Matthew Ancketill Collection

Scope and Content

Unpublished biography entitled 'Strange Destiny: The Rediscovery of Sir Robert Ker Porter' by Matthew Ancketill. Sir Robert Ker Porter (1777-1842) was an artist, traveller and diplomat in Russia and Persia.

Administrative / Biographical History

Matthew Ancketill

Married Anne Ancketill, one son. Died before 1983. No further details known.

Access Information


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Acquisition Information

Received from Anne Ancketill (widow) Nov 1983

Archivist's Note

Fonds level description created by Clare Brown 10 Jun 1998 and revised by Debbie Usher 5 Aug 2004

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright with son. 'Any researchers making use of and quoting from the typescript shall acknowledge their source and Mr Matthew Ancketill's authorship.'

Custodial History

In the possession of the Ancketill family

Location of Originals

Original TS with family

Personal Names

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