Porter, Jane

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Epithet: sister of Sir R Ker Porter, novelist

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Porter was born in 1776; travelled with her widowed mother from Durham, England to Edinburgh, and was educated there; Sir Walter Scott became a friend of the family, and Jane wrote two historical romances, Thaddeus of Warsaw (1803) and The Scottish Chiefs (1810); wrote plays which were less successful; other novels include Duke Christian of Luneburg (1824) and The Pastor's Fire-Side (1832); she died in 1850.

From the guide to the Jane Porter Papers, 1820-1859, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.)

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referencedIn ORIGINAL LETTERS of sovereigns and noblemen, actors, artists, and authors; arranged in each class, according to the nationalities of the writers, under the beads of England, Flanders, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and th..., 16th century-19th century British Library
referencedIn Vol. CCCXL (ff. 347). 1-16 Dec. 1842.includes:ff. 1-15 William Thomas Le-Poer Trench, 3rd Earl of Clancarty: Correspondence with Sir R. Peel: 1842-1843.ff. 1-15, 48-71 Education: Papers rel. to proposals for Ireland: 1811-1845.: Partly printed.ff... British Library
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creatorOf DIARIES OF SHARON TURNER, historian; 1828-1837. Autograph extracts, 1838. Preceded (ff. 1-14b) by similar material for 1826-1827, apparently completed aft. 1834 (f. 14b), and followed by copies and extracts from letters to Turner from his wife, M–, 3..., 1826-1838 British Library
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referencedIn Vol. CCII (ff. 354). Oct. 1842-April 1843.includes:ff. 1, 253, 255 Sir Gore Ouseley, 1st Baronet: Correspondence with Lord Aberdeen: 1811-1844.ff. 3, 5 General Francis Rawdon Chesney: Correspondence with Lord Aberdeen: 1842-1843.f. 6 Commodore ... British Library
referencedIn ORIGINAL, letters of literary men, actors, etc., addressed principally to Frederic Reynolds, the play-writer, and various members of his family; 1759-1839, viz. :-[George James Welbore Agar-Ellis, 1st Baron] Dover; Roehampton, 10 Oct. 1832. With seal..., 1759-1839 British Library
referencedIn Vol. CCCXXX (ff. 374). 8-21 June 1842.includes:f. 1 Sir Francis Hastings Charles Doyle, 2nd Baronet; poet: Correspondence with Sir R. Peel: 1842, 1846.f. 3 Samuel Astley Dunham, LLD; historian: Letter to Sir R. Peel: 1842.ff. 5, 135-138 Edward ... British Library
referencedIn ALBUM OF MARTHA S. BROWNE: commenced in 1828 and maintained by her until at least 1837, with subsequent entries probably collected by others; 1738-1908, n.d. Many entries are by or relate to Mary Ann Browne, Martha Browne's sister, who published seve..., 1738-1908 British Library
referencedIn Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874. Correspondence, 1829-1874 Houghton Library
creatorOf Jane Porter Papers, 1820-1859 University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
referencedIn Vol. CCCLXII (ff. 360). 1-18 Apr. 1844.includes:f. 1 Lieutenant-General Sir George Murray, KCB; General 1841; Master-General of the Ordnance: Correspondence with Sir R. Peel: 1824-1846.f. 3 Lieutenant-Colonel Ralph Carr Alderson, RE: Letter to Si... British Library
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referencedIn Vol. V. (ff. 384). 1836-1838.includes:ff. 1, 170 Thomas Frognall Dibdin, DD; bibliographer: Correspondence with Sir F. Madden: 1829-1837.ff. 3, 106 John Gough Nichols, printer and antiquary: Correspondence with Sir F. Madden: 1830-1870.f. 4 Rob..., 1836-1838 British Library
referencedIn Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882. Letters to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1761-1904 (bulk 1820-1888) Houghton Library
referencedIn MISCELLANEOUS original letters, many of which relate to literary and scientific matters, with a few papers, etc.; 1690-1873. The names of all the writers are given in the index. Included are:-Sir Robert Southwell [Secretary of State for Ireland] to ..., 1690-1873 British Library
referencedIn Porter, Jane, 1776-1850. Letter to Mrs. Whitelocke, 1819 Apr. 23. Houghton Library
creatorOf MCCRIMMON COLLECTION. Vol. VI (ff. x+169). Letters numbered 1680-1759; 1808-1871, n.d. Decorated title page, '1910 Autographs Volume XI'. Several pages are missing. Attached is a list of the letters made by Mrs. McCrimmon. Contemporary foliation 1-77..., 1808-1871 British Library
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creatorOf KER PORTER JOURNALS: journals and note-books of Sir Robert Ker Porter (d.1842) concerning his travels in Russia, the Caucasus, Persia and Mesopotamia; 1817-1820. Autograph. Used in the preparation of Porter's account of this journey, published under ..., 1817-1820 British Library
referencedIn Myron Bement Smith collection, circa 1910-1970 Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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referencedIn Vol. CCCCXII (ff. 435). 16-31 May 1846.includes:ff. 1-4, 282 Bernard Barton, poet: Correspondence with Sir R. Peel: 1845-1848.f. 6 Sir Edwin Chadwick, sanitary reformer: Correspondence with Sir R. Peel: 1841-1846.f. 8 A-Crosbie, 'Times ' compo... British Library
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associatedWith Hawkins, Frederick William, 1849-1900 person
correspondedWith Jerdan, William, 1782-1869 person
correspondedWith Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882 person
associatedWith Porter, Jane, 1776-1850. person
correspondedWith Smith, Myron Bement, 1897-1970 person
correspondedWith Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874 person
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