Notes and other material on historical and other subjects, titled ‘Miscellanies’; some notes, etc., are in Sir Walter Scott’s hand. Edit


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  • 12th century-1830, undated. (Creation)


  • 285 Leaves (Whole)



  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Arrangement

    vi + 281 folios. The papers were received bound.

  • Scope and Contents

    The papers include:

    German poem on the death of the terrier Camp, apparently by Henry Weber [?1809] (folio 14);

    James Hogg's ‘Glen-Avin’, in his autograph (folio 16);

    Prologue in Sir Walter Scott’s hand and apparently composed by him to ‘Helga’, probably the tragedy produced in Edinburgh in 1812 (folio 24);

    Drawing of the Torrs Mask presented to Scott by Train, with a description of it by Joseph Train (folio 80);

    Poem ‘To Time. By a lady’, in Scott’s hand, endorsed by him ‘To Time. W. B.’ [?Williamina Belsches], the document described by John Gibson Lockhart in his ‘Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott’, chapter vii, end;

    Poem on a fallen woman, written out by Sophia Scott at the age of twelve, 1812 (folio 167);

    Appreciation of the ‘Lady of the Lake’ extracted from Walter Boyd’s Memoirs of his Life in France (1813) (folio 179);

    Poem of John Hughes on a thrashing given by Wilson (‘Christopher North’) to Lord Muncaster, [?1824] (folio 193);

    Documents copied by Charles Kirkpatrick Sharpe, with accompanying letters, including the song ‘John of Hasilgreen’ (folio 162) and a poem on Queen Mary by Ronsard (folio 217);

    Copies of letters of Joseph Addison, 1711, 1719 (folio 62); and of Jonathan Swift, 1698, 1736, with information regarding the latter (folios 37, 220-223)

  • Separated Materials

    A list of contents has been placed at the beginning.

  • Bibliography

    Lockhart, John Gibson. 'Memoirs of the life of Sir Walter Scott, Baronet' (Edinburgh, 1837).