State Historical Society of Wisconsin
816 State Street
Madison, WI 53706
0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes); plus 0.1 c.f. of additions.
Papers of a Civil War soldier and an inventor, including notes and drawings of his inventions and personal and business correspondence. Letters to his family during the Civil War describe his army experiences in Louisiana with Company M of the 4th Wisconsin Cavalry Regiment. Many later letters relate to his inventions and business ventures, including a few with officers of the Bell Company concerning his invention of a new type of telephone receiver. Also in the collection is a store’s daybook, 1841-1850, kept by Edward Lowth, his father, before the family moved to Wisconsin from Pittsford, Vermont.