Susan Wallace Family Papers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Documents relating to Goldschmidt and Ungar families, including family trees dating back to 1397 (c 1820 - 1909); Documents relating to Portheim family, with printed material relating to Leopold von Portheim's carrer (N.d); Documents relating to the Wallach family; Article on Wertheimber family (1788 - ); Document relating toWallace family history, with legal documents on Elizabeth and Leopold Portheim; Memoirs by Vica Henrion (1949); Printed documents on the Herz family (1863); Material on the Noether family (N.d.); Documents relating to von Portheim Familys properties in Prague.

Administrative / Biographical History

Susan Wallace (born 1917), nee von Portheim. Daughter of Elisabeth Ungar and Leopold von Portheim. Susan's husband Elmer Wallace (previously Wallach) is the son of Eugen Walach and Edith Geiger. Elmer's family emigrated to England in 1938. Susan's father Leopold was a successful botanist. He helped found the Vivarium in Wien and was head for the Department of Botany. He worked there until 1938 when he was expelled due to his Jewish background . Later the same year they moved to Britain. Parts of their extended families stayed in Europe and suffered under Nazi rule.

Conditions Governing Access

Items in the collection may be consulted for the purpose of private study and personal research, within the controlled environment and restrictions of The Keep's Reading Rooms.

Other Finding Aids

An online catalogue is available on The Keep's website .

Conditions Governing Use

COPIES FOR PRIVATE STUDY: Subject to copyright, conditions imposed by owners and protecting the documents, digital copies can be made.

PUBLICATION: A reader wishing to publish material in the collection should contact the Head of Special Collections, in writing. The reader is responsible for obtaining permission to publish from the copyright owner.

Custodial History

Donated by Susan Wallace to the University of Sussex