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



  • Existence: 1771-1832

Found in 82 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,...

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...

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.

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...

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.

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...

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...

Autograph letter signed, from Walter Scott to Elizabeth Anne Scott, 22 November 1827

 Item — Box: CLX-A-393
Identifier: Coll-1147/17-0239
Scope and Contents Autograph letter to 'My Dear Eliza', from Edinburgh, 22 November 1827, signed 'your faithful & obliged friend Walter Scott'. 17 lines on first page only of folded 4to leaf, with integral address leaf. Not listed in the Millgate Union Catalogue of Walter Scott Correspondence. A brief playful letter to Eliza Scott, in which Walter acknowledges receipt of an 'elegant pouch' and owns to feeling 'a little flattered by the distinction it confers'. He tells his correspondent 'I must certainly fill...

Bound volume containing bookplate designs (ex David Laing)

Identifier: Coll-1961
Scope and Contents Book containing twenty-one original designs for bookplates, dating from 1665 to the beginning of the 20th century, of which sixteen came from the collection of David Laing. Also contains the bookplates of the two owners of the book in the late 19th and early 20th century, Euphemia Davidson and William H. Booth. Bookplate of Euphemia Davidson, who owned the book before it was sold in 1899: 'Ex-Libris Euphemia...

Correspondence, 1930s-1980s

Identifier: Coll-1022/JC/JCC
Scope and Contents Consists of letters sent to James Clarkson Corson by fellow scholars, publishers, and members of the public with an interest in Scott. Some of the correspondence is addressed to Corson in his capacity as Honorary Librarian of Abbotsford, but is filed along with his other correspondence. In most cases, there are also typed copies of Corson's replies.