This is a guide to the collections of the St. Louis Museum as of the year 1859. It is an update to the earlier catalog of 1856. It includes an introduction by the museum's curator John Bates, statements on the Zeuglodon skeleton excavated by Albert C. Koch, the contents of 51 cases of stuffed birds and other animals, lists of statues and paintings, and other miscellaneous holdings. There is also a statement about the two Egyptian mummies on display previously owned by Joseph Smith of Nauvoo, Illinois.
The Sectional Dock Company have now two complete Docks in successful operation, located at the foot of Lesperance Street. In connection with these Docks they have a Floating Saw Mill, with circular and upright saws and Planing Mill; and have recently added to their facilities a New Saw Mill on shore, 40 by 125 feet, on the most approved plan, with circular and upright saws, and planing mill. They have also a sufficient number of Flats for caulkers' use and guard work when off the Docks; a Blacksmith's Shop, where all chain work, rudder irons, bolting etc., can be done that may be required. With these they have other facilities, sufficient for doing with expedition all repairs properly belonging to ship carpenters' work, including bridgetrees, gallows frames, cullender timbers, water wheel beams, full length floors, etc.; and have always at comand a sufficient number of experienced workmen, with lumber and all other materials for necessary repairs. These Docks possess peculiar advantages for straightening a boat or vessel that has become hoged or twisted, which is done by raising or depressing any one or more sections or either end of them. The management of those Docks and work done on or about them is in charge of a practical and skillful mechanic in that line, and long experience. Parties employing this Company for dockage and repairs may be assured that all repairs and workmanship will be made satisfactory to them...
Map of the Mississippi River stretching from Alton, Illinois to Saint Louis, Missouri and East Saint Louis, Illinois. Includes islands (Kerr's Island; Cabaret Island; Chouteau Island; Wilson's Island; Mobile Island; Ellis Island) and railroads (CH. A. & ST. L. R. R.; St. L. A. & T. H. R. R.; Edwardsville Coal R. R.; O. & M. R. R.)., From: Message of the mayor, and reports of city officers : delivered to the city council.
The St. Louis and Iron Mountain Railroad Company
To Augustus A. Blumenthal Dr.
1864 October 1st
To have my --- Time, thru there carelessness demolished and to totaly destroyed and my driver killd. ----- $200.00
To Dr. Karnsby ---- attendens on the man runnet over $10.00
To Dr. Starkloff for the same $10.00
my Attorney John N. Stra-t is hereby authorized to recipt this Bill in my name Aug. A. Blumenthal
Bombardment of Island Number Ten by the mortar fleet, March 16, 1862. -- Sketched by Alexander Simplot. -- [ See page 219.] The gun-boat fleet dropping down stream to reconnoitre. Steamers towing mortar-boats into position.