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Porter-Griffin family papers

Label
Porter-Griffin family papers, 1813-1979
Title
Porter-Griffin family papers
Inclusive dates
1813-1979
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
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.
Cataloging source
ISL
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Actions and defenses
  • Chautauquas
  • Practice of law
  • Decedents' estates
  • Probate law and practice
  • Universities and colleges
  • Universities and colleges
  • Railroads
  • Schools
  • Women
  • Dry-goods
  • Dry-goods
  • Artesian wells
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Chemical warfare
  • Presbyterian Church
  • Dwellings
  • Cyclones
  • Fraternal organizations
  • Disaster relief
  • German Americans
  • Secret societies
  • Corydon (Ind.)
  • Arkansas
  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • Indiana
  • Indiana
  • Lanesville (Ind.)
  • Virginia
  • Princeton (Ind.)
  • Harrison County (Ind.)
Label
Porter-Griffin family papers
Link
http://www.in.gov/library/finding-aid/L535_Porter-Griffin_Family_Papers.pdf
Instantiates
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
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20405208
Extent
33 linear ft. (46 manuscripts boxes, 1 clamshell box, 118 volumes, 3 oversize folders)
Lccn
91798776
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm28417868
  • (OCoLC)28417868
Terms governing use
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.
Label
Porter-Griffin family papers
Link
http://www.in.gov/library/finding-aid/L535_Porter-Griffin_Family_Papers.pdf
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
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20405208
Extent
33 linear ft. (46 manuscripts boxes, 1 clamshell box, 118 volumes, 3 oversize folders)
Lccn
91798776
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm28417868
  • (OCoLC)28417868
Terms governing use
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.

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