Reminiscing in the Parlor : Leisurely Viewing Stereographs
Dryburgh Abbey, Tomb of Sir Walter Scott, Scotland
August 1875
Wilson, George Washington, 1823-1893
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One stereograph of Dryburgh Abbey, Tomb of Sir Walter Scott, Scotland. The photograph shows an archway in the front and part of a ruined building. The back has an applied paper with the name and title of the photograph, as well as the photographer's name, G. W. Wilson, and the handwritten initials of the owner. M. F. H. took a European tour in July and August of 1875, traveling from Belgium to Switzerland, Italy, France, England and Scotland. From other stereographs, it is clear this is from that trip.
Dryburgh Abbey, on the banks of the River Tweed, Scotland, was founded in 1152 by Premonstratensian monks, on a site perhaps made sacred by Saint Modan around the year 600. It was founded by monks from Alnwick on land owned by Hugh de Morville, Lord of Lauderdale.

It was burned by English troops in 1322, after which it was restored and patronised by Robert I of Scotland. It was again burned in 1385, but it flourished in the fifteenth century. It was finally destroyed in 1544, briefly to survive until the Reformation, when it was given to the Earl of Mar by James VI of Scotland.

The 12th Earl of Buchan bought the land in 1786. Sir Walter Scott and Douglas Haig are buried in its grounds.

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