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PRESIDENT AND MEMBERS
WITH a view to the completion of a Deed, entailing the House of Abbotsford, with its Literary and Antiquarian Collections, on the representatives of SIR WALTER SCOTT, it was found necessary to have executed sundry copies of a Catalogue of the Library; and it appeared that the expence would not be very greatly increased by having them done in print. On hearing of this arrangement, it occurred to me that, by obtaining leave to strike off some additional copies, at my own cost, I might be enabled to present the Maitland Club, of which Sir Walter was an early associate, with a volume not unworthy of their acceptance.
The Catalogue was drawn up by Mr. COCHRANE, (formerly Editor of the Foreign Quarterly Review,) who spent several months at Abbotsford for that purpose; and who seems, on the whole, to have discharged the duty with exemplary care and accuracy. The volume has also been printed under this gentleman's sole inspection.
A Catalogue of any eminent author's Library is likely to be prized by persons familiar with his writings. In the present case, undoubtedly, the nature and extent of the Collection throw light in a remarkable
manner on the history of its founder. The reader has before him a faithful inventory of the materials with which the National Poet and Novelist had stored his mind before he began his public career; and also very striking indications, both of the zeal with which he watched the progress of literary enterprize down to the close of his life, and of the homage paid to his genius and celebrity by his contemporaries.
LONDON, July 2, 1838.
J. G. LOCKHART.
THE MAITLAND CLUB.
THE RIGHT HONOURABLE
THE EARL OF GLASGOW,
HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE DUKE OF SUSSEX.
JOHN BAIN, ESQ.
ROBERT BELL, ESQ.
5 SIR DAVID HUNTER BLAIR, BART.
BERIAH BOTFIELD, ESQ.
SIR THOMAS MACDOUGALL BRISBANE, BART. K.C.B.
HIS GRACE THE DUKE OF BUCCLEUCH & QUEENSBERRY.
JOHN CROSS BUCHANAN, ESQ.
10 WALTER BUCHANAN, ESQ.
THE MOST NOBLE THE MARQUESS OF BUTE.
ALEXANDER CAMPBELL, ESQ.
THE RIGHT HONOURABLE LORD JOHN CAMPBELL.
THE HONOURABLE HENRY COCKBURN, LORD COCKBURN.
15 JAMES T. GIBSON-CRAIG, ESQ.
JAMES DENNISTOUN, ESQ.
JAMES DOBIE, ESQ.
RICHARD DUNCAN, ESQ. [TREASURER.]
WILLIAM JAMES DUNCAN, ESQ.
20 JAMES DUNLOP, ESQ.
SIR JOHN DUNLOP OF DUNLOP, BART. M.P.
JAMES EWING, ESQ. LL.D.
KIRKMAN FINLAY, ESQ.
WILLIAM FLEMING, D.D.
25 WILLIAM MALCOLM FLEMING, ESQ.
JOHN FULLARTON, ESQ.
JOHN BLACK GRACIE, ESQ.
THE RIGHT HONOURABLE THOMAS GRENVILLE.
JAMES HILL, ESQ.
30 LAURENCE HILL, ESQ. LL.B.
GEORGE HOUSTOUN, ESQ. M.P.
JAMES IVORY, ESQ.
JOHN KERR, ESQ.
ROBERT ALEXANDER KIDSTON, ESQ.
35 GEORGE RITCHIE KINLOCH, ESQ.
JOHN GARDINER KINNEAR, ESQ.
JOHN GIBSON LOCKHART, ESQ. LL.D.
JAMES LUCAS, ESQ.
ALEXANDER MACDONALD, ESQ.
40 WILLIAM MACDOWALL, ESQ. [VICE-PRESIDENT.] THE VERY REV. DUNCAN MACFARLAN, D.D. ANDREW MACGEORGE, ESQ.
ALEXANDER MACGRIGOR, ESQ.
GEORGE MACINTOSH, ESQ.
45 DONALD MACINTYRE, ESQ.
JOHN WHITEFOORD MACKENZIE, ESQ.
ALEXANDER MACNEILL, ESQ.
JAMES MAIDMENT, ESQ.
THOMAS MAITLAND, ESQ.