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James R. and Elise Porta Ogden Papers.

Identifier: MSC 0107

Scope and Contents

Family papers of James Robinson Ogden (1837-1891) and his wife Elise Porta Ogden (1846-1930). The Porta family was one of the French Swiss families in Knoxville. Several documents are written in French; most have translations. Documents date from 1845-1946. Includes documents re: baptisms of Francois E.T. Porta and Elise L. Porta; biographical sketch of Francois Louis Porta (1815-1846); original pencil sketch portrait of Francois Louis Porta; James R. Ogden’s recollections of his boyhood in England; material on the deaths of James R. Ogden in 1891 and Elise Porta Ogden in 1930; will of Elise Porta Ogden; “Where Do We Grow From Here: A History of My Ancestors and Descendants” by Frances Ogden McGlocklin.


  • 1845-1946

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James R. and Elise Porta Ogden Papers.
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Repository Details

Part of the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection Repository

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Knoxville Tennessee 37902 United States