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Autograph letter signed from Walter Scott to an unnamed correspondent, c 1800-1830?

 Item — Box: CLX-A-393
Identifier: Coll-1147/20-0042

Scope and Contents

Autograph Letter Signed by Walter Scott to an unnamed correspondent saying that he "is a good deal alarmed by Anne threatening to come to town. I think you can favour me with an answer to Clarkson whose letter I delivered when I came to town. I would prevent her coming even yet by going early off tomorrow morning ... ", 1 side 4to., Atholl Crescent, Edinburgh, no date.

"Anne" refers here to Scott's unmarried daughter Anne Scott (1803-1833) who lived with him at Abbotsford until his death. "Clarkson" likely refers to James Burnet Clarkson, a physician who personally attended Scott, which could mean that the letter concerns an illness that Scott is hiding from his daughter.


  • Creation: c 1800-1830?


Language of Materials


Physical Description

1 side 4to.

Conditions Governing Access

Open. Please contact the repository in advance.


1 letter

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased in June 2019. Accession no. SC-Acc-2020-0042.

Physical Description

1 side 4to.

Processing Information

Catalogued by Aline Brodin in August 2020.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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