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MS Eng 1256

Porter, Robert Ker, Sir, 1777-1842. Robert Ker Porter papers, 1805-1849: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Eng 1256
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Porter, Robert Ker, Sir, 1777-1842.
Title: Robert Ker Porter papers,
Date(s): 1805-1849.
Quantity: 1 collection (1.5 linear feet (3 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Primarily letters of English painter and traveler Sir Robert Ker Porter to his mother and his sister, the novelist Jane Porter.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

66M-22. Purchased with the Kilgour discretionary fund; received: 1966 September 8.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Robert Ker Porter Papers, 1805-1849 (MS Eng 1256). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Sir Robert Ker Porter was an English painter and traveler.


Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, mostly letters by Porter in St. Petersburg, Russia, to his mother, Jane Blenkinsop Porter, 1745-1831, and to his sister, novelist Jane Porter (1776-1850). Also journals, 1805-1808, kept by Porter in Russia, and a notebook with sketches, accounts and notes taken during a trip to Russia and Sweden.

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