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Finding Aid for the Jane Porter Papers, 1820-1859
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Jane Porter Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1820-1859
    Collection number: 715
    Creator: Porter, Jane, 1776-1850
    Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: 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.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Winifred A. Myers purchase, 1961.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Jane Porter Papers (Collection 715). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    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.

    Scope and Content

    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. Correspondents include Edward Turner Bennett, Anna Maria Hall, Sir Robert Ker Porter, and Sir Robert Peel. Diaries cover portions of 1832, 1840, and 1842 and record her meetings with prominent people, and her stays in Caracas, Venezuela and St. Petersburg, Russia with her brother, Sir Robert Ker Porter.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Porter, Jane,--1776-1850--Archives.
    Women authors, English--19th century--Archival resources.
    Diaries.