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Correspondence between Dick Leith and Hamish Henderson

 Fonds — Box: CLX-A-1143
Identifier: Coll-1971

Content Description

This contains notes, a postcard, and letters sent between Hamish Henderson and Dick Leith in the 1990s:

  1. Postcard showing Castle Tioram sent from Dick Leith to Hamish Henderson, dated 10th June [1994];
  2. Photocopy of text by Andrew Morrison on 'The Green Man of Knowledge', undated. 'The Green Man of Knowledge' was a folktale recorded from Geordie Stewart by Hamish Henderson in August 1924.
  3. Letter and enclosed postcard sent from Hamish Henderson to Dick Leith, thanking him for his 'Green man paper', and telling him of Alan Bruford's death, dated 10th, 11th and 15th of May 1995;
  4. Manuscript note sent by Hamish Henderson to Dick Leith stating 'here it is, nothing very startling, but there might be something that deserves to be [lowked] out...', undated.


  • Creation: 1995-1999


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated in October 2019. Accession no SC-Acc-2019-0113.

Related Materials

There is more correspondence between Hamish Henderson and Dick Leith in the Papers of Hamish Henderson (Coll-1438), box 15, folder 4.

Processing Information

Catalogued by Aline Brodin in November 2019.

Correspondence between Dick Leith and Hamish Henderson, 1995-1999
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