RT Unpublished Material DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 173692418 LA English T1 Albert O. Barton papers, A1 Barton, Albert O., Anderson, Rasmus B., Johnson, Ole C., Suckow, Bertel Wernick,, YR 1858 AB The papers consist of correspondence, primarily for the years 1916-1947; manuscripts of articles for the "Wisconsin Farmer"; notes on state and local history; and drafts of original stories, poems, and plays. Many letters and notes contain biographical material on Robert M. La Follette Sr., and on the La Follette family. Barton also collected data on other persons of Wisconsin interest, notably John F. Appleby, Ole Bull, Hans C. Heg, Marcus Thrane, and Ella Wheeler Wilcox. The collection also contains information on the history of early Madison and Dane County, on soldiers of the Revolution and the War of 1812, on Norwegian settlement in the state, and on old cemetery inscriptions. Included in the collection are a few small groups of manuscripts of other persons collected by Barton: scattered business papers, 1862-1873, of B.W. Suckow, early Madison printer and bookbinder; Civil War letters, including a number from Libby Prison, written by Ole C. Johnson of Stoughton, lieutenant colonel of the 15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry; and correspondence, 1868-1896, of Rasmus B. Anderson. Among Barton's own correspondents were John J. Blaine, Theodore Blegen, August Derleth, Carl Russell Fish, Zona Gale, Hjalmer R. Holand, Philip La Follette, Robert M. La Follette Sr., Milo M. Quaife, and Joseph Schafer. The photographic portion of the processed collection consists of images of Norway collected by Barton. Images include views of scenery, harbors, fishing and whaling, and small villages. Also included are images of Laplanders. Sixteen images are from a series of photographs titled "Norge" made by Axel Lindahl. The photographs were made circa 1890. The processed portion is summarized above and is described in the register. Additional accessions are described below.