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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 family
Transcripts of MSS held at Abbotsford
Transcripts of Abbotsford-related Walter Scott correspondence
History of Abbotsford House and Estate compiled by Corson
Shelf index to Abbotsford Library
Sheaf index of chapbooks held in Abbotsford Library
Sheaf index of manuscripts held in Abbotsford Library
Notebooks on Abbotsford Library acquisitions and shelf occupancy
Miscellaneous Abbotsford-related notebooks


  • 1950s-1980s



2 linear metres : 6 boxes, 9 binders, 8 notebooks

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

Centre for Research Collections
University of Edinburgh Main Library
George Square
Edinburgh EH8 9LJ Scotland
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