Jane Millgate

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Title: Jane Millgate
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8.07 m of textual records
1 poster
5 microfilm reels; 35 mm
Biographical sketch

Jane Millgate (b. 1937) is Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto. She was educated at the universities of Leeds and Kent at Canterbury and taught at Victoria College in the English Department at the University of Toronto from 1964–1997. From 1982–87 she was Vice-Dean of Arts and Science. She is the author of Macaulay (1973), Walter Scott: The Making of the Novelist (1984), and Scott’s Last Edition: A Study in Publishing History (1987). This last work, an examination of the creation of Scott’s magnum opus edition, was awarded the British Academy’s Crawshay Prize in 1988. In addition she has edited a volume of essays, Editing Nineteenth-Century Fiction (1978), and is the author of numerous articles on American, English, and Scottish literature as well as on the History of the Book. Professor Millgate was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1986 and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1994. She has served on numerous editorial boards, including Dalhousie Review, Victorian Review, the Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada, English Studies in Canada, and the Collected Works of Northrop Frye, and is a member of the advisory board for the Edinburgh Edition of the Waverley Novels and one of the founders of the Toronto Centre for the Book. Her Union Catalogue of the Correspondence of Sir Walter Scott, comprising over 14000 records for letters from and to Scott, is published by the National Library of Scotland.

Scope and content

The Jane Millgate fonds contains records pertaining to her academic career and spans the years 1976 through 2002. It primarily includes correspondence, drafts, typescripts, research materials, reports and other records relating to her work on the novelist and poet, Sir Walter Scott. The fonds consists of records in the following series: Edinburgh Edition of the Waverly Novels, 1976–2000; Siege of Malta, 1976–2001; Sir Walter Scott’s Magnum Opus, [ca.1977]–1987; Royal Society of Canada, 1977–1991; Walter Scott: the Making of the Novelist, [ca. 1984]–1987; Scott’s Last Edition: a Study in Publishing History, 1986; Toronto Centre for the Book, 1994–2002; Macaulay, 1973; and Millgate Union Catalogue of Walter Scott Correspondence, [ca. 1995]–[ca. 2002].

Source of supplied title

Title based on contents of the fonds

Immediate source of acquisition

Records were acquired in 2003, 2007, 2009, 2012.

Access restrictions

No restrictions on access


Individual letters in the Millgate Union Catalogue of Walter Scott series cannot be quoted in total without permission of the copyright holder

Substantial portions of letters in the Millgate Union Catalogue of Walter Scott series cannot be quoted without permission of the copyright holder(s)

Copyright for letters written by Walter Scott and held at the National Library of Scotland is held by The Trustees of the late Dame Jean Maxwell-Scott:
c/o Anderson Strathearn
1 Rutland Court
Edinburgh, Scotland

Terms governing use and reproduction

Letters in the Millgate Union Catalogue of Walter Scott series that are held at the National Library of Scotland cannot be copied without permission from the National Library of Scotland. For letters held at other institutions, please contact those institutions for terms of use and reproduction.

Finding aids

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Further accruals are expected

Access points

Millgate, Jane, 1937–


Scott, Walter, Sir, 1771–1832

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