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There are many scientific researches about the acquaintances of Walter Scott with Russian people who had an attitude to military events of 1812, made by academician M.P.Alekseyev.
W.Scott was not only interested in partisan war with Napoleon in Russia, he even met the Cossack ataman M.Platov. Their first meeting was in June 1814 in London. The second meeting was in summer of 1815 in Paris. It is known that the appearance of M.Platov in the Walter Scott`s novel «St. Ronan`s Well» was copied from appearance of M.Platov. M.Platov was very popular in Europe. For example the Oxford University gave the doctor`s diploma to M.Platov. There were over 80 Platov`s portraits made in Europe, more than a half of them were made in England. M.Platov
The well-known English engraver Jordge Godby engraved a portrait of M.Platov`s daughter in Russian dress with the following inscription: «Daughter of the Hetmann Platoff, the lady with 50000 crown to her Fortune, offered as a reward for brining Bonaparte dead or alive» [1.P.252].
The hospitable home of W.Scott was filled with educated people of all nations every day.
Among them was V.Davydov, who was a cousin nephew to the writer and guerilla D.Davydov, there was a correspondence acquaintance and exchange of letters between D.Davydov and W.Scott.
W.Scott wrote in his diary on April 14, 1826 that he had received the letter from the famous D.Davydov. He hoped to get some facts about war of 1812 from D.Davydov. His aim was to include those materials in to the work «The history of Napoleon`s life» .
From D.Davydov`s letter written on January, 22 we learned that he thanked W.Scott for his portrait and promised to send some weapon of the Caucasian tribes to him.
The catalog of the weapon, collected by W.Scott in his estate in Abbotsford proved that D.Davydov`s parcel of the weapon has come to Scotland, because the Persian draft, dagger and other subjects are mentioned in that catalog.
Some circumstances prevented D.Davydov from sending the materials about the Patriotic war, 1812 which were asked by W.Scott.
In 1827 W.Scott met M.Yermolov, one of Russian participants of military events of 1812 who personally visited Abbotsford. In W. Scott’s diary from August 4, 1824 we can read about M.Yermolov «This is the person in prime of life, about 30, handsome, resolute and enthusiastic». W.Scott kept collecting information about the 1812. In his diary W.Scott has written down that Moscow was burnt by Rastopchin.
The invitation letter to a public traditional dinner in favour of poor actors of the Edinburgh theatre was found in V. Davydov’s documents: Sir, The Committee of Management of the Celtic Society have directed me to request the honour of your company at the annual dinner of the Society in the Waterloo Hotel on Friday the 25 current at ½ of 5 o`clock. Sir Walter Scott to be in the chair. I remain, Sir, your most obedient servant. George Farquharson Secretary 1 Scotland Str. 17 Jan. 1828.[1.P.306]
V. Davydov has written about that dinner in his diary: "Guests drank in silence and the piper played a bagpipe. When this loud and wild music stopped, W. Scott rose from his place and said, that the prosperity of the fatherland is closely connected with prosperity of allied states and in the presence of one Russian nobleman he suggested to drink a full cup for health of the Russian emperor, the emperor of that powerful state which had turned back rough waves of war sacrificing his own capital. These words caused loud approval. Everybody stood up and with national exclamation, repeated ten times, has drunk for health of emperor Nikolay Pavlovich ".
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