By the close of the nineteenth century, the works of Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) could be found on the bookshelves of every respectable Victorian. Public interest was such that, nearly sixty years after his death, there remained considerable demand for new insights into the man and his milieu. First published in 1890, his two-volume journal immediately attracted press attention. One review observed that 'it shows us the man in prosperity and in adversity, now delightfully humorous ... now saddened by the financial troubles which came upon his later years'. Notwithstanding his money worries, Scott's final decade was not without literary achievement. Volume 1 comprises entries from November 1825 to June 1827, during which period Scott published Letters of Malachi Malagrowther (1826). Volume 2 comprises entries from July 1827 to April 1832, during which time he produced The Fair Maid of Perth (1828) and Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft (1830).