You’re correct, this is the same Sir Walter Scott that had a connection to Felling, via his publishing company there - he is not to be confused with the novelist and Baronet Sir Walter Scott):
The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1889 - 1931), Mon 23 May 1910, Page 12 - DEATH OF SIR WALTER SCOTT.
The death is announced of Sir Walter Scott, Bart., one of the most notable leaders of industry of the present time. Sir Walter, who was in his 84th year.
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The death is announced of Sir Walter Scott, Bart-, one of the most notable leaders of industry of the present time. Sir Walter, who was in his 84th year, died (says a London paper) at Mentone, where he had been staying, to ill-health. His life-story forms one of the most absorbing chapters in the romance of business.
Born at Abbey Town, a remote village in Cumberland, the future railway builder ironmaster, and publisher, was apprentice at an early age. to a local builder. At the age of 22, however, he realised that the world contained greater possibilities for him than working as a stonemason in a Cumberland village. He accordingly betook himself to Newcastle on Tyne where he quickly laid the foundation of great enterprises and became one of the most prominent men in that city.
Sir Walter Scott's name is now perhaps chiefly associated with the Walter Scott Publishing Company, who took the lead in placing the world's best literature in cheap and handy form within the reach of hundreds of thousands of readers. But publishing was a comparatively recent enterprise of Sir Walter Scott's. He began business as a builder and contractor in Newcastle, and subsequently acquired collieries, iron and steel works, chemical works, quarries, and brick works. Many of his contracts ran into millions. His firm of Walter Scott & Middleton carried out the extension of the Great Central railway to London, and they built the first electric tube railway (the City and South London) in the metropolis. Piers, bridges, docks, churches, theatres, and hotels came into existence before his enterprise.
It was fin 1882 that Sir Walter Scott turned his attention to publishing. His publishing works are at Felling, on the south bank of the Tyne, where they cover a large acreage. The millions of books produced by his firm are distributed from Paternoster-square, and from the branches at New York and Melbourne.
It was at Felling that the "Series" idea originated with the publication of the first volumes of the "Canterbury Poets," followed by the 'Great Writers." The "Camelot Classics/' and the "Contemporary Science Series." It was through his enterprise also that the works of Tolstoy and Ibsen were introduced to readers.
Sir Walter Scott's baronetcy dates from 1907. He is succeeded by his eldest son, who was 'born 56 years ago.
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