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David Macbeth Moir fonds

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6 items bound together.

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Moir, David Macbeth (1798-1851)

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David Macbeth Moir, physician and author, was born in Musselburgh, Scotland, on 5 January 1798. He also used the pen name of the delta symbol . He was educated in Edinburgh and became a frequent contributor of Constable's Edinburgh Magazine and Blackwood's Magazine. He married Catherine E. Bell on 8 June 1828. He published one novel, The Autobiography of Mansie Wauch (1828). He died in Dumfries on 6 July 1851.

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The fonds consists of a bound volume containg six manuscripts by Moir. They are:
The bride of Lochleven. -- Manuscript, 21 p.
The lunatic of love. A fragment. -- Manuscript, 16 p.
The Norman captive. -- Manuscript, 17 p.
The Revenge of Sir Edmund. -- Manuscript, 19 p.
Isabelle or the maid of Damascus. A Syrian tale. -- Manuscript, 29 p.
The exile of Novogorod. -- Manuscript, 76 p.

Three different hands appear to have been used. Different paper was used for the last manuscript. Stamped on the front cover is the delta symbol. Stamped on the back cover are the initials of his wife: C.E.M. 1852.Written inside the front cover is the inscription: Jane Moir from her mother, July 1853.

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