SCOTT (WALTER, SIR) IST BT (1771-1832) IMPORTANT AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED ON THE ORIGIN OF 'JEANIE DEANS' IN SCOTT'S THE HEART OF MIDLOTHIAN Abbotsford, 27 October 1827, entire 1.25s and address panel to William Dickson [no address] black wax seal and another, Edinburgh, 5 March 1830, entire, 1.25s and address panel, to the Rev'd Dr [David] Dow, Irongray, Dumfries on the erecting of "a simple monument" to [Helen] Walker, with three postal handstamps, including Addl. 1/2, red wax seal, sold with a framed transcription of the first letter (3)Literature: Grierson (H), The Letters of Sir Walter Scott, 1932-37.A remarkable letter in which Scott acknowledges his obligation to Helen Goldie, nee Lawson (1752-1829) who's anonymous letter provided the inspiration for Jeanie Deans "as I have christened her most respectable friend Helen Walker."The Heart of Midlothian was originally published as Tales of My Landlord Second Series in 1818. It is generally regarded as the finest of Scott's Waverely Novels.
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