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LIBRARY ADDITIONS — SU-M>LV]{Y..

American Patents 14

British Patents J (»■'»

American 11 istmy and Travel 98

American l^ocal History l-'iS

Ami ric;in Rcvidutionary War Hist ry SI'

American Indians 'SO

State, Histories and Documents 120

United S a'cs ]>orumenis and Surveys 80

S avery and Civil War f)0

Canada 27

3Iag;izines and Review.s 1(J8

Historictil ami Learned Societies 24



182:5-0


3


182G-T


2


1829-Sl


1


1840-9


1


1847-^2


10


IS.'i.'i-GS


20


1855-77


14


1800


1


1805-82


2


1809-82


•)


1875-81


7


1870-9


1


1870-81


1


18';0-8\


1


1877-81


1


1878-81


1


1878-81


1


1878-81


1


1878-81


1


1880-1


5


1880-1


1


1880-1


1


1881


1


1881


1


1881


1


18S1


2


1881-2


8


1881-2


5


1831-2


4


1881-2


4


1878-82


18y



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TWENTV-]S;iN-TH ReI'OKT — JANUARY 2, 1883. 17

American r.iogra]>liy 125

F< reirn Biograpliy 71

Genealof^v mikI lleraldiT 51

Foreign History IGO

Aiitiiiuities aud Arclu«olo':;y 12'.>

(i. Biita n. History and liii)j::iai)hy 250

(^ycloi>odias and J Hctionariea 91

Laiij^ii ge aiul T'hiiology 31

Bibliography 2-1

Social tScieuce 43

English Literature 193

Religious History, etc 97

Educatiou 19

Science 148

Dra.ma 18

Dictionaries 25

Almanacs and Registers 9

Voyages and Travels 24

I'ound newspaper files 319

Atlases t <:>uiid 9

Shakespereana 41

Fin Arts 51

Politics and CJovcrninent 50

Miscellaneous 2o



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AUTC )aH AI'HS.



Aiitograpli letters of John Blair and Nathaniel Gorliara,
signers of the Constitution of the United States 1785, and
Uobert R. Livingston 1770; also, of EliJm lUirritt 1845, Jolin
(J. Whittier IS08, Gerrit Smith 1814, Geo. H. Stuart 18:js,
liov. Geo. Storrs 1830, Josliua Lcavitt 181'), John E. ]\[oyne
1811,, Alvan Stewart 1838, T. D. Weld 1838, :\L McMichael
1841, written to and presented by Hon. S. D. Hastings: ori-
ginal manuscript commission of Gov. Ilaldimand of Canada
to Chawanon, grand chief of the ]Menomonees, in English
and French 1787, taken with the medal therein referred to
from the Menomonees Aug. 1, 1801, at Keshena, Wisconsin,
by Dr. i\L M. Davis, Indian agent; also a warrant of esteem
from IMaj. Rogers at ]\Iackinaw, issued 1787 to Okiniasay, a
Menomonee, taken up by Dr. Davis, and presented by him;
C'ommission of Na.thaniel F. Hyer, as Postmaster at Jeirer-
so)i, Wisconsin, I\l ly 27, 1837, signed by Amos Kendall,
Postmaster General; also a commission to the same as post-
inasler at Dunkiik, Wisconsin, May 22, 1817, signed by Cave
Johnson, Postmaster General, from Mr. Ilyei-.



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antiquities.
Copper spear head with socket, three inches long, found
on town 8, range 8, Waukesha county, Wisconsin, near
North Lake, from John Rice: a similar one found tlireo
miles south of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, near Koskonong
Creek, from John A. Dodge; coi)per spear, five inches long.
found on the farm of Thomas Coughlin, town of Fort Winne-
bago, Columbia county, Wisconsin, in lSS - 2,from Mr. Cough-
lin, through C. C. Britt. of Portage City; stone chisel, found in
town of Strong's Prairie, Adams county, Wisconsin, by
C. Swart}iout,from O. Ostrauder, Bristol, Dane county, Wis-
consin; fragments of brick, from xVztalan, Wisconsin, from
Professor J. D. Batler, LL. D.; plaster cast of a large stone
pipe, with carved human face, which was found on section
-2, town ('..range It eas^. in town of Jefferson, Wisconsin,
presented by Colonel G. W. Burchard.

COIN AND CUKKENCV.

