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  Edinburgh's Sir Walter Scott Monument   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Scott was to continue in his legal career until retiring in 1830.
Initially this may have been a precaution against the possible failure of "Waverley"; but even after its enormous success, Scott seems to have enjoyed prolonging the mystery (he was nicknamed "The Great Unknown" and "The Wizard Of The North").
Scott's novels generally depicted a deep understanding of the people and period they attempted to portray.In his Scottish novels he treats the history with great care and affection.
www.scotlandvacations.com /walterscott.htm   (241 words)

 Scott Monument - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Scott Monument is a victorian gothic monument to Scottish author Sir Walter Scott.
John Steell was commissioned to design a monumental statue of Scott to rest in the space between the tower's four columns.
When the monument was inaugurated on the 15th of August, George Meikle Kemp himself was absent; walking home from the site on the foggy evening of the 6th of March that year, Kemp had fallen into the Union Canal and drowned.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Scott_Monument   (454 words)

 Scott Monument, Edinburgh, Scott Monument Edinburgh, Memorial
The Scott Monument was designed by a joiner who entered the competition under a pseudonym to avoid prejudice; the joiner/architect sadly fell into the Union Canal in the fog and drowned before the statue was completed.
The Monument, like much built work in Edinburgh, used to be soot fl, but the Binny Sandstone is now restored (see below, partly by LDN Architects) and looks great at night with author Sir Walter Scott and his beloved dog Maida glowing white in their regal chair of Carrara marble.
In 1998 a £1.4m restoration of the Scott Monument was undertaken for the City of Edinburgh Council liaising with Historic Scotland and supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, by the Hurd Rolland Partnership.
www.edinburgharchitecture.co.uk /scott_monument.htm   (517 words)

 Scott's Monument; Sir Walter Scott's estate at Abbotsford saw him Sunday Herald, The - Find Articles
Scott began to build Abbotsford in 1811, by which time he was best known as a poet and the collector of the Border ballads.
Scott's interpretation of Scotland's past is a fusion of history and fiction, but he is a novelist above all else, and it was Abbotsford that made him one.
Scott purchased a 110 acre farm called Cartleyhole, which had once belonged to the monks at Melrose, who used to ford the Tweed nearby.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qn4156/is_20040516/ai_n12588226   (871 words)

The design for the statue of Scott had also been the subject of a public competition and the proposal for a seated figure of Scott with his deerhound Maida at his side, by John Steell, which 'excited universal admiration', was selected from the thirty entries received.
Eight of these were filled during the erection of the Monument, and the centenary of Scott's birth in 1871 resulted in funds being raised for a further 24, however, the final 32 statuettes were not in place until 1882.
The merits of the Scott Monument have been the subject of debate over the years, however, it continues to be a popular tourist attraction, perhaps more often for the spectacular views from the upper levels than any connection with Sir Walter Scott.
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 The Scott Monument
The Scott Monument was built to commemorate Sir Walter Scott, one of Scotland's greatest novelists.
The Foundation stone was laid on the 15th August 1840 (the anniversary of Scott's birthday) and was completed in Autumn 1844.
The large statue of Scott is in Italian Carrara marble was sculpted by Sir John Steell.
sites.scran.ac.uk /scottmon/pages/the_monument.htm   (158 words)

 Biographical Sketch of Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832)
Recognizing Scott's achievement in verse and prose, in 1820 King George IV made the Scottish writer a baronet--indeed, this was the first title he bestowed upon his ascension to the British throne, Scott having refused the Laureateship from the Prince Regent in 1813 and having proposed it be awarded to Robert Southey instead.
In 1811, Scott purchased the estate of Abbotsford near Melrose on the Tweed River; by the time that he had received the title, Scott had rebuilt the manor house as a mediaeval baronial hall, in which he often entertained on a grand scale in his salad days.
Like Shakespeare, Scott altered history for greater dramatic effect, though he used factually-drawn historical characters to colour the background; these, however, he does not focus upon, for they would limit both imaginatively attempts to portray a whole society, but remains objective in his evaluation of his characters and their actions.
www.victorianweb.org /previctorian/scott/bio.html   (2402 words)

On May 25, 1865, the Lincoln Monument Association of Scott County, Iowa, was duly incorporated under the laws of the state.
Plans for the new monument as it now appears to the public were adopted by the board on the 5th of June, 1880, and the contract was entered into with R. Carter, of South Rydate, Vermont, the designer for its construction.
The monument is of English granite, rising from the base to a height of fifty feet.
www.celticcousins.net /scott/chapter22.html   (4979 words)

