An early history of Madison illustrated with contemporary photographs

A History of Madison, the capital of Wisconsin; including the four lake country to July, 1874

Daniel Steele Durrie was the State Historical Society's first librarian, holding the position from the mid-1850s until his death in 1892. From all of the books, newspapers, pamphlets, and related materials that came into the Society, Durrie assembled this history of Madison, including, as Durrie notes, "the minutae of our early history." He also managed to speak to many of the first settlers, such as Roseline Peck, who provided reminiscences of life in early Madison. Durrie's book is also richly illustrated with drawings and photographs, and the copy digitized here includes his prospectus for the work.

Related Topics: Immigration and Settlement
The Founding of Major Cities
Creator: Durrie, Daniel S. (Daniel Steele), 1819-1892.
Pub Data: Madison, Wis.: Atwood & Culver, 1874.
Citation: Durrie, Daniel S. A History of Madison, the Capital of Wisconsin, including the Four Lake Country, to July, 1874, with an appendix of notes on Dane County and its towns (Madison, Wis.: Atwood & Culver, 1874). Online facsimile at Online facsimile at:; Visited on: 9/27/2022