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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.

Book or Pamphlet

Farwell Real Estate Ad

Date: 1855 

Description: Advertisment of Leonard J. Farwell from the 1855 Madison City Directory for the real estate property he had for sale. At the time Farwell was the largest...

Date: 1856 ca.

Description: Sixth plate daguerreotype of Mary Louise Baker Lidgerwood Browne. Daughter of Charles Minton Baker of Lake Geneva. Taken in New York before her family jour...

Date: 1856 

Description: Democratic Presidential ticket for that party's slate in Dane County, Wisconsin. Although Buchanan was victorious in the national election, in Wisconsin,...

Date: 1857 ca.

Description: Information depicting the history, condition and prospects of the Indian tribes of the United States: collected and prepared under the direction of the Bur...

Date: 1856 ca.

Description: This map shows land ownership by name, a plat of Bayfield, local streets, part of Lake Superior, part of Madeline Island, and part of Bass Island. La Point...

Photograph

Cassius Fairchild

Date: 1859 

Description: Portrait of Cassius Fairchild of Madison, the eldest son of Jairus Fairchild, about 1859. At this time he assumed responsibility for a large part of the f...

Painting

John P. Arndt

Date: 1856 

Description: Waist-up portrait of John Arndt sitting and resting his hands on a cane.

Photograph

Darwin Clark

Date: 1856 

Description: Quarter-length oval portrait of Darwin Clark. He was born in Otsego County, New York, in 1812, and came to Wisconsin in May of 1836. Clark served as mayo...

Date: 1856 

Description: This map shows lot and block numbers, streets, the Mississippi River, Fort Crawford, depot ground, and a graveyard. An old fort location is outlined in re...

Map or Atlas

State Map of Wisconsin

Date: 1852 ca.

Description: Map reads, "The State of Wisconsin- compiled from the latest authorities". In addition, there is a scale which is six miles for every inch, and a profile o...

Date: 1850 ca.

Description: This map shows a plat of the town, land owners by name, local streets, railroads, churches, and part of the Rock River. The map is also indexed by church d...

Photograph

Andrew Dunn

Date: 1856 

Description: Waist-up oval portrait of Andrew Dunn. He was born in Ireland and came to Wisconsin on June 26, 1833. Dunn resided in Portage City where, in 1843, he was...

Photograph

Abraham Lincoln

Date: 1858-08-26 

Description: Copy of ambrotype made by W.H. Pearson in Macomb, Illinois. Taken five days after the first debate with Senator Stephen A. Douglas at Ottawa, Illinois. Lin...

Date: 1855 

Description: Map of Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine, and Kenosha Counties with part of Walworth County showing townships, waterways, railroads, plank roads, prairies, meado...

Date: 1851 ca.

Description: Advertising handbill for reapers designed by A.J. Cook and manufactured by Hatch and Whitely of Springfield in Clark County, Ohio.

Date: 1851 

Description: Advertisement for Milwaukee and Mississippi Railroad Company. There is an engraving of a train and a list of the officers of the company.

Date: 1856 

Description: May-June 1856 page from the Historical Society accession register, in which Corresponding Secretary Lyman Draper listed the books received that month.

Date: 1856 ca.

Description: At the beginning of his journey to America, H√∂lzlhuber passed through the English Channel and viewed the cliffs at Dover. "We passed Beachy Head, as this p...

Map or Atlas

Map of Sauk County

Date: 1859 

Description: Map featuring various views of buildings and scenes from Sauk County.

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