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Chester Hjörtur Thordarson papers, 1880-1945

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Papers, 1880-1945, of Chester Hjörtur Thordarson, a Chicago inventor and manufacturer of electrical apparatus, collector of what later became the nucleus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison's ra...

Papers, 1880-1945, of Chester Hjörtur Thordarson, a Chicago inventor and manufacturer of electrical apparatus, collector of what later became the nucleus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison's rare book collection, and builder on Rock Island, Door County, Wisconsin, of Icelandic-style stone buildings; containing fragmentary documentation of the above activities, some personal papers, correspondence with J. Paul Goode, and articles by J. Christian Bay.

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Format
Mixed Materials; Photos, Drawings, Prints
Languages
English, Icelandic
Physical Details
  • 2.6 c.f. (7 archives boxes); plus
  • additions of 5.5 c.f
  • 1932 photographs
  • 234 negatives, and
  • 171 drawings
OCLC
ocn173712778
Finding Aids
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  • In English with a few items in Icelandic.
  • Presented by Helga Thordarson Charest, Sister Bay, Wisconsin, 1978.
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