Porter-Griffin Family Papers
L535 , V427, OB6 Folder 14, OBC94

1813 to 1979

46 manuscript boxes, 1 clamshell box,118 volumes, 3 oversized folders

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Processed by: Marcia Caudell, 1999

Reprocessed by: Ruth Light, September 2006


Biographical Note:

William A. Porter came to Corydon in 1827, as superintendent of the Harrison County Seminary. He studied law and was admitted to the bar and elected a judge of the Probate Court. Porter purchased the house in Corydon that had been the headquarters of Governor William Hendricks. The Porters had seven daughters, Sarah Elizabeth, Anne Dunlap, Viola, Mary Jane, Aurelia, Attia, and Helen. Helen Porter married Patrick Griffin in 1871.

Patrick Griffin settled in Corydon after he accompanied his brother Maurice to the Gold Rush in California. He owned Griffin and McGrain, later known as the Griffin Company.  Patrick Griffin died in 1917. Helen and Patrick Griffin had seven children, Margaret, William Maurice, Mary Jane, Olive, Annis, Helen, and Daniel Patrick.

William Maurice married Charlotte Rupp and Helen married Mark B. O'Leary of Chicago. After Helen Porter Griffin died the family home passed to Daniel Patrick Griffin. Daniel Patrick Griffin attended Purdue University's School of Pharmacy in 1903. He worked as a pharmacist and returned to Corydon in 1912 to become president of Griffin Company. The Porter-Griffin home was sold to the State of Indiana in 1975 for use as a historical site.

Thomas McGrain married Margaret Griffin in 1856 and was a co-owner of Griffin and McGrain.   Griffin and McGrain was a store or distributor in Corydon, Harrison County, Indiana from 1865 to 1882.  It sold a variety of goods and might have been a general store.

Sources:

Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941 Record. Ancestry.com. 5 October 2006 <http://search.ancestrylibrary.com>.

Materials with collection.

Scope and Content Note:

This is a collection of 46 manuscript boxes, 1 clamshell box, 118 ledgers, and 3 oversized folders, arranged in 8 series. The collection consists of papers of William A. Porter and his heirs from 1813 to 1979, as well papers from the Griffin and McGrain company. Materials include personal correspondence, business and legal correspondence, political publications and letters, business ledgers, school and local entertainment programs, programs form various churches and their activities in Corydon and New Albany, Indiana, information about the Porter-Griffin home, and Indiana historical events.

The series are William A. Porter papers 1813-1883, Porter Family papers 1845-1940, Griffin Family papers 1845-1973, Daniel Patrick Griffin papers 1897-1975, Rupp, Bickel, and Moesser Family papers 1841-1929. Harrison County Historical Material 1893-1979, Business papers 1865-1947, and Griffin and McGrain company papers 1831-1916.

The collection includes papers of the Rupp, Moesser and Bickel families, connected to the Griffins by marriage. The Bickels were a German family and their correspondence includes letters written in German.

The Griffins were involved with several churches in Corydon, the Harrison County School System, and celebrations for Indiana's Centennial and Sesquicentennial. There are many papers concerning historical information of Corydon and Harrison County.

The collection includes business papers and ledgers of the businesses in which the family had an interest, in particular the Griffin and McGrain Company. There is a history "50 Years with the Maurice Griffin Company" written in 1947. Other related business collections held by the Indiana State Library include the Maurice Griffin & Co. Collection.

 Series Descriptions:

 William A. Porter Papers:

This series includes 9 manuscript boxes of correspondence and legal papers from 1813 to 1883. The material is arranged chronologically within each folder, Mr. Porter's personal papers followed by his legal practice. This series includes school papers by William A. Porter from Miami University, Oxford Ohio, and an invitation to join Alumni of Miami U. There are programs from various organizations to which Mr. Porter belonged during and after his college years. The are programs from other colleges as well, Indiana Asbury University, Washington College, and Student Lecture Broadsides.

Porter came to Indiana to be the head of the Harrison County Seminary. In addition to letters from family and friends, William Porter's personal correspondence includes letters from and the Hughes family regarding the purchase of the house in Corydon, and a request by the citizens of Corydon for Porter to survey the town. There are legal papers and correspondence, receipts, and account registers for the Harrison County Sawmill, and the Corydon Artisan Well Company. Porter belonged to the Masonic Lodge, Pisgah Number 32 and the Harrison County Agricultural Society. The series includes legal documents, insurance policies, and pamphlets from these organizations.

William Porter was a State Representative and a State Senator. This collection includes political correspondence from members of the Whig Party, speeches, and committee reports, and Governor Nobles' Inaugural address of 1830. There are also lists of Indiana legislators. National political papers include printed addresses about General Jackson's run for the Presidency, an address by General Harrison's in 1828, a proclamation by President Andrew Jackson, and speeches by Indiana Senators, Smith and White.

William Porter was a lawyer and judge. His legal correspondence includes pension requests for soldiers from the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Mexican War, and the Civil War. His practice was primarily debt collections, wills and settling estates.

Porter Family Papers:

This series is 3 manuscript boxes of correspondence and school papers of the Porter family daughters from 1845 to 1940. The material is arranged chronologically within each folder, in order of birth of the daughters. The Porter family papers include correspondence of Mrs. Elizabeth Porter, Sarah Elizabeth, Anne Dunlap, Viola, Mary Jane, Aurelia, Attia, and Helen Porter. These papers include school compositions and correspondence. Mary Jane Porter attended St, Mary's Seminary in Indianapolis, Aurelia attended Oxford Female College in Oxford, Ohio, Attia attended Glendale Female College, in Glendale Ohio, and Helen attended McClean's Female Seminary in Indianapolis. Their correspondence includes many letters from their father William Porter.  There is also 1 oversized folder from Helen Porter’s folder of farm accounts which contains a hand-drawn map of a farm.

