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Writings of Anna Seward, copied in her autograph and bequeathed by her to Sir Walter Scott., 1762-1768, 1804-1807.

Identifier: MSS.879-880

Scope and Contents

The sheets which Sir Walter Scott published in his edition of Anna Seward's ‘Poetical works’, 1810, were evidently taken out by him, and this collection consists of the unpublished remainder. These writings are described in her letter of 17 July 1807, sent to Scott posthumously (MS.870, folio 14, printed in her ‘Poetical works,’ volume i, page xxxiii).


  • Creation: 1762-1768, 1804-1807.

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2 Volumes ; Quarto.

Language of Materials

From the Series: Undetermined


The manuscripts received partly sewn and partly loose; rebound in two volumes.


Seward, Anna. 'Poetical works' (Edinburgh, 1810), edited by Sir Walter Scott.

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

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