Abbotsford, the well known mansion and estate of Sir Walter Scott, is beautifully situated on the banks of the Tweed, amidst the most enchanting scenery.
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The sword of James Graham given by Charles I.
Waterloo cuirasses and sword from the army of Emperor Napoleon I.
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It contains a piece of paper on which is written: “An old purse worn by Sir Walter Scott for many years, made of mole-skin.”
Toadstone Amulet protecting new-born children and their mothers from the power of the fairies. Purse of Rob Roy, Helen Macgregor`s Brooch. Abbotsford, the personal relics and antiquarian treasures of Sir Walter Scott.
Hall door looking towards study and showing corner of desk.
The pipes are finely coloured meerschaum, mounted in silver and with silver covers.
Sgian dubh is a traditional Scottish knife, also known as “stocking dagger”. Since the 18th century the Sgian dubh belongs to Kilt equipment of the Highland Scots.
Rob Roy’s sword is a fine “old Highland Broadsword, with Andrea Ferrara blade (Andrew Ferrara) and basket hilt.” It is 37 inches in length, the blade being 3 2 1/2 by 1 1/2 inches.
Pair of pistols which belonged to Emperor Napoleon I., Bonaparte. Claverhouse’s pistol is a fine old Highland pistol. Pistol of John Campbell, Doune.