Sarah Elizabeth died in 1856, Anne in 1854, and Viola in 1858. Mary Jane became a schoolteacher and died in1859. Attia married William McKnight and Aurelia married Amzi Brewster on 17 March 1868. Her papers include correspondence after her marriage and letters to her husband. Helen Porter married Patrick Griffin in 1871. Her papers include correspondence for her seven children. There is a copy of a diary page about her sister Viola Porter's death in 1858.

The Porter sisters received many letters from cousins and friends serving the Union Army during the Civil War. The young women of Corydon formed a club in 1861 called the Scott Gayes. Their purpose was to defend Corydon if the Rebel forces attacked.

Griffin Family Papers:

This series includes 11 manuscript boxes of correspondence, legal papers, and community activities in which Griffin family member played an active role. The papers date from 1845 to 1973. This series begins with Daniel F. Griffin, followed by Patrick Griffin then the children of Helen Porter Griffin and Daniel Griffin in the order of their birth. The end of the series includes cousins and grandchildren. The material is arranged chronologically within each folder.  Daniel F. Griffin served in the Civil War with the 38th Indiana Volunteers, rising to the command as Brigadier General. He was the brother of Maurice and Patrick Griffin. Maurice and Patrick went to California during the Gold Rush and ran a trading post. Patrick returned to Corydon in 1857, the papers include his diary of his return trip around the Horn of South America. Patrick Griffin was a businessman and involved in many Corydon activities. He was a member of the Pisgah Masonic Lodge and was in charge of the letter writing campaign to soldiers during World War I.

Helen Porter Griffin and Patrick Griffin had seven children, Margaret, William Maurice, Mary Jane, Olive, Annis, Helen, and Daniel Patrick. Margaret, Mary Jane, and Olive never married. William Maurice married Charlotte Rupp. Helen Elizabeth married Mark B. O'Leary from Chicago. Helen Griffin O'Leary was made a member of Daughters of the American Revolution. There is a family tree in the DAR folder. 

Daniel Patrick Griffin Papers:

This series includes 4 manuscript boxes of correspondence and school papers from 1897-1975. The material is arranged chronologically. Daniel Patrick attended Purdue University School of Pharmacy beginning in 1903. He became president of the Griffin Company in 1912. His papers include a 1903 map of Purdue, dance club programs and letters concerning the train wreck in 1903 in which thirteen Purdue students were killed. He was a member of the Corydon Presbyterian Church for over 75 years.

Daniel Griffin was a member of the Chemical Warfare Service during World War II, the Redpath Chautauqua, the Masonic Lodge, and the Corydon Music and Drama Club. Daniel Griffin actively participated in the Corydon Bicentennial and Sesquicentennial celebrations.

Rupp, Moesser and Bickel Families:

This series includes 1 and one half manuscript boxes of correspondence, business, and legal papers from 1841 to 1925. The material is arranged chronologically within each folder. The Moesser and Bickel families follow the papers of the Rupp family. William A. Porter handled legal business for the John and Henry Rupp. They were related to the Bickel and Moesser families. William Maurice Griffin married Charlotte Rupp. The Bickels were a German family and their correspondence is written in German.

Harrison County Historical Material:

This series includes Indiana Centennial and Sesquicentennial celebrations, Newsletters of the Indiana Historical Commission, information on Harrison County historical sites, and miscellaneous history of Corydon. There is information about Cedar Hills Cemetery in which many members of the Porter-Griffin family is buried. The series includes the correspondence involving the Porter-Griffin home as a state historical site.

Business Papers:

Includes papers from various businesses in which the family had an interest, Applegate-McGrain, Wright-Griffin-McGrain, Wright- Stockslager-Griffin and Griffin Company. There is a history "50 Years With the Maurice Griffin & Company" written in 1947 by Mary Jane Griffin.

Griffin and McGrain:

This series includes 15 manuscript boxes, 1 clamshell box, 118 volumes, and 1 oversized folder of invoices, receipts, and checks for companies around the United States that did business with the Griffin and McGrain company.  The collection also contains personal papers of McGrain.


Box and Folder or Item Listing:

Box 1. William A. Porter Papers

Folder  
1.

School Papers, Porter, William A., 1823-1827

2. School Papers, Porter, William A., Undated
3. School Papers, Porter, William A., Undated
4. University Programs, Porter, William A., 1830-1866 & Undated
5. Personal Correspondence, Porter, William A., 1826-1878 & Undated
6. Harrison County Seminary, 1827-1893
7. Porter Home, 1841-1843
8. Land Survey of Corydon, 1849-1929

Box 2. William A. Porter Papers

Folder

 

1.

Harrison County Sawmill, 1820-1848

2.

Corydon Artisan Well Company Ledger, 1871-1875

3.

Corydon Artisan Well Company, 1871-1875

4.

Political Correspondence, State and Local, 1830-1864 & Undated

5.

Political Papers, 1830-1857

6.

National Politics, 1828-1868

7.

Mason Lodge, Pisgah, Number 32, 1857-1893

8.

Harrison County Agricultural Society, 1850-1889

9.

Indiana Colonization Society, 1829

Box 3.  William A. Porter Papers

Folder

 

1.

Legal Papers – Pensions, Revolutionary War and Civil War, 1826-1880

2.

Military Matters, 1813-1865

3.

Naturalization Papers, 1840-1857

4.

Licensees of William A. Porter, 1842-1877

5.

Legal Papers & Estates of Individuals Goodwin, Soloman, 1827-1856

6.

Legal Papers & Estates of Individuals, Heth, Henry, 1842-1856

7.

Legal Papers & Estates of Individuals, Kitner, Peter, 1829-1845 & Undated

8.

Legal Papers & Estates of Individuals, McClelland, Isaac, 1838

9.

Legal Papers & Estates of Individuals, McKinzie, Rose Ann, 1869-1883

10.

Legal Papers & Estates of Individuals, 1827-1856

11.

Legal Papers & Estates of Individuals, Rowe, Albert, 1838-1871

12.

Legal Papers & Estates of Individuals, Stonecepher, John, 1867-1881

13.

