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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:

[Sir Walter Scott, signature], c.1810

Identifier: Coll-10/3/60
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[Sir Walter Scott, signature]. Pen and ink. c.1810. Scott, Walter, 1771-1832, Author.

Note: Pencil annotation: 'Sir Walter Scott's official signature about 1810 according to Mr David Laing'.

Dates: c.1810

Sir Walter Scott's signature on protest of W. Ettle, Court of Session, 7 July 1817

 Item — Box CLX-A-104
Identifier: Coll-1147/94-39
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Sir Walter Scott's signature on protest of W. Ettle, Court of Session

Dates: 7 July 1817

[Sir Walter when very young], 1839

Identifier: Coll-10/3/43(ii)
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[Sir Walter when very young]. Stipple engraving. 1839. Horsburgh, J. (John), 1791-1869, Engraver; Cadell, Robert, 1788-1849, Publisher.

Published in: Lockhart, Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott , 2nd edn (1839), vol. I.

Note: Below plate: 'Engraved by J. Horsburgh from the Original Miniature'. Pencil annotation: 'Sir Walter when very young'.

Dates: 1839

Sketchbooks containing drawings and notes by John Williamson for the illustration of works by Sir Walter Scott

Identifier: Coll-1301
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One of the two sketchbooks is titled on the front board, 'Sketches made at Edinburgh, Melrose and Craigmillar, etc, for drawings illustrating Sir Walters Scott's novels The Monastery and The Abbot'. There are several loose leaves and fragments in the second sketchbook.

The sketchbooks contain drawings in pencil and ink and some are coloured or washed. There are notes from lectures in the history of art.

Dates: 1888-1892

Some account of the life and works of Sir Walter Scott, Bart, 6 October 1832

Identifier: Coll-10/3/66
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Some account of the life and works of Sir Walter Scott, Bart. Letterpress. 6 October 1832. Cunningham, Allan, 1784-1842, Author; Athenaeum, Publisher.

Published in: The Athenaeum, No. 258.

Note: 16 pp. [641 - 656] on 8 sheets, 3 of which are advertisements.

Dates: 6 October 1832

Some Reflections on the Modern Novel, c1939-c1949

Identifier: BAI 1/13/15
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Paper examining the modern novel, looking at authors such as Charles Dickens, Sir Walter Scott, Virginia Woolf and DH Lawrence.

Dates: c1939-c1949

Song titled "Stanzas on visiting Rokeby", 1810-1857

Identifier: Coll-1839/7/pp.59-60
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Song titled "Stanzas on visiting Rokeby." Referring to Rokeby Park, a country house in Teesdale. Sir Walter Scott is referenced in the verses, as "the bardie spirit" presumably because his 1813 narrative poem Rokeby was also set at there.

Dates: 1810-1857

Story about Sir Walter Scott, 29 August 1883

Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/86
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Story about Sir Walter Scott that he stood at Cregan [Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire] facing Shian and said he would build a house there, with the wood on one hand, Shian on the other and facing the sea.

Dates: 29 August 1883

Story entitled 'La-fheil bride' about Mrs Major MacLeod, c1875

Identifier: Coll-97/CW112/48
Scope and Contents Story entitled 'La-fheil bride' [Latha Fheille Bhrìde or St Bridget's Day] telling how on hearing that it was St Bridget's Day, Mrs Major MacLeod, the daughter of Flora MacDonald, 'started up got a stocking put something in it probably a piece of peat and proceded to pound it down with a mallet' repeating a rhyme beginning 'La-fheil-Bride thig niean Imhir as an toll'. This was a custom believed to stop snakes from stinging the person who did this for the whole year. St Bridget's Day was when...
Dates: c1875
pp. 8-9
pp. 8-9

Symbolae Scoticae

Identifier: Coll-10
Scope and Contents The Symbolae Scoticae [= ‘Scottish contributions’] is a set of eight purpose-bound scrapbooks containing more than 2000 items relating to Scottish history, geography and culture.The bulk of this material consists of 18th and early 19th century prints illustrating Scottish topography and antiquities; but the collection also includes original historical documents, printed maps, portrait engravings, newspaper and magazine clippings, two calotypes,...
Dates: circa 1850 (spine-dated 1849)