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Scott, Sir Walter, 1771-1832 (novelist and poet)



  • Existence: 1771-1832

Found in 89 Collections and/or Records:

2 letters from H J C Grierson to Dear Sir

Identifier: Coll-1556
Scope and Contents The letters are: 1 x ts dated 23 October 1944, written 12 Regent Terrace, Edinburgh, and addressed to 'Dear Sir'. Grierson suggests that 'you will look at that interesting book' entitled 'Sir Walter Scott's Friends' by Florence MacCunn (1909). In it 'you will find that it was Mrs Ann Murray Keith [...] who declared that she recognised stories she had told Scott'. 1 x ms dated 30 October 1944,...
Dates: 1944

3. Peebles, Selkirk, Roxburgh, Berwick, circa 1850 (spine-dated 1849)

Identifier: Coll-10/3
Scope and Contents The third volume of Adam White’s set of eight scrapbook albums covers the historical Scottish Border counties of Peeblesshire, Selkirkshire, Roxburghshire and Berwickshire.As with the other albums, the arrangement is broadly by locality. Topographical and architectural views – from the eighteenth-century antiquarians Grose, de Cardonell and Archibald Rutherford onwards – are accompanied by other material including newspaper and magazine cuttings and portrait illustrations of, and...
Dates: circa 1850 (spine-dated 1849)

Abbotsford Library papers, 1950s-1980s

Identifier: Coll-1022/JC/AL
Scope and Contents This series includes material relating to James Clarkson Corson's work as Honorary Librarian of Abbotsford House from 1953 to 1988. It includes: Correspondence addressed to Corson in his capacity as Honorary Librarian of Abbotsford, primarily from the Maxwell-Scott familyTranscripts of MSS held at AbbotsfordTranscripts of Abbotsford-related Walter Scott correspondenceHistory of Abbotsford House and Estate...
Dates: 1950s-1980s

Album of sketches by Sir James Skene of Rubislaw

Identifier: Coll-2019
Content Description This is an album of sketches by Sir James Skene of Rubislaw (1775-1864), comprising approximately 420 sketches. A talented amateur artist, James Skene of Rubislaw was a close friend of Sir Walter Scott who accompanied him on riding excursions to localities that Scott planned to feature in his novels and poems. There, at Scott’s suggestion, Skene made sketches of landscapes and buildings that Scott then used as an inspiration and aide-memoire for his own work. Many of the sketches in this album...
Dates: c 1804-c 1830

Autograph letter from Walter Scott to an unnamed correspondent, 1823

 Item — Box: CLX-A-393
Identifier: Coll-1147/17-0177
Scope and Contents Autograph letter from Walter Scott to an unnamed correspondent, with the signature removed. Also includes a small black-and-white photocopy of a portrait of Walter Scott.
Dates: 1823

Autograph letter signed by Walter Scott about rights to novel in dispute with Constable's trustees, 27 December 1827

 Item — Box: CLX-A-393
Identifier: Coll-1147/17-0235
Scope and Contents Autograph Letter signed by Walter Scott to John Gibson, dated 27 December 1827. Gibson was Scott's lawyer who handled all of the writer's dealing with his trustees after the financial crash of 1825/26. Transcript: " My Dear Sir, I conclude you have a copy of the enclosed but send you the original as it seems to settle our claim to one class of the novels if the Bonds are not paid See page 4. All the good wishes of the season to you and yours I am always yours Walter Scott" Also includes an...
Dates: 27 December 1827

Autograph letter signed by Walter Scott to his friend James Ballantyne, 1823

 Item — Box: CLX-A-393
Identifier: Coll-1147/17-0178
Scope and Contents Autograph letter signed in full to Walter Scott's friend James Ballantyne, on the subject of world affairs. Also includes an engraving entitled 'The Author of Waverley', depicting Walter Scott and his dog.
Dates: 1823

Autograph letter signed by Walter Scott to R. Rushworth, 24 February 1826

 Item — Box: CLX-A-393
Identifier: Coll-1147/17-0171
Scope and Contents One autograph letter signed by Walter Scott to R. Rushworth, with the original wax seal. Transcription: " I am honoured with the proposal to inscribe to ... uour picturesque scenery of Scotland to which I can have only one objection that I have not the privilege of being likely to benefit the book as it is the natural acknowledgement of such a favour. I live strictly retired and am obliged to see few people and thus am entirely out of the circle where literary undertakings are spoken of... . In...
Dates: 24 February 1826

Autograph letter signed from Sir Walter Scott to an unnamed correspondent (possibly William Scrope), 1825

 Item — Box: CLX-A-393
Identifier: Coll-1147/18-0095
Scope and Contents Autograph letter signed from Walter Scott to an unnamed correspondent asking him to "accept Lady Scott's best thanks and mine for the ... haunch of venison which will enable me ... God willing to show Lord Gifford the Vice Chancellor and my excellent friend the Lord Chief Baron ... our miraculous produce. Lady Scott desires me to say how very sensible she is of your kind attendance, which enables her to face ... Beings of such distinction who, being eminent judges of everything else be must...
Dates: 1825

Autograph letter signed from Walter Scott to an unnamed correspondent, c 1800-1830?

 Item — Box: CLX-A-393
Identifier: Coll-1147/20-0042
Scope and Contents Autograph Letter Signed by Walter Scott to an unnamed correspondent saying that he "is a good deal alarmed by Anne threatening to come to town. I think you can favour me with an answer to Clarkson whose letter I delivered when I came to town. I would prevent her coming even yet by going early off tomorrow morning ... ", 1 side 4to., Atholl Crescent, Edinburgh, no date."Anne" refers here to Scott's unmarried daughter Anne Scott (1803-1833) who lived with him at Abbotsford until his death....
Dates: c 1800-1830?