Irwin Family Papers, 1818-1902

Summary Information

Title: Irwin Family Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1818-1902

  • Irwin Family
Call Number: Green Bay Mss 96

Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes)

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

Photocopies of papers of a pioneer Green Bay, Wisconsin family. The papers consist primarily of correspondence, financial records, and clippings. Most of the correspondence is composed of letters between Alexander J. Irwin and his wife, Frances, and letters to Frances from her son, Robert. Alexander's letters give details about his business activities as a fur trader and merchant and his work as a local official, Territorial legislator, and Receiver for the United States Land Office in Green Bay. Frances' letters detail life in Green Bay. Robert's letters, from the 1850s, tell of his life in Chicago and as a homesteader in Minnesota. General financial records of Robert Sr., Robert Jr., Alexander, and Frances Irwin relate primarily to land sales and mortgages. Alexander's records as Receiver for the Bank of Wisconsin relate to clearing of claims against the bank, and his records as Receiver for the United States Land Office consist of all the financial records for the Green Bay land office, 1845-1847. Clippings consist of obituaries of Irwin Family members and relations, information about other early Green Bay families and Wisconsin historic sites, and recollections of Green Bay area pioneers.


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Language: English

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