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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.

Photograph

Michael De Perry

Date: 1854 

Description: Tintype of Michael De Perry and unidentified child.

Photograph

James H. Earnest

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of James H. Earnest. He was born in Simpson County, Kentucky, on January 11, 1818. On September 3, 1836, Earnest came to Shu...

Photograph

Col. John Johnston

Date: 1855 ca.

Description: Sixth plate daguerreotype of a waist-up seated portrait of Col. John Johnston. Johnston is pictured here as an elderly man, however he is remembered in Wis...

Map or Atlas

Monticello Wisconsin

Date: 1851-08 

Description: Ink on paper. Includes explanation and a certification signed by Jacob Marty, Electa Marty, and a justice of the peace. Original map is very light and in f...

Photograph

Ebenezer Childs

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of Ebenezer Childs. He was born in the town of Barre, Worcester County, Massachusetts on April 3, 1798. Childs arrived in Gr...

Date: 1853-06-08 

Description: A letter to Colonel William Robert Talylor signed "Yours in Hast, —. Hinton". The envelope is included in the upper left hand corner of the letter.

Painting

Solomon Juneau

Date: 1856 

Description: Portrait.

Date: 1853-10-17 

Description: An engraving of the second Wisconsin State Capitol (the first built in Madison) that appeared on the notes of the State Bank of Madison, the first bank org...

Date: 1856 

Description: "Three views in a short space show the peaceful appearance of what is now a busy paper mills center....[One of them] is Little Chute, one of the pleasantes...

Manuscript

Assembly Bill 175

Date: 1852 

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

Date: 1858 

Description: Advertisement for the Madison Water Cure and Electro-Hydrogienic Institute, formerly the Lakeside Water-Cure.

Date: 1853-06-08 

Description: A letter (without the envelope) from Mr. Hinton to W.R. (William Robert) Taylor.

Date: 1853-06 

Description: This map is ink, pencil, and color on paper and shows lot and block numbers and dimensions, sold lots, streets, and the Mississippi River. Some lots are co...

Date: 1856 ca.

Description: The Wisconsin State Capitol (the second State Capitol, the first in Madison). Illustration from the American Encyclopedia, Columbus, 1859.

Date: 1859 

Description: This plat map is pen on paper and shows numbered blocks and lots, local streets, and section lines. Also included is text on survey certifications.

Map or Atlas

United States Map

Date: 1855 ca.

Description: Map reads "Our Country" which is accompanied by a sailor with a flag to the left and workers rejoicing under the Constitution and Laws to the right. Across...

Drawing

Bur Oaks

Date: 1852-08 

Description: Pencil drawing of Bur Oaks in the oak savanna setting, one graceful detailed tree in the center foreground.

Date: 1855 ca.

Description: This map by Increase Lapham shows the Penokee Iron Range in Ashland and Iron counties, Wisconsin. Part of the Gogebic Range, the Penokees extend from an ar...

Map or Atlas

Wisconsin Map

Date: 1854 ca.

Description: Map reads, "Map of Wisconsin". The map includes the counties, an inset of the city of Milwaukee, total population of each county and of the state. The scal...

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