Porter, Horace, 1837-1921

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American general and ambassador.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [New York], to M. Olmstead, Secretary of the Jeweler's Association, 1886 Nov. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270618680

American army officer and railroad official.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to William W. Belknap, 1874 Aug. 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270618676

Son of Pennsylvania Governor and graduate of West Point, he was an aide de camp to General Grant during Civil War and remained in the Army as an aide to Grant and General Sherman until resigning in 1873.

From the description of Letter, Aug. 21, 1872. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 53882403

Civil War Union General and aide de camp to General Grant; Vice President of the Pullman Company; Amassador to France, 1897-1905; representative to Hague Peace Conference; author of "Campaigning with Grant."

From the description of Letters of Horace Porter to S.S. McClure and two magaizne portraits, 1888-1896. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 70180808

U.S. Army officer, railroad official, and diplomat.

From the description of Horace Porter papers, 1853-1922. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981195

Horace Porter was born in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania on April 15, 1837. He was the son of David Rittenhouse Porter, a former governor of Pennsylvania, and Josephine McDermett Porter.

He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy (West Point) in 1860, and served on the staff of General Ulysses S. Grant during the Civil War. He received the Congressional Medal of Honor for his valor at Chickamauga, and was breveted twice. After the war, he worked for several railroads, and was made ambassador to France in 1897. In 1905, towards the end of his ambassadorship, he oversaw the disinterment of John Paul Jones' body from its grave in Paris, and its reinterment at the U.S. Naval Academy. Porter died in New York City on May 29, 1921.

From the description of Papers, 1923. (Johns Hopkins University). WorldCat record id: 123749013