The monument had been located in front of Eastern High School (the 33rd Street school) for years before it was moved to it's new location.
The granite Monument had a flagpole on one side of the plot, and was in honor of men in that area who had served or been lost in the War.
That monument was dedicated on April 28, 1948, in Gywnn Falls Park, at the Dukeland Street entrance of the park.
www.kilduffs.com /Monuments.html   (549 words)

 Scott Monument, Edinburgh
Edinburgh's Scott Monument was erected following the death of Sir Walter Scott on the 21st September 1832.
The Scott Monument stands at 200ft and 6 inches high and is 55ft square at the base.
The Scott Monument is a fascinating day out for all the family and worth it for the fantastic views alone.
www.gnws.co.uk /edinburgh/scott_monument.htm   (295 words)

 Links to Places Associated with Scott
The Scott Monument Virtual Tour - A virtual tour of the Scott Monument in Edinburgh with copiously illustrated pages on Scott's life and works, on the history of the Monument, and on the sixty-four statues of characters from Scott's works which it incorporates.
The Scott statue is a bronze replica of Sir John Steele's sculpture for the Edinburgh Scott Monument.
A bronze replica of the Chantrey bust, it was presented to the city by The North British Society of Halifax to mark the centenary of Scott's death in 1932.
www.walterscott.lib.ed.ac.uk /links/places.html   (733 words)

 Places to Visit - Scott Monument
In the competition to design the monument, Kemp came third but embellished his design to win (though professional architects were not amused).
The architect had met Scott in 1813 when the author, who was also the Sheriff of Selkirkshire, gave him a lift in his carriage.
The statue of Scott below the arches of the monument, by Sir John Steel, is made of white Carrara marble.
www.rampantscotland.com /visit/blvisitscott.htm   (387 words)

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Scott was the first graduate of Pacific University in Forest Grove.
Scott's reputation was a complex man and brilliant writer, essayist and editor with a sense of history.
In 1933, a statue of Harvey Scott was erected at Mount Tabor park.
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 Edinburgh Photo Library - Scott Monument
The soaring, Gothic monument to the memory of Sir Walter Scott (who died in 1832) was built in Princes Street Gardens in 1840-46 to a design by George Meikle Kemp, a self-taught architect.
There is a statue of Scott below the arches of the monument, made of white Carrara marble.
The monument is decorated with 64 statuettes, illustrating many of the characters from Scott's novels, placed there in the 1870s, some years after the monument had been completed.
www.rampantscotland.com /edinburgh/bledin_scott.htm   (195 words)

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 Scott Monument Edinburgh
The Foundation stone was laid on the 15th August 1840 (the anniversary of Scott's birthday) and in the autumn of 1844 the last stone was placed in the pinnacle by Kemp's young son, Thomas.
The monument including the statue was officially inaugurated on 15th August 1846.
The Scott Monument is 200 ft. 6in high and 55ft.
www.edinburgh-sherwood.com /scottmonument.htm   (883 words)

 Samuel Scott (1702 - 1772) Artwork Images, Exhibitions, Reviews
Inspired by the monument to the 10,000 Irish emigrants who died in the 1840’s quarantine station of Grosse-Ile, Scott MacLeod’s figurative paintings and drawings are a reminder of the pain, suffering and death of so many who did not survive their...
Scott Alberg, an MFA candidate at The Museum School, will be making his debut in futuremaybe with plastine sculptures of the Space Shuttle ChallengerĂ­s explosion.
Venturi Scott Brown and Associates (VSBA) is known for combining design elements in unexpected ways-an approach that has spurred some to include Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown among the founders of architectural Post modernism.
wwar.com /masters/s/scott-samuel.html   (1510 words)

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His Familiar Anecdotes of Sir Walter Scott offended Lockhart who was at that time engaged on the official biography of his father-in-law.
He find Hogg tactless in speculating about Lady Scott's parentage and comparing Scott's condition in the final stage of his illness to that of a drunken man. Comments too on Scott's excessive sympathies for 'old aristocracy of the country.
Not just Sir Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson but a wide range of authors and their works are included here, ranging from "The Brus" by John Barbour to modern authors such as Muriel Spark or Alistair MacLean.
lycos.cs.cmu.edu /info/sir-walter-scott.html   (500 words)

 Scotts Bluff National Monument - Scotts Bluff National Monument (U.S. National Park Service)
Scotts Bluff is unique among national parks as nearly all structures, roads, and trails were constructed in the 1930's primarily by the Civilian Conservation Corps.
Scotts Bluff's Presidential Proclamation states, "[it] has scientific interest from a geological standpoint." The north face of Scotts Bluff shows more geological history than any other place in Nebraska.
Climbing Dome Rock at Scotts Bluff National Monument is extremely dangerous and is prohibited because of the crumbly nature of the Brule clay formation that makes up its steep walls.
www.nps.gov /scbl   (277 words)

