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Samuel Fenwick Porter papers

 Collection — Folder: S2004
Identifier: S2004

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a commercially printed business card from S.F. Porter, druggist in Peru, Indiana regarding business advertising.


  • circa 1884-1927

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Samuel Fenwick Porter was born April 26, 1858. He married Kate Cole on April 9, 1884, with whom he had three children, two of whom died before reaching adulthood. Their sole surviving child was Cole Porter, the famous musician. Samuel Fenwick Porter maintained a drugstore, which sold Lazell's Perfumes, among other products, in Peru, Indiana until his death, August 18, 1927. He was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery in Peru, Indiana.

"Porter, Cole". Biography. Retrieved 2014/08/13.

"Porter, Samuel". 1900 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2014/08/13.

"Porter, Samuel". Indiana, Marriage Collection, 1800-1941. Retrieved 2014/08/13.

"Porter, Samuel F.". Find a Grave Memorial. Retrieved 2014/08/13.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 1998 by Philip N. Williams. EAD finding aid created 2014/08/13 by Edythe Huffman.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.