A historical, documentary, and descriptive history of Wisconsin to 1854
The history of Wisconsin. In three parts, historical, documentary, and descriptive by William Rudolph Smith
Lawyer and future state attorney general William Rudolph Smith came to Wisconsin from Pennsylvania. Having served in the house of representatives in Pennsylvania, Smith became a delegate to the first Wisconsin constitutional convention in 1846. He wrote these volumes, comprising a complete history of Wisconsin from the era of French exploration through statehood, in the early 1850s. They include a large number of documents translated and printed from earlier French, English and American sources, with many manuscripts transcribed and annotated.