Album of Draycott House, Derbyshire. Edit




  • Mid 19th century-1936. (Creation)


  • 30 Leaves (Whole)



  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Bought, 1942.

  • Custodial History

    The album was bought by the National Library of Scotland with the aid of the Reid Fund.

  • Scope and Contents

    Hugh Scott of Draycott (Draycot, Draycote) House, a Captain in the East India Marine, was a son of Walter Scott of Raeburn (died 1830) and cousin of Sir Walter Scott of Abbotsford. The album, compiled by Hugh Scott's descendants, contains letters of Sir Walter Scott and members of his family, printed matter relating to the subscription raised to purchase Abbotsford for the Scott family, drawings and photographs of Draycott, notes on family history by William Scott of Raeburn (died 1855), three sketches by John Leech, and horoscopes, but is chiefly filled with newspaper-cuttings, most of which relate to family and local affairs, ranging from the middle of the nineteenth century to 1936, with a few earlier.

  • Bibliography

    The letters of Sir Walter Scott are printed in 'The letters of Sir Walter Scott', centenary edition (London, 1932-1937), edited by Herbert John Clifford Grierson.