Lapham, Increase Allen, 1811-1875

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Increase Allen Lapham (1811-1875), scientist and scholar of Milwaukee, Wis., was a keen observer and prolific recorder of geographical, topographical, botanical, climactic, and other physical aspects of the state of Wisconsin. He served as President of the State Historical Society and State Geologist and was influential in urging the establishment of a weather bureau in 1869.

From the description of Antiquities of Wisconsin, 1850-1855. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 207149049

Increase A. Lapham, an early pioneer, was a civil engineer, naturalist, and cartographer, and is considered the founder of the United States Weather Bureau.

From the description of Papers, 1836-1978 bulk 1836-1875. (Library Council of Metropolitan Milwaukee). WorldCat record id: 25956608

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creatorOf Lapham, Increase Allen, 1811-1875. Geological map of Wisconsin prepared for Walling's atlas / by I.A. Lapham, state geologist, 1874. Wisconsin Historical Society
creatorOf Lapham, Increase Allen, 1811-1875. [Landowners in the vicinity of Iron Ridge Village, Dodge Co., Wis.] Wisconsin Historical Society
creatorOf Lapham, Increase Allen, 1811-1875. The antiquities of Wisconsin, as examined and surveyed [microform] / by I.A. Lapham. Wisconsin Historical Society
creatorOf Lapham, Increase Allen, 1811-1875. Map of northern Illinois and the surveyed part of Wisconsin / by I.A. Lapham. Wisconsin Historical Society
creatorOf Lapham, Increase Allen, 1811-1875. Papers 1834-1875. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Lapham, Increase Allen, 1811-1875. [Sections of the Blue Mounds] / [I.A. Lapham]. Wisconsin Historical Society
referencedIn Floyd, George Rogers Clark, 1781- . Papers, 1840-1849, 1875-1878. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Lapham, Increase Allen, 1811-1875. Papers, 1836-1978 bulk 1836-1875. Library Council of Metropolitan Milwaukee
creatorOf Lapham, Increase Allen, 1811-1875. Profile from summit of Blue Mound 3 miles south / [I.A. Lapham]. Wisconsin Historical Society
creatorOf Lapham, Increase Allen, 1811-1875. Milwaukee & Waukesha R.R. : sketch showing proposed routes from Milwaukee River to lime quarry at Milwaukee, Wis. / reconnaissance and report by I.A. Lapham. Wisconsin Historical Society
referencedIn Tuckerman, Edward, 1817-1886. A synopsis of the lichenes of New England, the other northern states, and British America, 1848-1870 / by Edward Tuckerman. University of Chicago Library
creatorOf Lapham, Increase Allen, 1811-1875. [Map of Jefferson, Waukesha, and Milwaukee Counties] / [Increase Allen Lapham]. Wisconsin Historical Society
creatorOf Lapham, Increase Allen, 1811-1875. Iron mines in T.11 R.16, Dodge Co., Wis. Wisconsin Historical Society
creatorOf Lapham, Increase Allen, 1811-1875. Milwaukee County with names of land owners / I.A. Lapham. Wisconsin Historical Society
referencedIn Daniels, Edward. Papers, 1834-1900. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Love, William De Loss, 1819-1898. Papers, 1860-1881. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Lapham, Increase Allen, 1811-1875. Iron Ridge Station : surveyed April 1868 / [by I.A. Lapham]. Wisconsin Historical Society
creatorOf Lapham, Increase Allen, 1811-1875. A geological, topographical, and subterranean map of the Brigham Lead Mines near the Blue Mounds, Wisconsin / by I.A. Lapham. Wisconsin Historical Society
creatorOf Lapham, Increase Allen, 1811-1875. [Maps of the Blue Mounds] / I.A. Lapham. Wisconsin Historical Society
referencedIn Strong, Moses McCure, 1810-1894. Papers, 1774-1894. Wisconsin Historical Society Archives
creatorOf Lapham, Increase Allen, 1811-1875. Map of Wisconsin showing the progress of the State Geological Survey under the direction of I.A. Lapham., chief during the years 1873-1874. Wisconsin Historical Society
referencedIn Commuck, Thomas, Brotherton Indian, d. 1856?. Letter, 1851. Wisconsin Historical Society Archives