Legal Papers & Estates of Individuals, Thomson, Uriah, 1850-1856

14.

Legal Papers & Estates of Individuals, Tuell, Dorcus, 1859-1863

15.

Legal Practice, Porter, William A., 1819-1834

16.

Legal Practice, Porter, William A., 1835-1837

Box 4. William A. Porter Papers

Folder

 

1.

Legal Practice, Porter, William A., 1838

2.

Legal Practice, Porter, William A., 1839-1840

3.

Legal Practice, Porter, William A., 1841

4.

Legal Practice, Porter, William A., 1842-1843

5.

Legal Practice, Porter, William A., 1844-1845

6.

Legal Practice, Porter, William A., 1846-1847

Box 5William A. Porter Papers

Folder

 

1.

Legal Practice, Porter, William A., 1848

2.

Legal Practice, Porter, William A., 1849

3.

Legal Practice, Porter, William A., 1850

4.

Legal Practice, Porter, William A., 1851

5.

Legal Practice, Porter, William A., 1852

6.

Legal Practice, Porter, William A., 1853

Box 6.  William A. Porter Papers

Folder  
1. Legal Practice, Porter, William A., 1/1854 – 6/1854
2. Legal Practice, Porter, William A., 7/1854 – 12/1854
3. Legal Practice, Porter, William A., 1855
4. Legal Practice, Porter, William A., 1856
5. Legal Practice, Porter, William A., 1857
6. Legal Practice, Porter, William A., 1858
7. Legal Practice, Porter, William A., 1859

Box 7.  William A Porter Papers

Folder  
1. Legal Practice, Porter, William A., 1860
2. Legal Practice, Porter, William A., 1861
3. Legal Practice, Porter, William A., 1862
4. Legal Practice, Porter, William A., 1863
5. Legal Practice, Porter, William A., 1864
6. Legal Practice, Porter, William A., 1865
7. Legal Practice, Porter, William A., 1866

Box 8.  William A. Porter Papers

Folder  
1. Legal Practice, Porter, William A., 1867
2. Legal Practice, Porter, William A., 1868-1869
3. Legal Practice, Porter, William A., 1870
4. Legal Practice, Porter, William A., 1871
5. Legal Practice, Porter, William A., 1872
6. Legal Practice, Porter, William A., 1873
7. Legal Practice, Porter, William A., 1874-1875

Box 9.  William A. Porter Papers

Folder  
1. Legal Practice, Porter, William A., 1876-1877
2. Legal Practice, Porter, William A., 1878
3. Legal Practice, Porter, William A., 1879-1880
4. Legal Practice, Porter, William A., 1881-1883
5. Legal Practice, Porter, William A., Undated

Box 10.  Porter Family Papers

Folder  
1. Miscellaneous Papers of Porter Family, 1845-1909 & Undated
2. Scott Gayes, 1861
3. Correspondence and School Papers, Porter, Mary Jane, 1845-1850 & Undated
4. Correspondence and School Papers, Porter, Aurelia, 1857-1861
5. Correspondence and School Papers, Porter, Aurelia, 1862
6. Correspondence and School Papers, Porter, Aurelia, 1863
7. Correspondence and School Papers, Porter, Aurelia, 1864-1868
8. Correspondence and School Papers, Porter, Aurelia, Undated

Box 11.  Porter Family Papers

Folder  
1. Correspondence and School Papers, Porter, Attia, 1861-1866
2. Correspondence and School Papers, Porter, Attia, 1/1867 – 3/1867
3. Correspondence and School Papers, Porter, Attia, 4/1867 – 6/1868 & Undated
4. Correspondence and School Papers, Porter, Helen, 1857-1863
5. Correspondence and School Papers, Porter, Helen, 1864
6. Correspondence and School Papers, Porter, Helen, 1865-1866
7. Correspondence and School Papers, Porter, Helen, 1867-1871 & Undated

Box 12. Porter Family Papers

Folder  
1. Correspondence and School Papers, Porter, Helen, 1871-1899
2. Correspondence and School Papers, Griffin (Porter), Helen, 1904-1913
3. Correspondence and School Papers, Griffin (Porter), Helen, 1916-1917
4. Correspondence and School Papers, Griffin (Porter), Helen, 1929-1940 & Undated
5. McClean Female Institute, Griffin (Porter), Helen, 1932
6. Farm Accounts, Griffin (Porter), Helen, 1884-1892 & Undated

Box 13. Griffin Family Papers

Folder  
1. Civil War, Griffin, Daniel F, 1861-1866
2. Gold Rush diary, Griffin, Patrick, 1857
3. Gold Rush, Correspondence, 1862-1868
4. Correspondence, Griffin, Patrick, 1863-1867
5. Correspondence, Griffin, Patrick, 1870
6. Correspondence, Griffin, Patrick, 1871-1879
7. Correspondence, Griffin, Patrick, 1880-1887

Box 14. Griffin Family Papers

Folder  
1. Correspondence, Griffin, Patrick, 1888-1890
2. Correspondence, Griffin, Patrick, 1891
3. Correspondence, Griffin, Patrick, 1892-1893
4. Correspondence, Griffin, Patrick, 1894-1904
5. Correspondence, Griffin, Patrick Griffin, Patrick, 1905-1907
6. Correspondence, Griffin, Patrick, 1908-1909

Box 15. Griffin Family Papers

Folder  
1. Correspondence, Griffin, Patrick, 1910-1913
2. Correspondence, Griffin, Patrick, 1914-1915
3. Correspondence, Griffin, Patrick, 1916-1917 & Undated
4. Heth Children Bank Book, 1888-1893
5. Heth Children Guardianship, Griffin, Patrick, 1881-1893
6. Family Ancestry Correspondence, 1901-1916

