Copies of correspondence and papers concerning the financial affairs of Sir Walter Scott and James Ballantyne. Edit


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Level of Description


  • 1802-1836, undated. (Creation)


  • 263 Leaves (Whole)



  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Scope and Contents

    The contents are as follows: (i) Letters, 1807-1816, of John and James Ballantyne to Walter Scott and extracts from Scott's letters to John Ballantyne, 1817-1819. (Folio 1.) (ii) Minute of agreement between Scott and James Ballantyne, and correspondence between Scott and the Ballantynes, 1805-1816. Some of this material was used by J G Lockhart in ‘The Ballantyne-humbug handled’. (Folio 61.) (iii) Letters, 1802-1829, undated, of Scott to James Ballantyne on literary matters. (Folio 95.) (iv) Letters, 1811-1813, undated, of Scott to the Ballantynes concerning his work. (Folio 195.) (v) Letter, 3 June 1821, of James Ballantyne to Scott. (Folio 207.) (vi) Copies of 'Short view of the affair of James Ballantyne and Co. Printers and John Ballantyne and Co. Booksellers', 1836. (Folio 213.) (vii) Letters, 1826-1831, of Scott to John Gibson, Writer to the Signet. (Folio 219.

  • Bibliography

    Lockhart, J G. ‘The Ballantyne-humbug handled’ (Edinburgh, 1839).

  • Arrangement

    263 folios.