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Jane Porter (1776–1850)

Porter, Jane. An English novelist; born at Durham, 1776; died at Bristol, May 24, 1850. Among her stories, some of which still enjoy a wide popularity, are: ‘Thaddeus of Warsaw’ (1803); ‘The Scottish Chiefs’ (1810); ‘The Pastor’s Fireside’ (1815); ‘Duke Christian of Lüneburg’ (1824); ‘Coming Out’ (1828); ‘The Field of Forty Footsteps’ (1828). In collaboration with her sister, she wrote: ‘Tales round a Winter Hearth’ (1826). She was long credited with the authorship of ‘Sir Edward Seward’s Diary’ (1831); but it was written by her elder brother, Dr. Wm. Ogilvie Porter.