Box 16. Griffin Family Papers

Folder  
1. Correspondence, Griffin, Margaret (Maggie), 1882-1895
2. Correspondence, Griffin, Margaret (Maggie), 1896-1903
3. Correspondence, Griffin, Margaret (Maggie), 1904-1910
4. Correspondence, Griffin, Margaret (Maggie), 1911
5. Correspondence, Griffin, Margaret (Maggie), 1912
6. Correspondence, Griffin, Margaret (Maggie), 1913-1915
7. Correspondence, Griffin, Margaret (Maggie), 1916-1925
8. Correspondence, Griffin, Margaret (Maggie), 1926-1931

Box 17. Griffin Family Papers

Folder  
1. Correspondence, Griffin, William Maurice, 1889-1909
2. Correspondence, Griffin, William Maurice, 1910-1917 & Undated
3. Correspondence, Griffin, Charlotte Rupp (Lottie), 1902-1906
4. Correspondence, Griffin, Charlotte Rupp (Lottie), 1909
5. Correspondence, Griffin, Charlotte Rupp (Lottie), 1910-1922
6. Correspondence, Griffin, Charlotte Rupp (Lottie), 1933-1937
7. Correspondence, Griffin, Charlotte Rupp (Lottie), 1938

Box 18. Griffin Family Papers

Folder  
1. Correspondence, Griffin, Mary Jane (Jennie), 1885-1905
2. Correspondence, Griffin, Mary Jane (Jennie), 1906-1910
3. Correspondence, Griffin, Mary Jane (Jennie), 1914-1958
4. Correspondence, Griffin, Olive (Ollie), 1891-1894
5. Correspondence, Griffin, Olive (Ollie), 2/1895 – 5/1895
6. Correspondence, Griffin, Olive (Ollie), 6/1895 – 12/1895
7. Correspondence, Griffin, Olive (Ollie), 1896-1908
8. Correspondence, Griffin, Olive (Ollie), 1911-1958 & Undated
9. Correspondence, Griffin, Annis, 1899-1904

Box 19. Griffin Family Papers

Folder  
1. Family Recipes, O’Leary, Helen Griffin, 1906 & Undated
2. Correspondence, O’Leary, Helen Griffin, 1900-1904
3. Correspondence, O’Leary, Helen Griffin, 1905-1906
4. Correspondence, O’Leary, Helen Griffin, 1907-1912
5. Correspondence, O’Leary, Helen Griffin, 1914-1919
6. Correspondence, O’Leary, Helen Griffin, 1920-1922
7. Correspondence, O’Leary, Helen Griffin, 1923-1940

Box 20. Griffin Family Papers and Daniel Patrick Griffin Papers

Folder  
1. Correspondence, O’Leary, Helen Griffin, 1941-1949
2. Correspondence, Griffin, Sarah, 1894-1905
3. Correspondence, Griffin, Mary C., 1901-1906
4. Correspondence, Griffin, Frank S., 1892-1909 & Undated
5. Correspondence, Griffin, Henry Patrick, 1913
6. Correspondence, Griffin, William Maurice, 1930-1934
7. Correspondence, Griffin, Frederick P., 1939
8. Correspondence, Griffin, Daniel Patrick, 1897-1903
9. Correspondence, Griffin, Daniel Patrick, 1/1904 – 6/1904
10. Correspondence, Griffin, Daniel Patrick, 7/1904 – 12/1904
11. Correspondence, Griffin, Daniel Patrick, 1/1905 – 4/1905

Box 21. Daniel Patrick Griffin Papers

Folder  
1. Correspondence, Griffin, Daniel Patrick, 5/1905 – 12/1905 & Undated
2. Correspondence, Griffin, Daniel Patrick, 1906
3. Correspondence, Griffin, Daniel Patrick, 1907
4. Correspondence, Griffin, Daniel Patrick, 1/1908 – 3/1908
5. Correspondence, Griffin, Daniel Patrick, 4/1908 – 6/1908
6. Correspondence, Griffin, Daniel Patrick, 7/1908 – 10/1908
7. Correspondence, Griffin, Daniel Patrick, 11/1908 – 12/1908
8. Correspondence, Griffin, Daniel Patrick, 1/1909 – 6/1909

Box 22. Daniel Patrick Griffin Papers

Folder  
1. Correspondence, Griffin, Daniel Patrick, 7/1909 – 12/1909
2. Correspondence, Griffin, Daniel Patrick, 1/1910 – 5/1910
3. Correspondence, Griffin, Daniel Patrick, 6/1910 – 12/1910
4. Correspondence, Griffin, Daniel Patrick, 1911-1912
5. Correspondence, Griffin, Daniel Patrick, 1913-1917
6. Correspondence, Griffin, Daniel Patrick, 1818-1919
7. Correspondence, Griffin, Daniel Patrick, 1920

Box 23. Daniel Patrick Griffin Papers

Folder  
1. Correspondence, Griffin, Daniel Patrick, 1921-1922
2. Correspondence, Griffin, Daniel Patrick, 1923
3. Correspondence, Griffin, Daniel Patrick, 1924-1926
4. Correspondence, Griffin, Daniel Patrick, 1927
5. Correspondence, Griffin, Daniel Patrick, 1928-1930
6. Correspondence, Griffin, Daniel Patrick, 1931-1940

Box 24. Daniel Patrick Griffin Papers and Griffin Family Papers

Folder  
1. Correspondence, Griffin, Daniel Patrick, 1941-1943
2. Correspondence, Griffin, Daniel Patrick, 1944-1945
3. Correspondence, Griffin, Daniel Patrick, 1946-1975
4. Recommendations for employment, Griffin, Daniel Patrick, 1941-1945
5. Correspondence, Griffin, Daniel Patrick, Undated
6. Correspondence, Griffin, Daniel Patrick, Undated
7. Harrison County Treasurer, Griffin, Patrick, 1888-1893
8. Masonic Lodge, Pisgah, Number 32, 1916-1964
9. Daughters of the American Revolution, 1910-1947

