Lament for the Auld house of Spottiswoode, by Alicia Spottiswoode
Scope and Contents
The manuscript has been folded and sealed for delivery and bears the address, John Spottiswood Esquire, Spottiswood, Lauder.
- Spottiswoode, Alicia Ann, Lady, 1810-1900 (songwriter, composer, wife of Lord John Douglas Scott) (Person)
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Biographical / Historical
Alicia's family home, Spottiswoode House, underwent major rebuilding in 1832-34, and in her poem or song The Lament of the Auld House of Spottiswood, the house humourously chides the laird for desecrating his family's childhood memories.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Manuscript poem, Lament of of the Auld House of Spottiswoode, c. 1833