Descriptive List of Manuscript Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin: Together with Reports on Other Collections of Manuscript Material for American History in Adjacent States

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The Society, 1906 - Manuscripts - 197 pages
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Page 122 - Findlay, and others concerned in frontier development at the close of the eighteenth and the beginning of the nineteenth centuries. The...
Page 124 - ... to go into the* land of the Indian, establishing trading posts and missions, strengthening those already there and later representing mercantile firms of Montreal, and Detroit. Some of these papers relate to Cadillac. Next in importance and historical sequence are copies of the Records of St. Ann's Catholic Church, the first mission established in Detroit and still in existence and of the Church of the Assumption, a Huron Mission established on the Canadian side of the Detroit river. These records...
Page 146 - 1 have only my father's letters to my mother. They would need an occasional omission, but are astonishingly free from purely personal matters. They run from 1857 to 1862, and cover post life on the northern border, the Utah expedition, and the early operations in North Carolina and Louisiana during the Civil War. My father was a carefully observant man, of good education, a graduate of West Point in 1837, aid-de-camp to Gen. Winfleld Scott, and a general officer.
Page 148 - I have a number of old family letters dating back almost to the beginning of the eighteenth century; some of them are quite gossipy, and might be considered valuable for the historic data they contain. A book published by me at Albany, NY, in 1891, 'Capt Roger Jones, of London and Virginia,' contains sketches of the people to whom these documents refer.
Page 147 - Bowen W. Schumacher, 107 Dearborn street, Chicago, writes: "I have in my possession diaries of my father, Col. Michael Shoemaker, of Jackson, Mich., kept by him from some time in the forties down to the time of his death in the year 1895. These diaries are very full, as it was his custom to practically...
Page 97 - Journal of a Voyage, intended by God's permission, in the good boat Adventure, from Fort Patrick Henry, on Holston River, to the French Salt Springs on Cumberland River, kept by John Donelson.
Page 146 - We will avail ourselves of any and every means which a majority of those signing this paper may determine to prevent the admission of California as a state, unless her southern boundary be reduced to 36 30" and if California be admitted with the boundaries prescribed, then such admission be allowed only after the People of California shall have assented thereto — this admission may be allowed if necessary, on proclamation of the Presd1 August 2J.
Page 1 - ... books" from this collection were, with other documents, given by Mr. Woodman in his lifetime to the Maine Historical Society. They " are of special interest to the historians of that locality only.
Page 146 - Possess account books and files of letters — "the bulk of them friendly letters" — kept by their father, Cyrus Woodman, for many years a prominent pioneer banker and merchant at Mineral Point, Wis. He was for a long time partner of the late Cadwallader C. Washburn, governor of that State. Among the letters arc some from Governor Andrew, Charles Deane, and other Massachusetts men of distinction. Six volumes of "historical letter books...
Page 149 - Plater, Nashville, Tenn.: Two letters from Thomas Jefferson to Alexander White, concerning land cases in which Jefferson was White's attorney. Dated 1771-72. Three letters from George Washington to Alexander White, concerning dismissal of White's nephew from the army (1776), and White's appointment as commissioner for laying out the Federal City. Dated 1795. Twelve copies, in White's hand, from White to Washington, chiefly upon matters related to the Federal City. Dated 1795-99.

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