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Papers of and relating to Sir Walter Scott and his literary property.

Identifier: Acc.13422

Scope and Contents

Agreements, memoranda, letters, notes and drafts of Sir Walter Scott with his publishers Archibald Constable and Robert Cadell, and his printers, James Ballantyne, concerning Scott`s literary property. Included are a draft of the deed of 1819 selling the copyright of Scott`s novels and poems to Constable, and a letter of John Gibson Lockhart to Archibald Constable concerning his proposal for a Scott edition of Shakespeare, 1823.


  • Creation: 1817-1826

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0.05 Linear metres (1 file)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought, Bonhams, London, 19th March 2013.1 July 2013

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