Founding of Lawrence University
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
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.
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...