Founding of Lawrence University
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Amos Adams Lawrence Correspondence
Scope and Contents This collection contains the correspondence of Amos Adams Lawrence pertaining to his business interests in Wisconsin, primarily dating from 1844 to 1858. Letters in the collection primarily address Lawrence's investments and land matters, while a minority of letters pertain to the founding of Lawrence University. Articles and biographical information about Amos Adams Lawrence are also included in the collection.
By-Laws, Charter, and Amendments
Scope and Contents This collection consists of the by-laws, charter, and amendments of Lawrence University, dating from 1847 to 2015. It includes materials documenting revisions to the by-laws and legal records from the 1964 consolidation with Milwaukee-Downer College. Also included are copies of the bill presented to the legislature of the Wisconsin territory in 1847 and a manuscript and photostatic copy of the charter.
Early Presidents Collection
Scope and Contents This collection is composed of records documenting the first seven presidents of Lawrence University: William Sampson (1849-1853), Edward Cooke (1853-1859), Russell Mason (1859-1865), George Steele (1865-1879), Elias Huntley (1879-1883), Bradford Raymond (1883-1889), and Charles Gallagher (1889-1893). Materials consist primarily of articles, correspondence, and photographs.
Original Letters and Miscellany of Lawrence College Collection
Scope and Contents This collection consists of two volumes of assorted original correspondence and legal documents pertaining to the founding and early years of Lawrence University. Materials date from 1845 to 1934. The date that the volumes were assembled is unknown.
Reeder Smith and Eliza Kimball Smith Papers
Scope and Contents This collection consists of papers belonging and pertaining to Reeder Smith, an agent employed by Amos A. Lawrence in the founding of Lawrence University, and his wife, Eliza Kimball Smith. Papers date primarily from 1846 to 1895 and include correspondence, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, photographs, and records of donations to Lawrence University. Subjects documented include lawsuits related to land owned by Smith in Appleton and Smith's efforts to raise funds for a new preparatory/female...