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Date: 1827-07-22 

Description: Letter from Benjamin Sillman to Increase Lapham requesting information about the canal around the rapids of the Ohio River for inclusion in The Journal...

Date: 1853-06-08 

Description: A letter (without the envelope) from Mr. Hinton to W.R. (William Robert) Taylor.

Date: 1862-02-13 

Description: Letter describing gun invention and Bradford's intentions for improvements.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior of the dinner menu offered by the dining car service of the New York Central and Hudson River railroad line, with a man in a bicorne, jacket, and...

Date: 1912-08-28 

Description: A contract letter written on Curtiss Exhibition Co. stationery addressed to John Kaminski of Milwaukee. It offers him a contract to fly at an exhibition at...

Date: 1865-07-12 

Description: A letter written by Wisconsin Governor James T. Lewis to E.G. Ayer of Harvard, Illinois, thanking him for his special care of and attention to sick and wou...

Date: 1827-10 

Description: Open spread of Increase Lapham's diary from October 6, 1827 to April 18, 1828.


May Day Rally Flyer

Date: 1974 

Description: Flyer advertising a May Day rally in support of public workers to be held at Library Mall on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. Local public worke...

Date: 1844 

Description: Handwritten page from Increase Lapham's unpublished gazetteer of Wisconsin. The page includes entries for Choaking Creek, Cincinnati, City of the Four Lak...

Date: 1965 

Description: Cover page of a manual for dealing with Ductch Elm Disease with notes taken by Lorrie Otto.

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: 1832 ca.

Description: Page from the handwritten index to Lapham's Notes and accounts of canals, particularly the Ohio Canal near Portsmouth, 1830-1832.

Date: 1961-01-17 

Description: Portion of Wisconsin Senate Bill 16, S regarding Governor's Commission on Human Rights.


Superior as Hub

Date: 1890 

Description: Rand, McNally map of North America enhanced to show Superior as the center of a wheel. The image was used on the back of stationery from City Improvement C...

Date: 1838 

Description: Page from Increase Lapham's 1838 botanical diary in which he listed plants he observed in flower stage.

Date: 1778-07-13 

Description: A brief letter written by Daniel Boone to "Dear Col."

Date: 1844 

Description: Increase Lapham's handwritten title page for A Geographical and Topographical Description of Wisconsin


Description: Menu with a green and cream striped front cover. On the insert for the Western Ranch Style Dinner is an illustration of a man in a cowboy hat, kerchief, an...

Date: 1931-02-26 

Description: Newspaper clipping of an article about the end of Lake Monona Wild Life Sanctuary Association, a group that had been trying to preserve Frost's Woods.

Date: 1906 

Description: International Harvester Company stock trust certificate.

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