Sir Walter Scott FRSE 1st Baronet

Died aged 61

Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet FRSE FSAScot (15 August 1771 – 21 September 1832), was a Scottish novelist, poet, playwright and historian. Many of his works remain classics of European and Scottish literature, notably the novels Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, Waverley, Old Mortality, The Heart of Mid-Lothian and The Bride of Lammermoor, and the narrative poems The Lady of the Lake and Marmion. He had a major impact on European and American literature. As an advocate, judge and legal administrator by profession, he combined writing and editing with daily work as Clerk of Session and Sheriff-Depute of Selkirkshire. He was prominent in Edinburgh's Tory establishment, active in the Highland Society, long a president of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (1820–1832), and a vice president of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (1827–1829). His knowledge of history and literary facility equipped him to establish the historical novel genre as an exemplar of European Romanticism. He became a baronet "of Abbotsford in the County of Roxburgh", Scotland, on 22 April 1820; the title became extinct on his son's death in 1847.

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Commemorated on 18 plaques

Here dwelt Sir Walter Scott 1775.

6 South Parade, Bath, United Kingdom where they lived

The Cedars. Gateway of The Cedars, home of Thomas Blackwell (died 1907) giver of Harrow Weald Recreation Ground and benefactor of All Saints Harrow Weald and St Anselms Hatch End Churches. House visited in 1806 by Novelist Sir Walter Scott.

Uxbridge Road, at junction with Courtenay Drive, Harrow, London, United Kingdom where they visited (1806)

L'anno MDCCCXXXII vetimo di sua vita questa casa abito l'illustre romanziere Scozzese Walter Scott da Endimburgo

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Via della Mercede 11, Rome, Italy where they lived

This tablet commemorates the meeting of Robert Burns and Sir Walter Scott which took place here in the winter of 1786 - 87.

Sciennes House Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom where they was (1786-1787)

In a building on this site Sir Walter Scott Bt. was entertained by the Galashiels Manufacturers Corporation after receiveing his Baronetcy at the hands of his sovereign George IV

Bank Close, Galashiels, United Kingdom where they was entertained

Sir Walter Scott frequently visited this house June-July 1827 then occupied by his son in law Lockhart and his family.

37 Bellfield Street, Portobello, Edinburgh, United Kingdom where they visited

The Old Rosslyn Inn (circa 1660-1866). Among the distinguished visitors were King Edward VII when Prince of Wales, Dr Samuel Johnson and James Boswell, Robert Burns and Alexander Naysmith, Sir Walter Scott, and William and Dorothy Wordsworth.

Chapel Loan, Roslin, United Kingdom where they visited

In this building from 1803 to 1832 Sir Walter Scott as Sheriff of Selkirkshire administered justice

Market Place, Selkirk, United Kingdom where they worked (1803-1832)

Sir Walter Scott was a frequent attender at the Circuit Courts held in this place. Making his first appearance as an advocate in a criminal trial in 1793. This tablet erected on the centenary of Sir Walter's death, as a tribute of admiration and affection, was unveiled by Lady Maxwell Scott of Abbotsford, 15th September 1932. William Wells Mabon, Provost.

, Jedburgh, United Kingdom where they was a constant visitor

Sir Walter Scott 1771 - 1832 Whilst staying at the Kings Arms and Castle Hotel was inspired to write his novel Kenilworth

Zizzi - King's Arms & Castle Hotel - Station Road / Warwick Road, Kenilworth, United Kingdom where they stayed

Sir Walter Scott granted freedom of the burgh in 1799. Between 1797 and 1808, Scott was a regular visitor to the town while serving as Quartermaster for a volunteer regiment [full inscription unknown]

Town Hall, Musselburgh, United Kingdom where they visited (1797-1808)

Sir Walter Scott lived here 1774-1797

25 George Square, Edinburgh, United Kingdom where they lived (1774-1797)

THE SCOTT MONUMENT Erected 1840-44 to the Memory of SIR WALTER SCOTT Bart. 1771-1832 Born in Edinburgh. Lawyer and ardent Patriot, he won enduring fame as a romantic poet and the author of the Waverley novels. The monument was designed by George Meikle Kemp and the statue of Scott is by Sir John Steell.

Princes Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom where they was near

Near this spot stood the house in which Sir Walter Scott was born 15th August 1771

Guthrie Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom where they was born (1771)

In honour of Sir Walter Scott 1771 - 1832. Novelist, poet, historian, father of the historical novel, alumnus of the University.

High School Yards , Edinburgh, United Kingdom where they studied

In this house Sir Walter Scott lived from 1802 to 1826

39 North Castle Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom where they lived (1802-1826)

William Schollay's Ship Inn. Sir Walter Scott dined here on 12 August 1814, during a visit to Orkney and Shetland with the Commissioners of the Northern Lighthouses

7 Bridge Street, Kirkwall, United Kingdom where they dined (1814)

Waverley Lodge the 'garden cottage' home of Scott's aunt Janet where he stayed while at school at Kelso

The Knowes, Kelso, United Kingdom where they stayed