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Scott, Walter , Sir, 1771-1832



Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet 15 August 1771 – 21 September 1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, poet, playwright, and historian. Many of his works remain classics of both English-language literature and of Scottish literature. Famous titles include The Lady of the Lake (narrative poem) and the novels Waverley, Old Mortality (or The Tale of Old Mortality), Rob Roy, The Heart of Mid-Lothian, The Bride of Lammermoor, and Ivanhoe. Although primarily remembered for his extensive literary works and his political engagement, Scott was an advocate, judge and legal administrator by profession, and throughout his career combined his writing and editing work with his daily occupation as Clerk of Session and Sheriff-Depute of Selkirkshire. A prominent member of the Tory establishment in Edinburgh, Scott was an active member of the Highland Society, served a long term as President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (1820–1832) and was a Vice President of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (1827–1829).

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Sir Walter Scott letter

Identifier: Mss 802273.1
Mss 802273.1
Date(s): 1802-04-23

In English.

Walter Scott letter

Identifier: Mss 827221
Mss 827221
Date(s): 1827 to 1830

In English.

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