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Miscellaneous papers concerning Sir Walter Scott's partnership with John and James Ballantyne., 1807-[circa 1834].

Identifier: MS.864

Scope and Contents

The contents include: letters of John and James Ballantyne to Sir Walter Scott; statement of the accounts of James Ballantyne & Company 1809 (folio 7); a bond of that firm to Scott, 1809 (folio 21); statements of the concerns of John Ballantyne & Company 1810 (folio 23), of their stock, with the advances made by Scott and James Ballantyne, 1809-1810 (folio 25), and of their balance, 1811 (folio 31); Scott's missive letter to James Ballantyne and the latter's acceptance of its terms, 1821 (folio 49); note by Alexander Irving, afterwards Lord Newton, as arbiter on the claims of Sir Walter Scott and others and Constable's Trustee, 1827 (folio 61); and report of the Trustees of Scott and James Ballantyne & Company to the Committee of Creditors, 1831, with continuation [?circa 1834] and statement of accounts between Constable & Company, James Ballantyne & Company, and Scott to 1826 (folio 65).


  • Creation: 1807-[circa 1834].

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92 Leaves ; Folio and quarto.

Language of Materials

From the Series: Undetermined


92 folios.

The papers are arranged in order of date.

Repository Details

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