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Scott, Walter, Sir
THREE AUTOGRAPH LETTERS SIGNED, TO VARIOUS RECIPIENTS
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1,5002,000
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282
Scott, Walter, Sir
THREE AUTOGRAPH LETTERS SIGNED, TO VARIOUS RECIPIENTS
Estimate
1,5002,000
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Scott, Walter, Sir
THREE AUTOGRAPH LETTERS SIGNED, TO VARIOUS RECIPIENTS
Autograph letter signed ("Walter Scott"), 1 1/2 pages (7 1/4 x 8 3/4 in.; 185 x 223 mm) on paper, single sheet of mourning paper folded. 30 November, [1827], ; repair to fold. To his friend, William Silk, surgeon and accoucher, in which he describes his return to Edinburgh despite “rough seas & coarse weather”, expresses his distress at the death of Colonel Huxley, who was married to Scott’s niece and discusses financial matters 

Autograph letter signed ("Walter Scott"), 1 page (5 x 8 in.; 128 x 203 mm) on paper, no date, Abbotsford, Melrose; some foxing. To a friend, enquiring if he has encountered the early Scottish poem “Rauf Corlzear”, and offering to acquire it for him and giving a reference for a Mr Buchan who wishes advancement in the Post Office in Edinburgh

Autograph letter signed ("Walter Scott"), 1 page (7 x 9 in.; 178 x mm) on paper, 14 Spet[ember], Abbotsford, Melrose; some toning, minor split to fold. To Auguste de Fauconpret, inviting him to dinner at Abbotsford 


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Catalogue Note

The novels of Sir Walter Scott were as important in Europe as in the United Kingdom in the early nineteenth century. Auguste de Fauconpret, who Scott invited to dinner, and his son were the first translators of Scott’s novels into French. They caused an immense stir and underpinned many of the novels of French romantic writers and, not the least, operatic librettos. Scott was distressed by the death of Colonel Huxley, who died in Canada. Elsewhere he described him as “a very gentleman-like man”. The letter to Fauconpret has been facsimilised and is found in editions of Rob Roy.

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