Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790
- Existence: 1706 - 1790
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Horace Porter (1837-1921) was an American soldier and diplomat who served as an officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War, personal secretary to General and President Ulysses S. Grant and to General William T. Sherman, vice president of the Pullman Palace Car Company and U.S. Ambassador to France from 1897 to 1905. The collection consists of four typescripts presumably written by Porter, but dating from approximately 1923.
The collection consists of holographic letters and documents of signers of the Declaration of Independence. Many of the letters describe the proceedings in Congress and some contain information relaitng to the progress of the Revolutionary War. One signer, Lewis Morris (1726-1798), is not included in the collection.