Material deposited with George Hogarth, Writer to the Signet, relating to the dispute between Robert Cadell, publisher of the Waverley Novels, and Ballantyne and Company, printers, about the quality and price of the printing of ‘Guy Mannering’ by Sir Walter Scott. Edit


Component Unique Identifier
MS.6290, folios 173-219
Level of Description


  • 1829-1830. (Creation)


  • 47 Leaves (Whole)



  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Bought, 1954.

  • Scope and Contents

    The contents are as follows:

    Copies of correspondence between Robert Cadell and Ballantyne and Company (folio 173), and of a letter, 1829, of Ballantyne and Company, appealing to the proprietors of the Waverley Novels (folio 193);

    A draft of a Memorial of Ballantyne and Company, presenting their case (folio 201), and the answer of Counsel, signed John Hope, 1830 (folio 213).