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Date: 1825-08-19 

Description: Fourth page of the Treaty between the United States and the Chippewa, Sauk, Fox, Menominee, Iowa, Sioux, Winnebago and a portion of the Ottawa, Chippewa, a...

Date: 1826 

Description: Connecticut State Lottery ticket for the benefit of the Bishop's Fund.

Date: 1827 

Description: Drawings of Datura Stramonium, more commonly known by the names jimson weed, devil's trumpet, devil's weed, thorn apple, tolguacha, Jamestown weed, stinkwe...

Date: 1825 

Description: Engraved view of several wooden cranes extracting large stones from a cut during the construction of the Erie Canal. The rig in the foreground is horse-dri...

Date: 1829 

Description: Drawing of Cassville depicting a horse cart on the river's edge, with men and boats.


Unio mondonta

Date: 1828 ca.

Description: Increase Lapham's drawing of a Union mondonta (or Unio soleniformis) shell. There are also two views of another shell drawn below and a drawi...

Book or Pamphlet

Indian Manufactures

Date: 1821 

Description: An illustration of items manufactured by Indians, including a canoe, two paddles, moccasins, rolled mat, pipe bowl, and a beaded bag.

Date: 1821 

Description: Engraving of the Pictured Rocks shoreline viewed from Lake Superior.

Date: 1821 

Description: Plan of the settlement of Green Bay.

Date: 1825-08-19 

Description: Beginning page of the Treaty between the United States and the Chippewa, Sauk, Fox, Menominee, Iowa, Sioux, Winnebago and a portion of the Ottawa, Chippewa...

Date: 1828 

Description: Open spread of Increase Lapham's diary.


"Freedom's Journal"

Date: 1827-06-22 

Description: Front page of "Freedom's Journal", Volume 1, #15.


Ojibwe Treaty

Date: 1825 ca.

Description: This document, sometimes cited as the “Statement made by the Indians, a bilingual petition of the Chippewas of Lake Superior, 1864,” was carried by an Ojib...

Map or Atlas

Fort Crawford

Date: 1821 

Description: A topographical view of the site of Fort Crawford.

Date: 1820 ca.

Description: Map of the Northwestern Territories of the United State showing the track pursued by the Expedition in 1820.

Date: 1827 

Description: Virginia State Lottery ticket for the benefit of the Dismal Swamp Canal Company.

Historical Object

Elizabeth Fisher Sampler

Date: 1820-04-24 

Description: Embroidered sampler bearing the stitched signature, "El Fisher April 24 1820." Elizabeth Fisher was the half-sister of Jane Fisher Rolette Dousman.

Date: 1825-09 

Description: Hand-colored lithograph depicting the 1825 Treaty at Prairie du Chien, with Fort Crawford seen in the background. This treaty negotiated between Governor W...

Date: 1825-08-27 

Description: Map is ink on paper. Map shows plat of the town of Munnomunne, the Fox River, farm lots, and an established highway. The map is signed by "J.D. Doty, Propr...


Earth Borer

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...

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