Reading Sir Walter:

The Journal 

(Extract) The Crash

Read by Prof. David W. Purdie

This is the entry in Scott's Journal for December 18th 1825. After several days and indeed weeks of mounting tension due to the evolving financial crisis in London Scott had a visitor on that morning which announced that he had failed financially and that The Crash was upon him. This is his entry in his Journal of that fatal morning.

December 2009