Letters to Sir Walter Scott, chiefly to the Ballantynes, with several to other persons. Edit




  • 1805-1831, undated. (Creation)


  • 134 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

    Various, 1933-1935.

  • Custodial History

    This manuscript has been formed from various accessions:

    The transcripts of letters to Father Joseph Dunn (folios 67, 73) presented, 1934, by Major-General Sir Walter Maxwell Scott, Baronet, C.B., D.S.O.; the envelope (folio 58) and letter (folio 96) addressed to the Lord Advocate presented, 1934, by Lovell N Reddie, Esquire, London. The rest bought from 1933 to 1935, singly and in two larger collections, inventories of which are bound at the end of the volume. The letters were bought by the National Library of Scotland with the aid of the Reid Fund.

  • Scope and Contents

    The letters are chiefly unconnected. Among them is the 'Imitation of the beginning of a Morlachian ballad' (Goethe's 'Klaggesand von der edlen Frauen des Asan-Aga), 1807 (folio 5).

  • Arrangement

    134 folios. The letters are arranged in order of date.

  • Bibliography

    See 'Slavonic Review', December 1924, page 366.