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HORACE PORTER COLLECTION
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Box: 1 Fold: 1 Watch by Harold
5/29/1921

DESCRIPTION: Watch by Harold, gold case, with engraving "General Horace Porter, May 29th, 1921" in a box of Lambert Bros, Jewelers, New York.

Box: 1 Fold: 2 Watch by United States Watch Co.
undated

DESCRIPTION: Watch by United States Watch Co., 18K gold case, with the monogram "HP", in green Tiffany bag in a white Tiffany box.

Box: 1 Fold: 3 Compact case
undated

DESCRIPTION: Compact case - Silver compact case with the engraved monogram of Sophie King (McHarg) Porter, wife of General Horace Porter. With hallmarks and contained in a brown leather box of L. de Lacour & Cle., Paris.

Box: 1 Fold: 4 Medal & Ribbon
5/27/1902

DESCRIPTION: Medal & Ribbon - "Rochambeau, Official Reception, New York City, May 27, 1902." In brown Tiffany & Co. box marked on lid "Society of American Wars."

Box: 1 Fold: 5 Medallion - Society of Cincinnati
5/15/1897

DESCRIPTION: Medallion - Society of Cincinnati, "In commemoration of the unveiling of the Washington Monument at Philadelphia, May 15th, 1897. In purple box of Peter L. Krider Co., Philadelphia.

Box: 1 Fold: 6 Medallion - Souvenir of Queen Victoria's Reign
1897

DESCRIPTION: Medallion - Souvenir of Her Majesty Queen Victoria's Sixty Years' Reign, 1897. In red box of Spink & Son, London.

Box: 1 Fold: 7 Medallion - John Paul Jones
1906

DESCRIPTION: Medallion (silver) - John Paul Jones. In blue box of Tiffany & Co. marked on lid "Gen. Horace Porter from the American Scenic & Historic Preservation Society, 1906".

Box: 1 Fold: 8 Medallion - Centennial of Bank of France
1900

DESCRIPTION: Medallion - "Centenaire de la Banque de France 1800-1900" with "General Horace Porter" engraved on verso. In acid free envelope.

Box: 1 Fold: 9 Medal - "Friendly Sons of St. Patrick"
5/29/1902

DESCRIPTION: Medal - "Friendly Sons of St. Patrick". Banquet to the Rochambeau Mission, Delmonico's New York, May 29th, 1902. In acid free envelope.

Box: 1 Fold: 10 Medal - "Guest" Prison Ship Martyrs Monument
11/14/1908

DESCRIPTION: Medal - "Guest" Prison Ship Martyrs Monument, Brooklyn, New York, November 14, 1908. In acid free envelope.

Box: 2 Fold: 1 Decoration - Gold Medal of Liakat (Turkey)
1903

DESCRIPTION: Decoration - Gold Medal of Liakat (Turkey), together with two letters giving the award in 1903 to General Horace Porter. In acid free envelopes.

Box: 2 Fold: 2 Medallion - Hommage a Gambetta
1891

DESCRIPTION: Medallion - Hommage a Gambetta, 1891. In brown leather case.

Box: 2 Fold: 3 Medallion - To the Glory of the U.S.A.
7/14/1898

DESCRIPTION: Medallion (silver). To the Glory of the U.S.A.: Manilla, Porto-Rico, Santiago, 14 July 1898. In green leather box.

Box: 2 Fold: 4 Medallion - Equestrian Statue of U.S. Grant
4/25/1896

DESCRIPTION: Medallion (silver) - Equestrian Statue of General Ulysses S. Grant Presented to the City of Brooklyn by the Union League Club, April 25, 1896, with Elsie Porter's name engraved. She was the daughter of Horace Porter. In blue cloth box.

Box: 2 Fold: 5 Cigar Case & Cigar
12/20/1862

DESCRIPTION: Cigar Case & Cigar - General Ulysses S. Grant's cigar case with one cigar presented by him to his secretary, Harmon W. Brown (Private, Co. I 78th Regiment, Ohio Volunteers Infantry) at Oxford, Mississippi, 20 December 1862.

Box: 2 Fold: 6 Medal & Ribbon - United States Navy League
undated

DESCRIPTION: Medal & Ribbon - "US NL [United States Navy League]" with anchors on top of a gold cross. Verso is engraved "Gen. Horace Porter. No.4" In black box of John Frick Jewelry Co., New York.

