The Empress Eugenie in Sir Walter Scott's study at Abbotsford, 1860. 'Whilst the Empress was in Scotland she visited Abbotsford, and her Majesty took great interest in the relics of Sir Walter Scott, and in the whole district consecrated by his genius...From [the library] there is a communication with the study, which is, perhaps, the most interesting of all the apartments, hallowed as it is by such intimate associations with the great author. It contains a small writing-table, a plain arm-chair covered with black leather, and a single chair besides. There are a few books, chiefly for reference; and a light gallery of tracery-work runs round three sides, while a single window admits a sombre light into the place. Attached to it is a closet containing, within a glass case on a table, the clothes which belonged to Sir Walter as a yeoman, and as a member of the Celtic Society; the walking-stick and forest accoutrements which he had used to carry in his strolls through his woods; and the drab trousers, striped vest, blue coat, and white hat, which he wore shortly before his death'. From "Illustrated London News", 1860.
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