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Papers of Iain Hamilton built around his work on Arthur Koestler

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1479

Scope and Contents

The collection is composed of the following:

Boxes 1-11:
  1. Drafts, copies of drafts, annotated drafts, and copy cut and copy edited material
Box 12:
  1. News cuttings on the deaths of the Koestlers
  2. Discarded folios
Box 13:
  1. Correspondence with Macmillan, publisher, 1981-1982
  2. Correspondence with publishers, 1979-1982
  3. Artwork for book
  4. Transcriptions
  5. Copies of letters: Cynthia's and Mamaine's, 1945-1955
  6. Academic correspondence
Box 14:
  1. Notes for talks; Montage
  2. Correspondence / Promotion, 1970s-1980s
  3. Correspondence, 1974-1982
  4. Reviews / Correspondence, 1970s-1980s
  5. Unsorted material
  6. Reviews, 1982 / Encountering Koestler / Correspondence
  7. Essay
Box 15:
  1. Reviews of Koestler's works / Cuttings, 1970s
  2. Reviews / Cuttings, 1950s
  3. Material on capital punishment
  4. Cuttings on various themes, 1960s-1980s
  5. Correspondence - Responses to Hamilton letter, 1970s
Box 16:
  1. Reviews, 1980s
  2. Correspondence, 1980s-1990s
  3. Copies of letters from E. M. Forster, Mann, Huxley and others, 1940s
  4. Copy for notes
  5. Outline / Synopses

Dates

  • 1941-1998

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

Generally open for consultation to bona fide researchers, but please contact repository for details in advance.

Biographical / Historical

Iain Hamilton (1920-1986) was a British journalist, author and poet. Between 1962-64 he was the editor of The Spectator and for five years he was Editorial Director of the Hutchinson group of publishing companies. The most widely known of his literary works is his biography of Arthur Koestler (1905-1983) the writer, titled Koestler - a biography published by Secker & Warburg, London, in 1982. Other books by Iain Hamilton include: Spectrum: a Spectator miscellany (1956), edited with Ian Gilmour; Scotland the Brave (1957); Half a Highlander: An Autobiography of a Scottish Youth (1958); The Foster Gang (1966), with Henry John May; Embarkation for Cythera (1974); and, The Kerry Kyle (1980).

Extent

16 boxes

Physical Location

CLX-A-1243
CLX-A-1244
CLX-A-1245
CLX-A-1246
CLX-A-1247
CLX-A-1248
CLX-A-1249
CLX-A-1250
CLX-A-1251
CLX-A-1252
CLX-A-1253
CLX-A-1254
CLX-A-1255
CLX-A-1256
CLX-A-1257
CLX-A-1258

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Material acquired by donation in July 2013. Accession no: E2013.48

Related Materials

Also held within Special Collections, Edinburgh University Library is 'The Koestler Archive & Other Papers Relating to Arthur Koestler', Coll-146.

Processing Information

Catalogued by Graeme D. Eddie 01 August 2013
Title
Papers of Iain Hamilton (1920-1986) relating to his published work on Arthur Koestler (1905-1983)

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Centre for Research Collections
University of Edinburgh Main Library
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Edinburgh EH8 9LJ Scotland
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