Correspondence, diaries, and other papers of and relating to James Robert Hope-Scott (1812-1873), of Abbotsford. Edit




  • 1824-1873, undated. (Creation)


  • 29 Volumes (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, 1937.

  • Custodial History

    The material was bought by the National Library of Scotland with the aid of the Reid Fund.

  • Arrangement

    The general arrangement is chronological, but the letters of and to several of James Robert Hope-Scott's most notable correspondents have been arranged in separate chronological series. A volume of miscellaneous correspondence and papers, and sixteen diaries, have also been treated separately.

  • Scope and Contents

    The papers cover the main interests of James Robert Hope-Scott's life, including the foundation of Trinity College, Glenalmond, the Protestant Bishopric of Jerusalem, his Fellowship at Merton, his travels in Europe, and various religious, ecclesiastical, and legal matters.

    Among the correspondents are Gladstone, Manning, and Pusey. The letters of these men and of other correspondents are extensively quoted by R Ornsby in his ‘Memoirs of James Robert Hope-Scott’, 1884. Ornsby also quotes from the correspondence of Hope-Scott and Newman, but only one short letter from that correspondence is with the present collection.

  • Bibliography

    Ornsby, Robert. ‘Memoirs of James Robert Hope-Scott’ (London, 1884).