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Date: 1855-06-30 

Description: Certificate of appointment for George B. Bingham as 1st Lieutenant, Milwaukee Light Guards.

Date: 1859-10-15 

Description: Front page of the Certificate of Incorporation for the Summit Bank in Oconomowoc.

Date: 1858-10-31 

Description: Letter written both horizontally and vertically, from Catherine Steel of Genesee, Wisconsin to her sister-in-law Lilias.

Manuscript

Bennett Diary Pages

Date: 1863-05 

Description: Two pages, dated May 23-24, 1863, of a diary kept by H.H. (Henry Hamilton) Bennett during the Civil War.

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: 1862-02-18 

Description: George W. Noble's commission as First Sergeant in the Wisconsin 2nd Cavalry.

Manuscript

I.M. Singer's Will

Date: 1870-07-16 

Description: The front page of the last will and testament of Isaac Merritt Singer, founder of the Singer Sewing Machine Company.

Manuscript

Remember Ellsworth!

Date: 1861 

Description: Letterhead illustration of Colonel Elmer Ellsworth, the first casualty of the Civil War, under the caption "Remember Ellsworth!" Colonel Ellsworth was kill...

Date: 1888-10-01 ca.

Description: A certificate from the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States announcing that (Chaplin) J.W. Oakley became a Companion of the first Class...

Date: 1862-10-08 

Description: An introduction to the Kentucky Papers, written by Spencer Records, which begins, "I have written the following narrative partly for my own satisfaction an...

Date: 1861 

Description: Civil War commemorative roster of Company F, 11th Wisconsin Infantry, Harvey Zouaves of the Eleventh Regiment.

Date: 1886-08-06 ca.

Description: A certificate from the Grand Army of the Republic, announcing that Lucius Fairchild on August 6, 1886 was elected Commander in Chief of the 20th annual Nat...

Date: 1804 

Description: Front cover of the 55-page diary, from May 14 through August 17, 1804 written by Charles Floyd, a sergeant with the Lewis and Clark expedition.

Manuscript

Unpaid Bill

Date: 1857-11-18 

Description: Unpaid bill in the amount of $5,000, owed by Jairus Fairchild, President of Watertown and Madison Railroad, to Bank of the Republic.

Date: 1846-11-26 

Description: A drawing by Thomas Steel of his farm property contained in a letter Steel wrote to his father James Steel.

Date: 1832-06-23 

Description: Document written by Ebenezer Brigham listing events at Fort Blue Mounds.

Date: 1888-03-10 

Description: Inscription from Reuben Gold Thwaites to The State Historical Society of Wisconsin in a copy of his book, Historic Waterways.

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: 1821-07-03 

Description: Two pages of a letter written by Thomas Forsyth.

Date: 1882-03-28 

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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