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Description: Official copy of Cyrus McCormick's 1834 reaper patent. This copy was made by the Patent Office at the request of the McCormick family.
Description: First page of a letter written by Walt Whitman regarding the publication of a book he was writing.
Description: Certificate of appointment for George B. Bingham as 1st Lieutenant, Milwaukee Light Guards.
Description: A page of autographs of the members of the 1861 Wisconsin Legislature.
Description: May-June 1856 page from the Historical Society accession register, in which Corresponding Secretary Lyman Draper listed the books received that month.
Description: Page one of "Green-Bay Intelligencer".
Description: Handwritten list of plants in the Ranunculaceae or crowfoot family.
Date: 1862-04 before
Description: Stationery depicting the fortifications around Washington, D.C., during the second year of the Civil War: Arlington Heights, directly across the Potomac Ri...
Description: The first page of a letter written by Thomas Jefferson to Lancelot Minor.
Description: First page of the Reuben Gold Thwaites' handwritten draft manuscript for his book Historic Waterways.
Description: Open spread of Increase Lapham's diary.
Description: Page from Increase Lapham's 1838 botanical diary in which he listed plants he observed in flower stage.
Description: Receipt for plants purchased by Nina Dousman from Oak Grove Green Houses for gardens at Villa Louis.
Description: George W. Noble's commission as First Sergeant in the Wisconsin 2nd Cavalry.
Description: Letter from Cordelia Harvey to Governor Edward Salomon regarding her work.
Description: Printed invitation addressed to Mr. I.A. Lapham for a ball at C. McCoy's hotel to be held on February 17, 1831.
Description: The back page of a letter to Electa Candy.
Description: A certificate granting United States citizenship to Frederick Anneke.
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...
Description: Page from Increase Lapham's 1845 list of plants of Wisconsin including Oxalidaceae, Zanthoxylaceae, and Anacardiaceae and notations of where and when indiv...
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