Jedediah Cleishbotham

Jedediah Cleishbotham is an imaginary editor in Walter Scott's Tales of My Landlord. According to Scott, he is a "Schoolmaster and Parish-clerk of Gandercleugh." Scott claimed that he had sold the stories to the publishers, and that they had been compiled by fellow schoolmaster Peter Pattieson from tales collected from the landlord of the Wallace Inn at Gandercleugh. For more information, see the introduction to The Black Dwarf by Scott.

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  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainWood, James, ed. (1907). "Jedediah Cleishbotham". The Nuttall Encyclopædia. London and New York: Frederick Warne.