Papers, 1849-1978

Steensland, Halle, 1832-1910

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  • Format Mixed Materials; Photos, Drawings, Prints
  • Physical Details
    • 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box) and
    • 24 photographs
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  • Fragmentary papers, mainly 1849-1907, of a prominent Norwegian immigrant and Madison businessman who served as vice-counsul for Sweden and Norway for many years. The papers, which are written in Norwegian and English, consist of correspondence, official documents and certificates, speeches, biographical clippings, and a brief journal. Also included is a biography by Byron C. Ostby and one by his granddaughter, Halberta Steensland, and a transcription of all documents by Oskar Garstein. The correspondence, which was primarily written to Steensland during the 1850s and 1860s, consists of letters from his family in Norway and from friends who were also Norwegian immigrants. Photographs include the Steensland family and homes in Maple Blue, Wis., and the Wisconsin Governor's Mansion and Tenney Park, Madison, Wis.


  • Presented by James Payton and Halberta Steensland, Madison, Wisconsin, 1969-1978, 1988.
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