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Microfilm of letters and papers, 1826-1831, undated, of Sir Walter Scott and correspondence, 1831-1846, of his son Walter and Lady Scott, and some other papers.

Identifier: MS.15555 [Mf.MSS.63]

Scope and Contents

The contents are as follows: (i) Letters and papers of Sir Walter Scott, consisting of notes on Malta, undated, fragments of the manuscript of an article, 'Ancient history of Scotland' in ‘Quarterly review’, volume xli (1828), instructions for his will, 1831, and some letters, 1826, undated. (The letters from this collection which are published in ‘The letters of Sir Walter Scott’, edited by Sir Herbert J C Grierson (London, 1932-1937) or copies of which are included in MSS.1750-1753, are not contained on this microfilm). (ii) Correspondence of Sir Walter Scott, 2nd Baronet, and Lady Scott, 1831-1846, and some other papers.


  • Creation: 1826-1846, undated.

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Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought, 1960.

Existence and Location of Originals

The original manuscripts in (i) are owned by Miss Helen Bayley, Kelso, and those in (ii) by G G Cheyne, Edinburgh.


This resource is a microfilm. When requesting it use only that part of the reference number shown in square brackets, beginning with ‘Mf.MSS.’

The microfilm was made by permission of (i) Miss Helen Bayley, Kelso, and (ii) G G Cheyne, Edinburgh, owners of the originals.

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