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Fragments of manuscript written by Sir Walter Scott in a very unsteady hand, comprising an inscription to the 4th Earl of Hopetoun, slightly longer than that used for the monument erected in St Andrew's Square, Edinburgh, in 1834., [?1831-1832.]

Identifier: MS.5317 (iv), folios 79-86

Scope and Contents

Included are instructions for copying a manuscript, possibly one in the Royal Library, Naples; one leaf of manuscript concerning Rhodes and the knights of Malta; and unfinished lines entitled 'A dream of midsummer'. (folio 79).


  • Creation: [?1831-1832.]

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8 Leaves


8 folios.

Custodial History

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought, Sotheby's, 6 December 1955, lot 451.

Repository Details

Part of the National Library of Scotland Archives and Manuscripts Division Repository

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