One cent, Bepublic of Uruguay, ISOd, from W. C. Wy-
man; half skilling, Danske, 1771, copper, from B. H.
Burnson; $1, $5, $oO, 8100, Virginia treasury notes.
Eichmond, A^irginia, 18(;i-18G-2, signed but not circulated,
from Hon. F. Broughton, Hamilton, Ontario; $5, Bank of
Wisconsin, Creen Bay, :\Iarch 1, 1837. signed by M. L. Mar-
tin, President, and H. Stringham, Cashier, from A. T. Glaze;
$10, 8 - 20 and $.")0 Confederate bank notes, Februaiy 17, 18t;4,
and ten two, and thirteen five cent, Confederate postage
stamps, from Hon. J. ]\Iarshall McCue; twelve copper
tokens and Harrison log cabin medal, from Mrs. Paith ]\I.
Davis; a large silver medal found near Prairie du Chien
about the year 1800 in an Indian grave, presented by Hon.
Horace Beach; thirty-two Euglish, French, Belgian,' and
Italian silver and copper coins, 1G.".0-1877, from Genei'al Lu-
cius Fairchild; five United States fractional currency, ten
and twenty- five cents, from same.

NATITKAL HISTORY SPECIMENS.

Fossil shell (ammonite) from the Yellowstone, Montana
Territory, from Hon. :\[. W. :\[cDonnell; specimen of cop-



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TWENTV-XINTH RkP< )KT — JaNUAK V 2, 18^3. ] .')

per ore from Lake Superior, ]r>(* feet below the surface,
from - C. FresvolJ; specimens of calceite, galeiiite, native
copper, etc., from J. W. Livingston; collection of agates and
mineral specimens, from Black river, Wisconsin, from Mrs.
Arthur Bradstreet; skull of a small lynx, from Isador
Hengen.

PAINTINGS AND rilOTOGRAPilS.

A fine oil portrait of Christopher Columbus procured by
Ex-Gov. Fairchild in Spain, a copy of the ^'anez porti-ait,
deemed by Spaniards to have the strongest clainis to authen-
ticity of any picture in the peninsula, presented to the So-
ciety by Gov. Faiichild.

An oil portrait of Jas. S. Buck, an early settler of Milwau-
kee, painted by Alvin Bradish, gilt frame, from Mr. Buck;
crayon portrait of the late lion. J. Allen Barber, of Platte-
ville. Wis., drawn by J. K. Stuart, handsomely framed, from
Mrs. Barber.

Photographs of members of the Virginia Senate and House
of Representative, 1857-8, mounted on two card boards, folio.
from Hon. J. Marshall McCue; photographs of Edward and
Alonzo Maxwell, known as Ed. and Lon Williams, despera-
does, from Hon. Miletus Knight; group of members of the
Wisconsin Assembly, 1881, from Hon. Ira B. Bradford;
groups of the clerical force of the chief clerks of the Senate
and Assembly, 188:?, and the Assembly employees— sergeant's
force, 188:?, presented by the parties, and neatly framed, by
A. C. Isaacs; lithographic birds-eye view of the city of
Janesville, Wis., from Hon. Jas. Sutherland.

MlSCELl.ANKOUS.

B'iogiaphical and manuscript notes of Virginia House of
Delegates, 1850-GO, from Hon. J. Marshall McCue; a silver
watch found at Monmouth, X. J., by the father of the late
Maj. Geo. Anderson, of :Madison, Wis., after the battle, June
-8th, i::,;; also a pair of steel spurs taken from the boots of
a British grenadier by the same, presented by Sinclair Bot-
kin; also a silver hilted drees sword, worn by the grandfather
ol ]\laj. Geo. Andei'son in Scotland; ]\ISS. pai)ei-s and letters
of the late L A. Lnpham, LL. 1)., from his daughter. Miss



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Julia A. Laphum: survey of a portion of the county- of
Green, Wis., made by the kite Gen. Jas. Bigo's, .>. -mem-
ber of the second Wisconsin Constitutionttl convention:
Mexican MS. documents of Btistamente, Santa Anna and
otliers, from Dr. C. C. Blanchard; snow slioes presented to
the late Rev. Dr. Alfred Brunson by the Chippewas at La
Pointe, Lake Superior, in l-^l-k from liis family; Egyptian
corn, grown by L. R. Scely, AVaterloo, Wis., from J. A. B.
Whitney; portion of a brass chain found near Hellenville
station, near Jefferson, AVis., seven feet below the surface,
from G. Snyder.

