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Description: Hand-drawn map including the Clinch River and Clinch mountain range. The Clinch River rises in Southwest Virginia near Tazewell, VA and flows southwest thr...

Date: 1862-02-13 

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

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: 1831-02 

Description: Printed invitation addressed to Mr. I.A. Lapham for a ball at C. McCoy's hotel to be held on February 17, 1831.

Date: 1777 

Description: A pay roll handwritten by Captain Joseph Martin listing men stationed on the Frontiers of Washington County under the command of Colonel Evan Shelby.

Date: 1862-10-24 

Description: First page of a list of sick and wounded Wisconsin soldiers from the First Wisconsin Cavalry found at the Fifth St. Hospital in St. Louis by Cordelia Harve...

Date: 1957-07 

Description: Letter from Mrs. F.L. "Dixie" Larkin of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to The Wisconsin Conservation Department regarding the use of DDT to control Dutch Elm Diseas...

Date: 1913-07 ca.

Description: A program of events for the reunion of Union and Confederate veterans, including prayers, music, speeches, and fireworks.


Class Portrait

Date: 1935 

Description: Vintage photograph, dated ca. 1890, with a wraparound handwritten message from Miss Louise Parke to her beloved teacher, Miss Mary L. Edgar, is part of a M...


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...


Washington, D.C.

Date: 1861-08 ca.

Description: Large-format, illustrated stationery purchased by Rudolph Fine, a member of the 6th Wisconsin Infantry in August, 1861, showing the Capitol (in actuality,...


Letter to Mom

Date: 1945-11-15 

Description: The first page of a letter home to her mother from Signe Skott Cooper on United States Armed Forces stationery.

Date: 1963-12-15 

Description: Blueline drawing of the front elevation of the Wisconsin Pavilion for the 1964 World's Fair in New York.

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...


I.M. Singer's Will

Date: 1870-07-16 

Description: The front page of the last will and testament of Isaac Merritt Singer, founder of the Singer Sewing Machine Company.

Date: 1862-08-08 

Description: The back page of a letter to Electa Candy.


Description: A Woman for a peaceful Christmas sheet of patterns for felt butterfly, rabbit, cat, elephant, camel, and dog ornaments. Logo on left says: "No more shoppin...

Date: 1857-07-17 

Description: A stock certificate of the Watertown and Madison Railroad Company, one share #85, issued to Darwin Clark for the sum of $50.00. This was signed by the rail...

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...

Date: 1861-01 

Description: "An ordinance to dissolve the Union between the State of Louisiana and other states united with her under the compact entitled 'The Constitution of the Uni...

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