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Abbotsford House (historic house). Europe - United Kingdom - Scotland - Scottish Borders.

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Humorous journal in verse of a visit to Melrose and Abbotsford.

Identifier: Acc.13741
Scope and Contents

This anonymous journal tells the story of a six day visit to Scotland made by Mr Cardonnel, a gentlemen probably from Northumberland, and his companion a country curate by the name of McMichael. The purpose of their tour was fishing and sightseeing. The story of their exploits including pranks on each other is told in comic verse.

Dates: ca.1837.

Journal of `A few weeks among the Blue-bells of Scotland, memoranda of men, manners and mountains above the Tweed`

Identifier: Acc.13639
Scope and Contents The author of this illustrated journal lived at Bedford Villa, Richmond Hill, Clifton, Bristol, and was probably Ada Margaret Leech, wife of Charles Octavius Harvey, Wine and Spirit Merchant, Bristol.The writer and `Charles` travelled from Bristol to Melrose by train and visited Abbotsford, Melrose Abbey and Dryburgh Abbey before leaving for Edinburgh. Queen Victoria had recently been in Edinburgh and there are numerous pasted in printed drawings of scenes of her visit. The...
Dates: 1886

Letter of Peter Buchan to William Motherwell.

Identifier: Acc.11954
Scope and Contents

Buchan describes a visit to Abbotsford and discusses sales of his collection of ballads.

Dates: 1830.

Letters and documents to and concerning Sir Walter Scott.

Identifier: Acc.11878
Scope and Contents

Includes papers concerning the affairs of the Trust after 1826, including letters of Robert Cadell, James Ballantyne and John Gibson, papers on copyrights, the Magnum edition, the arbitration by Lord Newton, and a report by the Trustees to creditors, 1831. There are also earlier papers concerning plantations at Abbotsford and household records.

Dates: 1812-1831.

Papers of Clive Wainwright.

Identifier: Acc.12077
Scope and Contents

Papers concern Sir Walter Scott and Abbotsford and its furnishing and decoration.

Dates: circa 1975-1999.

Two letters of Thomas Faed.

Identifier: Acc.11362
Scope and Contents

One letter is illustrated with a sketch discussing his 1849 painting of Sir Walter Scott and his literary friends at Abbotsford.

Includes a sketch, with key, by John Faed of his picture of Shakespeare and his friends at the Mermaid Tavern.

Dates: circa 1849-1900.