American banker J.P. Morgan was born on April 17th, 1837. Aside from founding his bank, Morgan is important to Walter Scott fans for many reasons. Morgan was a major collector of original manuscripts, and the Morgan Library in New York City contains nine of Scott’s novels. Scott’s journal was on display recently as part of a diary exhibition. Anyone considering a trip to New York this summer would do well to stop by the Morgan. It’s also a fun place to relax with music and a drink.