Box: 2 Fold: 7 Medallion - Holland Society of New York
1/18/1906

DESCRIPTION: Medallion - Presented by the Holland Society of New York . . . 1906. On the recognition of the American independence by the Province of Friesland 1782. In red box which is most likely the wrong one as it is dedicated to the American ambassador and 1906 is after Porter's resignation in 1905.

Box: 2 Fold: 8 Medal & Ribbon - British & French Commissions
1917

DESCRIPTION: Medal & Ribbon - reception committee to receive the British and French War Commissions, New York. 1917 In brown Dieges & Clust box.

Box: 2 Fold: 9 Medal & Ribbon - Chattanooga
9/1889

DESCRIPTION: Medal & Ribbon - Chattanooga, Sept. 1889, the Army of the Cumberland. Souvenir 1889. In box without top.

Box: 2 Fold: 10 Medal & Ribbon - Grand Army of the Republic
10/26/1905

DESCRIPTION: Medal (14k) & Ribbon - Grand Army of the Republic. Engraved on verso: "Gen. Horace Porter - Post Commander - George Washington Post, No. 103, G.A.R., Department of New York, from his Comrades of the Post, 26 Oct. 1905." In a brown box, the wrong one, marked "The Hudson-Fulton Celebration."

Box: 2 Fold: 11 Medallion - St. Nicholas Society
undated

DESCRIPTION: Medallion - St. Nicholas Society of the City of New York in appreciation of Washington Irving. It is a reproduced replica of the Bronze Tablet made by Victor D. Breener to establish a memorial to Irving. In original yellow box with printed history.

Box: 2 Fold: 12 Medallion - John Paul Jones
undated

DESCRIPTION: Medallion (bronze) - John Paul Jones. In acid free envelope.

Box: 2 Fold: 13 Medallion - John Paul Jones
1855 - 1921

DESCRIPTION: Medallion (bronze) - John Paul Jones. In acid free envelope.

Box: 2 Fold: 14 Medallion - Holland Society of New York
1/1905

DESCRIPTION: Medallion - Holland Society of New York. To commemorate the 1782 treaty between the Netherlands and the United States.

Box: 3 Fold: 1 Medal - Universal Exposition
1900

DESCRIPTION: Medal - Universal Exposition Paris 1900. In brown leather box.

Box: 3 Fold: 2 Medallion - John Paul Jones
undated

DESCRIPTION: Medallion (gold) - John Paul Jones. In red leather case.

Box: 3 Fold: 3 Medal - Hague Conference
1907

DESCRIPTION: Medal (silver?) & Ribbon - Hague Conference 1907. On reverse engraved name of Horace Porter, who was a delegate to the Second Hague Conference. In large brown stamped leather box.

Box: 3 Fold: 4 Medal & Ribbon - German Squadron
6/9/1912

DESCRIPTION: Medal & Ribbon - "Citizens Committee Welcome German Squadron June 9, 1912". In brown leather box.

Box: 3 Fold: 5 Medallion - Angel
1900

DESCRIPTION: Medallion - Angel leaning on column writing on a plaque. In purple marked "Congres International d'Historie Paris 1900".

Box: 3 Fold: 6 Decoration - Medal of Honor
9/20/1863

DESCRIPTION: Decoration - Medal of Honor presented to Horace Porter. In dark red Tiffany & Co. box. "The Congress to Bvt. Brig. Gen. Horace Porter, U.S.A. Chickamauga, Sept. 20, 1863."

Box: 3 Fold: 7 Ribbon for Medal of Honor
undated

DESCRIPTION: Ribbon - blue ribbon with stars for hanging the Medal of Honor.

Box: 3 Fold: 8 Medallion - Discovery of the Hudson River
4/23/1897

DESCRIPTION: Medallion - Discovery of the Hudson River by Henry Hudson. In a rosewood case of Tiffany & Co., with the statement: "Presented to General Horace Porter by the American Numismatic & Archaeological Society, April 23rd 1897."

Box: 3 Fold: 9 Medallion - Republique Francaise
4/1905

DESCRIPTION: Medallion (bronze) - Republique Francaise. On reverse: "A Mr. le General H. Porter Ambassadeur des Etats-Unis, Souvenir Francais, Paris Avril 1905."

Box: 3 Fold: 10 Decoration - Belgian Order
undated

DESCRIPTION: Decoration - Belgian order. In purple box of DeGreef, Bruxelles, with crown imprinted on the cover.

