[Dryburgh Abbey, Scotland.] 73.[Dryburgh Abbey was founded in 1150 by David I., and quickly became a rich and powerful community. Like Melrose, however, it was several times plundered by invading English troops, and after complete destruction in 1544, it was never rebuilt. The Abbey lands changed hands, and in 1700 belonged to forebears of Sir Walter Scott. Later, however, the Scott family had only the right to "stretch their bones" in the Abbey. The north transept contains the graves of Scott, his wife and family, and his son-in-law and biographer, J.G. Lockhart. Here too is the grave of Earl Haig, the hero of the 1914-1918 war. On the hillside behind the Abbey is a large statue of Wallace, erected by David, Earl of Buchan. The ruins of the Abbey and their lovely surroundings were presented to the nation in 1918 by Lord Glenconner.]
[n.d. c.1920.] Copyright. F. & M. Ltd., Bedford, Eng.
Etching. 255 x 285mm. 10 x 11¼".
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