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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 up my neglected meerschaum were it but to have the pleasure of answering all enquiries about my handsome bag saying "a partial young friend did me the honour" and "a young lady who adorns whatever she touches took the following trouble"'. Scott assures Eliza 'Depend upon it I shall remember the burthen of the old song And think of you when I take Tobacco'. 'Eliza' is Elizabeth Anne Scott (later Wyndham), 1803-1873, the third daughter of Hugh Hepburne-Scott of Harden, Lord Polwarth. They were distant cousins of Sir Walter.


  • Creation: 22 November 1827


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1 letter

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased in December 2017. Accession no SC-Acc-2017-0239.

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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