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The Oxford Companion to English Literature
Dinah BirchDinah Birch


The name of Sir Walter Scott's property near Melrose on the Tweed, purchased 1811. It gave its name to the Abbotsford Club, founded in 1834 in Scott's memory for the purpose of publishing materials pertaining to the history or literature of any country dealt with in his writings. It ceased its publications in 1865.