Illustration to Bowyer’s edition of Hume’s ‘History of England’ 1798.
THESE spoils from Napoleon’s army were secured by Sir Walter on the occasion of his visit to the field of Waterloo.
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.”
Abbotsford hall door. A complete suit of feudal steel armour. HALL DOOR LOOKING TOWARDS STUDY AND SHOWING CORNER OF DESK. IN the Reliquia Sir Walter thus describes this end of… Read More
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.
The gigantic warrior of Bosworth Field. Armor from hall door of Abbotsford designed for a French knight.
THE desk so long used by Sir Walter, and “his own huge elbow chair,” are familiar to all who have visited Abbotsford.