- 12 November 1816 (Creation)
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This letter is part of the Agnew Collection.
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The Agnew collection was gifted by Dr J. Percival Agnew, who was Chair of the Board of Governors of the Scottish College of Commerce at the time of its 1964 merger with the Royal College of Science and Technology. He later became a member of the University of Strathclyde Court and was the donor of the History Department's Agnew Prize.
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Refers to a drama he plans to produce for his godson; two of his tales [‘The Black Dwarf’ and ‘Old Mortality’] which he has just finished and is sending to Terry; an extension to his cottage at Abbotsford; his armorial bearings which are to be used in the design of stained glass windows [for his cottage]; and his family.
Folder includes transcription of letter plus two images of Scott.
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The letter is reproduced in Haldane, A.R.B., Three centuries of Scottish posts: an historical survey to 1836 (Edinburgh University Press, 1971) and Grierson, H.J.C. (ed.), The letters of Sir Walter Scott (London: Constable, 1932-1937).