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Description: Letter from Benjamin Sillman to Increase Lapham requesting information about the canal around the rapids of the Ohio River for inclusion in The Journal...
Description: Letterhead for the Pfister & Vogel Leather Co., with an engraving of a bird's-eye view of the city (signed Ma-- Richards, Mil Wis) advertising the "Nationa...
Description: A stock certificate of the Watertown and Madison Railroad Company, one share #85, issued to Darwin Clark for the sum of $50.00. This was signed by the rail...
Date: 1828 ca.
Description: Increase Lapham's drawing and description of an earth borer for his handwritten manuscript, Notes and Accounts of Canals, Particularly the Ohio Canal Ne...
Description: A page, headed with "Journal No. 1", of James Doty's journal of a trip with Cass, Schoolcraft, etc. to the sources of the Mississippi River.
Description: Draft newspaper editorial, "Our Railroad Prospects", written by former governor Leonard J. Farwell.
Date: 1832 ca.
Description: Page from the handwritten index to Lapham's Notes and accounts of canals, particularly the Ohio Canal near Portsmouth, 1830-1832.
Description: Unpaid bill in the amount of $5,000, owed by Jairus Fairchild, President of Watertown and Madison Railroad, to Bank of the Republic.
Description: Opening spread of Reuben Gold Thwaites' diary of his 1887 trip on the Fox River.
Date: 1855 ca.
Description: This map shows plat of town, local streets, numbered blocks and lots, proposed city park, Murrays addition, and part of Lake Michigan. Also includes a tab...
Description: The first, foldout page of Samuel Marshall's United States passport, which includes a physical description.
Date: 1899-02-22 ca.
Description: The facade of the John Pritzlaff Hardware Co., on the back cover of the Old Settlers' Club Banquet Menu.
Description: U.S. Department of Commerce and Labor Naturalization service form 2203, Declaration of Intention for Antoni Plichta filled out in Cook County, Illinois.
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