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HORACE PORTER COLLECTION
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Box: 4 Fold: 13 Sash
undated

DESCRIPTION: Sash - A long tassled red, white and blue sash. In acid free folder.

Box: 5 Fold: 1 Decoration - Order du Chefakat (Turkey)
undated

DESCRIPTION: Decoration: Order de Chefakat (Turkey), 3rd class, in red velvet presentation box with its ribbon, two ornamental glass knobbed pins, and the medallion to be worn.

Box: 5 Fold: 2 Decorations/ Medals
1861 - 1865

DESCRIPTION: Decorations/Medals - Six military (?) items joined: Sons of the American Revolution, Grand Army of the Republic 1861-1865, and four others, unidentified but probably American. In an acid free envelope.

Box: 5 Fold: 3 Medals
undated

DESCRIPTION: Medals - Five items joined on a ribbon: Society of American Wars, Chamber of Commerce of the City of New York, Medal of Honor (the original design for the Medal of Honor?), and two others. In an acid free envelope.

Box: 5 Fold: 4 Ribbon
undated

DESCRIPTION: Ribbon - V shaped red, white, blue ribbon for hanging a decoration. In an acid free envelope.

Box: 5 Fold: 5 Ribbon
undated

DESCRIPTION: Ribbon - Light blue and white ribbon for hanging a decoration. In an acid free envelope.

Box: 5 Fold: 6 Sash
undated

DESCRIPTION: Sash - A sash or small banner with "Horace Porter" printed on it.

Box: 5 Fold: 7 Plaque
undated

DESCRIPTION: Plaque - Round plaque with bas-relief of General Horace Porter: "General Horace Porter American Ambassador Paris MCMIV". In an acid free envelope.

Box: 5 Fold: 8 Medallion - Benjamin Franklin
1906

DESCRIPTION: Medallion (Tiffany & Co.) - Benjamin Franklin . . . To Commemorate the Two Hundredth Anniversary of the Birth of Benjamin Franklin 1906. In an acid free envelope.

Box: 5 Fold: 9 Medallion - John Paul Jones
1905

DESCRIPTION: Medallion (silver) - John Paul Jones 1747-1792. America Claims Her Illustrious Dead. Paris/Annapolis 1905. In an acid free envelope.

Box: 5 Fold: 10 Medallion - Sir Francis Drake
1907

DESCRIPTION: Medallion - Sir Francis Drake 1540-1596. In commemoration of the Discovery and Landing upon the North-Western Coast of America. 1907. In an acid free envelope.

Box: 5 Fold: 11 Box
undated

DESCRIPTION: Box - empty red leather box with a royal crown and backwards Fs stamped on the cover. Probably for a medallion.

Box: 6 Fold: 1 Plaque - Benjamin Franklin
undated

DESCRIPTION: Plaque - Round terra cota plaque of Benjamin Franklin. In a white Suchars box.

Box: 6 Fold: 2 Decoration - Legion of Honor
undated

DESCRIPTION: Decoration - Legion of Honor. Star with silver diamonds in brown morocco box of Arthur Bertrand of Paris.

Box: 6 Fold: 3 Decoration - Legion of Honor
undated

DESCRIPTION: Decoration - Legion of Honor ("Decoration et Maniere de la Porter") with the tricolor ribbon, together with a star with silver and diamond points in a brown morroco box of Arthur Bertrand of Paris. The miniature of the Legion of honor is also present in an acid free envelope.

Box: 6 Fold: 4 Altimeter
undated

DESCRIPTION: Altimeter - Compensato No. 9809. In a painted (?) gold case, housed in a brown leather case stamped with the initials H.P.M. (Horace Porter Mende).

Box: 6 Fold: 5 Medal & Ribbon
1902

DESCRIPTION: Medal & Ribbon - West Point 1802-1902. In an acid free envelope.

Box: 6 Fold: 6 Medal & Ribbon
1909

DESCRIPTION: Medal & Ribbon - Commission. Hudson-Fulton Celebration 1909. In an acid free envelope.

