Letter of Sir Walter Scott to Alexander Pringle of Whytbank, containing a version of the ballad of the Scotts of Whitslade, pasted in a copy of Captain Walter Scot of Satchells, 'A true history of several honourable families of the right honourable name of Scot’ (Edinburgh, 1776), presented to Pringle by Sir Walter Scott. Edit




  • 1830. (Creation)


  • 2 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, 1944.

  • Custodial History

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

  • Arrangement

    2 folios.

  • Scope and Contents

    Sir Walter Scott states that he has a copy of the ballad in a hand of the seventeenth century.

  • Bibliography

    The ballad is somewhat different from that printed in George Caw, ‘The poetical museum’ (Hawick, 1784), page 189.

    The printed book cited in the title of this description has been described in full in the catalogue of printed books. A link to the description is included under 'External Documents'.

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