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2 letters from H J C Grierson to Dear Sir

Identifier: Coll-1556
Scope and Contents The letters are: 1 x ts dated 23 October 1944, written 12 Regent Terrace, Edinburgh, and addressed to 'Dear Sir'. Grierson suggests that 'you will look at that interesting book' entitled 'Sir Walter Scott's Friends' by Florence MacCunn (1909). In it 'you will find that it was Mrs Ann Murray Keith [...] who declared that she recognised stories she had told Scott'. 1 x ms dated 30 October...
Dates: 1944

Album of sketches by James Skene of Rubislaw

Identifier: Coll-2019
Content Description This is an album of sketches by James Skene of Rubislaw (1775-1864), comprising approximately 420 sketches. A talented amateur artist, James Skene of Rubislaw was a close friend of Sir Walter Scott who accompanied him on riding excursions to localities that Scott planned to feature in his novels and poems. There, at Scott’s suggestion, Skene made sketches of landscapes and buildings that Scott then used as an inspiration and aide-memoire for his own work. Many of the sketches in this album...
Dates: c 1804-c 1830

Bound volume containing bookplate designs (ex David Laing)

Identifier: Coll-1961
Scope and Contents Book containing twenty-one original designs for bookplates, dating from 1665 to the beginning of the 20th century, of which sixteen came from the collection of David Laing. Also contains the bookplates of the two owners of the book in the late 19th and early 20th century, Euphemia Davidson and William H. Booth. Bookplate of Euphemia Davidson, who owned the book before it was sold in 1899: 'Ex-Libris...
Dates: 1665-c 1900

Corson Collection

Identifier: Coll-1022
Scope and Contents The Corson Collection consists of materials assembled by James Clarkson Corson (1905-1988), Deputy Librarian of Edinburgh University and Honorary Librarian of Abbotsford.It is comprised of two sub-divisions. The first consists of materials related to Sir Walter Scott, including manuscripts, artworks, realia, memorabilia, press-cuttings, and critical materials, which were purposely collected by Corson to complement his extensive collection of printed works by or about...
Dates: 18th-20th century

Letters from Walter Scott to Charles Kirkpatrick Sharpe

 Fonds — Box: CLX-A-1532
Identifier: Coll-1712
Content Description 3 x autograph letters signed (ALS), two signed Walter Scott, to Charles Kirkpatrick Sharpe. Dated 17 February 1809, 4 December 1811, and 18 June 1812.The letters discuss many literary, historical and sundry matters...:- Letter 17 February 1809 opens 'My dear Sharpe', and begins 'Your critique came safe two days ago & I instantly forwarded it for London after glancing it over & laughing heartily...'. It frequently mentions 'Gifford', who is William Gifford...
Dates: 1809-1812

Letters of Walter Scott, to Walter Dickson, and to Rev. Anthony Dow, which make reference to Helen Walker

 Fonds — Box: CLX-D-29, Folder: Coll-1703 / SC-Acc-2016-0006
Identifier: Coll-1703
Content Description

Autograph letter signed, Abbotsford, 27 October 1827. Black wax seal. Addressed to Walter Dickson Esq.

Transcript of the above letter.

Autograph letter signed, Edinburgh, 5 March 1830. Red wax seal, degraded. Three postal handstamps, with one 'Dumfries'. Addressed to Rev. Dr. Dow, Kirkpatrick-Irongray, Dumfriesshire.

Dates: 1827-1830

Notes on index-cards made by Clive Wainwright while researching for works on Abbotsford

Identifier: Coll-1299
Scope and Contents This collection of around 200 index-cards with manuscript research notes written in ink (cards 20 cm x 13 cm dimension) are divided by 15-index tabs into the following sections: WS Visits Hay, Bullock, Terry, Blore, Atkinson WS Tradition and Folklore WS Friends and Visitors WS on Collecting and Architecture Abbotsford...
Dates: 1979-1989

Papers of Arthur Melville Clark

Identifier: Coll-65
Scope and Contents The Papers of Arthur Melville Clark contain lecture notes; lectures and articles on Sir Walter Scott; material on Shakespeare; Edinburgh University examinations material; some work on rhyme; material on heraldry and genealogy, and on the Order of St. Lazarus; correspondence, personal material and some photographs; speeches; reviews; and, books and a notebook containing poems with some inserted letters....
Dates: circa 1920

Personal copies of David Douglas of "The Journal of Sir Walter Scott" (1890) and "Familiar Letters of Sir Walter Scott", extra-illustrated with correspondence

 Fonds — Box: CLX-A-481
Identifier: Coll-2098
Scope and Contents This fonds consists of publisher and editor David Douglas' personal copies of The Journal of Sir Walter Scott (1890, vol. I and II) and Familiar Letters of Sir Walter Scott (1894, vol. I and II), extra-illustrated with correspondence.David Douglas, an Edinburgh publisher, oversaw the editing and publication of The Journal of Sir Walter Scott in 1890 and ...
Dates: 1890-1894

Sketchbooks containing drawings and notes by John Williamson for the illustration of works by Sir Walter Scott

Identifier: Coll-1301
Scope and Contents

One of the two sketchbooks is titled on the front board, 'Sketches made at Edinburgh, Melrose and Craigmillar, etc, for drawings illustrating Sir Walters Scott's novels The Monastery and The Abbot'. There are several loose leaves and fragments in the second sketchbook.

The sketchbooks contain drawings in pencil and ink and some are coloured or washed. There are notes from lectures in the history of art.

Dates: 1888-1892

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