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Date: 1937 ca.

Description: A pictorial, hydrographic map shows sailing courses, historical and contemporary coastal attractions, roads, and the contour depths of Green Lake, Wisconsi...

Manuscript

Earth Borer

Date: 1828 ca.

Description: Increase Lapham's drawing and description of an earth borer for his handwritten manuscript, Notes and Accounts of Canals, Particularly the Ohio Canal Ne...

Map or Atlas

State of Wisconsin

Date: 1931 

Description: This U.S. Geological Survey map of Wisconsin shows counties, cities and villages, lighthouses, Indian reservations, military reservations, and bird and gam...

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: A geological survey map of Wisconsin, with hand-colored portions showing the surveys completed from 1873 to 1875. Although the title and legend are in Wel...

Date: 1865 

Description: Map of Wisconsin showing the location of meteorological stations. Drawn the last year of the Civil War, this thematic 1865 map of Wisconsin shows the effec...

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: This map identifies the areas of the state that had been geologically surveyed or topographically surveyed, or both, as well as portions of the state still...

Date: 1874 ca.

Description: A hand-colored, geological map of Wisconsin show the progress of the state geological survey in 1873 and 1874. Other elements displayed in the map include...

Date: 1836 

Description: A detailed map of the mouth of the Kewaunee River, showing the geological composition of the Lake Michigan shoreline and the various water depths in the ar...

Increase Lapham's Cartes-de-visite Collection

View this magnificent collection of 19th century famous scientists collected by Wisconsin naturalist Increase Lapham.

Date: 1850-06-28 

Description: Letter from Increase Lapham to his wife, Ann Maria Alcott, in Milwaukee. Lapham was at Aztalan and wrote to Anna regarding the geology of the region. He in...

Learn about the origin, and the many spellings and erronious meanings of Wisconsin

Date: 1828 

Description: Drawing by Increase Lapham showing the geological profile of the land between Utica and Knob Creek, Kentucky at a scale of 1/2 inch to a mile.

Date: 1912 

Description: This map is pen, ink, and pencil on tracing paper. The map was traced from U.S. Geological Survey map of Wisconsin, compiled in 1910-1911, and printed in 1...

Date: 1930-03-07 

Description: Group portrait of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Geology club in the Beefeaters room in Memorial Union.

Date: 1870 

Description: Page from a diary kept by Increase Lapham in California between April 11 and May 19, 1870. The page shows a portion of a list of minerals of California.

Date: 1844 

Description: Title page of Increase Lapham's A Geographical and Topographical Description of Wisconsin published by P.C. Hale of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Photograph

Emerald in Matrix

Date: 2013-11-12 

Description: A specimen of emerald in matrix from the mineral collection of Ferdinand Hotz at the University of Wisconsin Geology Museum.

Date: 1830-12-22 

Description: Increase Lapham's drawing of the geological profile between the Sandusky plains and Portsmouth, Ohio.

Date: 1953-06-31 

Description: Professor Richard C. Emmons of the University of Wisconsin Geology Department who is holding a gem case of glass replicas of 10 of the largest and best-kno...

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Description: Unidentified explorer standing in field of snow with the Horlick Mountains of Antarctica in the background. The Horlick Mountains were named by Admiral Ric...

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