John Luke Porter Papers, 1860-1998 (bulk 1860-1936), undated

Manuscript Collection #850

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Series 1 :
Manuscript Materials, 1860-1998, undated
Box 1
Loaned Collection (Originals returned to lender 11/28/2012)
  • Box 2
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    Donated Collection (Reproductions of originals returned to lender 11/28/2012)
    • Folder a  (2 items digitized)
      • John Porter naval architectural notebook
        Porter, John Luke. Naval architectural notebook and autobiographical accounts of Civil War and Post Civil War experiences (1860-1882) Digital reproduction of holograph original. 1 vol. 117 p.
    • Folder b  (1 item digitized)
      • Porter, John L. Last page of a letter to his son-in-law John S. Moore, Alabama, concerning plans / designs for Confederate Ironclad Gunboat USS MERRIMAC / CSS VIRGINIA; description of letter attached (1861) Photocopy holograph. 1 item. 2 p. Note: Includes elevation & section drawings of the USS MERRIMAC / CSS VIRGINIA & sketch map of the vicinity between Paradise Creek and Scott's Creek, in Portsmouth, Virginia; the letter also identifies Mr. John Ridgeley Porter, Jr., who was clerk of the Court of Hustings, in Portsmouth, Virginia, as John Luke Porter's grandson; see also digital reproduction at: #850.os1.1  (item #1)
      • Porter, John L. Letter to Thomas O. Selfridge, Commander, U. S. N., Boston Navy Yard responding to the latter's request for information concerning the CSS Virginia/USS Monitor naval battle (21 December 1874) Photocopy typescript. 1 item. 4 p. Note: Typescript note on p. 4: "(Copied from the notebook of John L. Porter, evidently a copy of a letter he had written.)"   (item #2)
      • History of Portsmouth [Excerpts] by Miss Mildred M. Holladay, The Portsmouth Star (Portsmouth, Virginia), Sunday (19 January 1936) Photocopy typescript. 1 item.  (item #3)
      • Miss Georgie Ridgely  (item #4)
        Miss Georgie Ridgely portrait; Photographic studio name & address on verso (undated) Photographic print. Black & White. 6 cm x 9.5 cm. 1 item. 2 p. Note: Israel & Co. Photographers, Baltimore Street, Baltimore.
    • Folder c
      The Dorsey Family [Genealogy], The Baltimore Sun, Sunday, pp. 1, 7-8 (26 June 1904) Photocopy clipping. 1 item. 3 p. Note: related to D'Arcy family of Great Britain.
    • Folder d
      • Who Are You? A Ball? The Romance of Your Name, by Ruby Kasins Ellis (ca. 1 January 1934) Photocopy clipping. 1 item. 1 p.   (item #1)
      • History holds lessons of first presidential impeachment, by Alan Flanders, The Portsmouth Currents, Olde Towne Journal, p. 4 (20 December 1998) Photocopy typescript. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Relates to impeachment of President Andrew Johnson in 1866.   (item #2)
      • Tourist finds Portsmouth by chance, and finds city a surprising vacation spot, by Ida Kay Jordan, Ida Kay's Portsmouth, The Portsmouth Currents, Sunday, pp. 1K, 4K 13 July 1997) Photocopy clipping. 1 item. 2 p.  (item #3)
      • Confession cracks college caper: Alfred Berkeley, president of NASDAQ, solves a mystery by admitting that it was he who 32 years ago put a cow atop the University of Virginia's Rotunda, by Jennifer Lenhart, The Washington Post (1997) Photocopy clipping. 1 item. 1 p.   (item #4)
      • Three Colonial John Porters championed religious freedom, by Alan Flanders, The Portsmouth Currents, Olde Towne Journal (ca. December 1997) Photocopy clipping. 1 item. 2 p.   (item #5)
    • Folder e
      The Century Magazine, Midwinter Number, Vol. LI, No. 4, pp. pp. 483-640 (February 1936) Photocopy. 1 vol. 219 p. Note: "Certain Worthies and Dames of Old Maryland, by John Williamson Palmer, concerns genealogy of Dorsey family, p.495; other articles include: The Story of the Development of Africa by Henry M. Stanley, p. 500; Napoleon the Western Emperor, by William M. Sloane, p. 510; The Palmerston Ideal in Diplomacy, by Edward M. Chapman, p. 541, etc.
    • Folder f
      History of Portsmouth, by Miss Mildred Holladay, The Portsmouth Star (Portsmouth, Virginia) Sunday (19 January 1936) Photocopy. 1 item. 32 p.
    • Folder g
      Ironclad Gunboat design drawings by John Luke Porter & John H. W. Porter (1860-1862, undated) Photocopy & Digital reproduction drawings. 10 items. 10 p.
Series 2 :
Oversized Materials, 1861-1862, undated

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