Library and Information Services, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Have you a sense of history?

21 September 1832

Sir Walter Scott died on this day, 180 years ago.  You might think he was just another Victorian novelist?  

Think again!  His stories and poems inspired operas and plays, songs and paintings.  Indeed, we can thank him for much of the tartanry that is now used to sell Scotland to the rest of the world!

See what's in the Whittaker Library at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.  You might be surprised!

And here's another useful link: Walter Scott Digital Archive at the University of Edinburgh.  To be truthful, I could spend hours in this database.  (But then, I'm an eccentric kind of geek in that regard!)

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