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Letters of, and other papers relating to, Sir Walter Scott

Identifier: Coll-1147

Scope and Contents

This is an artificial collection containing letters and papers relating to Sir Walter Scott, acquired by the University as individual items and thus too small to constitute a collection on their own. See the description of each item for more details.


  • Creation: 19th century

Conditions Governing Access

Open. Please contact the repository in advance.


75+ items


Generally arranged by date of receipt.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The items in this collection have been either donated to, or purchased by the University. More detailed information on the immediate source of acquisition can be found in each item's description.

Related Materials

The Corson Collection of Sir Walter Scott materials (Coll-1022) includes a wealth of manuscripts, artworks, realia, and memorabilia relating to Sir Walter Scott.

Coll-2019Album of sketches by Sir James Skene of Rubislaw. James Skene of Rusbislaw was a close friend of Walter Scott; they would go on riding excursions together to localities that Scott planned to feature in his novels and poems.

Processing Information

Compiled and catalogued by Aline Brodin in July-August 2018.

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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