Box: 3 Fold: 11 Medallion - Frederic C. Wagner
10/31/1908

DESCRIPTION: Medallion - Frederic C. Wagner, October 31st, 1908. In purple leather box, not its original.

Box: 3 Fold: 12 Medal & Ribbon - G.A.R. Dept. of N.Y.
1892

DESCRIPTION: Medal & Ribbon - G.A.R. Dept. of New York, Washington 1892.

Box: 3 Fold: 13 Medal & Ribbon - G.A.R. Philadelphia
3/1894

DESCRIPTION: Medal & Ribbon - G.A.R. Philadelphia March 1892 "Guest" Delegate to 28th Annual Encampment, Department of Pennsylvania. Housed in the box with G.A.R. medal in Box 3 Folder 12 of Horace Porter Collection.

Box: 3 Fold: 14 Medal & Ribbon - N.Y. Columbian Celebration
1892

DESCRIPTION: Medal & Ribbon - New York Columbian Celebration (1492-1892) Committee of 100. In acid free envelope.

Box: 3 Fold: 15 Medal & Ribbon - Friendly Sons of St. Patrick
1892

DESCRIPTION: Medal & Ribbon - Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, 108th Anniversary Dinner, 1784-1892. In acid free envelope.

Box: 4 Fold: 1 Medallion - Saint Louis
1904

DESCRIPTION: Medallion - Exposition Universelle Internationale Saint-Louis 1904. Section industrielle Francaise organisee par le Comite Francais des Expositions a l'Etranger sous le Patronage de l'Etat. Engraved on the reverse "au General H. Porter Ambassadeur des Etats-Unis d'Amerique". In green leather box.

Box: 4 Fold: 2 Medallion - John Paul Jones
9/29/1909

DESCRIPTION: Medallion (bronze) - John Paul Jones. In a black leather box designed for another medal and marked "Hudson Fulton Banquet September 29, 1909."

Box: 4 Fold: 3 Medallion - Union Franco-Americaine
1876

DESCRIPTION: Medallion (bronze) - Union Franco-Americaine. Souvenir de L'Independence Americaine. 1776-1876. On reverse engraved "Au General Horace Porter Souvenir Amical A. Bartholdi." In a dark brown leather box.

Box: 4 Fold: 4 Decoration - Order de la Couronne d'Italie
undated

DESCRIPTION: Decoration - Order de la Couronne d'Italie, together with its miniature. In a red leather D. Cravanzola, Roma box stamped with the initials of Victor Emmanuel on the cover.

Box: 4 Fold: 5 Medallion - Chamber of Commerce of State of N.Y.
11/11/1902

DESCRIPTION: Medallion - To commemorate the opening of the Building of the Chamber of Commerce of the state of New York, Nov. 11, 1902. In black leather box.

Box: 4 Fold: 6 Decoration - Medaille du "Bene Merente"
undated

DESCRIPTION: Decoration - Medaille du "Bene Merente". Carolus I Rex Romaniae, with purple ribbon. In red leather box with the stamp and crown of Charles I of Roumania on the cover.

Box: 4 Fold: 7 Medallion - France & Etats-Unis
4/1905

DESCRIPTION: Medallion - France & Etats-Unis. On reverse engraved "A. Mr. le General H. Porter et a sa famille pour qu'ils le Souviennent d'Avoir ete Parisiens. Paris, Avril 1905." In brown leather box.

Box: 4 Fold: 8 Medallion - "La Provence" (Ship)
1905

DESCRIPTION: Medallion (silver) - "La Provence" (ship). Transatlantique 1905. In small red circular leather case.

Box: 4 Fold: 9 Medallion - Republique Francaise
undated

DESCRIPTION: Medallion (silver) - Republique Francaise Prefecture de Police. In a small green leather case.

Box: 4 Fold: 10 Medallion - Conciliation Internationale
undated

DESCRIPTION: Medallion (bronze) - Conciliation Internationale. Engraved to Horace Porter. In a small round orange paper Holland Society box, which is probably the wrong one.

Box: 4 Fold: 11 Porter Family Crest
undated

DESCRIPTION: Porter family crest on a die, in a small light green Brentano's box.

Box: 4 Fold: 12 Daguerreotype - Horace Porter
1855?

DESCRIPTION: Daguerreotype of Horace Porter as a cadet, circa 1855, in a fine mother of pearl inlay depicting a tower at West Point. In an acid free folder. This was reproduced in Elsie Porter Mende's "An American Soldier and Diplomat, Horace Porter" (New York, 1927).

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