Poems, letters and addresses of Henry Scott Riddell, 1798-1870, Scottish poet

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Poems, letters and addresses of Henry Scott Riddell 1859-1868

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Henry Scott Riddell was a poet, born in  1798  in Sorbie, north of Langholm, in Dumfries & Galloway. His poetry was deeply influenced by the Teviotdale, the valley of the Teviot, Roxburghshire, Scotland. poet, was buried at Teviothead. He later became a minister in Teviotside and wrote Scotland Yet while out for a walk in a lonely glen at Teviothead, where he was also buried in  1870 .


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Bought from Winifred A Myers, 07 January 1985 (ACCN 4547)

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Fonds level description compiled by Andrew Thomson, Hub Project Archivist, 25 August 2005.

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