Sir Walter Scott Letters and Papers

Scope and Content

Letters and papers respecting Sir Walter Scott (d. 1832) as follows:

  • numbers 1-2, letters to Ruskin from Lucy H. Bloxam, 1879;
  • number 3, Memoirs of Sir Walter Scott...; from November 1816 down to October 16th 1831...; by Edward Blore, 1879 (enclosure with number 1);
  • numbers 4-6, letters to Ruskin from Archibald Constable, 1884;
  • number 7, copies of letters exchanged between Maria Edgeworth and Sir James Gibson-Craig, 1832;
  • number 8, extract from a letter of Sir Walter Scott to Archibald Constable, on Scotch dialect, 1832 (7 and 8 are enclosures with number 4);
  • number 9, letter to Ruskin from John A.S. Watson, 1887;
  • number 10, photographs of four pages of the final proofs of The Heart of Midlothian, vol. 1, with Scott's alterations, and of a drawing of the writer (solicitor) George Constable (enclosure with number 6);
  • number 11, notice of a meeting respecting, a National Testimonial to be erected to Scott's memory, 1832;
  • number 12, facsimile of Minutes of a Meeting of the Creditors of Messrs James Ballantyne and Co. and of the late Sir Walter Scott, Bart., and of Mr James Ballantyne...; 29th day of October, 1832.

Acquisition Information

Purchased by the John Rylands Library at auction at Christie's on 22 April 1959 (Lot 186).