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I. A. Lapham Letters

Feb. 18 - 1868

Dear Sir

Mr. Samuel Brown requests me to say that he received your letter; --that the 1st School opened in Milwaukee was kept by Mr. __ West in a building belonging to him, now known as No 371 Third St. 2 Ward, commencing in the fall of 1836. It was organized under the laws of Michigan, then still in force.

Mr. Worthington, M. S. Skinner, Miss Burdick, Miss Spalding were among the early teachers.

Miss Spalding (now Mrs. Blood, of Iowa, or Minnesota) was one of the teachers sent out by Governor Slade.

I regret that we cannot give you more full information upon this important subject.

Please favor our efforts to secure the English Patent Office Reports. They are exceedingly valuable.

Yours truly
I. A. Lapham

Lapham, Increase A. Unpublished correspondence. Feb. 18, 1868.
Owned by the State Historical Society of Wisconsin: Box 172/Folder 18/File 1867 February 18