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Porter-Griffin family papers, 1813-1979.

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  • 4 of 4 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 L535 (Text) 535001-1006 Cage Manuscripts Available -
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI OB6 Folder 14 (Text) 60001-41118 Cage Manuscripts Available -
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI OBC94 (Text) 949401-41118 Cage Manuscripts Available -
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI V427 (Text) 427001-1008 Cage Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 33 linear ft. (46 mss boxes, 1 clamshell box, 118 volumes, 3 oversize folders).

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General Note: Processing information: Collection processing completed 1999 by Marcia Caudell. Collection reprocessed 2006/09 by Ruth Light. Finding aid updated 2015/11/14 by Laura Eliason.
Summary, etc.: This is a collection of 46 manuscript boxes, 1 clamshell box, 118 ledgers, and 3 oversized folders, arranged in 8 series. The collection consists of papers of William A. Porter and his heirs from 1813 to 1979, as well papers from the Griffin and McGrain company. Materials include personal correspondence, business and legal correspondence, political publications and letters, business ledgers, school and local entertainment programs, programs form various churches and their activities in Corydon and New Albany, Indiana, information about the Porter-Griffin home, and Indiana historical events. The series are William A. Porter papers 1813-1883, Porter Family papers 1845-1940, Griffin Family papers 1845-1973, Daniel Patrick Griffin papers 1897-1975, Rupp, Bickel, and Moesser Family papers 1841-1929. Harrison County Historical Material 1893-1979, Business papers 1865-1947, and Griffin and McGrain company papers 1831-1916. The collection includes papers of the Rupp, Moesser and Bickel families, connected to the Griffins by marriage. The Bickels were a German family and their correspondence includes letters written in German. The collection includes papers of the Rupp, Moesser and Bickel families, connected to the Griffins by marriage. The Bickels were a German family and their correspondence includes letters written in German. The collection includes papers of the Rupp, Moesser and Bickel families, connected to the Griffins by marriage. The Bickels were a German family and their correspondence includes letters written in German.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note: Porter-Griffin Family Papers, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note: The collection includes papers of the Rupp, Moesser and Bickel families, connected to the Griffins by marriage. The Bickels were a German family and their correspondence includes letters written in German.
Biographical or Historical Data: William A. Porter came to Corydon in 1827, as superintendent of the Harrison County Seminary. He studied law and was admitted to the bar and elected a judge of the Probate Court. Porter purchased the house in Corydon that had been the headquarters of Governor William Hendricks. The Porters had seven daughters, Sarah Elizabeth, Anne Dunlap, Viola, Mary Jane, Aurelia, Attia, and Helen. Helen Porter married Patrick Griffin in 1871. William A. Porter came to Corydon in 1827, as superintendent of the Harrison County Seminary. He studied law and was admitted to the bar and elected a judge of the Probate Court. Porter purchased the house in Corydon that had been the headquarters of Governor William Hendricks. The Porters had seven daughters, Sarah Elizabeth, Anne Dunlap, Viola, Mary Jane, Aurelia, Attia, and Helen. Helen Porter married Patrick Griffin in 1871. William A. Porter came to Corydon in 1827, as superintendent of the Harrison County Seminary. He studied law and was admitted to the bar and elected a judge of the Probate Court. Porter purchased the house in Corydon that had been the headquarters of Governor William Hendricks. The Porters had seven daughters, Sarah Elizabeth, Anne Dunlap, Viola, Mary Jane, Aurelia, Attia, and Helen. Helen Porter married Patrick Griffin in 1871. William A. Porter came to Corydon in 1827, as superintendent of the Harrison County Seminary. He studied law and was admitted to the bar and elected a judge of the Probate Court. Porter purchased the house in Corydon that had been the headquarters of Governor William Hendricks. The Porters had seven daughters, Sarah Elizabeth, Anne Dunlap, Viola, Mary Jane, Aurelia, Attia, and Helen. Helen Porter married Patrick Griffin in 1871.
Subject: Actions and defenses > Indiana.
Chautauquas.
Practice of law > Indiana.
Decedents' estates > Indiana.
Probate law and practice > Indiana.
Universities and colleges > Ohio.
Universities and colleges > Indiana.
Railroads > Indiana.
Schools > Indiana.
Women > Education > Ohio.
Dry-goods > California.
Dry-goods > Indiana.
Artesian wells > Indiana.
World War, 1914-1918 > Chemical warfare.
World War, 1939-1945.
Chemical warfare > United States.
Presbyterian Church > Indiana.
Dwellings > Indiana.
Cyclones > Indiana.
Fraternal organizations > Indiana.
Disaster relief > Indiana.
German Americans > Indiana.
Secret societies > Indiana.
Corydon (Ind.)
Arkansas > History > Civil War, 1861-1865.
Chicago (Ill.) > Politics and government > To 1950.
Indiana > Politics and government.
Indiana > History, Local.
Lanesville (Ind.)
Virginia > History > Civil War, 1861-1865.
Princeton (Ind.)
Harrison County (Ind.) > Societies, etc. > Charitable and social work.

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