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Album and scrapbook collected by Jessie Aitken Wilson

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1504
Scope and Contents The collection is composed of: 1 x book of photographic portraits containing portraits of Albrech Duerer, Charles Darwin, John Stuart Mill, Thomas Carlyle, George Sand, Matthew Arnold, and cardinal newman, and others. The album was given to Jessie Aitken Wilson by novelist Mrs. Oliphant and is inscribed, 'This Book was the gift of Mrs. Oliphant'. 1 x packet of (4) loose photographic portraits:...
Dates: 1850-1870

Archive of illustrators Alison Douglas Tod and Richard Tod

 Fonds — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Coll-2029
Content Description This is an extensive archive of material relating to the children's stories and illustrations produced by this Newport-on-Tay father and daughter duo: Richard, who was active between 1901 and 1917 and who worked both under his own name and as "Uncle Jack", and Alison, who appears to have been busy in the 1940s. The collection comprises draft manuscripts and typescripts, final typescript versions, preliminary sketches on paper and on tracing paper, finished artwork, and a small amount of...
Dates: c 1900-1940s

Collection of correspondence from and relating to Hugh MacDiarmid and the publication of Stony Limits

 Collection — Box: CLX-A-1594
Identifier: Coll-2005
Content Description This collection consists of correspondence between Hugh MacDiarmid, his publisher Victor Gollancz, and other interested parties concerning the publication of his poetry volume Stony Limits (1934). The correspondence largely concerns Gollancz’s fears that certain poems might expose the publisher to prosecution under libel, blasphemy, and obscenity legislation. Although he rigorously defended his verse, MacDiarmid was eventually persuaded to substitute the...
Dates: 1934-1986

Collection of papers and correspondence relating to the publication history of Buildings of the Scottish Countryside by Robert Naismith

 Collection
Identifier: Coll-2006
Content Description This collection consists of typed and holograph contracts, correspondence, and associated materials concerning the publication of Robert J. Naismith’s Buildings of the Scottish Countryside (Gollancz, 1985). This publication was developed from 1982 onwards by David Burnett of Gollancz and Jan Magnus Fladmark of the Countryside Commission for Scotland. In 1982, the CCS commissioned a report on vernacular architecture in rural Scotland, which was written by the...
Dates: 1982-1996

Collection of papers and correspondence relating to the publication history of The Scottish Insurrection of 1820 by Peter Berresford Ellis and Seumas Mac a’Ghobhainn

 Collection
Identifier: Coll-2008
Content Description This collection consists of typed and holograph correspondence and associated materials concerning the publication history of The Scottish Insurrection of 1820 by Peter Berresford Ellis and Seumas Mac a'Ghobhainn (Gollancz, 1970). Berresford Ellis offered the book to Giles Gordon, Editorial Director at Gollancz, in March 1969. With the 150th anniversary of the insurrection approaching, the project was swiftly accepted, and the manuscript (already well advanced)...
Dates: 1969-1986

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

 Collection
Identifier: Coll-2007
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...
Dates: 1985-1986

Correspondence between George Mackay Brown and Hugo Brunner

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1294
Scope and Contents The material in the collection spans a period of 22 years from 1974 to 1996, and consists of several dozens of pages. The content tells of George Mackay Brown's annual cycle and his daily life, and particularly of visits of muses and other friends, as well as referring to publishing and contract matters. Included among the many individuals mentioned or referred to in the letters are: Ernest Marwick, Edwin Muir, Andrew Motion, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Hermann Palsson, Simon Fraser, Esther...
Dates: 1974-1996

Papers of Louisa Matilda Crawford, nee Montagu

 Fonds — Box: CLX-A-336
Identifier: Coll-1839
Scope and Contents The papers consist of loose leaf songs and poems, letters, notes, 10 stitched booklets and a manuscript notebook all relating to, or produced by, Louisa Matilda Jane Crawford (1789-1857) a songwriter. There is both professional correspondence relating to the publication of her work and personal love letters between herself and her husband. Most of the records date from the latter half of Louisa’s life, when she was married, living in London and earning an income through her songwriting. Notes...
Dates: 1650-1930; Majority of material found within c 1789-c 1857

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