Library and Information Services, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

On this day: Walter Scott died 21st September 1832

On this day ...

Sir Walter Scott died in Abbotsford on 21st September, 1832.  No writer before or since has had so much influence on a nation's cultural identity.

Thoroughly recommended - a new book by Stuart Kelly, Scott-Land: the man who invented a nation.  Yes, we have it at the Whittaker Library, here in the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.  Check here.

(Details on Amazon if you'd like to buy a copy yourself or for someone else!)

But there's lots more you can get your hands on in the Whittaker Library, if you know where to look:-

  • General catalogue search on Walter Scott
  • Try a JSTOR search for books and articles.  HINT: if you do an Advanced Search, you can limit results to Music items (we subscribe to full-text music articles).  Alternatively, try a general search which will yield results in journals of all disciplines, but not necessarily full-text articles.
  • Try a RILM search to get information about books, articles, dissertations and recordings about/of Walter Scott's work.
  • Images of Sir Walter Scott and his beloved Abbotsford in the Scottish Borders?  Try the SCRAN database.
All these databases are available to staff and students of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, via our institutional subscriptions.  (If you're off-site, you'll need to login using your Royal Conservatoire login, after selecting our institution from a list of colleges and universities.)

Further interesting free websites include:-

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