 Save America's Treasures - Project Profile
The Francis Scott Key Monument was rededicated September 11, 1999, to celebrate its restoration.
The pool was filled with trash; one of the boat’s oars was missing, and green stains from bronze corrosion marred the white marble.
is a private/public initiative to document all monuments and outdoor sculpture in the United States and to help communities and local groups of all ages and interests preserve their sculptural legacy for the next century.
www.saveamericastreasures.org /profiles/key.htm   (609 words)

 Key Monument Rededicated
The Francis Scott Key Monument, once again a gleaming beacon in Baltimore, Maryland, was rededicated on September 11, 1999, to celebrate its restoration, funded by Target Stores, a community group, and local government agencies.
The pool was filled with trash rather than water, one of the boat’s oars was missing, and green stains from bronze corrosion marred the white marble.
The monument portrays the poet, in bronze, with a manuscript of his poem, which became the national anthem.
www.heritagepreservation.org /NEWS/Key.htm   (885 words)

 Scott Monument on AboutBritain.com
Following the death of Sir Walter Scott on 21st september 1832 there was a widespread feeling in Edinburgh that a monument should be erected to his memory, and the initial decision to proceed was taken at a public meeting on 5th October.
In the autumn of 1844 the last stone was placed in the pinnacle by Kemp's young son, Thomas.
The Museum houses an outstanding collection of paintings, drawings and prints by the greatest artists from the Renaissance to Post-Impressionism which is shown alongside the national connection of Scottish art.
www.aboutbritain.com /ScottMonument.htm   (580 words)

 Scott - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Scott is a surname originating in the Scottish Borders.
Dred Scott, slave whose case before the United States Supreme Court was one of the most famous in the 19th century
The Scott Monument, to Sir Walter Scott in Edinburgh
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Scott   (502 words)

 City may sell off Scott memorial crumbling landmark Independent, The (London) - Find Articles
The council's recreation committee resolved "to investigate and develop options for the future care and preservation of the monument" after learning that the cost of a total renovation would be in excess of pounds 2.5m.
Emergency work was carried out on the monument last year after checks revealed that large areas of sandstone were in a dangerous condition.
The council, which has held informal talks with Historic Scotland about the future of the monument, has applied for National Lottery Heritage funding of pounds 1.8m, but is reluctant to find the rest of the money itself.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qn4158/is_19960321/ai_n14037188   (308 words)

 Scott Monument - Edinburgh - Europe for Visitors
The literary trinity of Robert Burns, Walter Scott, and Robert Louis Stevenson attract pilgrims from throughout the world, and one has his own cathedral: The Sir Walter Scott Monument, a Gothic spire that was funded by public donations after the writer's death in 1832.
The Scott Monument is 200 feet or 61 meters high, with 287 steps leading up to the topmost viewing platform.
or more information on the Scott Monument, including pictures of the interior and views from the observation galleries, continue to Page 2.
europeforvisitors.com /edinburgh/articles/scott-monument.htm   (191 words)

 Overview of Scott Monument   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Scott Monument was build between 1840 and 1846 as a memorial to the writer Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832).
The monument is maintained by the City of Edinburgh Council, and the public can climb the 287 steps to the top of the monument for spectacular views of the city.
The sandstone used in the construction came from Binny Quarry at Uphall (West Lothian), which was especially re-opened from a major restoration of the monument in 1998/9.
www.geo.ed.ac.uk /scotgaz/features/featurefirst241.html   (131 words)

 Refurbished Key Monument to Be Site on Star-Spangled Banner Walking Tour
The Francis Scott Key monument, which was donated to the city by Charles L. Marburg, was unveiled in 1911.
The monument captures the moment the poet returned from the British ship on which he had been detained during the September 13-14, 1814 bombardment of Fort McHenry.
The renovation of the monument, expected to be completed by July 31, is being undertaken by conservator Steven Tatti, S.A.T. Inc., under the auspices of the city's Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation (CHAP) in partnership with the Department of Recreation and Parks.
www.baltimoremd.com /monuments/key.html   (821 words)

 Scott Monument | Edinburgh | WCities Destination Guide
Completed in 1846, this statue of Sir Walter Scott and his dog Maida was built 14 years after his death.
The statue is carved from a single block of Carrara marble while the sculptural decorations on the sandstone spire show 16 Scottish writers and 64 characters from Sir Walter Scott's novels.
The monument will retain its distinctive fl colour for the foreseeable future, as sandblasting was deemed too dangerous for its slender stonework.
www.wcities.com /en/record/,165580/4/record.html   (143 words)

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