Walter Scott


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Correspondence Available as E-Texts

The most complete online selection of Scott's correspondence is offered here by the Walter Scott Digital Archive:

Follow the links below to access online texts of Walter Scott's letters at external sites:

A. Collections

1. Familiar Letters of Sir Walter Scott ( ed. David Douglas)

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B. Individual Letters

1. Letter to Thomas Crofton Croker, author of Fairy Legends and Traditions of the South of Ireland, April 27, 1825.

  • Sacred Texts (Source Text: Thomas Crofton Croker, Fairy Legends and Traditions of the South of Ireland. London: John Murray, 1825)

2. Letter from Walter Scott to William Brockedon, February 12, 1830, apologising for failing to acknowledge the gift of a copy of Brockedon's Illustrations of the Passes of the Alps.

Those with an interest in Scott's correspondence will also wish to access the Millgate Union Catalogue of Walter Scott Correspondence. This resource, which provides records for the nearly 14,000 letters written by or to Scott that have proved traceable worldwide in autograph, transcript, or printed form, has been made available by the National Library of Scotland.

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Last updated: 30-May-2016
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