Miscellaneous single letters of, to, and concerning Sir Walter Scott, with related papers. Edit

Summary

Component Unique Identifier
MS.3653, folios 147-215
Level of Description
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Dates

  • 1808-1838. (Creation)

Extents

  • 69 Leaves (Whole)

Subjects

Notes

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Various, 1940-1949.

  • Custodial History

    This manuscript has been formed from several separate accessions:

    folios 147-148, 172, bought, Sotheby's, 26-27 November 1945, lot 512; folios 149-150, bought Sotheby's London, 16 December 1940, lot 253; folios 151-152 bought, Hodgson's, 12 July 1946; folios 153-154, 170-171, bought, Sotheby's, 18 August 1941, lot 128; folios 155-158, bought, Sotheby's, 17 December 1946, lot 356; folios 159-161, bought, 1940; folios 162-163, presented, 1948, Fred Green, Edinburgh; folios 164-165, 181-182, 185, 202-203, bought, Sotheby's, 16 December 1940, lot 254; folios 166-167, bought, Sotheby's, 16 December 1940, lot 252; folios 168-169, bought, J C Scott, 1946; folios 173-174, bought, Sotheby's, 16 December 1940, lot 251; folio 175, bought, Sotheby's, 19 December 1945, lot 951; folios 176-177, bought, Maggs Brothers, London, 1947; folios 178-180, 200-201, bought, Maggs Brothers, 1941; folios 183-184, 186, 209-214, bought, Sotheby's, 17 April 1946, lot 807; folio 187, bought, Sotheby's London, 18-20 March 1940, lot 636; folios 188-199, bought, Sotheby's, 16 December 1940, lot 255; folios 204-205, bought, 1940; folio 206, bought, Sotheby's, 9-10 February 1948, lot 438. folios 207-208, bought, 1949, Maggs Bros, London.

  • Scope and Contents

    The contents include: letters of Sir Walter Scott to various correspondents; the 'Advertisement' to the first edition of 'Rob Roy'; and an 'Extempore poetical dialogue betwixt two Edinr. shopkeepers', 1822, in Scott's hand; letters to Scott of Matthew Weld Hartstonge, Maria Edgeworth, and Sir Robert Peel; and correspondence, 1838, of Lockhart and Peel on busts of Scott.

  • Bibliography

    Scott, Walter. 'Rob Roy' (Edinburgh, 1817).

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