Manuscript of the first part of 'The howdie', an unfinished story by John Galt. Edit

Summary

Identifier
MS.5207

Dates

  • [Circa 1831.] (Creation)

Extents

  • 60 Leaves (Whole)

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Notes

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Bought, Dowell's, 7 November 1952, lot 55.

  • Custodial History

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

  • Arrangement

    60 folios.

  • Scope and Contents

    With the manuscript are the pages of "Tait's Edinburgh Magazine" containing the first part of the story, a typescript of the second part, and a memorandum on the history of the manuscript by Sir Robert Simpson, the latter reprinted and supplemented by William Roughead in his edition.

  • Bibliography

    Two parts of ‘The howdie’ were published in “Tait's Edinburgh Magazine”, September and October 1832, and in ‘The howdie and other tales’, edited by William Roughead (Edinburgh, 1923).

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