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Collection of papers and correspondence relating to the publication history of The Story of Scotland's Towns by Robert Naismith

 Collection
Identifier: Coll-2007
  • by Robert Naismith' />

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Content Description

This collection consists of papers and correspondence relating to the publication history of Robert J. Naismith’s The Story of Scotland's Towns (1989). It contains typed and holograph contracts, letters, and associated materials between Naismith, his publisher Gollancz, and other interested parties. ‘The Story of Scotland’s Towns’ was intended as a companion volume to Naismith’s Buildings of the Scottish Countryside (see related materials), previously published by Gollancz in 1985.
The file includes:
  1. Two TLS (Typed Letter Signed) from Naismith to David Burnett, Deputy Managing Director at Gollancz.
  2. Typed book proposal (3 pages) and associated in-house paperwork, 19 September 1985, confidently predicting success for the proposed volume.
  3. Correspondence between David Burnett and the Bank of Scotland, who provided £2000 to cover research costs of the book.

Dates

  • 1985-1986

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

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Extent

1 file

Title
Collection of papers and correspondence relating to the publication history of "The Story of Scotland's Towns" by Robert Naismith
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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