attached image 383p. ; 19cm ; illus. / no OCLC record
[Russo & Sullivan, p. 432.]


The City of the King: What the Child Jesus Saw and Heard (Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company), 1903. With Illustrations.
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attached image 97p. ; 24cm ; illus. / OCLC 376454
[Russo & Sullivan, p. 435-436.]


Ginevra; or, The Old Oak Chest, A Christmas Story (New York: Worthington Co.), 1887. Illustrations by General Lew Wallace 1st edition
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attached image 60p. ; 22cm ; illus. / OCLC 3286655
[Russo & Sullivan, p. 423-424.]

Ginevra; or, The Old Oak Chest: A Christmas Story (New York: The H. W. Hagemann Publishing Company), 1894. With illustrations by General Lew Wallace 2nd edition [Curious to note that Lew Wallace's name is on the cover and not Susan's.]
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attached image 60p. ; 22cm ; illus. / OCLC 17859599
[Unrecorded in Russo & Sullivan.]


The Land of the Pueblos (New York: John B. Alden, Publisher), 1888. With illustrations [by Lew Wallace].
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attached image 285p. ; 19cm ; illus. / OCLC 2358582
[Russo & Sullivan, p. 424-427.]

The Land of the Pueblos (Troy, NY: Nims & Night), 1889. With illustrations [by Lew Wallace]. Binding State A.
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attached image 285p. ; 19cm ; illus. / OCLC 6044919
[Russo & Sullivan, p. 425.]

The Land of the Pueblos (Troy, NY: Nims & Night), 1889. With illustrations [by Lew Wallace]. Binding State B.
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attached image 285p. ; 19cm ; illus. / OCLC 6044919
[Russo & Sullivan, p. 425.]

The Land of the Pueblos (New York: The Columbian Publishing Co.), 1891. With illustrations [by Lew Wallace].
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attached image 285p. ; 19cm ; illus. / OCLC 40695128
[Unrecorded in Russo & Sullivan.]

The Land of the Pueblos (New York: George D. Hurst, Publisher), 1888 [1895]. [The Ambrosial Library for Every Day Reading No. 3; illustrations by Lew Wallace].
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attached image 285p. ; 19cm ; illus. / OCLC 31507645
[Russo & Sullivan, p. 425.]


The Repose in Egypt: A Medley (New York: John B. Alden, Publisher), 1888. With Illustrations.
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attached image 391p. ; 19cm ; illus. / OCLC 2976692
[Russo & Sullivan, p. 428-430.]

The Repose in Egypt: A Medley (Troy, NY: Nims & Knight), 1889. With illustrations.
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attached image 391p. ; 19cm ; illus. / OCLC 4314265
[Russo & Sullivan, p. 429.]

The Repose in Egypt: A Medley (New York: John B. Alden, Publisher), 1891. With Illustrations.
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attached image 391p. ; 19cm ; illus. / OCLC 27846734
[Russo & Sullivan, p. 429.]

The Repose in Egypt: A Medley (Troy, NY: Nims & Knight), 1891. With Illustrations.
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attached image 391p. ; 19cm ; illus. / OCLC 19505005
[Unrecorded in Russo & Sullivan.]

The Repose in Egypt: A Medley (New York: George D. Hurst Publisher), 1888 [1895]. [The Ambrosial Library for Every Day Reading No. 4.; publisher's name is on the spine.]
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attached image 391p. ; 19cm ; illus. / OCLC 12702707
[Russo & Sullivan, p. 429.]


The Storied Sea (Boston: James R. Osgood and Company), 1883. [First published in the New York Independent.]
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attached image 233p. ; 15.5cm / OCLC 6023059
[Russo & Sullivan, p. 421-423.]


Contributions by Susan E. Wallace


Benjamin S. Parker and Enos B. Heiney, Poets and Poetry of Indiana (New York: Silver, Burdett and Company), 1900. "The Patter of Little Feet" (p. 70-71) and "My Song" (p. 233-235).
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attached image 464p. ; 19.5cm ; illus. / OCLC 2080793
[Russo & Sullivan, p. 438.]

Mary E. Phillips, Laurel Leaves for Little Folk (Boston: Lee & Shepard), 1903. "The Patter of Little Feet" (p. 9-13).
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image 148 + [4]p. ; 23cm ; illus. / OCLC 8224076
[Russo & Sullivan, p. 437.]


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