Box 25. Griffin Family Papers

Folder  
1. Corydon Presbyterian Church, 1845-1926
2. Corydon Presbyterian Church, 1927-1930
3. Corydon Presbyterian Church, 1931-1935
4. Corydon Presbyterian Church, 1936-1959
5. Corydon Presbyterian Church, 1960-1973
6. Presbyterian Church Missionary Work, 1879-1920
7. Presbyterian Church Missionary Work, 1921-1924

Box 26. Griffin Family Papers

Folder  
1. Presbyterian Church Missionary Work, 1925-1930
2. St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 1899-1958
3. Methodist Episcopal Church, 1893-1937
4. Democratic Party, 1912
5. Democratic Party, 1888-1914
6. Republican Party, 1916-1917
7. Corydon Redpath Chautauqua, 1914-1917 & Undated
8. Cyclone Relief, 1917
9. World War I, 1917-1919

Box 27. Griffin Family Papers and Rupp, Moesser and Bickel Families Papers

Folder  
1. Influenza Epidemic, 1918
2. George Washington Bicentennial, 1931-1932
3. Anti-Saloon League, 1911-1933
4. Corydon Music and Drama Club, 1933-1942
5. Corydon Entertainment Programs, 1860-1954 & Undated
6. Miscellaneous Programs & Tickets, 1905-1909 & Undated
7. Funeral Notices, 1855-1912
8. Corydon High School Commencement and Alumni Association Programs, 1891-1930
9. YWCA, 1920-1924
10. Miscellaneous Clippings and Photographs, 1865-1966 & Undated
11. Correspondence, Rupp, John, Henry, Fred, and George, 1841-1878
12. Correspondence, Rupp, John, Henry, Fred, and George, 1886-1905

Box 28. Rupp, Moesser and Bickel Families Papers

Folder  
1. Correspondence, Rupp, John, Henry, Fred, and George, 1906-1929 & Undated
2. Pamphlets & Catalogs, Rupp, Henry, 1855-1873
3. Pamphlets & Catalogs, Rupp, Henry, 1875-1912 & Undated
4. Religious Pamphlets, Rupp, Henry, Undated
5. Correspondence, Moesser, Frederick, 1858-1918
6. Correspondence, Bickel, John, 1862-1863
7. Correspondence in German, Bickel Family, 1839-1862
8. Correspondence in German, 1863-1880
9. Correspondence in German, 1881-1898

Box 29. Harrison County Historical Material

Folder  
1. Indiana Centennial Corydon Celebration, Account books, Maurice Griffin, Treasurer, 1916
2. Indiana Centennial Corydon Celebration, Decoration Committee, 1916
3. Indiana Centennial Corydon Celebration, Pageant, 1916
4. Indiana Centennial Corydon Celebration, Correspondence, 1915-1920
5. Indiana Centennial Corydon Celebration, Griffin Notes, 1915-1916
6. Indiana Centennial Corydon Celebration, Other Counties, 1916
7. Indiana Centennial Corydon Celebration, Newsletters, 1916
8. Centennial Publications, 1916
9. Indiana Historical Commission, Newsletters, 8/1922 – 4/1923

Box 30. Harrison County Historical Material

Folder  
1. Indiana Historical Commission, Newsletters, 5/1923-10/1923
2. Indiana Sesquicentennial, 1963-1967 & Undated
3. Indiana Sesquicentennial, Pageant, 1964-1966
4. Harrison County Historical Sites, 1893-1929
5. Harrison County Historical Sites, 1930-1974
6. Miscellaneous History of Corydon, 1919-1936 & Undated
7. Cedar Hills Cemetery, 1921-1956 & Undated
8. Porter-Griffin House, 1936-1975
9. Julia Fried Walker, Biographical Material, 1912-1940
10. Harrison County 175th Anniversary, 1983

Box 31. Business Papers

Folder  
1. Applegate-McGrain, 1865-1901
2. Thomas McGrain, 1867-1908 & Undated
3. Wright-Griffin-McGrain, 1868-1886 & Undated
4. Wright-Stockslager-McGrain, 1884-1887 & Undated
5. Maurice Griffin & Company, 50 Years with the Maurice Griffin & Co., 1910-1947
6. Spelling Book, 1857
7. Miscellaneous Account Books, 1842-1896
8. Miscellaneous Account Books, 1897-1917 & Undated
9. Calendar, 1905

Box 32. Griffin and McGrain

Folder  
1. Ackerland and Wyler Invoices, 1876-1879
2. Thos. Anderson and Co. Invoices, 1865-1872
3. Bamberger, Bloom and Co. Invoices, 1866-1872
4. Bamberger, Bloom and Co. Invoices, 1873-1876
5. Bamberger, Bloom and Co. Invoices, 1877-1879
6. Bamberger, Bloom and Co. Invoices, 1880-1887 & Undated
7. Barke and Lynch Invoices, 1870-1871
8. T. Barke and Son Invoices, 1871-1874
9. T. Barke and Son Invoices, 1875-1877
10. T. Barke and Son Invoices, 1878-1880 & Undated

Box 33. Griffin and McGrain

Folder  
1. Bierman, Epstein, Rau and Co. Invoices, 1865-1868
2. Bohm, Mack and Co. Invoices, 1867-1871
3. Bohm, Mack and Co. Invoices, 1872-1879
4. Bohm, Mack and Co. Invoices, Undated
5. Boomer and Browning Invoices, 1867-1871
6. Boomer, Gwin and Leyden Invoices, 1871-1873
7. Bradley and Leyden Invoices, 1875-1878 & Undated
8. Bradley, Peck and Co. Invoices, 1867-1871
9. Brown, White and Gerst Invoices, 1874-1878 & Undated

Box 34.  Griffin and McGrain

Folder  
1. Cannon and Hughes Invoices, 1865-1872
2. Carson, Bowman and Co. Invoices, 1877-1879
3. Andrew Castlen Invoices, 1865-1868
4. Andrew Castlen Invoices, 1869-1872 & Undated
5. Chambers, Stevens and Co. Invoices, 1871
6. Connor and McCoy Invoices, 1866-1869
7. Connor and McCoy Invoices, 1870-1873 & Undated
8. J.E. Crane and Brother Invoices, 1865-1875
9. J.E. Crane Invoices (was J.E. Crane and Brother), 1876-1879 & Undated

