Papers primarily related to Theodore Lund, an artist who studied art at the Royal Academy of Copenhagen from 1832 to 1834 and immigrated to America from Denmark around 1836. Lund worked as a painter in New York City before moving to a farm in Racine County, Wisconsin, in 1846 where his family lived while he painted in various cities in Europe and the United States. The papers consist mostly of the research notes and correspondence of two descendants, Maude Leone Fish and Judith Lund Chisholm, who wrote a history of the Lund Family. Included are several letters of Theodore Lund, other correspondence, copies of the Civil War records of his sons Charles and Julius, a transcribed diary by Charles recording farm activities and his brief war service (1863-1864), an annotated plat book of Racine County, and memorabilia.
The processed portion of this collection is summarized above, dates 1762-1972, and is described in the register. Additional accessions are described below and include materials compiled by Jack Holzhueter in the course of his research on the Lund family which includes a copy of the masters thesis by Joan Rausch about Theodore Lund.
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