Ira Blood papers, 1836-circa 1863

Blood, Ira, 1811-1868

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  • Papers of Blood, a surveyor active in Waukesha County, Wisconsin, as early as 1836. Included are sketches and survey maps (some in watercolor), descriptions of interior lines, and field notes primarily for Waukesha County, but also relating to portions of Milwaukee, Racine, and Walworth counties. In addition there are lists of property owners, assessment rates, and legal descriptions of property for parts of Waukesha County.
  • Personal material includes a notebook of surveying assignments at Chester Academy (Chester, Vermont), 1836, and a docket book, 1844-1861, for School District No. 6, Town of Vernon, Waukesha County, for which Blood was the clerk, including accounts and narrative school reports. The Town of Muskego survey notebook includes two lists of names, circa 1863 and probably from the Town of Vernon, that contain information on military status including age, place of birth, occupation, and physical impairments.


  • Presented by Eri J. Lewis, Whitewater, Wisconsin, 1982.
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