Jane Porter (1776-1850) wrote two historical romances,
Thaddeus of Warsaw (1803) and
The Scottish Chiefs (1810) as well as plays and novels. The collection consists of diaries, correspondence, receipts, account books, personal
notes, memos, ephemera, a landscape painting by Sir Robert Ker Porter, and a copy by Jane Porter of a manuscript by General
Sir Richard Church.
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.
1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
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