Letters of Sir Walter Scott to George Huntly Gordon, with manuscripts, proofs, and other papers. Edit


Component Unique Identifier
MS.3653, folios 33-146
Level of Description


  • 1817-1831, undated. (Creation)


  • 115 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, Sotheby's, 16 December 1940, lot 256.

  • Scope and Contents

    The contents are as follows:

    Letters, 1817-1831, undated, of Sir Walter Scott to George Huntly Gordon; passages, in Scott's hand, of ‘Ivanhoe’ and ‘Kenilworth’ and part of the preface to his edition of R Richard Franck's ‘Northern memoirs’; proofs of the preface corrected by Scott and Ballantyne; proofs, 1828, of the ‘Religious discourses’, corrected by Scott; two letters, 1837, undated, of Lockhart to Gordon; and other papers. The signatures have been cut from many of the letters. Letters not dated by Scott have been dated by George Huntly Gordon.

  • Bibliography

    Franck, R Richard. ‘Northern memoirs’ (Edinburgh, 1821).

    Scott, Walter, Sir. - ‘Ivanhoe’ (Edinburgh, 1820). - ‘Kenilworth' (Edinburgh, 1821). - ‘Religious discourses’ (London, 1828).