Box 35.  Griffin and McGrain

Folder  
1. Culbertson and Son Invoices, 1865-1887
2. E.R. Day Invoices ,1865-1874
3. John H. Deters and Co. Invoices, 1866-1869
4. H.N. Devol Invoices, 1867-1886
5. D.M Ferry and Co. Invoices, 1869-1879
6. Gans, Wilgus and Co. Invoices, 1866-1871
7. Gans, Wilgus and Co. Invoices, 1872-1879 & Undated
8. Gardner and Co. Invoices, 1865-1872 & Undated
9. Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company Invoices, 1871-1878 & Undated
10. Griffin and McGrain Invoices, 1871-1879 & Undated
11. D. Gunning Invoices, 1869-1870
12. C.P. Gwinn and Co. Invoices (was F.A. Hicks and Co. also related to Hicks and Sanderson), 1866-1871
13. Harris and Hecht Invoices, 1876

Box 36. Griffin and McGrain

Folder  
1. Heidelback, Seasongood, and Co. Invoices, 1865-1879
2. Henle and Bretzfelder Invoices, 1876-1879 & Undated
3. Heron, Rogers and Paddack Invoices, 1868-1869
4. Hicks and Sanderson Invoices, 1865-1870
5. Insurance Papers, 1864-1887
6. E.S. Jaffray and Co. Invoices, 1875
7. Henry Jordan Invoices, 1869-1871 & Undated
8. W.M Keller Invoices, 1865
9. C.W. Kendle and Co. Invoices, 1865
10. Bella C. Kent Invoices, 1865-1872 & Undated
11. John H. Kesler and Co. Invoices, 1874-1876
12. J.H. Lee and Co. Invoices, 1874-1879

Box 37. Griffin and McGrain

Folder  
1. A. Levi and Co. Invoices, 1869-1874
2. A.D. Leyden and Co. Invoices, 1864-1867
3. A.D. Leyden and Co. Invoices, 1869
4. A.D. Leyden and Co. Invoices, 1870
5. J.F. Lindley and Bro. Invoices, 1865-1868
6. John Lyon Invoices, 1869-1874 & Undated
7. Isaac Maienthal Invoices, 1870-1881 & Undated
8. J. Mann and Co. Invoices, 1872-1875
9. J. Mann and Co. Invoices, 1876-1878

Box 38. Griffin and McGrain

Folder  
1. J. Mann and Co. Invoices (is also J. Mann, and later Mann and Fawcett), 1879
2. J. Mann and Co. Invoices (is also J. Mann, and later Mann and Fawcett), 1880 & Undated
3. James H. Marshel Invoices, 1866
4. A.W. Marthens Invoices, 1869-1872
5. McClung and Brewer Invoices, 1865-1875 & Undated
6. McCord, Bradley and Co. Invoices, 1865-1866
7. McCord, Bradley and Co. Invoices, 1867-1868
8. McCord, Bradley and Co. Invoices, 1869-1871 & Undated
9. McCord, Boomer and Co. Invoices (was McCord, Bradley and Co.), 1873-1875
10. McCord, Boomer and Co. Invoices, 1876-1879

Box 39. Griffin and McGrain

Folder  
1. McFerran, Armstrong and Co. Invoices (becomes McFerran, Shallcross and Co.), 1872-1877
2. Michael McKiernan and Sons Invoices, 1870-1879 & Undated
3. W.H. McKnight Invoices, 1874-1876 & Undated
4. McMahan and Boomer Invoices, 1865-1872
5. B. Meyberg and Co. Invoices, 1868-1870
6. Alexander Miller Invoices, 1873-1877
7. John A. Molnhoff Invoices, 1868-1874
8. Moore, Bremaker and Co. Invoices, 1871-1873
9. Moore, Bremaker and Co. Invoices, 1874-1878
10. Musselman and Co. Invoices, 1867-1871
11. New Albany National Bank and Merchant National Bank Papers, 1867-1890
12. New Albany Woolen Mills Invoices, 1868-1871

Box 40. Griffin and McGrain

Folder  
1. New Albany Woolen Mills Invoices, 1872-1876 & Undated
2. D. O’Hare Invoices, 1873-1876
3. Otis and Co. Invoices (Becomes Baird Bros.), 1865-1866
4. Perin, Gaff and Co. Invoices, 1870-1875
5. Quast and Schulten Invoices, 1868-1875
6. Quast and Schulten Invoices, 1876-1879 & Undated
7. Reinken, Freking and Co. Invoices, 1876-1878
8. Serb, Kiel and Co. Invoices, 1867-1875
9. Joe Shaffer Invoices, 1870-1878
10. John Shillito and Co. Invoices, 1865-1869
11. John Shillito and Co. Invoices, 1870-1874
12. John Shillito and Co. Invoices, 1875-1876
13. John Shillito and Co. Invoices, 1877

Box 41. Griffin and McGrain

Folder  
1. John Shillito and Co. Invoices, 1878
2. John Shillito and Co. Invoices, 1879
3. John Shillito and Co. Invoices, 1880-1885 & Undated
4. Shipping and Railroad Receipts and Papers, 1864-1885 & Undated
5. J. and A. Simpkinson and Co. Invoices, 1868-1879 & Undated
6. Singer Manufacturing Company Invoices, 1872-1884 & Undated
7. Smith and Cambridge Invoices, 1865
8. Smith and Nixon Invoices, 1879-1880
9. Smith and Russell Invoices, 1870-1875

Box 42. Griffin and McGrain

Folder  
1. Smith and Russell Invoices, 1876-1879 & Undated
2. Stern and Bro. Invoices, 1874-1879
3. Tax Papers, 1865-1881
4. Tax Papers, 1882-1893 & Undated
5. Joseph T. Tompkins and Co. Invoices, 1869-1872
6. Joseph T. Tompkins and Co. Invoices, 1873-1874
7. Joseph T. Tompkins and Co. Invoices, 1875
8. Joseph T. Tompkins and Co. Invoices, 1876-1878 & Undated
9. W.C. Vance and Co. Invoices, 1866-1867