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referencedIn Henry Villard papers, 1604-1948 (inclusive), 1863-1900 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Ord, Edward Otho Cresap, 1818-1883. Edward Otho Cresap Ord papers, 1840-1887. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Porter, Horace, 1837-1921. Letter : Washington, D.C., to [Adelbert] Ames, n.p., 1869 Sept. 1. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Plumb, Edward Lee, 1827-1912. Edward Lee Plumb papers, 1856-1912. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Porter, Horace, 1837-1921. Letter, Aug. 21, 1872. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Adams, James Truslow, 1878-1949. Barrett assorted authors collection [manuscript] 1814-1947. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Autograph File, P, 1554-2005. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Shepherd, Alexander Robey, 1835-1902. Papers of Alexander Robey Shepherd, 1776-1945 (bulk 1868-1900). Library of Congress
referencedIn Ulysses S. Grant Papers, 1819-1969, (bulk 1843-1885) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Porter, Horace, 1837-1921. Letter, 1872, July 3, Washington, D.C., to Thomas Nast. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Alexander Robey Shepherd Papers, 1776-1945, (bulk 1868-1900) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Sylvanus Cadwallader Papers, 1818-1904, (bulk 1862-1898) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Horace Porter Papers, 1853-1922 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Breckinridge Family Papers, 1752-1965 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States Commandery of the State of Massachusetts Civil War collection, 1724-1933 (inclusive);, 1861-1912 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Bristow, Benjamin Helm, 1832-1896. Benjamin Helm Bristow papers, 1839-1932 (bulk 1874-1896). Library of Congress
referencedIn Childs, George William, 1829-1894. George William Childs papers [manuscript], 1882-1892. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Chandler, William Eaton, 1835-1917,. Edward Oliver Wolcott : [collection] : 1886-1953 ; (bulk 1894-1905) ;. History Colorado
referencedIn William Woodville Rockhill papers, 1826-1941. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Porter, Horace, 1837-1921. Autograph letter signed : [New York], to M. Olmstead, Secretary of the Jeweler's Association, 1886 Nov. 10. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Porter, Horace, 1837-1921,. Autograph letters signed from Horace Porter, New York, Philadelphia, and Paris, to various people [manuscript], 1885-1897. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Cadwallader, Sylvanus, b. 1825 or 6. Sylvanus Cadwallader papers, 1818-1904 (bulk 1862-1866 and 1880-1898). Library of Congress
referencedIn Levi P. Morton Correspondence, 1860-1912 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Badeau, Adam, 1831-1895. Military notebook, 1864-1865. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Akerman, Amos Tappan, 1821-1880. Letter books of Amos Tappan Akerman [manuscript] 1871-76. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Borie family. Borie family papers, 1791-1888. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn Morgan, Appleton, 1845-1928,. Autograph and typescript letters signed to Appleton Morgan from various correspondents [manuscript], 1850-1908. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Porter, Horace, 1837-1921. Autograph letter signed : New York, to William W. Belknap, 1874 Aug. 28. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Horace Newton Allen papers, 1883-1923, 1883-1905 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Benjamin Helm Bristow Papers, 1839-1932, (bulk 1874-1896) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Porter, Horace, 1837-1921. Letter : Washington, D.C., to [Adelbert] Ames, n.p., 1869 Sept. 1. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Childs, George William, 1829-1894. George William Childs letter to Horace Porter [manuscript], 1871 November 29. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Porter, Horace, 1837-1921. Autograph letter signed : Washington, D.C., to [Adelbert] Ames, n.p., 1870 Jan. 7. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Porter, Horace, 1837-1921. Autograph letter signed : Washington, D.C., to [Adelbert] Ames, n.p., 1870 Jan. 19. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885. Papers, 1843-1969 (bulk 1843-1908) Library of Congress
creatorOf Porter, Horace, 1837-1921. Letter : Washington, D.C., to [Adelbert] Ames, n.p., 1869 Feb. 2. University of Chicago Library
creatorOf Porter, Horace, 1837-1921. Letter : Washington, D.C., to [Adelbert] Ames, n.p., 1869 Feb. 2. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Porter, Horace, 1837-1921. Correspondence to Lester Wallack, circa 1885. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Porter, Horace, 1837-1921. Autograph letter signed : Washington, D.C., to [Adelbert] Ames, n.p., 1870 Jan. 19. University of Chicago Library
creatorOf Hillyer, William Silliman, 1831-1874. Papers of William Silliman Hillyer, 1822 (1861-1874) 1931, [manuscript]. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Breckinridge, Clifton Rodes, 1846-1932. Breckinridge family papers, 1752-1965. Library of Congress
referencedIn Manley, Joseph Homan, 1842-1905. Joseph Homan Manley correspondence, 1894. Maine Historical Society Library
creatorOf Porter, Horace, 1837-1921. Papers, 1923. Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library
referencedIn Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885. Ulysses S. Grant papers, 1819-1974 (bulk 1843-1908). Library of Congress
referencedIn Henry Oscar Houghton papers, 1773-1932 (inclusive) 1833-1895 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Brady, Mathew B., ca. 1823-1896. Grant, seated, surrounded by 14 standing staff members, in front of wooden building, City Point, Va., [1865 Apr. 12] [graphic]. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885. Letters, 1862-1873. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Porter, Horace, 1837-1921. Horace Porter papers, 1853-1922. Library of Congress
creatorOf Allen, Horace Newton, 1858-1932. Horace Newton Allen papers, 1883-1923, bulk (1883-1905). Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Porter, Horace, 1837-1921. Autograph letter signed : Washington, D.C., to [Adelbert] Ames, n.p., 1870 Jan. 7. University of Chicago Library
creatorOf Porter, Horace, 1837-1921,. Autograph letter signed from Horace Porter, New York, to Bram Stoker [manuscript], 1885 May 5. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Porter, Horace, 1837-1921. Letters of Horace Porter to S.S. McClure and two magaizne portraits, 1888-1896. University of Virginia. Library
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associatedWith Ames, Adelbert, 1835-1933. person
associatedWith Badeau, Adam, 1831-1895. person
associatedWith Barton, William Eleazar, 1861-1930, person
associatedWith Belknap, William W. (William Worth), 1829-1890, person
correspondedWith Blakeman, A. N. (Alexander Noel), b. 1840 person
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associatedWith Brady, Mathew B., ca. 1823-1896. person
correspondedWith Breckinridge family family
correspondedWith Bristow, Benjamin Helm, 1832-1896. person
correspondedWith Cadwallader, Sylvanus, b. 1825 or 6. person
associatedWith Childs, George William, 1829-1894. person
associatedWith Chipman, N. P. (Norton Parker), 1836-1924. person
correspondedWith Daly, Augustin, 1838-1899 person
correspondedWith Dodge, George Edward Payson, 1839-1904 person
correspondedWith Dorney, Richard 1842 or 3-1921 person
correspondedWith Duncan, James Henry, 1793-1869 person
associatedWith Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790 person
associatedWith Grant Memorial Commission. corporateBody
associatedWith Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885. person
correspondedWith Grant, U. S. (Ulysses S.), 1881-1968 person
correspondedWith Hanna, Marcus Alonzo, 1837-1904 person
correspondedWith Hay, John, 1838-1905 person
associatedWith Hillyer, William Silliman, 1831-1874. person
correspondedWith Houghton, Henry Oscar, 1823-1895 person
associatedWith Jones, John Paul, 1747-1792 person
correspondedWith Logan, Walter S. (Walter Seth), 1847-1906 person
correspondedWith Manley, Joseph Homan, 1842-1905. person
associatedWith McClure, S. S. (Samuel Sidney), 1857-1949. person
associatedWith McKinley, William, 1843-1901 person
associatedWith Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. Commandery of the State of Massachusetts, collector. corporateBody
correspondedWith Morgan, Appleton, 1845-1928, person
associatedWith Morton, Levi P. (Levi Parsons), 1824-1920 person
associatedWith Nast, Thomas, 1840-1902, person
associatedWith New York, West Shore & Buffalo Railroad. corporateBody
associatedWith Olmstead, M., person
correspondedWith Ord, Edward Otho Cresap, 1818-1883. person
associatedWith Plumb, Edward Lee, 1827-1912. person
correspondedWith Porter, David Rittenhouse, 1788-1867 person
associatedWith Porter family. family
associatedWith Porter family. family
correspondedWith Porter, Sophie K. McHarg, d. 1903 person
correspondedWith Pullman, Albert B. person
associatedWith Pullman Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Pullman, George Mortimer, 1831-1897. person
associatedWith Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ) corporateBody
correspondedWith Rockhill, William Woodville, 1854-1914 person
correspondedWith Root, Elihu, 1845-1937 person
associatedWith Ruppaner, Antoine, 1825-1892. person
associatedWith Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. person
associatedWith Shepherd, Alexander Robey, 1835-1902. person
correspondedWith Stoker, Bram, 1847-1912 person
associatedWith Tarbell, Ida M. (Ida Minerva), 1857-1944. person
associatedWith Twain, Mark, 1835-1910 person
associatedWith Union League of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Van Buren, Mr. person
correspondedWith Villard, Henry, 1835-1900 person
associatedWith William E. Barton Collection of Lincolniana (University of Chicago) corporateBody
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Mississippi
France
Mississippi
Mississippi
Mississippi
Mississippi
United States
Mississippi
France
United States
France
New York (State)
Montfaucon (Meuse, France)
Subject
Reconstruction
Diplomatic and consular service, American--France
Railroads--New York (State)
Santiago, Battle of, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, 1898
Diplomatic and consular service, American
World War, 1914-1918--Campaigns
Railroads
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
Occupation
Army officers
Diplomats
Railroad officials
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Birth 1837-04-15

Death 1921-05-29

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