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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...

Photograph

Van S. Brady

Date: 1848 ca.

Description: Sixth plate daguerreotype waist-up portrait of Van Swearingen Brady of Ohio, son of Captain Samuel Brady.

Date: 1849 

Description: Foldout map of southern Wisconsin.

Date: 1840 

Description: A document written in Norwegian with the words "Otte Skilling Species" at the top of the page.

Historical Object

Memorandum and Account Book

Date: 1845 

Description: Diary and account book kept by Nicolaus C. Duerst.

Date: 1849-07-25 

Description: Fort Bridger in Wyoming, with wagon parts and teepees, where Wilkins camped for a night; sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to Califo...

Date: 1842 

Description: This hand-colored lithograph of the second Fort Howard, with Indians canoeing on the Fox River, shows the hospital built 1834-1835 outside the stockade on...

Date: 1844 ca.

Description: Group of men engaged in a war dance. They hold spears, axes, and bows. (Plate 29)

Date: 1844 

Description: Handwritten first page of Increase Lapham's unpublished gazetteer of Wisconsin.

Date: 1849-07-12 ca.

Description: Wilkins' first sighting of the Rocky Mountains; sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as...

Date: 1846 ca.

Description: This map shows rivers, lakes, and towns in states west of the Mississippi River. Lake Michigan, Lake Superior, and Green Bay are labeled. Some areas are ou...

Date: 1849 

Description: Geological map of the mineral region around Lake Superior, including portions of Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois.

Date: 1849-06-29 

Description: Laramie Peak in Wyoming; Sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oregon Trail).

Date: 1844 

Description: Ceremonial Indian dance (Plate 8). "All tribes have their medicine songs particular for the hunting of each animal they choose to go in pursuit of, and by...

Date: 1847 ca.

Description: Quarter-length studio portrait of Henry Rowe Schoolcraft.

Date: 1846 ca.

Description: This plat map, which features the very early spelling of Wisconsin as "Wiskonsin", was created sometime between 1846 and 1854 and shows a canal and dam on...

Date: 1849-07-22 

Description: The Ferry at Green River in Wyoming; a single wagon is crossing the river. Sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Ov...

Date: 1846 

Description: Two pages of Samuel Marshall's 1846 diary, filled with daily entries.

Date: 1848 ca.

Description: Pen-and-ink on paper. The title of the map is inscribed on the back. The map shows buildings, roads, marshes, wild rice, piles and docks, deep water, and o...

Date: 1844-09-20 

Description: Concluding page of document handwritten by Thomas Marshall, which includes his signature.

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