Home  »  library  »  BIOS  »  Robert Ker Porter (1777–1842)

C.D. Warner, et al., comp.
The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Robert Ker Porter (1777–1842)

Porter, Sir Robert Ker. An English traveler, brother of Jane and Anna Maria; born at Durham, 1777; died at St. Petersburg, May 4, 1842. He traveled extensively in Europe, Asia, and South America; and wrote: ‘Traveling Sketches in Russia and Sweden’ (1808); ‘Letters from Portugal and Spain’ (1809); ‘Narrative of the Late Campaign in Russia’ (1813); ‘Travels in Georgia, Persia, Armenia, Ancient Babylonia, etc., during the Years 1817–20’ (1821–22).