Box 43. Griffin and McGrain

Folder  
1. Webber, Bentley and Co. Invoices, 1867-1869
2. H.B. Webber and Co. Invoices, 1870
3. Geo. W. Wicks Invoices, 1856-1866 & Undated
4. Wilstach, Baldwin and Co. Invoices, 1867-1869
5. S.J. Wright and Son Correspondence, 1866-1877
6. A-C Company Invoices, 1865-1882
7. D-H Company Invoices, 1865-1879
8. J-M Company Invoices, 1865-1879
9. N-Z Company Invoices, 1865-1882
10. Miscellaneous Papers, 1861-1866

Box 44. Griffin and McGrain

Folder  
1. Miscellaneous Papers, 1867-1869
2. Miscellaneous Papers, 1870-1871
3. Miscellaneous Papers, 1872
4. Miscellaneous Papers, 1873-1875
5. Miscellaneous Papers, 1876-1879
6. Miscellaneous Papers, 1880-1882
7. Miscellaneous Papers, 1883-1890

Box 45.  Griffin and McGrain

Folder  
1. Miscellaneous Papers, Circa 1863-1890
2. Miscellaneous Papers, Circa 1863-1890
3. Personal Correspondence, 1865-1886
4. Personal Papers, 1863-1901
5. Notes on the Porter-Griffin Home, November 1975

Box 46.  Griffin and McGrain

Folder  
1. Merchants National Bank Account Book for Applegate and McGrain, 1865-1868
2. New Albany National Bank Account Book for Griffin and McGrain, 1868-1870
3. New Albany National Bank Account Book for Griffin and McGrain, 1872-1874
4. New Albany National Bank Account Book for Griffin and McGrain, 1874-1875
5. New Albany National Bank Account Book for Griffin and McGrain, 1875-1876
6. New Albany National Bank Account Book for Griffin and McGrain, 1877-1878
7. New Albany National Bank Account Book for Griffin and McGrain, 1878-1880
8. New Albany National Bank Account Book for Griffin and McGrain, 1880-1882
9. New Albany National Bank Account Book for Griffin and McGrain, 1884-1885
10. Account Book, Undated
11. Account Book, Undated
12. Account Book, Undated
13. Account Book, Undated
14. Applegate and Bro. Check Register, 1874
15. Griffin and McGrain Account Book, Undated
16. Griffin and McGrain Account Register, Undated
17. Hanauer, Kohn and Co. Price List, 1872
18. Leather Wallet with Notes, Undated
19. Ledger Book, Undated
20. Note Book, Undated
21. Note Book, Undated
22. Check Stubs, 1870
23. Notes and Bills Receivable for Griffin and McGrain, 1866-1871

Box 47.  Griffin and McGrain

1. Checks for and from Griffin and McGrain, 1875-1893 & Undated

OB 6, folder 14.

1839 Phrenology Chart

OBC94, Folder 1.

circa 1884-1895 Hand-drawn Farm Map from Helen Griffin (Porter)’s Farm Accounts

OBC94, Folder 2.

circa 1870-1890 4 Millinery Catalog Pages
1879 Order Form for J.H. Lee and Sons, 2p.
circa 1889 2 Large Ledger Pages

 

