This Collection has been described as one of the finest in the world devoted to the writer Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832). It contains first editions of nearly all Scott's novels, poems, essays and other works published during his lifetime, as well as subsequent editions and works inspired by Scott's writings in diverse media, including music scores and comic strip adaptations. The Collection also includes biographies of Scott and other secondary, critical works, plus over 30 manuscripts and various objects. The Collection was purchased by the University from the collector Bernard C. Lloyd (1934-) in 2002.

Keywords: Sir Walter Scott; Scottish literature; Romanticism.

Strengths: Sir Walter Scott; Scottish and English literature

Languages:English, French, German, Italian

Identifier: WS

Physical characteristics: c. 6,000 volumes.

Accumulation date range: 1972-present.

Contents date range: 1749-present.

Associated Publications: Lumsden, Alison, ' The Bernard C. Lloyd Walter Scott Collection', in The Library and Archive Collections of the University of Aberdeen: an introduction and description, edited by Iain Beavan, Peter Davidson and Jane Stevenson (Manchester University Press/University of Aberdeen, 2011), pp. 278-279; Hewitt, David, 'Great Scott', Gaudeamus Magazine, May 2002 Issue 17, pp. 10-12. Available on Library OPAC.

Accrual Status: Active

Custodial history/provenance: The majority of the Collection was accumulated by the collector Bernard C. Lloyd over a thirty-year period, 1972 to 2002. Additions have been donated by Mr Lloyd on an intermittent basis since its acquisition.

Access Control: Closed access - please request. Non-borrowable.