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 The Walter Scott Digital Archive

The Walter Scott Digital Archive is an Edinburgh University Library online resource created in the Centre for Research Collections. It is designed around our extensive Corson Collection of Walter Scott material. We hope that in time this website will become the main source of information on the life and work of Sir Walter Scott on the web.

Corson Collection
A page on the life and work of James C. Corson, librarian, scholar, and Scott enthusiast and a description of the immense collection of Scott material that he left to Edinburgh University Library.
Pages devoted to each of Scott's novels, narrative poems, and major prose works, providing a synopsis, compositional and publishing history, and account of its original reception by public and critics.
Pages discussing Scott's family and educational background, literary and professional careers, homes, haunts, and associates.
A database illustrating the visual materials and realia contained in the Corson Collection, including portraits, art inspired by Scott's novels and poems, pictures of places associated with Scott, and a wide range of memorabilia.
A list of forthcoming conferences, papers, lectures, talks, and other events relating to all aspects of Scott's life and work, together with an archive of recent events.
An annotated bibliography of Scott-related books published since January 2000, covering significant new editions of Scott's work, criticism, biography, translations, and musical scores.
Images of some of the most significant items of Scott correspondence held in Edinburgh University Library's Laing Collection.
Illustrated pages on the major portraits of Sir Walter Scott, on the original artists, and on the engravers and copyists who did so much to stamp the image of Scott on the nineteenth-century mind.
E-texts including The Letters of Sir Walter Scott and Tales of a Grandfather, with links to over 300 freely available e-texts from external sites.
Links to over 150 websites or pages devoted to aspects of the life and work of Sir Walter Scott.

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