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Date: 1844 

Description: Increase Lapham's handwritten title page for A Geographical and Topographical Description of Wisconsin

Date: 1844 

Description: Handwritten first page of Increase Lapham's unpublished gazetteer of Wisconsin.

Date: 1865-07-12 

Description: A letter written by Wisconsin Governor James T. Lewis to E.G. Ayer of Harvard, Illinois, thanking him for his special care of and attention to sick and wou...

Date: 1844 

Description: Handwritten page from Increase Lapham's unpublished gazetteer of Wisconsin. The page includes entries for Choaking Creek, Cincinnati, City of the Four Lak...

Manuscript

Assembly Bill 175

Date: 1852 

Description: Assembly bill 175 which legalized the business of banking in Wisconsin.

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.

Date: 1870 

Description: Page from a diary kept by Increase Lapham in California between April 11 and May 19, 1870. The page shows a portion of a list of minerals of California.

Date: 1856 

Description: Handwritten letter of Lucius Fairchild from the Madison Watercure detailing his experiences there.

Date: 1865-07-14 

Description: The first page of a letter written by E.G. Ayer of Harvard, Illinois, to Wisconsin Governor James T. Lewis, in gratitude for the governor's thanks for cari...

Date: 1862-08-08 

Description: The front page of a letter to Electa Candy that begins, "Dear Mother".

Date: 1812-03-14 

Description: A fur trade engagement for Charles St. Antoine dit Vacher, written in French.

Date: 1812-07-29 

Description: A handwritten order to evacuate Ft. Dearborn.

Date: 1863-07-08 

Description: Diary entries for July 7 and 8, 1863 written by Emilie Quiner while caring for Union soldiers in Memphis, Tennessee.

Manuscript

Assembly Bill 175

Date: 1852 

Description: First page of Assembly Bill 175 approving the business of banking in Wisconsin.

Date: 1862-04 before

Description: Stationery depicting the fortifications around Washington, D.C., during the second year of the Civil War: Arlington Heights, directly across the Potomac Ri...

Date: 1897 

Description: Official copy of Cyrus McCormick's 1834 reaper patent. This copy was made by the Patent Office at the request of the McCormick family.

Date: 1820-05-24 

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.

Date: 1881-07-17 

Description: The second page of a letter written by Walt Whitman regarding publishing a book he was writing.

Date: 1855 ca.

Description: This map shows plat of town, local streets, numbered blocks and lots, proposed city park, Murray’s addition, and part of Lake Michigan. Also includes a tab...

Date: 1827-07-22 

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...

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