James D. Porter Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0341

  • Staff Only

Scope and Contents

This collection contains one document.

This document was purchased in 1996 by Special Collections.

Dates

  • 1902

Language of Materials

English

Biography/History

James David Porter was born on December 7, 1828 in Paris, Tennessee and died in Nashville on May 18, 1912. He received an A.B. from the University of Nashville in 1846, and an A.M.. He attended Cumberland University to study law and graduated in 1884. He was a trustee of Peabody Education Fund in 1883, President of the Tennessee Historical Society, and an author of Confederate Military History of Tennessee.

Extent

.01 Linear Feet

Overview

This collection contains one document.

This document was purchased in 1996 by Special Collections.

Physical Location

Special Collections & Archives
Title
Finding Aid for the James D. Porter Papers
Status
Completed
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Vanderbilt University Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Jean and Alexander Heard Library
419 21st Avenue South
Nashville TN 37203 United States


 

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