Contents and Arrangement

Letter to Rev. William Lindsay, 6 May 1839

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Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of selected material by and about the two Porter sisters. Jane Porter's correspondence consists of one letter to "Dr. Brown," a letter to Anthony Cardon regarding publishing drawings, a letter to "Mr. Churchill," a letter to "Mr. Haines," a letter to Rev. W. Homes, a letter to Shirley Park, the Marquess of Cholmontley, and a letter to Rev. William Lindsay. Included is a holograph "Memorandum of Agreement" between Jane Porter and Richard Bentley, bookseller and publisher, dated 26 June 1844, with the names of the novels that he will publish for her. In addition, there are two short biographical sketches of Jane, one of which includes a steel engraving and an original watercolor painting signed "L. F." There are also other lithograph and steel engravings (several are drawn by G. Harlowe and engraved by J. Thomson), a newspaper clipping of her obituary, and other clippings from THE ART-JOURNAL dating from 1850.

Anna Maria Porter's correspondence consists of 22 autograph letters sent to Mrs. Wilhelmina Hole, dated 1809-1830 and bound together in boards, covered in tan paper. Additional material includes a letter addressed to "My Dear Madame," a clipping of her obituary, and a lithograph portrait engraving (1846).

Collection History


AM 19692

Custodial History:

The collection was formed as a result of a Departmental practice of combining into one collection material of various accessions relating to a particular person, family, or subject.

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

Letter to Rev. William Lindsay; Jane Porter and Anna Maria Porter Collection, C1174, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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