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



  • Existence: 1771-1832

For a complete biography of Sir Walter Scott, please see The Walter Scott Digital Archive.
Barnaby, Paul, The Walter Scott Digital Archive (Last updated: 25/06/2019) <> [Accessed on 25 September 2023]

Found in 179 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: Other: circa 1850 (spine-dated 1849)

A sermon by Sir Walter Scott on Matthew V.17 (MS and printed version), nd

 Item — Box: CLX-A-289
Identifier: Coll-1147/00-13
Scope and Contents A sermon by Sir Walter Scott on Matthew V.17 (MS and printed version)
Dates: nd

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

Abbotsford (Roxburghshire), 1838

Identifier: Coll-10/3/37(ii)
Scope and Contents

Abbotsford (Roxburghshire). Line engraving. 1838. Allom, Thomas, 1804-1872, Artist; Prior, Thomas Abiel, 1809-1886, Engraver; Virtue, George, 1793?-1868, Publisher.

Published in: W. Beattie, Scotland Illustrated in a Series of Views (1838), vol. I.

Dates: 1838

Advocates, 1811

Identifier: Coll-10/1/75
Scope and Contents Advocates. Etching. 1811. Kay, John, 1742-1826, Artist, Etcher.Published in: Edinburgh Portraits (1837), CCCXXVI.Note: Full title: 'Advocates (Twelve advocates who plead without wigs)'; 'The names of the men in the image are as follows from top to bottom, left to right: Adam Gillies, Alexander Irving, James Millar, Sir Walter Scott, Robert Corbet, George Joseph Bell, William Rose Robinson, John Wright, John Graham Dalyell, Francis Jeffrey, John Jardine, and John Cunninghame'...
Dates: 1811

Album of sketches by James Skene of Rubislaw

Identifier: Coll-2019
Content Description This is an album of sketches by 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 can...
Dates: c 1804-c 1830

Autograph formal letter from Walter Scott to an unidentified correspondent, c 1814

 Item — Box: CLX-A-393
Identifier: Coll-1147/23-0081
Scope and Contents This is an autograph formal letter in the third eprson from Walter Scott to an illegible correspondent, possibly Mr Hurst. Abbotsford, undated, Sunday evening, ca 1814.The letter is sending "a small volume of rare tracts which must be taken great care of, the first to be copied is of "the present Miserable State of Ireland". The introduction is on paper aparte as laid in at the place. Mr Scott's servant returns to Abbotsford on Wednesday & will bring...
Dates: c 1814

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