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Date: 1856 

Description: Letter from Napoleon Bonaparte Van Slyke to Mayor Jairus Fairchild, from the Astor House, New York, describing the sale of city bonds.

Manuscript

Election Results

Date: 1852 

Description: Canvass of the results for various village offices, April 6, 1852.

Date: 1857 

Description: Draft newspaper editorial, "Our Railroad Prospects", written by former governor Leonard J. Farwell.

Date: 1852 ca.

Description: Printed petition addressed to Governor Leonard J. Farwell concerning the lack of qualifications of the present state Emigrant Agent and their desire for th...

Date: 1855 

Description: Engraved portrait of Matthew Fontaine Maury (1806-1873) American astronomer, historian, oceanographer, meteorologist, cartographer, author, geologist, and...

Book or Pamphlet

Farwell's Madison Mills

Date: 1851 

Description: Engraving of the five-story tall mill erected at the outlet of the Yahara Creek by Leonard J. Farwell. This engraving appears in Statistics of Dane County,...

Newspaper Article/Clipping

Wisconsin Argus Advertisement

Date: 1851 

Description: Advertisment for the "Wisconsin Argus" newspaper published in Madison, Wisconsin by S.D. Carpenter and H.A. Tenney.

Date: 1858 ca.

Description: One of the many steamers that frequented the Mississippi River, shown here on choppy water in front of tree-covered bluffs. The ship has two smokestacks, f...

Date: 1850 

Description: Pastoral scene depicting a small bay on the Island of St. Ignace in Lake Superior with canoes on the rocky beach, two men conversing on a blanket in the fo...

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: 1858 ca.

Description: This house was located among the Chippewa (Ojibwa) Indians. Here Hölzlhuber and his companions took shelter in an uncomfortable stable one night, after an...

Date: 1854 

Description: Broadside announcing the 1854 opening lecture of the Madison Institute, a private library and civic forum, on December 11, 1854, in the First Baptist Churc...

Date: 1859 ca.

Description: The maple and hickory forests in the old northwest were often plagued with fires during the summer months. Hölzlhuber, on a return journey from Niagara Fal...

Date: 1857 ca.

Description: Section drawing of the rotunda of the third Wisconsin State Capitol (second in Madison) by Stephen V. Shipman. August Kutzbock and Samuel H. Donnel were th...

Date: 1856 

Description: "At the Grand Kakalin where the river runs almost directly eastward, Brookes and Stevenson paused to paint two scenes. One was a broad landscape showing th...

Map or Atlas

Wisconsin Map

Date: 1856 ca.

Description: A hand-colored map of Wisconsin, showing the county boundaries, towns, cities, railroads, roads, lakes, rivers, bays, and the Lake Superior’s islands. In...

Date: 1856 ca.

Description: On June 20, 1856 Hölzlhuber took a two-wheeled horse cart from the Lake Shore Railroad depot in Milwaukee to East Water Street and the home of his hosts, t...

Map or Atlas

Plan of Racine Harbor

Date: 1853-10 

Description: This map shows warehouses and proposed extensions of piers. Also included are notes on soundings and the proposed extensions. The upper right margin reads:...

Book or Pamphlet

Combat between Indian Tribes

Date: 1852 

Description: Illustration of the Ojibwa, the Sacs, and Foxes battling from canoes on the water.

Date: 1856 

Description: This map of Bayfield shows a plat of the town, roads, and part of Lake Superior. Relief is shown by hachures. The right margin of the map includes illustra...

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