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Album of pencil and water-colour sketches, titled, ‘Sketches on the East Coast of Scotland by Edward Duncan’.

Identifier: MS.3245

Scope and Contents

The sketches are chiefly undated but where dated range in year from 1863 to 1876. Although most of the sketches are of St Abb's Head, the Bass Rock, Tantallon, Holy Island, etc., there are some views of Perthshire, Jedburgh, Roxburgh, and other places inland. The collection also contains an unfinished drawing of Fernilee, subscribed 'The house were (sic) the "Flowers of the Forest" was written'.


  • Creation: 1863-1876.

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20 Leaves ; Various sizes.

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43 drawings, mounted on 20 folios.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented, 1925, by E Barrington Nash, Roehampton.

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