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Manuscript letter, Sir Walter Scott

Period:
19th Century
Description:

This manuscript letter is from Sir Walter Scott to William Grierson, dated 28th January 1822. He is acknowledging his honorary membership of the Dumfries Burns Club.

 

The letter is a single sheet, folded, and written on one side only.  It is stamped three times and includes a red wax seal.

 

Sir / I am honoured by the intimation that the Dum- / fries Burns Club have distinguished me by admit: / ting me as an honorary Member to which I am not / otherwise entitled excepting by my sincere and heart / ;felt admiration of the great national Poet whose / memory it is the purpose of this institution to / celebrate. / I beg you will make my respectful thanks / acceptable to the Members and believe me their and your / Obliged & humble Servant / Walter Scott / Edinr / 28 January 1822 / Wm Grierson Esq

 

William Grierson Esq / Secretary to the Dumfries Burns Club / Dumfries

Materials/Media:
paper
Dimensions:
378mm x 226mm
Source:
Robert Burns House, Dumfries
Accession number:
DUMFM:1965.612
Digital Number:
BHBN100n
Creation Date:
28 January 1882
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council