Since our last annual meeting, our Society has lost its hon-
ored president, Gen. C. C. Washburn. He lived a life of
great industr^^ and groat usefulness; and has left behind
him a name and memory tliat will not soon be forgotten.
His life and services have been fittingly commemorated bv
our Society, as ^vill be seen in our forthcoming volume of
Collections.



THIRTIETH REPORT — JANUARY 4, LS8i.

In making the thirtieth report of tlie Society's growth and
conditio)), showing an average annual increase of the
Library of o,r>vO books and pamphlets, thus aggregating
nearly lii"i,OoO, some might inadvertantly suppose that
the book nuirket was well nigh exhausted, and that
we have little need of further accretions to our literary
collection^. Of the millions of volumes that have been is-
sued from the press since the invention of i)rinting, ^Nlr, Jus-
tin Winsor, the Librarian of Harvard, intimates that not
more than on(>-lialf of one per cent, are in the combined
Librarie.-. of this comitry. But among this small number in
our American collections, are some of the choicest gems of
literature — so rare that even European scholai'S have been
known to cross the Atlantie to consult them. Such visits
will, in all probability, hv yet more frecpient in the coming
years, when learned anti(]naries will institute exhaustive
rcsearclic's into the origin, migrations, habits, customs and



TiiiKTiET}! Report — January 4, 1884. -Ji

o1)Scare, mysterious liistory of our Indian races. Every
treatise, tract and frai^ment on the subject will then be
called in retiuisition. In this age of culture and science,
similar investigations will be made in every department of
human inquiry — hence the necessity, so far as our ability
will permit, that our Society should keep pace with these
steadily inci'easing demands for light and knowledge.

It is only within the past thirty years that American Libra-
ries fairly entered upon a career of earnest endeavor to pro-
vide adequate means to meet the growing wants and literary
tastes of the countr3\ Millions of dollars have been ex-
pended in this direction — largely from the bounty of enlight-
ened and generous benefactors. Hitherto the East has fur-
bished the Astoi'S, the Lenoxes find others, who have founded
and endowed noble Libraries, worthy alike of the age and
the givers. Such examples should not be lost upon the West.
AVe begin to see, in a small way, some of the fruits. Mr.
James McMillen, of Detroit, recently gave the Michigan
University Library 80,500 for the purchase of a Shakespeare
collection of 2,5110 volumes; while another gentleman, too
modest to allow his name to bo associated with his gener-
osity, contributed 84,000 to the same Library for the pro-
curement of books on history and political science. AVould
that such rare examples might be multiplied a hundred fold,
and our Society share libeially in their distribution.

FIXANCIAI. CONDITION — GENERAL la^ND.

The receipts of the year into the General Fund, including
the small balance on hand as shown by tlie treasurer's re-
l»ort of Jan. o, 188-'), have been s:,/)()S.:>l; and the expenditures
the same.

THE BINDING FUND.

The Binding Fund has been augmented from the usual
sources — accrucil interest, s^'.m.o-i; sale of duplicate books
=^>01. ;.);}; annual membership dues, ^l'2C,: H(m. Alexander
^litchell, doiuUion, ;;>l0O;Sanuiel .Alarshall, donatit)n, 850: rent
of Texas land, s'.. 10 — aggregating from all these sources,
?l,l.{L:i5, and malcmg the present amount of the fund 811,-
414.-n.



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I.TRRAKV ADDXTIONS.

Most of the departments of our Library have been much
increased during the past year — notably those of Annericnn
and local history, genealn'j^y, American and foreign biog-
raphy, magazines and reviews, and our rapidly increasing
collection of Suakespereana. The growth of the Shakes-
peare department has been more than double that of any
preceding year — including :2S volumes of issues of the Xew
Shakespeare Society. The increase in our bound ne\vspa])er
files has been very limited, ha,ving had none bound during
the year; but the purchased additions include several rare
volumes of the last centur\'. A valuable atlas of American
and European maps of ]T;>S, etc., has been added to our map
and atlas collection. Oar department of genealogy and
heraldry has bsen increased .SO v^olum33; while we have se-
cured 30 volumes of the Bibliotheca Sacra, and 28 volumes
of the second series of the Pennsylvania Geological Reports.