Box: 6 Fold: 7 Medal & Ribbon
11/14/1908

DESCRIPTION: Medal - Prison Ship Martyrs Monument Dedicated Nov. 14, 1908. In an acid free envelope.

Box: 6 Fold: 8 Medal - New England Society Annual Festival
1905

DESCRIPTION: Medal (sterling) and ribbon - New England Society Annual Festival 1805-1905.

Box: 7 Fold: 1 Civil War Union Epaulet & Buttons
undated

DESCRIPTION: 1 Civil War Union epaulet with eagle (Colonel's) and button of Ordinance Corps.

Box: 7 Fold: 2 Brigadier General's Epaulets
1861 - 1865 ?

DESCRIPTION: 3 Brigadier General's cloth epaulets, two identical, one slightly smaller. Civil War period.

Box: 7 Fold: 3 Colonel's Epaulets
1861 - 1865 ?

DESCRIPTION: 4 Colonel's cloth epaulets, Civil War period.

Box: 7 Fold: 4 Brass Spurs
undated

DESCRIPTION: 2 brass spurs with leather straps and chains, perhaps ceremonial.

Box: 7 Fold: 5 Steel Spurs
undated

DESCRIPTION: 2 small steel spurs.

Box: 7 Fold: 6 Leather Strap
1855?

DESCRIPTION: 1 white leather strap together with metal U.S. insignia, worn as part of a cadet's uniform at West Point, circa 1855.

Box: 7 Fold: 7 Belts
1855?

DESCRIPTION: 3 purple leather and gold braid belts of various sizes.

Box: 7 Fold: 8 Gold Braided Cord
1855?

DESCRIPTION: 1 gold braided cord.

Box: 8 Fold: 1 West Point Cadet Uniform
1858?

DESCRIPTION: 1 gray uniform coat with sargeant's stripes of a West Point cadet, circa 1858.

Box: 8 Fold: 2 Sash
undated

DESCRIPTION: 1 long maroon cloth sash.

Box: 8 Fold: 3 Lady's Fans
1800s

DESCRIPTION: 2 19th century lady's fans: both of mother-of-pearl and lace, one in its original box.

Box: 8 Fold: 4 Riding Gloves
undated

DESCRIPTION: 1 pair of soft leather military type riding gloves, perhaps ceremonial.



Box: 9 Fold: 1 Gillmore, Quincy Adams - Photo
1861? - 1865?

DESCRIPTION: 1 photograph of Quincy Adams Gillmore, United States Army. Portrait in uniform. Presumably Civil War date.

Box: 9 Fold: 2 Grant, Ulysses S. - Photo
11/1863

DESCRIPTION: 1 photograph: General Ulysses S. Grant and Staff on Lookout Mountain. Taken Nov., 1863 after the Battle Above the Clouds. Gen. U.S. Grant, Gen. Webster, Col. Lago, Col. Hillyard, Col. Rawley. Copyrighted by G. M. Brandt & Co., Chattanooga, TN. Photo by A. W. Judd, Portrait & Landscape Photographer.

Box: 9 Fold: 3 Porter, Horace - Photos
1850? - 1897?

DESCRIPTION: 1 photo dated 3/4/1897 of General Horace Porter on horseback in uniform in the inaugural parade for President William McKinley. 1 photo (reproduction) of Horace Porter as a young man in his grandfather's uniform. 1 photo of unidentified town.

Box: 9 Fold: 4 Porter, Horace - Photo
undated

DESCRIPTION: 1 photograph of a portrait of General Horace Porter. Inscribed "Horace Porter Mende from Horace Porter."

Box: 9 Fold: 5 Fort Pulaski - Photo
1862?

DESCRIPTION: 1 photograph: side view of the main breech in Fort Pulaski, Georgia, circa 1862.

Box: 9 Fold: 6 Appomattox Table - Photo
4/9/1865

DESCRIPTION: 1 photograph of table on which General Ulysses S. Grant drafted the terms of surrender for General Robert E. Lee at Appomattox Courthouse on 4/9/1865. Photo by Pach Bros, 935 Broadway, N.Y. Written on verso: "Grant wrote terms of surrender at Appomattox on this table, which now belongs to Mrs. Custer. H[orace] P[orter]." Also, 1 Autograph Letter (copy) dated 4/10/1865 from General Philip H. Sheridan to Mrs. George Custer, regarding the table; sent from Appomattox Court House. And, 1 Typed Letter Signed dated 10/3/1962 from attorney Leon R. Jillson of New York City to Horace P. Mende, regarding the photograph of the table.

