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Autograph letter signed : Ashestiel [near Melrose], to the Marchioness of Abercorn, [1809] Sept. 14.

Author: Walter Scott; Anne Jane Hamilton Abercorn, Marchioness of
Edition/Format:   Print book : Manuscript   Archival Material : English
Publication:Collection of Sir Walter Scott letters to the Marchioness of Abercorn (MA 427) item 26
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Regretting that his visit to the Highlands prevented him from receiving her "token of remembrance;" describing Sir William Scott's reaction on learning about the sudden death of his wife; reporting that his wife is assembling a collection of flower-roots to send to the Marchioness; referencing Lord Hamilton's recent illness; stating that he has begun "threading verses together with what success I am as yet  Read more...
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Named Person: Caroline, Queen consort of George IV King of Great Britain; George, King of Great Britain; Jane Gordon Gordon, Duchess of; Caroline, Queen consort of George IV King of Great Britain; George, King of Great Britain; Jane Gordon Gordon, Duchess of
Material Type: Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Scott; Anne Jane Hamilton Abercorn, Marchioness of
OCLC Number: 746358806
Notes: Address panel with evidence of a seal and addressed to "The most Noble / Marchioness of Abercorn / &c &c &c."
Year of writing inferred from contents of the letter and contemporary annotation, and identified in Grierson.
Part of a large collection of letters from Sir Walter Scott to Lady Anne Jane Hamilton, Marchioness of Abercorn. Items in this collection have been described individually in separate catalog records; see collection-level record for more information.
Description: 1 item (5 p., with address) ; 25 cm

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Regretting that his visit to the Highlands prevented him from receiving her "token of remembrance;" describing Sir William Scott's reaction on learning about the sudden death of his wife; reporting that his wife is assembling a collection of flower-roots to send to the Marchioness; referencing Lord Hamilton's recent illness; stating that he has begun "threading verses together with what success I am as yet uncertain," and regretting that he is not "very good or patient in slow and careful composition;" musing on the whereabouts of two letters he sent that she never received; reporting that he saw the Princess several times while he was in London and discussing the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Gordon, and other mutual acquaintances.

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