George Gale Papers, 1840-1892

Summary Information

Title: George Gale Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1840-1892

  • Gale, George, 1816-1868
Call Number: Wis Mss GJ

Quantity: 0.7 cubic feet (3 archives boxes and 1 oversize volume)

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Papers of Judge Gale of La Crosse and Galesville, Wisconsin. There is a short diary of his journey from New York to Milwaukee and Walworth County in 1841; descriptions of Wisconsin, with emphasis on its geology, written in 1841 and 1844; papers concerning the Monteville and Black River Railroad Company, 1856-1858, and the Mississippi, Black River, and Lake Superior Railroad Company in 1857; Galesville University material, especially during Gale's presidency, 1858-1865; correspondence pertaining to the Upper Mississippi Valley Historical Society of which Gale was the founder and first president in 1863; letters from prominent early residents of La Crosse, Vernon, Jackson, Buffalo, and other counties in west central Wisconsin; letters to his family while an agent for the United States Sanitary Commission in the South, 1863-1864; material concerning the publication and distribution of his publications, Gale Family Records (Galesville, 1866) and The Upper Mississippi (Chicago, 1867); a history of the Winnebago (Ho-Chunk) Indians; a history of Walworth County; other articles and addresses; and some correspondence of his son, William Gale, a lawyer at Winona, Minnesota.

Language: English

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