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Material deposited with George Hogarth, Writer to the Signet, relating to the dispute between Robert Cadell, publisher of the Waverley Novels, and Ballantyne and Company, printers, about the quality and price of the printing of ‘Guy Mannering’ by Sir Walter Scott., 1829-1830.

Identifier: MS.6290, folios 173-219

Scope and Contents

The contents are as follows:

Copies of correspondence between Robert Cadell and Ballantyne and Company (folio 173), and of a letter, 1829, of Ballantyne and Company, appealing to the proprietors of the Waverley Novels (folio 193);

A draft of a Memorial of Ballantyne and Company, presenting their case (folio 201), and the answer of Counsel, signed John Hope, 1830 (folio 213).


  • Creation: 1829-1830.

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Conditions Governing Use

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47 Leaves

Language of Materials

From the Series: Undetermined

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought, 1954.

Repository Details

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

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