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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 illustration of Walter Scott himself.


  • Creation: 27 December 1827


Conditions Governing Access

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1 folder

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased in November 2017. Accession no SC-Acc-2017-0235.

Processing Information

Catalogued by Aline Brodin in February 2018.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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