Volumes.  
427-1 Applegate Account Book, 1859-1861 and Paul Sieg Account Book, 1861-1867
427-2 Applegate Account Book, 1862-1863
427-3 Applegate Account Book, 1865
427-4 Applegate Cash Book, 1861-1866
427-5 Applegate Expense Book, 1881-1893
427-6 Bentley, George Account Book, 1854
427-7 Bentley, George Estate Book (also envelope of papers included with Estate Book), 1840-1850
427-8 Bentley, George Estate Book (also envelope of papers included with Estate Book), 1846-1851
427-9 Cove Spring Mills Account Book, 1849-1864
427-10 Fabrique, H.L. Bill Book, 1831-1845
427-11 Fabrique, H.L. and Co. Day Book (also envelope of papers included with Day Book), 1845-1850
427-12 Fabrique, H.L. and Rice Ledger Book, 1834-1845
427-13 Griffin, Maggie P. Personal Day Book, 1890-1894
427-14 Griffin, Maggie P. Personal Day Book, 1890-1910
427-15 Griffin, Maggie P. Personal Day Book, 1892-1893
427-16 Griffin and McGrain Account Book, 1860
427-17 Griffin and McGrain Account Book, 1865
427-18 Griffin and McGrain Account Book, 1865-1866
427-19 Griffin and McGrain Account Book, 1867-1868
427-20 Griffin and McGrain Account Book, 1868-1872
427-21 Griffin and McGrain Account Book, 1869-1870
427-22 Griffin and McGrain Account Book, 1869-1871
427-23 Griffin and McGrain Account Book, 1867-1872
427-24 Griffin and McGrain Account Book, 1872
427-25 Griffin and McGrain Account Book, 1872-1875
427-26 Griffin and McGrain Account Book, 1874-1876
427-27 Griffin and McGrain Account Book, 1875-1878
427-28 Griffin and McGrain Account Book, 1876-1879
427-29 Griffin and McGrain Account Book, 1879-1880
427-30 Griffin and McGrain Account Book, 1879-1886
427-31 Griffin and McGrain Account Book, 1881-1884
427-32 Griffin and McGrain Account Book, 1885
427-33 Griffin and McGrain Account Book, 1886-1887
427-34 Griffin and McGrain Account Book, 1887
427-35 Griffin and McGrain Account Book, Undated
427-36 Griffin and McGrain Accounts Payable and Personal Withdrawals, 1870-1874
427-37 Griffin and McGrain Asset Book, 1873
427-38 Griffin and McGrain Asset Book, 1879
427-39 Griffin and McGrain Asset Book, 1880
427-40 Griffin and McGrain Bills and Merchandise Account Book, 1887
427-41 Griffin and McGrain Bills Received and Paid Book, 1875-1884
427-42 Griffin and McGrain Bills Received and Paid Book, 1884-1887
427-43 Griffin and McGrain Boots and Shoes, Hats and Caps Invoice Book, 1888-1894
427-44 Griffin and McGrain Cash Book ,1868-1869
427-45 Griffin and McGrain Cash Book, 1869-1871
427-46 Griffin and McGrain Cash Book, 1872-1873
427-47 Griffin and McGrain Cash Book, 1873-1874
427-48 Griffin and McGrain Cash Book, 1873-1878
427-49 Griffin and McGrain Cash Book, 1874-1875
427-50 Griffin and McGrain Cash Book, 1875-1876
427-51 Griffin and McGrain Cash Book, 1876-1878
427-52 Griffin and McGrain Cash Book, 1879-1880
427-53 Griffin and McGrain Cash Book, 1881-1884
427-54 Griffin and McGrain Cash Book, 1844-1887
427-55 Griffin and McGrain Cyclone Disbursements, March 23, 1917
427-56 Griffin and McGrain Day Book, 1866
427-57 Griffin and McGrain Day Book, 1866-1867
427-58 Griffin and McGrain Day Book, 1867
427-59 Griffin and McGrain Day Book, 1869
427-60 Griffin and McGrain Day Book, 1867-1870
427-61 Griffin and McGrain Day Book, 1870
427-62 Griffin and McGrain Day Book, 1870-1871
427-63 Griffin and McGrain Day Book, 1872-1873
427-64 Griffin and McGrain Day Book, 1873-1874
427-65 Griffin and McGrain Day Book, 1874-1875
427-66 Griffin and McGrain Day Book, 1875-1876
427-67 Griffin and McGrain Day Book, 1877-1878
427-68 Griffin and McGrain Day Book, 1878-1879
427-69 Griffin and McGrain Day Book, 1878-1880
427-70 Griffin and McGrain Day Book, 1880-1882
427-71 Griffin and McGrain Day Book, 1882-1883
427-72 Griffin and McGrain Day Book, 1883-1884
427-73 Griffin and McGrain Day Book, 1884-1886
427-74 Griffin and McGrain Day Book, 1886-1887
427-75 Griffin and McGrain General Store Day Book, 1858-1859
427-76 Griffin and McGrain Insurance Book, 1867-1868
427-77 Griffin and McGrain Invoice Book, 1870-1872
427-78 Griffin and McGrain Invoice Book, 1873-1877
427-79 Griffin and McGrain Ledger Index, 1881-1887
427-80 Griffin and McGrain Merchandise Accounts,1876-1881 and Bills Paid, 1876-1885
427-81 Griffin and McGrain Merchandise Book, 1873-1876
427-82 Griffin and McGrain Mill Book, 1864
427-83 Griffin and McGrain Payroll Ledger, 1886-1887
427-84 Griffin and McGrain Personal Account Book, 1873-1875
427-85 Griffin and McGrain Receipt Book, 1869-1873
427-86 Griffin, Patrick Account Book, 1881-1887
427-87 Griffin, Patrick Farm Account Book, 1881-1887
427-88 Griffin, Patrick Guardian Estate Book, 1881-1886
427-89 Harrison Circuit Court Docket, 1915 and Relic Social Corydon, Indiana Centennial, 1916
427-90 Harrison County Agricultural Society Ledger Book, 1860-1863
427-91 Heth, R.H. and Bros. Account Book, 1857-1858
427-92 Hethon and Applegate Day Book, 1858
427-93 Hethon and Applegate Merchant Account Book, 1860
427-94 Hethon and Applegate Account Book, 1860
427-95 Hethon and Applegate Day Book, 1857
427-96 Hethon and Applegate Day Book, 1857-1858
427-97 Hethon, Corydon Merchant Day Book, 1859-1860
427-98 Hethon and Son Merchants Account Book, 1856-1857
427-99 Hicks, Frank Account Book ,Undated
427-100 Jones, John Ledger Book, 1827-1836
427-101 Keller and Brown Account Book, 1869-1872
427-102 Keller and Brown Day Book, 1874-1878
427-103 Key, Crassy D. Personal Account Book, 1836-1838
427-104 McGrain and P. Sieg Account Book, 1855-1857
427-105 McGrain, Thomas Sr. Account Book, 1844-1845 and Griffin and McGrain Account Book, 1867-1868
427-106 McGrain, Thomas Sr. Day Book, 1843-1845 & 1878-1883
427-107 McMahon, John Account Book, 1853-1854
427-108 Ryan, Thomas J. Account Book, 1857-1859
427-109 Ryan, Thomas J. General Store Ledger, 1859-1862
427-110 Ryan, Thomas J. Merchant Day Book, 1859-1862
427-111 Sieg, Paul Account Book, 1857
427-112 Sieg, Paul Account Book, 1858
427-113 Sieg, Paul Account Book, 1859
427-114 Sieg, Paul Account Book, 1860
427-115 Sieg, Paul Ledger Book, 1856-1857
427-116 Smith, R.P. Account Book, 1839-1846
427-117 Trotter, John Account Book, 1852-1861
427-118 Wright, Griffin and McGrain Farm Ledger, 1884-1889

Collection Information:

Size of Collection:

46  manuscript boxes, 1 clamshell box, 3 oversized folders, 118 volumes

Collection Dates:

1813-1979

Provenance:

Frederick P. Griffin

Access: This collection is open for research.

Restrictions:

None

Reproduction Rights:

Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library.  Possession of a reproduction from an Indiana State Library collection does not constitute permission for use.

Language Materials are in English, except for denoted correspondence in German

Alternate Formats:

 

Related Holdings:

V332, Maurice Griffin and Company records
I 977.201 H318g, Harrison County’s Earliest Years by Frederick P. Griffin.

Notes:

 


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