Our Society has been fortunate, after thirty years eff jrts,
in securing a copy, with its ancient inap, of that exceedingly
rare volume — Thevenot's Collection of Voj^ages, published
at Paris in IGSl, giving an account of Marquette's travels
through AVisconsin — the first white traveler who penetrated
our soil, via the Wisconsin river, to the Mivssissippi, and the
fu\st printed chronicle of that primitive exploration. We
have secured, by importation, a valuable vv^ork of a similar
charaxter, though of modern print, Gabriel Gravier on the
Discovery of America by the Xormands, in the tenth century.
Paris, 1S71:, 4to. Another rare volume secured is * A Letter
to a Friend," relative to Braddock's Defeat, published at
Boston in 1758.

The additions to the Library during the past year have
been 1,083 volumes; of which 1,-lls were by purchase, and
5G5 by donation; and '3,400 pamphlets and documents, of
which 501 were obtaincKl by jturchase, and the remainder,
1,7 43, were by donation, together with ISO by mounted news-
paper cuttings. Of the book additions, o'j were folios, and
'ij'/ quirto3, increasing the number of folios in the Library
to ?>,[']]. an I the quartos to -t,30], and both together to 7,8'50.



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TiiiKTiKTU Report — January 4, 1SS4. 2'.}

The total strenci^tli of the Library is now lOi.CGS volumes and
pamphlets.

In their several departments, the stren^jth of the Library
is thus shown: Bound newspaper files, 4,118; British and
American Patent lieports, 4,3:31; maps and atlases, 807; ge-
nealogy and heraldry, 887; Shakespeareana, 501; county
histories, 370, ...

LIBR-\RY ADDITIONS- SUMMARY.

Americnn ]"*alont.s 13

American History and Travel 101

American Local tlist^ry 143

American Kcvoluti Jiiary War History 5

Ainei ican Imiians 9

State Histories and Documents 187

United States Documents and Surveys , 190

Slavery and Civil Wi:r ' CO

Canada 24

^lagazi'ies and Reviews 15r»

Historical and L- ar)ied Societies 18

American Biography 73

Fore'gn Bi' grajiliy 26

fJenealogy and Heraldry ^0

Foreign Hi tory 55

Anf qi.iilies and Arch;e')lo^y 4

(r. 15riiain Hist ry and Biograi>hy 112

Cy eloped i'ls and Diclionarus ' 19

Language and I'hilology 4

Bililio^^rapliv 19

Social Science 7

En;jlish Literature 55

R- li-cious History, etc 69

Educ;itiou 18

Science 09

Drama 4

Directories 26

I'oetry and Fiction , 8

Alrna"acs and Registers 12

Voyages and Travels ly

Bound newspaper files 27

Atlases and :ilaiis 10

Sliakespereana 212

Fine Arts ^. .. 30

Miscellaneous IS

Medical 4

Classics 54

I'oliii' s and Government 27

iV'litical Economy 6

L«^v ■ 17



1,983



XEWSl'APKU ADDITIONS— BOCND.



Yt'ars. Vols.

Boston Gazette 1754-59 1

B-»stou Post Boy at.d Advertiser 1766-68 2

Boston Clironicie l7<'>S-69 2

E<.sex, Mass., Gazette 1772-73 1



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Years .


Vols.


1774-7.J




177.") {)!)




1799-1802




1800-5




1804




3-ir.




182S-29




1829-31




1854-5(5




1858-59




1859-G6




1SG5





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Boston Gazette and Post Bo}'

GloucostfcT. Eiiij;lan(l. Journal

Ale.xanfJiia, D. C .. Times and Adverti-er

Gloucester. En^^laud. Journal

Nortluiin[)toii. Mass., Hive

Gloucester, England, Jour.ial ISlo-lfi

Washinp;to-. ]). C, Telegraph

Cincinnati Si'iitiuel

Fond du Lac Wis. , Freeman

M<. Vernon R- cord

Scrap Book (U. S. Civil War)

Scitriitifnj American

Of these twenty-seven volumes, fourteen were published
in the last century, embracing- a jiart of tlie old French war,
and one file coverings the whole period of our Revolutionary
war. The bound newspaper files of the seventeenth centur.y
number sixty-five volumes; of the eighteenth century, 4SS:
of the present century, o,.5G5 — grand total, 4,11 S.

The Society receives regularly 10 daily newspapers, 2-22
weekly, 3 semi-monthly, and 3 monthly — total, 240, of
whicli 2:VS are Wisconsin publications. Twenty periodicals
are also received.

Art G (die )■//.— Oil portrait of Hon. Enoch Chase, of Mil-
waukee, in handsome gilt frame, painted by C. \V. Heyd.
Presented b}' Mr. Chase.

