Brown University - John Hay Library
University of West Georgia - Irvine Sullivan Ingram Library
This collection contains a variety of brochures, conference programs, correspondence, memos, newsletters, notices, programs, reports, and speech notes
University of Missouri, St. Louis
University of Missouri, St. Louis
Bowling Green State University
Literary manuscripts, publishing correspondence, galley sheets, and books jacket for Doubly dead
Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library
Baylor University - Central Libraries Rare Books and Special Collections
East Carolina University - Joyner Library
The collection consists of a memoir of John M. Porter's activities during the Civil War. Porter describes joining the Buckner Guides and night scouting missions around and behind enemy lines. Not long after rejoining his unit, the Buckner Guides disbanded and Porter joined the 9th Kentucky Cavalry. Porter details the sabotage of a Union train, picket duty near McMinnville, Tenn., and his capture in Kentucky. Detailed descriptions reflect his imprisonment on Johnson's Island in the Sandusky Bay area of Lake Erie off the coast of Ohio, including food, climate, a failed escape attempt, and the burial of a fellow prisoner. Released in a prisoner exchange, Porter was transported to Richmond, Va., where he notes inflation in prices of goods and discusses the evacuation of Richmond and President Jefferson Davis' retreat to Danville, Va. Traveling south in search of an army not near surrender, he describes the destruction along the path of Sherman's "March to the Sea"
Milwaukee Public Library
Oil steam tug built in 1898 at Chicago, Ill. by Chicago Ship Building Co. for the city of Chicago Fire Dept
Milwaukee Public Library
Steamboat built in 1889 at West Bay City, Mich. by F.W. Wheeler for Ward's Detroit & Lake Superior Line