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Box: 1 Fold: 52 Horace Porter to Freddie ?
7/7/1904

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Horace Porter, U.S. Ambassador to France (1897-1905), to Freddie ?. Sent from France.

Box: 1 Fold: 53 Horace Porter to Freddie
7/19/1904

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Horace Porter, U.S. Ambassador to France (1897-1905), to Freddie ?, in regard to a package. Sent from Paris, France.

Box: 1 Fold: 54 Henry McHarg - Certificate
9/22/1907

DESCRIPTION: 1 certificate to Henry McHarg: "Founders Certificate, Cathedral of S.S. Peter and Paul, Washington, D.C." for donating money for church construction.

Box: 1 Fold: 55 John William McHarg to Henry McHarg, Jr.
3/25/1922

DESCRIPTION: 1 TL to Henry McHarg, Jr. from John William McHarg (b. 1843), describing John's experiences as a soldier in the Civil War and Spanish-American War. Includes the following Civil War references: Fort Sumter, the Army of the Potomac, Fitz-John Porter, Fortress Monroe, the "Monitor," the Merrimac," the frigates "Cumberland" and "Congress," Antietam, Frederick (Maryland), the Confederates' attempt to capture St. Louis. Also includes the following Spanish-American War references: building hospitals at Fortress Monroe and Savannah (Georgia), the transport "Sedgwick," taking a cargo of mules and horses aboard the transport "Kintuck" from Seattle to China, and serving in the Philippines. John mentioned that he offered his services to the quartermaster general in World War I but was rejected because he was too old. Sent from Albany, New York.



Box: 1 Fold: 56 Henry McHarg to John William McHarg
11/5/1862?

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from Henry McHarg to his brother John William McHarg (b. 1843), sharing his desire to watch a company of artillery drill. Henry mentions that some boys have been playing baseball in a club but that soldiers were making embankments near the ball field. Sent from Albany, New York. Dated November 5 [no year given, possibly 1862].

Box: 1 Fold: 57 Henry McHarg to John William McHarg
4/11/1862?

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 4/11 [no year given, but 1862 inferred from textual clues] from Henry McHarg to his brother John William McHarg (b. 1843), regarding family matters; reference to a photograph sent by Sophie (McHarg) Porter and to Horace Porter dodging an enemy shell at Fort Pulaski (Georgia); includes a drawing of a soldier by Henry. Also, 1 ALS dated 1/13 [no date given] from Henry to John, with reference to Mr. Wasson receiving another order for grape shot and shell to be sent to Governors Island and brief reference to Horace Porter being in the newspapers; includes another drawing of a soldier by Henry. Both letters sent from Albany, New York.

Box: 1 Fold: 58 Henry McHarg
undated

DESCRIPTION: 2 AC and 1 ANS to Henry McHarg, presumably valentine cards. Includes 3 envelopes, one listing McHarg's address as Box No. 323, Albany, New York, and another listing his address as 24 North Pearl Street, Albany, New York.

Box: 1 Fold: 59 Henry McHarg - Photo of Yacht
undated

DESCRIPTION: 1 photograph of the "Neaera," Henry McHarg's yacht. Photo by J.S. Johnston, American Photographs and Marine Views, 494 W. 166th St. & 783 Broadway, New York.

Box: 1 Fold: 60 John McHarg to Henry McHarg
1861? - 1865?

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS from John McHarg (1813-1884) to his son Henry McHarg, requesting the family to direct mail to John to Georgetown (District of Columbia). Addressed to Mrs. John McHarg, care of Wasson & Company, Albany, New York.

Box: 1 Fold: 61 John McHarg - Transcript
1861? - 1865?

DESCRIPTION: 1 typed transcript: "A Letter from My [Henry McHarg's] Father John McHarg [1813-1884] Detailing Some of His Experiences in the Civil War," 18 pages. Documents in great detail the service of John McHarg in the Civil War.

Box: 1 Fold: 62 Horace Porter - Biographical Sketch
1837 - 1921

DESCRIPTION: 1 typed manuscript: "Biography of General Horace Porter," 27 pages. Provides detailed description of Porter's life (1837-1921).

Box: 1 Fold: 63 Printed Matter
undated

DESCRIPTION: 3 items of printed matter contained in the McHarg Family Papers: 1 ticket: "Albany Rural Cemetery Proprietor's Ticket, Wm McHarg's family & Sisters," 1 typed poem: "Cradle Hymn" seemingly removed from a published pamphlet "Watts' Divine and Moral Songs," and 1 item: "The Life of Jeff. Davis, Five Expressive Tableaux" (Published at 109 Nassau Street).

Box: 1 Fold: 64 Recipes
undated

DESCRIPTION: Handwritten recipes found among the McHarg Family Papers. Includes recipes for pumpkin pie, tomato catsup, caramels, dumplings, plum pudding, vanilla cookies, chowder, and tomato soup, among other things.

Box: 1 Fold: 65 Mrs. McHarg
undated

DESCRIPTION: 2 ALS to Mrs. McHarg.

Box: 1 Fold: 66 Porter, Sophie (McHarg)
12/11/1???

DESCRIPTION: 1 ALS dated 12/11 [no year given] to Sophie (McHarg) Porter. Sent from New York.

Box: 1 Fold: 67 Unidentified
11/9/1918

DESCRIPTION: 1 TL (copy) from an unidentified American correspondent regarding his experiences fighting in World War I. Includes reference to Ferdinand Foch. Sent from France two days before the Armistice.

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