Oil portrait of Hon. Cyrus Woodman, of Cambridge,
■Mass., painted by Fred. W. Vinton. Presented by ]\Ir.
Woodman in exchange for one returned to liim.

Oil portiait of Hon. A. R. R. Butler, of Milwaukee, elegant
gilt frame, painted by C. W. Heyd. Presented by Mr.
Butler.

Oil porti-aitof Hon. Theodore Prentiss, of Watertown,
Wis., painted by A. F. Brooks, in elegant gilt frame. Pre-
sented by ]\lr. Prentiss.

Oil portrait of ex-President James Madison, painted b\'
George Catlin from life, in Virginia, in ]S27. Presented by
Br. A. }1. A'anNorstrand.

Oil ])ortrait of Hon. ^Moses M. Strong, painted by J. R.
Stuart — and elegantly framed, from oMi-. Strong-.

Oil portrait, large size, of Hernando Be Soto, copied from
a portrait in Madrid, Si)ain. Presented by Gen. Lucius
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Thirtieth Anxual Repoiit. 25

Oil portrait of S. ]\I. Brookes, a pioneer artist of Chicago
and Milwaukee, now of San Francisco. Presented by him-
self.

Two transparencies of Keokuk, Sauk chief, and Es-en-se
or liittle Shell, a Chippewa, or Turtle Island, Dakota. Pho-
tographed on glass. Ijarge cabinet size, framed; from Jas.
C. Pilling, of tlie Bureau of Ethnology, Washington, D. C.

Photograph of the State Senate of Wisconsin, of 1883, from
A. C. Isaacs, rosewood frame; same of the clerical force of
Assembly of ]SS3, from I. T. Carr, chief clerk, with rosewood
frame, from Mr. Isaacs; same of the south capitol extension
building, showing the disaster of November 8, 18S3, three
views, and of the capitol building enlarged — purchased. Also
photograph of the Dane county, Wis., Bar of ISo'.i — pur-
chased.

Steel engraved portrait of Jit. Rev. C. F. Robertson, Bishop
of Missouri, from Bishop Robertson.

CABINET ADDITIONS.

Antiquities — A small copper liatchet, two and one half
inclies long, one inch wide, found on the North Branch, of
Crawfish river, Jefferson county, Wis., from Frank Winter-
hng, of Jefierson Wis.; copper chisel with tang, five inches
long and one and tlirce eights of an incJi wide, found on John-
son's Creek, Jefferson county. Wis., H. C. McMillen; copper
needle, six and a half inches long, a copper spear, five and
a quarter inches long, and an iron arrow liead two and a
<iuarter inclies long, found on the bank of the AVisconsin
river, near Ricliland City, presented by Alfred Beckwith, of
Ciotham, Richland count}'. Wis.; a stone implement, pointed
(syenite), nineteen inches long, six inches in circumference,
vvoighing three and a quarter pounds, plowed up in Vernon
county. Wis., in J 880, from Henry Casson, Jr., of A^iroqua,
^^ is.; copper speov with socket, five and a half inches
^ong, line specimen, found near Rice Lake, Barron county,
^^ is., from John It. Knapp, ]\[enomonce, Wis.; copper knife,
'brt'e and seven eights inches long, found near AVau-
pHca, Wis., from Dr. V.T. Hanson, of AVaupaca, AVis.; a
copper spear, six and three (piarters inclies long, found on
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26 Wisconsin State Historical Society.

Prairie Lake, near Rice Lake, Barron county, Wis., in 1880,
from Mr. Leonard.

Aufograjjhs and Manuscn'j)t — An autograph letter of
Stephen Hopkins, signer of the declaration of independence,
dated July ] 7, 1758: manuscript article on the Peckatonica
battle, 18:^-^, by Hon. Peter Parkinson, of Fayette, Wis.^, from
Mr. Parkinson; sketcli of Hon. C. C. Washburn, by Hon.
E. B. W^ashburne; memorial of members of Wisconsin Ter-
ritoral Legislature, isr;7 to President Van Buren, recom-
mendi]]g Hon. John Catlin as Register or Receiver of Land
Office in Wisconsin, from Hon. 31. M. Strong; check on Mil-
waukee National Bank, June-J-^, lSs-^\ a relic of the >Jewhall
House fire, January 10, 188;j, from M. M. Schoetz, Milwaukee.

