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Correspondence, diaries, and other papers of and relating to James Robert Hope-Scott (1812-1873), of Abbotsford.

Identifier: MSS.3667-3695

Scope and Contents

The papers cover the main interests of James Robert Hope-Scott's life, including the foundation of Trinity College, Glenalmond, the Protestant Bishopric of Jerusalem, his Fellowship at Merton, his travels in Europe, and various religious, ecclesiastical, and legal matters.

Among the correspondents are Gladstone, Manning, and Pusey. The letters of these men and of other correspondents are extensively quoted by R Ornsby in his ‘Memoirs of James Robert Hope-Scott’, 1884. Ornsby also quotes from the correspondence of Hope-Scott and Newman, but only one short letter from that correspondence is with the present collection.


  • Creation: 1824-1873, undated.

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29 Volumes

Language of Materials



The general arrangement is chronological, but the letters of and to several of James Robert Hope-Scott's most notable correspondents have been arranged in separate chronological series. A volume of miscellaneous correspondence and papers, and sixteen diaries, have also been treated separately.

Custodial History

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought, 1937.


Ornsby, Robert. ‘Memoirs of James Robert Hope-Scott’ (London, 1884).
National Library of Scotland Catalogue of Manuscripts
National Library of Scotland Archives and Manuscripts Division
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