|Creator:||Scott, Walter, Sir, 1771-1832|
|Title:||Sir Walter Scott letter|
|Quantity:||0.1 Linear feet (1 folder housed with minor collections MS 908 through MS 910)|
|Abstract:||The collection consists of one letter, entirely in the hand of British author Sir Walter Scott. It was presented to Charles Coburn (the donor of the collection) by Mr. and Mrs. Lindsey Patterson Henderson in Savannah in 1959. The seven-line letter is a third-person address of good wishes to the distinguished Scottish author Charles Mackay of the Theatre Royal who has added a note at the bottom of the page. The entire item is enclosed in a carved wooden frame.|
"[Sir Walter Scott was] born August 15, 1771, Edinburgh. [He] died September 21, 1832, Abbotsford, Roxburgh, Scotland. [Scott was a] Scottish novelist, poet, historian, and biographer who is often considered both the inventor and the greatest practitioner of the historical novel."--"Scott, Sir Walter, 1st Baronet", Encyclopaedia Britannica
Sir Walter Scott letter, MS 908. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.