Natural History Sj^eciwens — Section of a tree petrified,
found in Monroe county, Wis., presented by A. W. Durkee;
quartz crystal and coral formations, found in Portland,
Wis., from John J. Wilsey, of Portland: a tine specimen of
coral formation, found on to wn ^'8, range 9, Marathon county.
Wis., from Hon. John Ringle; Markesan granite, sample
from Pine Bluff, Green Lake county. Wis., from S. Barter;
drift copper, found on the farm of Wallace Gate, of Muk-
wanago, Wis., from Col. E. B. Gray; specimen of rock salt,
from the salt inines of Cheshire, Eng., from Thos. Hadkin-
son, Black Earth, AVis.; rattle snakes' rattles, from R. A.
and F. F. ]\Iorgan, Eaglo Valley, Buffalo county, AVis.

Miscellaneons — AVar mace i)rosented by James Bardon,
of Superior, Wisconsin, given him by a Roman Catholic
priest, who received it from '•Sitting Bull," who said it
was used in the figlit where Custer and all his command
were killed, presented through Professor J. D. Butler,
LL. D.; gun lock from the Newhall House fire, from
Jas. McCoy, Alihvaukee; also fused type and a small
earthern dish from same, from T. Coughlin, Mil-
waukee; a flint-lock gun used by Jacob Senior, late
of Bentcn, Lafayellc county, A\'isconsin, used by liim
at the surrender of Detrcut. Michigan, and subse-
quently in tlie war of JSlx^-J 1, from AV. AV. Gillette, of Ben-
ton, AVisconsin: s])eciinen of si)indle of cotton, made at
Beaver Dam, AVisconsin, Factory, from IFF. ALarsh, Sun



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I'rairic; oue of the first tacks made in Wisconsin, by
C. W, Dean, ISSo, at Evansville, Wisconsin, from Mr. Dean,
with his photograph; a framed looking glass, eleven by
seventeen inches, formerly owned by Isaac Brooks, of Fair-
field, Connecticut, buried in the ground, in July, 3 779, for
j)reservation when the place was burned by the British at
that time, presented by his grandson, W. B. Patterson, of
Evansville, Wisconsin; a southern pike, made in Baltimore^
^Faryland, in ]sni, called the "Marshal Kane pike," with a
photograph of Confederate pikes and lances used in the
civil war in ISGl-o, collected by Captain W. McK. Heath, Phil-
adeli^hia, Pennsylvania, presented by him; a copy of Yicks-
burg Daihj Citizen, of July 2, 18G2, on wallpaper — the last
issue befon; the surrender of the f)lace, from J. J. Donnellou,
CJiicago, Illinoi",.

The Society has made a purchase of 050 numbers of
longlish and American periodicals, to complete the sets in
tlie Library. Bishop C. F. Robertson, of St. Louis, has donated
'Vi volumes of the "Spirit of Missions," to complete the set
in the Library; and General F. E. Bryant, 3 copies "Wiscon-
sin Bar Association Proceedings, 1881." A complete set of
proof specimens of the several series of postage stamps
issued by the United States Government from 1847 to 1883:
also specimens of the current series of stamped envelopes^
presented by the United States PostofTice Department.
Copper coin. Island of Guernsey, one, two, and eight
doubles, 1830 and 1831, from Peter Ozann, Somers, Kenosha
<'<'Unty, Wisconsin.

Tlie ninth volume of our Society's Collections, which
-hould have appeared in 188?, was delayed, for the sake of
]'t rfecting its papers, till early in 1883. It contains a diver-
sity of articles on ouranticpiarian and more modern history,
notably that of ]\[r. Peet, on the EmblcinaticaJ ]\fovnds of
^^'iscoiisin, and the narrative and journal of Capt. Thomas
' «. Anderson, touching events in this country at the begin-
'iing of this century. " ' '

l>nring the year, the usual Library work has been per-
K-rnied by tlie Librarian and his assistants, attending to the
^'•ants of visitors, and jjreparing for the new catalogue to



28 Wisconsin Stat?: Historical Society.

be issued during the present year. Mr. Isaac Lyon, now in
his eighty- ninth year, continues, voluntarily and without
recompense, to supervise the Cabinet de])artment, with the
same intelligent zeal and interest as in former years.

The Society has sustained a serious loss in the death of
Hon. Andrew Proudfit, long one of its life members, and
for the past thirteen years an honored inember of the Exe-
cutive Committee. He was a liberal contributor to the
Binding Fund, and befriended the Society both in and out
the Legislature. His benevolent deeds and honored name
sjvill Jong bo held in grateful remembrance.



THH-iTY-FlRST REPORT, JANUARY 2, 1885



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