referencedIn Baird, Henry S. (Henry Samuel), 1800-1875. Baird and Baker papers [microform], 1845-1918. University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, Cofrin Library
referencedIn Letters to Thomas Morong, 1874-1888 Botany Libraries
creatorOf Lapham, Increase Allen, 1811-1875. Letter : Milwaukee, to the secretary of the American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Mass., 1849 Nov. 26. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Lapham, Increase Allen, 1811-1875. Milwaukee / I.A. Lapham. Wisconsin Historical Society
creatorOf Lapham, Increase Allen, 1811-1875. [Sections of the Blue Mounds showing denudation] / [I.A. Lapham]. Wisconsin Historical Society
referencedIn Increase A. Lapham collection, 1870-1964. University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, UWM Libraries
creatorOf Lapham, Increase Allen, 1811-1875. Journal : newspaper clippings, 1827-1829. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Wisconsin. Governor. Correspondence and letterbooks : Special, 1840-1914. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Lapham, Increase Allen, 1811-1875. Map of the Milwaukee and Rock River Canal / drawn by I.A. Lapham, Engineer, M & RR Canal. Wisconsin Historical Society
creatorOf Lapham, Increase Allen, 1811-1875. Map of the Penokee Iron Range near Lake Superior - Wisconsin / by I.A. Lapham. Wisconsin Historical Society
creatorOf Lapham, Increase Allen, 1811-1875. Map of the Milwaukee and Rock River Canal / by I.A. Lapham, engineer. Wisconsin Historical Society
creatorOf Lapham, Increase Allen, 1811-1875. Increase Allen Lapham papers, 1857-1858, 1899, 1924. Minnesota Historical Society Library
creatorOf Lapham, Increase Allen, 1811-1875. Copy of Fox and Wisconsin Rivers, Wisc., water routes from the Mississippi to the Lakes by Maj. D.C. Houston, corps of engineers, U.S.A. Wisconsin Historical Society
referencedIn Baird, Henry S. (Henry Samuel), 1800-1875. Baird and Baker papers [microform], 1845-1918. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Lapham, Increase Allen, 1811-1875. [Wisconsin and northern Minnesota / from the I.A. Lapham collection]. Wisconsin Historical Society
referencedIn Old Settlers' Club of Milwaukee County (Milwaukee County, Wis.). Records, 1815-1946. Library Council of Metropolitan Milwaukee
creatorOf Lapham, Increase Allen, 1811-1875. Menomonee Reserve / I.A. Lapham collection. Wisconsin Historical Society
creatorOf Lapham, Increase Allen, 1811-1875. A map of Wisconsin [showing the 1829 route of Doty, Martin, and Baird from Green Bay to Prairie du Chien] / by I.A. Lapham ; H. Seifert, Milwaukee. Wisconsin Historical Society
referencedIn Tuckerman, Edward, 1817-1886. Correspondence, 1832-1873. Gadsden Public Library
referencedIn Bache, A. D. (Alexander Dallas), 1806-1867. Letter : Washington, D.C., to I[ncrease] [Allen] Lapham, Milwaukee, Wis., 1862 Apr. 16. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Lapham, Increase Allen, 1811-1875. A map of Wisconsin with the relative population (pr. square mile) as shown by the State census 1865 / by I.A. Lapham L.L.D. ; H. Seifert, Milwaukee. Wisconsin Historical Society
referencedIn Bache, A. D. (Alexander Dallas), 1806-1867. Letter : Washington, D.C., to I[ncrease] [Allen] Lapham, Milwaukee, Wis., 1862 Apr. 16. University of Chicago Library
creatorOf Lapham, Increase Allen, 1811-1875. Journal : newspaper clippings, [ca. 1827-1829]. University of Chicago Library
creatorOf Perkins, John T. Perkins' Addition to the city of Milwaukee / [laid out by] John T. Perkins ; [surveyed by] Joseph Clarke, deputy surveyor 2nd ward, Milwaukee. Wisconsin Historical Society
creatorOf Lapham, Increase Allen, 1811-1875. Milwaukee land district / by I.A. Lapham. Wisconsin Historical Society
referencedIn Tenney, Horace A. (Horace Addison), 1820-1906. Papers, 1797-1929. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Lapham, Increase Allen, 1811-1875. Township no. 21 N, range no. 4 W, 4th Mer. [and] township no. 21 N, range no. 3 W, 4th Mer., [Wisconsin / made by I.A. Lapham]. Wisconsin Historical Society
referencedIn Tuckerman, Edward. A Synopsis of the Lichenes of New England, the Other Northern States, and British America, 1853-1870 Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library,
