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Date: 1897 

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.

Date: 1853-06-08 

Description: A letter to W.R. Taylor from Hinton.

Date: 1814-09-20 

Description: First newspaper printing of "The Star Spangled Banner". Printed six days after the Battle of Fort McHenry, where Frances Scott Key wrote the poem that woul...

Date: 1832-06-23 

Description: Document written by Ebenezer Brigham listing events at Fort Blue Mounds.

Date: 1951-07 

Description: Front cover of University of Wisconsin Extension Service Special Circular 20 dealing with rural schools. The cover features a drawing of two children walki...

Manuscript

Assembly Bill 175

Date: 1852 

Description: First page of Assembly Bill 175 approving the business of banking in Wisconsin.

Date: 1861-11-26 

Description: Back of printed handbill with annotations by Colonel C.R. Jennison, concerning an offer of amnesty to local rebels.

Date: 1886-08-06 ca.

Description: A certificate from the Grand Army of the Republic, announcing that Lucius Fairchild on August 6, 1886 was elected Commander in Chief of the 16th annual Nat...

Date: 1921-11-04 

Description: The last, signed page of an 11-page manuscript titled "The Platforms at Trempeleau."

Date: 1924 

Description: Summary of actions taken by the State of Wisconsin against Wallace A. Reinhardt, Andrew Morgan, and Nathaniel C. Rogers in the District Court of Milwaukee....

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.

Date: 1845 

Description: Page from Increase Lapham's 1845 list of plants of Wisconsin including Oxalidaceae, Zanthoxylaceae, and Anacardiaceae and notations of where and when indiv...

Date: 1812-07-29 

Description: A handwritten order to evacuate Ft. Dearborn.

Date: 1966-08-19 

Description: Final page of a letter from Robert and Vicki Gabriner to Russell Gilmore at the Wisconsin Historical Society describing their experiences collecting civil...

Date: 1951-07 

Description: Graphic from University of Wisconsin Extension Service Special Circular 20 showing progress in transportation and economics and posing the question "have o...

Manuscript

Racine — Air City

Date: 1931-06-12 

Description: The letterhead stationery of a Racine economic development committee reads: "Air City, Where the Air-Minded Live," The design shows airplanes and even a...

Date: 1855 ca.

Description: This map shows plat of town, local streets, numbered blocks and lots, proposed city park, Murray’s addition, and part of Lake Michigan. Also includes a tab...

Date: 1942-03-14 

Description: Typewritten menu for the luncheon meeting of the Madison Civics Club held at the Loraine Hotel, with photographer Margaret Bourke-White as speaker. Over 50...

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Description: Page from the Lyman Draper manuscript regarding Governor Blacksnake.

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Description: First page from the Wasmuth Portfolio, text written by Frank Lloyd Wright. The manuscript, written by Wright in Italy, also includes more than forty sketc...

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