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Daniel Terry

Daniel Terry, actor, playwright and architect, was born in Bath and educated in Bath and Wingfield, Wiltshire. Terry soon became a pupil of Samuel Wyatt where he remained for five years. He left Wyatt for a career in acting when he joined a company in Sheffield. Terry continued to work in the north where he played a series of roles until May 1812 when he made his first appearance in London.

During his career, Terry became great friends with Sir Walter Scott who supplied many of the roles for which he became famous. He was as well-known in Edinburgh as in London, and was highly respected in both. Indeed it was at Abbotsford, Borders, that Terry was employed by Scott to design the interiors of his new home.


Knight, J (2004) ‘Terry, Daniel (1789–1829)’, rev. Klaus Stierstorfer, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford University Press, London)

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