Fonds MS59 - Theodore Porter Papers

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Theodore Porter Papers

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  • 1837 - 1881 (Creation)
    Porter, Theodore Harding

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Theodore Harding Porter was born in 1837, Nova Scotia, died in 1881, son of Rev Theodore H. Porter and Lydia Rand. He married Elizabeth "Lizzie" Jane Estabrooks (born 1838) on 27 May 1862, Gagetown, New Brunswick, daughter of Stephen P. and Elizabeth Estabrooks. They had eight children: Maggie B. (born 1864), Francis Wayland (born 15 Oct 1865, Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia), Theodore Harding (22 March 1867-1886), and Arthur C. (born 1869), Harry A. (born 1872), Grace R. (born 1874), Emma E. (born 1877) and Fred (born 1880). Theodore was the Pastor of the Baptist Church in Fredericton for eight years starting in 1870.

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This series consists of eleven items which relate to the Baptist minister, Theodore Porter. They include several letters of the Porter family as well as part of a diary kept by Theodore. The items date between 1860 and c. 1880.

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Provincial Archives of New Brunswick

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MC300 York-Sunbury Historical Society Collection

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