Box: 9 Fold: 7 [Grant, Ulysses S.] - Poem
1868? - 1876?

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autograph Manuscript Signed by J. M. Dalzell: "An Application for Office, New Style, A Plea for the Privates, Respectfully Inscribed to President Grant. Dalzell applies for a government position through verse.

Box: 9 Fold: 8 Lee Surrender
4/8/1865 - 4/12/1893

DESCRIPTION: Copies of letters dated 4/7/1865 and 4/9/1865 sent from Ulysses S. Grant to Robert E. Lee immediately before the surrender at Appomattox. Also, 1 TLS (copy) dated 4/12/1893 from Charles Marshall, regarding the letters.

Box: 9 Fold: 9 Promotions
4/4/1864 - 6/28/1865

DESCRIPTION: 5 documents, all of which are promotions for Horace Porter. Includes Porter's promotions to Lieutenant-Colonel (4/4/1864) as an Aide-de-Camp to Ulysses S. Grant, Major (6/28/1865, signed by Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton), Colonel (5/8/1865), Colonel (6/28/1865, signed by Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton), and Lieutenant-Colonel (6/28/1865, signed by Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton).

Box: 9 Fold: 10 Awards
7/27/1912 - 4/20/1921

DESCRIPTION: 1 certificate dated 7/24/1912 from the Army League of the United States honoring Horace Porter. 1 certificate dated 4/20/1921 from the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution honoring Horace Porter.

Box: 9 Fold: 11 Speech in France
undated

DESCRIPTION: 1 Typed Manuscript speech (in French) by Horace Porter.

Box: 9 Fold: 12 Manuscript re: Porter Family
1906

DESCRIPTION: 1 Autograph Manuscript: "Genealogical and Historical Collectanea Relating to the Porter Family from the 9th to the 19th Century and in Colonial Day's, War of Revolution, War of 1812, &c, &c." Dated 1906.

Box: 9 Fold: 13 New York Chamber of Commerce
11/21/1905 - 7/7/1921

DESCRIPTION: 1 Printed Program dated 11/21/1905: "One hundred and thirty-seventh Annual Banquet of the Chamber of Commerce of the State of New York." 1 bound Minute Book of the same chamber of commerce together with 1 Typed Letter Signed dated 7/7/1921 regarding the Minute Book. All materials relate to Horace Porter.

Box: 9 Fold: 14 West End Association
10/3/1892

DESCRIPTION: 1 Printed Item: resolutions by the West End Association honoring Horace Porter.

Box: 9 Fold: 15 Greeting Cards
undated

DESCRIPTION: Greeting cards found among the Horace Porter Collection. Two are addressed to Sophie K. McHarg, the future bride of Horace Porter.

Box: 9 Fold: 16 Dinner for Horace Porter
1897

DESCRIPTION: 1 printed menu for a dinner in honor of Horace Porter.

Box: 9 Fold: 17 Dinner for Horace Porter
1902

DESCRIPTION: 1 printed menu: "Dinner Given to the Ambassador Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of the United States to France, General Horace Porter. By his fellow members of the Union League Club of New York, June the Second, 1902."

Box: 9 Fold: 18 Dinner for Horace Porter
1905

DESCRIPTION: 1 bound & printed menu: "Farewell Banquet tendered to His Excellency General Horace Porter American Ambassador to France 1897-1905 by the American Colony of Paris. Hotel Palais D'Orsay, May 17th, 1905."

Box: 9 Fold: 19 Dinner for Horace Porter
5/17/1905

DESCRIPTION: 1 printed program: "Farewell Banquet tendered to His Excellency General Horace Porter American Ambassador to France 1897-1905 by the American Colony of Paris. Hotel Palais D'Orsay, May 17th 1905."

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