creatorOf Lapham, Increase Allen, 1811-1875. Profile [of Blue Mounds] / [I.A. Lapham]. Wisconsin Historical Society
creatorOf Lapham, Increase Allen, 1811-1875. Increase A. Lapham papers, 1825-1930. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Lapham, Increase Allen, 1811-1875. Map of the Penokee Iron Range, near Lake Superior - Wisconsin / by I.A. Lapham. Wisconsin Historical Society
creatorOf Lapham, Increase Allen, 1811-1875. [Oconomowoc lake district / I.A. Lapham]. Wisconsin Historical Society
creatorOf Lapham, Increase Allen, 1811-1875. Map or plat of the dam of the Kilbourn Manufacturing Company : also a section of the Wisconsin River above and below the same / as surveyed and drafted by E. Norris, civil engineer ; [drawn by I.A. Lapham]. Wisconsin Historical Society
creatorOf Lapham, Increase Allen, 1811-1875. Town of Milwaukee / I.A. Lapham. Wisconsin Historical Society
creatorOf [Increase Allen Lapham, biographical materials] University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
creatorOf Lapham, Increase Allen, 1811-1875. Oconomowoc Lake, 1875 / I.A. Lapham. Wisconsin Historical Society
creatorOf Lapham, Increase Allen, 1811-1875. Milwaukee County - Wisconsin / I.A. Lapham. Wisconsin Historical Society
referencedIn Gerlach, Fritz. Drawings, undated. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Winchell, Alexander, 1824-1891. Correspondence with Prof. E. A. Lapham, Ann Arbor, Nov. 5, 1861, Jan. 17, 1862, July 28, 1862 / A. Winchell. University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
creatorOf Lapham, Increase Allen, 1811-1875. [Map of the Wisconsin River near Kilbourn City, Wis.] / I.A. Lapham. Wisconsin Historical Society
creatorOf Lapham, Increase Allen, 1811-1875. Antiquities of Wisconsin, 1850-1855. American Antiquarian Society
creatorOf Lapham, Increase Allen, 1811-1875. Town 13, range 3 E. / from the I.A. Lapham collection. Wisconsin Historical Society
creatorOf Lapham, Increase Allen, 1811-1875. Letter : Milwaukee, to the secretary of the American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Mass., 1849 Nov. 26. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Kennicott, Robert, 1835-1866. Robert Kennicott and family papers, 1852-1975 (bulk 1852-1866). Minnesota Historical Society Library
creatorOf Lapham, Increase Allen, 1811-1875. A map of Wisconsin [with Gold Region] / by I.A. Lapham L.L.D. ; H. Seifert, Milwaukee. Wisconsin Historical Society
creatorOf Lapham, Increase Allen, 1811-1875. Town 11 Range 16, [sections 12 and 13, showing iron mines at Iron Ridge, Dodge Co., Wis.] Wisconsin Historical Society
referencedIn Lapham, Julia A., 1841- . Genealogical papers, 1838-1915. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Lapham, Increase Allen, 1811-1875. [Map of east half of Waukesha County, Wis.] / I.A. Lapham. Wisconsin Historical Society
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associatedWith Abbe, Cleveland, 1838-1916. person
associatedWith Agassiz, Louis. person
associatedWith Alcott family family
associatedWith Allen family family
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associatedWith American Association for the Advancement of Science. corporateBody
associatedWith Bache, A. D. (Alexander Dallas), 1806-1867. person
associatedWith Baird, Henry S. (Henry Samuel), 1800-1875. person
associatedWith Beecher, Catharine Esther, 1800-1878. person
associatedWith Commuck, Thomas, Brotherton Indian, d. 1856? person
associatedWith Currier, Nathaniel, 1813-1888. person
associatedWith Daniels, Edward. person
associatedWith Delaplaine, George P., 1814-1895. person
associatedWith Doty, James Duane, 1799-1865 person
associatedWith Draper, Lyman C. person
associatedWith Floyd, George Rogers Clark, 1781- . person
associatedWith Gerlach, Fritz. person
associatedWith Gray, Asa, 1810-1888. person
associatedWith Hall, James, 1811-1898. person
associatedWith Haven, Samuel F. (Samuel Foster), 1806-1881. person
associatedWith Hildreth, Samuel P. person
associatedWith Horr, Asa. person
