• Box 19, Folder 4: Milwaukee and Rock River Canal

    Lapham, Increase Allen, (1811-1875)

    This folder contains fifteen notebooks of compass and survey notes created by Increase Allen Lapham (1811-1875) and other surveyors throughout the state of Wisconsin.

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  • Box 19, Folder 5: Milwaukee and Rock River Canal

    Lapham, Increase Allen, (1811-1875)

    This folder contains thirteen journals by Increase Allen Lapham (1811-1875) and several other land surveyors. The journals include compass notes and land elevation measurements for various locations t…

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  • Box 11, Folder 8, Correspondence October to December 1873

    Lapham, Increase Allen, (1811-1875)

    This folder contains correspondence to and from Increase Allen Lapham from October-December 1873. Increase Allen Lapham was commissioned by Governor Cadwallader Colden Washburn to head the Wisconsin G…

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  • Box 15, Folder 7: Geological Survey ISR (?) Report 1874

    Lapham, Increase Allen, (1811-1875)

    This folder contains a handwritten progress report on the Wisconsin Geological Survey and an accompanying letter from Increase Allen Lapham to Governor William R. Taylor. Also included in this folder…

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  • Box 17, Folder 6: Lake Superior Trip, 1858

    Lapham, Increase Allen, (1811-1875)

    This folder contains two maps, a handwritten diary, and a packet of notes regarding a trip Increase Allen Lapham took to see Lake Superior and geological features nearby in the northern Midwest.

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  • Box 18, Folder 2: Weather Bureau Clippings, 1886-1916

    Lapham, Increase Allen, 1811-1875

    This folder contains newspaper clippings, telegrams, and photographs related to the Weather Bureau. Many of the clippings are of articles relating to the Lapham family and their involvement in forming…

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  • Box 17, Folder 8: Meteorology 1834-1871

    Lapham, Increase Allen, (1811-1875)

    This folder contains numerous tables showing meteorological data as well as corresponding graphs for numerous cities across the United States. Among the meteorological data recorded is barometric, tem…

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  • Box 20, Folder 6: Miscellaneous (Lapham Collection)

    Lapham, Increase Allen, (1811-1875)

    This folder contains miscellaneous papers from the Lapham Collection. Among these papers are an essay on education written by Ann M. Lapham, a constellation finding tool and notes on survey line corre…

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  • Box 12, Folder 2: Increase Lapham Correspondence for 1875 Box 12, Folder 2: Increase Lapham Correspondence 1875

    Lapham, Increase Allen, (1811-1875)

    This folder contains letters from both before and after the death of Increase Allen Lapham. Many of the letters discuss the Wisconsin Geological Survey. Prior to his death, Increase Allen Lapham was i…

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  • Box 12, Folder 6: Archaeology I

    Lapham, Increase Allen, 1811-1875

    This folder contains field notes, maps, illustrations, photographs, newspaper clippings and letters relating to the Effigy Mounds of Wisconsin, largely created and compiled by Increase Allen Lapham.

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  • Box 12, Folder 11: Archaeology VI

    Lapham, Increase Allen, 1811-1875

    This folder contains field notes, letters, maps, and drawings regarding the location and prehistoric artifacts found in various Effigy Mounds in the State of Wisconsin.

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  • Box 26, Folder 17: Wisconsin Geological Survey: June 1874 to December 1874

    Lapham, Increase Allen, (1811-1875)

    This folder contains a small notebook entitled, 'Wisconsin Geological Survey, June 1874' and a few loose notebook pages. The notebook contains notes on geology throughout the Midwest, weather reports…

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  • Box 11, Folder 9: Correspondence 1874 Box 11, Folder 9; Correspondence 1874

    Lapham, Increase Allen, (1811-1875)

    This folder contains the communications of Increase Allen Lapham for the year of 1874. Increase Allen Lapham was commissioned by Governor Cadwallader Colden Washburn to head the Wisconsin Geological S…

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  • Box 12, Folder 8: Archaeology III

    Lapham, Increase Allen, 1811-1875

    This folder contains letters, maps, and diagrams primarily concerning archaeology and excavation of Effigy Mound in Wisconsin and the artifacts they contained. Other documents in this folder include:…

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  • Box 21, Folder 5: Red River of the North 1858

    Lapham, Increase Allen, (1811-1875)

    This folder contains a hard bound handwritten copy of the book entitled, Minnesota and Dacotah or the Red River of the North; With an Account of the Rich and Fertile Country Along its Banks in Minneso…

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  • Box 27, Folder 1: Geographical and Topographical Description of Wisconsin, 1844

    Lapham, Increase Allen, (1811-1875)

    This folder contains the manuscript copy of Increase Allen Lapham's book entitled "Geographical and Topographical Description of Wisconsin, 1844." This copy is made up of handwritten pages, notes, and…

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  • Box 14, Folder 8: Drought 1871

    Lapham, Increase Allen, 1811-1875

    This folder contains two reports regarding the "Great Drought of September 1871" and its effects on fires later that year prepared by Increase Allen Lapham (1811-1875). It also contains a U.S.A. War D…

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  • Box 20, Folder 3: Milwaukee River 1859 to 1874

    Lapham, Increase Allen (1811-1875)

    This folder contains information about the Milwaukee River, the Milwaukee Harbor, and Menomonee Marsh. Also included in this folder are two copies of a map of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, made by Increase Al…

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  • Box 7, Folder 10: Correspondence 1850

    Lapham, Increase Allen, 1811-1875

    This folder contains correspondence, both personal and professional, received and sent by Increase Allen Lapham in 1850. The letters cover a wide range of Lapham's professional pursuits and personal i…

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  • Box 11, Folder 6: Correspondence May to June 1873

    Lapham, Increase Allen, (1811-1875)

    This folder contains correspondence to and from Increase Allen Lapham from May and June of 1873. Increase Allen Lapham was commissioned by Governor Cadwallader Colden Washburn to head the Wisconsin Ge…

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