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  1. Date: 1868 - 1869
    Type: image
    The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Print Collection. The New York Public Library
  2. Date: 1936
    Type: text
    Utah State Archives
  3. Date: ca. 1792
    Type: image
    James Wilson (1742-1798) was a famous American statesman, lawyer, Supreme Court justice, and land speculator. He was born in Carskerdo, Scotland, and immigrated in 1766 to the colonies. He settled in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, where he practiced law. He promoted the idea that the British parliament held no authority over the colonies, and in 1775 was elected to the Second Continental Congress and penned his signature on the Declaration of Independence. He served a second term in Congress from 1785 to 1787, during which time he won praise for his draft of the federal Constitution. In his last years, land speculations ruined him, and he was remembered as much for his bad business instincts as his impressive contributions to the development of American law. In this portrait the elderly Wilson is shown wearing glasses. The frames must have been imported, as no manufacturer existed in the United States until 1815.
    Smithsonian American Art Museum
  4. Date: 1809
    Type: image
    National Portrait Gallery
  5. Date: 1917
    Type: text
    Utah State Archives
  6. Type: image
    The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Print Collection. The New York Public Library
  7. Date: c. 1825
    Type: image
    National Portrait Gallery
  8. Date: 1974
    Type: image
    This standard U.S.G.S. topographic map was annotated by civil engineer and railroad historian James P. Kaysen to show the location of existing and defunct rail lines around the communities of Hersey and Wilson. Kaysen enhanced about 1,200 maps this way, typically drawing rail lines in red ink and adding statistical and historical information about lumber companies and railroads in the margins.
    Wisconsin Historical Society
  9. Date: 1919-02-01
    Type: image
    Plate is in good condition.
    Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.
  10. Date: 1887
    Type: image
    Illustration for: Official programme of the Constitutional Centennial Celebration, page 16.
    The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Print Collection. The New York Public Library
  11. Date: 1798 - 1885
    Type: image
    Printmakers include William Birch, R.W. Dodson, H.B. Hall, J.B. Longacre, Albert Rosenthal, Max Rosenthal and Samuel Sartain. Draughtsman is David McNeely Stauffer.
    The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Print Collection. The New York Public Library
  12. Date: 1805
    Type: image
    National Portrait Gallery
  13. Type: image
    University of Kentucky
  14. Date: 1919-02-01
    Type: image
    Plate is in good condition.
    Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.
  15. Date: 1932
    Type: text
    Utah State Archives
  16. Type: image
    The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Print Collection. The New York Public Library
  17. Type: image
    Each of the five volumes of the 1857 quarto, editon of Life of George Washington by Washington Irving is expanded to two parts, making a toal of ten volumes. The inserted matter consisted of 1069 pieces.
    The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Print Collection. The New York Public Library
  18. Date: Unknown
    Type: image
    National Portrait Gallery
  19. Type: image
    11th Regiment, Minnesota Volunteer Infantry, Reserve Album 62.
    Minnesota Historical Society
  20. Date: 1906]
    Type: text
    Reprinted from the North American review, mid-November issue, 1906, v. 183, no. 8.
    Harvard University
  21. Date: 1785-01-20
    Type: text
    He informs Wilson, as one of the agents for managing the dispute over the private right of soil to lands on the Susquehanna, that application has been made to Congress for a court to try the said right; the Council desire him to prevent any step being taken until the General Assembly meet on the first of next month; the late Assembly were of opinion that the claimants were not entitled to such a court, and no appointment or decision ought to be made until the sense of the present Assembly can be known.
    Manuscripts and Archives Division. The New York Public Library
  22. Date: 1885
    Type: text
    Manuscripts and Archives Division. The New York Public Library
  23. Date: 1885
    Type: text
    Manuscripts and Archives Division. The New York Public Library
  24. Date: 7-18-00
    Type: image
    A veteran of the Civil War, James Wilson Jessee worked as a farmhand after the war.
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University Library
  25. National Archives at College Park - Still Pictures
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