Sir Walter Scott Exhibition Launch – ‘From the Baskets of Travelling Pedlars’ to Abbotsford: Scott’s Lifelong Love of Popular Print
Tuesday 1 March, 6pm – 7.15pm, Online
Co-hosted by the Walter Scott Research Centre at the University of Aberdeen
and the Abbotsford Trust.
Produced by Professor Alison Lumsden, Regius Chair of English Literature at the University of Aberdeen, Co-director of the Walter Scott Research Centre & Honorary Librarian at Abbotsford, and Kirsty Archer-Thomson, Collections & Interpretation Manager at Abbotsford. They also teach a short course on Sir Walter Scott, available as a MOOC via FutureLearn
Sir Walter Scott had a lifelong interest in collecting chapbooks which were cheap, popular print items sold door-to-door or 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. This notable collection of chapbooks is significant in that they were cheaply printed and often did not survive very long.
This event will also be recorded and shared afterwards.
For further information about registration please visit: https://www.abdn.ac.uk/alumni/events/17163/