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Porter family papers, 1823-1905.
Porter family.
Library Call Number Copy Material Location
Vermont Historical Society Library  MSA 253  Manuscript  Vault-Manuscript 

Personal Author : Porter family.
Title : Porter family papers, 1823-1905.
Physical Description : .25 linear ft.
General Note : The donor has provided transcripts of many of the letters.
Summary :

The letters sent between the Porter family members were written between 1823 and 1859. Joseph Lyman writes about setting up his law office in Jericho, Vermont. The bulk of the letters are from Lyman Porter, writing from Mackinaw, Illinois, detailing information about the economy of this newly settled area of the country, including the prices of corn, wheat, flour, and horses. He also discusses land speculation and the effect of a drought on commodity prices.

The portion of the collection relating to the Denison family contains correspondence from May Louise Denison to her father, John H. Denison, 1883-1884, and a large group of wedding and other invitations that record events in the lives of family and friends.

Biographical or historical data :

Joseph, John and Lyman Porter were the children of Mary (Hodges) and William Porter. Joseph Porter (1796-1829) read law in Haverhill, New Hampshire and set up his practice in Jericho, Vermont. He married Laura Bliss. John Porter (1798-1886) stayed on the family farm in Quechee, Vermont, became a probate judge, and served in the Vermont legislature 1838-41, 1844, and 1847-48. He married Jane Frances Foster in 1831. Lyman Porter (1804-1859) moved to Mackinaw, Illinois, where he ran a store.

John Porter's son, Charles W. Porter (1849-1891), became a lawyer in Montpelier, Vermont and was Secretary of State from 1884 to 1890. He married Florence Bailey of Montpelier, Vermont in 1886. His daughter, Louise A. Porter, married John H. Denison of New Bedford, Massachusetts. Their daughter, May Louise Denison, married Dr. Charles Augustus Pratt, April 12, 1899, in New Bedford, Massachusetts.

Personal Subject : Dennison family.
Subject Term : Agriculture Economic aspects Michigan.
Land speculation Michigan.
Practice of law Vermont Jericho.
Children Correspondence.
Geographic Term : Hartford (Vt.) Archival resources.
Mackinaw (Ill.) Archival resources.
Jericho (Vt.) Archival resources.
Genre/Form : Letters correspondence.
Occupation : Lawyers
Added Author : Porter, Lyman, 1804-1859.
Porter, Joseph, 1896-1829.
Denison, May Louise.
Electronic Resource : Click here for full text of finding aid.