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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:

  1. Correspondence addressed to Corson in his capacity as Honorary Librarian of Abbotsford, primarily from the Maxwell-Scott family
  2. Transcripts of MSS held at Abbotsford;
  3. Transcripts of Abbotsford-related Walter Scott correspondence;
  4. History of Abbotsford House and Estate compiled by Corson;
  5. Shelf index to Abbotsford Library;
  6. Sheaf index of chapbooks held in Abbotsford Library;
  7. Sheaf index of manuscripts held in Abbotsford Library;
  8. Notebooks on Abbotsford Library acquisitions and shelf occupancy;
  9. Miscellaneous Abbotsford-related notebooks.


  • Creation: 1950s-1980s



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

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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