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Robert F. Portner letter

Identifier: MS-0063
This collection consists of a letter fragment from Robert F. Portner to "Eddie," written from VMI on October 20, 1892. The letter discusses an experiment using telephone receiver. The first part of letter is in German.


  • 1892 October 20


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Biographical / Historical

Robert Francis Portner was born in 1874 in Alexandria, Virginia. Attended VMI, Class of 1895, but was a non-graduate. He died in 1900 in Washington, DC.

Physical Location

Manuscripts Stacks

Repository Details

Part of the Virginia Military Institute Archives Repository

VMI Archives
Preston Library
Lexington VA 24450