Scope and Contents
The collection consists of two sketchbooks by Scottish writer R. M. Ballantyne:1. The first sketchbook is made of approximately 85 leaves, almost all of which bear original drawings (pencil, ink and ink-and wash), cartoons, sketches and preliminary ideas. Some are
highly finished images intended for a subsequently abandoned book of his fishing trip
to Norway, as well as material for the published 'Freaks on the Fells'. On the first
blank is Ballantyne's presentation inscription to the...