Letter from John Luke Porter to son-in-law


Title
Letter from John Luke Porter to son-in-law
Description
Last page of a letter from John Luke Porter to his son-in-law, John S. Moore, in Alabama. The letter discusses plans and designs for the Confederate ironclad gunboat USS Merrimac/CSS Virginia. Includes elevation and section drawings of the as well as a sketch map of the area between Paradise Creek and Scott's Creek in Portsmouth, Virginia. The letter also identifies Mr. John Ridgeley Porter, Jr., clerk of the Court of Hustings in Portsmouth, Virginia, as John Luke Porter's grandson.
Date
1861
Original Format
letters
Extent
21cm x 39cm
Local Identifier
0850-s2-fos1-i1
Creator(s)
Contributor(s)
Subject(s)
Spatial
Location of Original
East Carolina Manuscript Collection
Rights
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Comments

Sam Tallman Jan 08 2018

My mother's step mother was a Porter, and a direct descendent of John Porter. I have the exact document. It is under glass, framed many, many years ago. It was my grandmothers and reportedly handed down through the family. I would love to talk about it and send you pics.

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