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Correspondence and papers of and relating to James Hogg.

Identifier: MS.2245

Scope and Contents

The contents include: letters of James Hogg, 1814, 1820, 1826, 1831, 1835; an unpublished poem, 'The Fall of Idumea', written by him shortly before his death; letters and verses of his literary acquaintances in Scotland and London and his family; information supplied to his daughter and biographer, Mary Garden; portraits of Hogg; and a receipt, 1819, for duty paid by him on 'one work horse', on which someone has written, 'Mr. Hogg has no Horse nor never had one' (folio 333).


  • Creation: 1813-1905, undated.

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337 Leaves ; Folio and under.

Language of Materials



337 folios.

Custodial History

The papers were bought by the National Library of Scotland with the aid of the Reid Fund.

They were formerly in the possession of Robert Gilkison, New Zealand, James Hogg's grandson.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought, 1935.

National Library of Scotland Catalogue of Manuscripts
National Library of Scotland Archives and Manuscripts Division
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Repository Details

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

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