Papers concerning Archibald Constable and the works of Sir Walter Scott. Edit


Component Unique Identifier
MS.3581, folios 88-118
Level of Description


  • 1823-1827. (Creation)


  • 31 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

    Presented, 1941, by Mrs Bruce, Braeburn, Currie, a great-granddaughter of Archibald Constable.

  • Scope and Contents

    The contents are as follows:

    Copies of a letter of Sir Walter Scott to Archibald Constable, presenting him with the manuscripts of the ‘Waverley Novels’, and of Constable's reply (folio 88);

    'Memorial & queries of Messrs. Archd. Constable & Company as to encroachments on the works of the Author of ‘Waverley’ by authors of dramas and condensations, 1823, with holograph answers by Francis Jeffrey, 1824 (folio 91);

    'Case and queries for the opinion of Counsel' on the claim of the Creditors of Constable and Co. to the works of Sir Walter Scott contracted for by Constable and Co., with holograph opinion of Jeffrey, 1827 (folio 115).