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Albert Gallatin Porter papers circa 1804-1928, undated

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI L125 (Text) 00000106296775 Manuscripts Available -
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI V157 (Text) 9997-8887 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 5.0 Cubic feet 15 manuscript boxes

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General Note:
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2016/02/01 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2016/02/01 by Edythe Huffman.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
This collection includes correspondence from Albert Gallatin Porter and others in Indianapolis, Indiana and elsewhere; newspaper clippings; speeches; autographed notes and manuscripts; and printed Congressional bills ranging from 1804-1928 regarding Porter's political career; biographies; historical subjects; his manuscript and indices.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Albert Gallatin Porter papers, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Biographical or Historical Data:
Albert Gallatin Porter was born in Lawrenceburg, Indiana on April 20, 1824. He attended preparatory school at Hanover (Indiana) College and was graduated from Indiana Asbury University (now DePauw University) in 1843. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1845, subsequently practicing in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was city attorney from 1851-1853; reporter of the Indiana Supreme Court, 1853- 1857 and a member of the city council from 1857-1859. He served as Republican representative to Congress from 1859-1863 and First Comptroller of the Indiana Treasury from 1878-1880. Albert served as the 19th governor of Indiana, from 1881-1885; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1888; and was appointed United States Minister to Italy from 1889-1892lHe married Minerva V. Brown in Marion County, Indiana on Nov. 30, 1846. They had five children: Omer T., George T., Edward, Anna and Albert B. Minerva died in 1875 and is buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis. He and Cornelia Stone were married in Manhattan, New York on Jan. 5, 1881; she died in 1885 or 1886 and is also buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis. Gov. Porter died on May 3, 1897 and is buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis.Sources:"Porter, Albert." New York, New York, marriage Index 1866-1937. Retrieved 2016/01/13."Porter, Albert G.". 1870 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2016/01/13."Porter, Albert G.". Indiana, Index to Select Marriages, 1780-1992. Retrieved 2016/01/13."Porter, Albert Gallatin." Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 2016/11/13."Porter, Albert Gallatin." Find a Grave Memorial. Retrieved 2016/11/13."Porter, Cornelia Stone." Find a Grave Memorial. Retrieved 2016/11/13."Porter, Minerva V.". Find a Grave Memorial. Retrieved 2016/11/13.
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: Booth, John Wilkes, 1838-1865
Fletcher, Calvin, 1798-1866.
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
Hendricks, William, 1782-1850.
Henry, Patrick, 1736-1799.
Jennings, Jonathan, 1784-1834.
Morton, Oliver P. (Oliver Perry), 1823-1877.
Noble, Noah, 1794-1844.
Posey, Thomas, 1750-1818.
Wallace, David, 1799-1859.
Willard, Ashbel P. (Ashbel Parsons), 1820-1860.
Wright, Joseph A. (Joseph Albert), 1810-1867
Butler University.
Indiana > Politics and government > 19th century.
Indiana > Politics and government > 20th century.
Indiana > History > Civil War, 1861-1865.
Tippecanoe, Battle of, Ind., 1811.
Fort Wayne (Ind.)
Vincennes (Ind.)

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