Charles Burmeister Papers, 1864-1891, 1918, 1959

Summary Information

Title: Charles Burmeister Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1864-1891, 1918, 1959

  • Burmeister, Charles, 1855-1891
Call Number: Green Bay Mss 46; PH 1630; PH 1631; PH 2283; DD 177

Quantity: 0.6 c.f. (2 archives boxes), 118 photographs (2 albums and 1 folder), 1 piece of ephemera, and 1 film

Archival Locations:
UW-Green Bay Cofrin Library / Green Bay Area Research Ctr. (Map)
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Papers of Charles Burmeister of Manitowoc, Wisconsin, and Frankfort, Michigan, containing: memoranda concerning the history of the merchant marine of the Great Lakes, particularly Lake Michigan; correspondence, 1879-1880, of Hannah, Lay & Company, a Traverse City, Michigan, lumber firm; diaries, 1864-1891; reminiscences of life in Door County, Wisconsin; an Ottawa Indian trade vocabulary; an autobiography of his brother, Byron Burmeister; and photographs. The photographs include an album with cyanotype images made by Charles Burmeister including views of Frankfort, Michigan, the harbor and shoreline, winter scenes, boats, a lifesaving station, shipping operations, family outings, a Methodist church camp, and an Indian camp; another album consists of portraits of Charles Burmeister and his family; and the loose photographs contain similar images of Frankfort found in the first album, 1879-1890, and two portraits of Burmeister. Also includes a black cut-out silhouette of Burmeister, 1879, some clipped advertisements for his grocery store, and a 1959 film based on Burmeister’s accounts of shipping accidents off of Frankfort from 1878 to 1886.

Language: English, Ottawa

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