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Patricia Maxwell-Scott

(1921-1998), Chatelaine of Abbotsford; wife of Sir (Harold Hugh) Christian Boulton; daughter of Sir Walter Joseph Constable Maxwell-Scott

Sitter in 4 portraits

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Dame Jean Mary Monica Maxwell-Scott; Patricia Maxwell-Scott

by Bob Collins
vintage print, September 1992
NPG x137515

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Patricia Maxwell-Scott; Dame Jean Mary Monica Maxwell-Scott

by Bob Collins
2 1/4 inch square colour transparency, September 1992
NPG x139892

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Jean Pence

19 January 2018, 06:00

I can’t tell you about the particular pictures of Patricia Maxwell-Scott and her sister Jean but I can tell you that my husband and I met Patricia. We were a very young American couple visiting Scotland in September 1972. Because I had written a detailed research paper about Abbotsford, Sir Walter Scott’s home, I insisted on visiting the house. We missed the last tour so we took a public bus from Edinborough to the countryside. We had to walk the last couple of miles down a dirt road! Seeing Abbotsford was so worth our efforts! By then the estate closed and it was getting dark! As we started the journey back, Patricia was leaving to go into town. She stopped and gave us a ride in her personal car. Her little Westie dog was sitting on a tartan plaid blanket. Only after we told her our story did she tell us who she was! She was so gracious and kind! We were thrilled to meet her and her dog. I was amazed to see the photo above and the Westie dog was still beside her. We own Westies also.

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