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Half-hour glass used by Sir Walter Scott

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Half-hour glass used by Sir Walter Scott
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This half-hour glass was used by Sir Walter Scott for timing his literary work. When bankrupted in 1826, Scott decided to write himself out of debt and timed his hourly output.

Half-hour glass in a wooden frame, used by Sir Walter Scott for timing his literary work and given by him to Elizabeth Lear, daughter of his cousin, Ann Lear, nee Scott

Sir Walter Scott's own work as a poet and author proved hugely popular. His first novel, 'Waverley', was published anonymously in 1814. It and subsequent historical novels were very successful, although business ventures later bankrupted him.

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