Literary OrganizationsThe Young Men's Association
The Progress Club
The Popular Science Association
The Milwaukee Whist Club (formerly the Milwaukee Chess Club)
St. Andrew's Society
The Curran Literary Society
Holland Literary Society
Milwaukee AuthorsIncrease Allen Lapham, LL. D.
Orlando W. Wright, M.D.
Mrs. Mathilda Francisca Anneke
Marion V. Churchill
Mrs. Emily H. Leland
John L. Lalor
(source: 1857-58 Milwaukee City Directory, Erving, Burdick & Co. 205 and 207 East Water Street)
James Yallops Circulating library, Chestnut, near corner of Third Street established in 1851. Contains 900 volumes.
H. W. Angers Circulating Library, 237 East Water Street, contains 3000 volumes, German and French works.