'From the Baskets of Travelling Pedlars' to Abbotsford: Scott's Lifelong Love of Popular Print
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Walter Scott had a lifelong interest in collecting chapbooks, cheap, popular print items that were sold door to door and purchased from market stalls. A recent cataloguing project has revealed that his Library at Abbotsford contains thousands of these items. Their content ranges from political pamphlets to ghost stories and advice on how to find a good partner.

Co-hosted by the Walter Scott Research Centre at the University of Aberdeen and the Abbotsford Trust, this online event on Tuesday 1 March from 6pm-7.15pm (GMT) celebrates the launch of an online exhibition exploring the significance of this material. Join Professor Alison Lumsden, Collections & Interpretation Manager Kirsty Archer Thompson and Research Fellow Ainsley McIntosh to hear about how Scott’s collection was discovered, meet some of its star items, and hear how it is deepening our understanding of both popular print and Scott’s creative inspiration.

We hope that you will be able to join us for what is sure to be another great event celebrating Sir Walter Scott.

This event will also be recorded and shared afterwards.

Online registrations have now closed. If you would like to attend this event please email us on alumni@abdn.ac.uk and we will register you.

If you also have any questions please do not hesitate to email us at alumni@abdn.ac.uk

Hosted by
Professor Alison Lumsden, Collections & Interpretation Manager Kirsty Archer Thompson and Research Fellow Ainsley McIntosh
Contact

alumni@abdn.ac.uk

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