Papers of Elizabeth A. Dexter (d.1968)

Scope and Content

The typescript and manuscript material raises questions about who Charlotte was, how she met Walter Scott, and what kind of person she was.

Administrative / Biographical History

Elisabeth Williams Anthony Dexter was born in 1887. She had been a Lecturer in History at Harvard's Radcliffe College and the author of several books, one of which was entitled Colonial women of affairs: a study of women in business and the professions in Amercia before 1776.

The manuscript which forms this collection is a study of the life of Charlotte, Lady Scott (Margaret Charlotte Charpentier). Dexter failed to find a publisher for this research.

Elisabeth Williams Anthony Dexter died in 1968.

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Acquisition Information

Accession No: E95.58. Acquired August 1995.


The biographical/administrative history was compiled using the collection material.

Other Finding Aids

None prepared for this collection.

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Graeme D Eddie, Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections.

Custodial History

Previously owned by John and Alida Lochhead