William H. (13 March 1883)
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----Sources: Neillsville Times (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 13 March 1883
Wm. H. Metcalf, of 212 Division street, Milwaukee, had made the proposition to the officers of the Milwaukee museum of fine arts for the state of Wisconsin that he and his wife will erect a building for the use of the association, at a cost at not less than $50,000, as a memorial to their daughter, Mary, who died in 1864, at the age of fifteen years. Accompanying the offer will be three conditions: That a piece of ground of suitable size and of suitable locality be furnished; that the name of Metcalf be substituted for Milwaukee in the title of the association: and that Mr. Metcalf says three years will elapse in all probability before the building is completed. The officers of the association will call a meeting in the near future to take action upon the proposition, and if it is accepted with the conditions, immediate steps will be taken toward the selection of a site and plans for the structure.
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