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Green Bay and Prairie du Chien papers, 1774-1895

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  • Papers, 1774-1895, relating to the fur trade in Wisconsin and the Northwest, including papers of the Grignon, Lawe, and Porlier families; letter books of Hercules Dousman; papers of Morgan L. Martin concerning lands, politics, early Milwaukee, and the Fox-Wisconsin Improvement Company; accounts of Charles Brisbois; and records of the American Fur Company post at Prairie du Chien.


  • Correspondence, 1789-1836, also available on microfilm.
  • In English, with German, Menominee, Ojibwe, and Algonquian.
  • Selections from these papers, or translations thereof, have been published in the Wisconsin Historical Collections, 14:451-512, passim; 19:357-69, passim; 20:55-378, passim.
  • Collected by the State Historical Society of Wisconsin from a variety of sources and bound together in 1906.
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