associatedWith Houston, D. C. (David Crawford), 1835-1893. person
associatedWith Kennicott, Robert, 1835-1866. person
associatedWith Lapham family family
associatedWith Lapham, Julia A., 1841- . person
associatedWith Lapham, Julia E. person
associatedWith Lapham, Mary J. person
associatedWith Lesquereux, Leo, 1806-1889. person
associatedWith Love, William De Loss, 1819-1898. person
associatedWith Martin, M. L. (Morgan Lewis), 1805-1887 person
associatedWith Milwaukee and Rock River Canal Company corporateBody
associatedWith Milwaukee and Waukesha Railroad Company corporateBody
associatedWith Milwaukee College. corporateBody
associatedWith Milwaukee County Agricultural Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Milwaukee Public Library Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Norris, E. person
associatedWith Old Settlers' Club of Milwaukee County (Milwaukee County, Wis.) corporateBody
associatedWith Perkins, John T. person
associatedWith Reuben T. Durrett Collection on Kentucky and the Ohio River Valley (University of Chicago. Library) corporateBody
associatedWith Seifert, Henry, 1824-1911. person
associatedWith Short, C. W. person
associatedWith Silliman, Benjamin, 1816-1885. person
associatedWith Simmons family family
associatedWith Smithsonian Institution. corporateBody
associatedWith Stone, Samuel. person
associatedWith Strong, Moses McCure, 1810-1894. person
associatedWith Tenney, Horace A. (Horace Addison), 1820-1906. person
associatedWith Tuckerman, Edward, 1817-1886. person
associatedWith United States. Weather Bureau. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Chicago. Library. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Wisconsin. corporateBody
associatedWith Whittlesey, Charles, 1808-1886. person
associatedWith Winchell, Alexander, 1824-1891. person
associatedWith Wisconsin. Geological Survey. corporateBody
associatedWith Wisconsin. Governor. corporateBody
associatedWith Wisconsin Natural History Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Wisconsin State Agricultural Society. corporateBody
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Wisconsin
Oconomowoc Lake (Wis.)
Kentucky
Wisconsin
Jackson County (Wis.)
Milwaukee County (Wis.)
Wisconsin--Iron Ridge
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
Wisconsin River (Wis.)
Wisconsin
Wisconsin--Oconomowoc Lake
Wisconsin--Milwaukee County
Wisconsin
Minnesota
Milwaukee and Rock River Canal
Louisville (Ky.)
Wisconsin
Kentucky
Jefferson County (Wis.)
Iron Ridge (Wis.)
Fox River (Columbia County-Brown County, Wis.)
Minnesota
Wisconsin--Menominee County
United States
Ohio
Wisconsin--Ashland County
Waukesha County (Wis.)
Wisconsin
Illinois
Milwaukee and Rock River Canal (Wis.)
Red River Valley (Minn. and N.D.-Man.)
Waukesha County (Wis.)
Kentucky
Wisconsin
Milwaukee (Wis.)
Wisconsin River (Wis.)
Wisconsin
Wisconsin--Milwaukee
Milwaukee (Wis.)
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
Dakota Territory
Ashland County (Wis.)
Wisconsin
Ironton (Wis. : Town)
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
Menominee Indian Reservation (Wis.)
Ironton (Wis.)
Wisconsin--Milwaukee
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
Jefferson County (Wis.)
Wisconsin--Wisconsin Dells
Milwaukee (Wis.)
Ashland County (Wis.)
Louisville (Ky.)
Waukesha County (Wis.)
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
Milwaukee County (Wis.)
Wisconsin--Milwaukee
Milwaukee (Wis.)
United States
Milwaukee County (Wis.)
New York (State)
Ohio
Wisconsin River (Wis.)
Wisconsin--Ashland County
Waukesha County (Wis.)
Waukesha County (Wis.)
Lapham (Minn.)
Milwaukee County (Wis.)
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Canals--Design and construction
Real property--Maps
Railroads--Maps
Iron ores--Maps
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Mounds
Geological surveys--Maps
Land owners--Maps
Mineralogy
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Mines and mineral resources--Maps
Ichthyology
Schools
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Birth 1811-03-07

Death 1875-09-14

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