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Correspondence and papers of the publisher, Robert Cadell, and of his grandchildren in the Stevenson family.

Identifier: MSS.21001-21069

Scope and Contents

Robert Cadell (1788-1849) was the partner of Archibald Constable, and, after the dissolution of that partnership in 1825, the sole publisher of Walter Scott's novels. His papers reflect his personal and business relations with Scott and other authors, as well as his family affairs.


  • Creation: 1802-mid 20th century, undated.

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69 Volumes ; Unless otherwise stated, all the volumes are folio and under.

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The papers are arranged as follows: MSS.21001-21013. Correspondence. MSS.21014-21043. Diaries. MSS.21044-21052. Accounts. MSS.21053-21060. Legal and business papers. MSS.21061-21068. Stevenson papers. MS.21069. Miscellaneous papers.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought, 1971, except MSS.21055-21060, bought, 1974.

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