Sir Walter Scott FRSE 1st Baronet
Died aged 61
Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet (15 August 1771 – 21 September 1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, poet, playwright, and historian. Many of his works remain classics of both English-language literature and of Scottish literature. Famous titles include The Lady of the Lake (narrative poem) and the novels Waverley, Old Mortality (or The Tale of Old Mortality), Rob Roy, The Heart of Mid-Lothian, The Bride of Lammermoor, and Ivanhoe. Although primarily remembered for his extensive literary works and his political engagement, Scott was an advocate, judge and legal administrator by profession, and throughout his career combined his writing and editing work with his daily occupation as Clerk of Session and Sheriff-Depute of Selkirkshire. A prominent member of the Tory establishment in Edinburgh, Scott was an active member of the Highland Society, served a long term as President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (1820–1832) and was a Vice President of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (1827–1829). Scott's knowledge of history, and his facility with literary technique, made him a seminal figure in the establishment of the historical novel genre, as well as an exemplar of European literary Romanticism. He was created a baronet "of Abbotsford in the County of Roxburgh," Scotland, in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom on 22 April 1820, which title became extinct on the death of his son the 2nd Baronet in 1847.DbPedia
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
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
Walter Scott birthplace [full inscription unknown]
, 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