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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

Correspondence and copy letters between Arthur Koestler and publisher Victor Gollancz and others, 1941-1990, and relating specifically to 'Spanish Testament, 'Scum of the Earth', and 'Reflections on Hanging'

 Fonds — Box: CLX-A-1318
Identifier: Coll-1745
Content Description Correspondence between Arthur Koestler and publisher Victor Gollancz and others, 1941-1990. Specifically the small collections refer to letters relating to: Spanish Testament; Scum of the Earth; and Reflections on Hanging. The original file covers are retained.In addition to the following material, the file relating to Spanish Testament includes printed...
Dates: 1941-1990

Correspondence and Memorandum of Agreement relating to John Middleton Murry

 Fonds — Box: CLX-A-480
Identifier: Coll-2100
Content Description This fonds consists of three letters by John Middleton Murry, and a Memorandum of Agreement between him and Jonathan Cape, publishers. These documents are seemingly unrelated but were part of one single donation by the same person. Two signed autograph letters from John Middleton Murry in his capacity as editor of The Adelphi. In the first, dated 13 June 1923, Murry writes to...
Dates: 13 June and 5 December 1923; 17 March 1939; 5 October 1950

Letters from James Hogg to Robert Cadell

 Fonds — Box: CLX-A-480
Identifier: Coll-2104
Content Description Three letters from James Hogg (1770-1835) to publisher Robert Cadell (1788-1849), dated 6th March, [before 10th] July, and 17th October 1822.The letters relate to the multi-volume anthology of James Hogg's works, that he had seeked to publish in 1822 to boost both his income and his literary reputation. He had first suggested it to the Edinburgh publisher Archibald Constable, who gave the task to his business partner and son-in-law Robert Cadell. The publication appeared on the 13th of...
Dates: 6 March, [before 10] July, 17 October 1822

Letters of Samuel Smiles

 Fonds — Box: CLX-A-373
Identifier: Coll-1877
Content Description Collection of 17 autograph letters signed (ALS), from Samuel Smiles (Scottish author and government reformer) to various correspondents, discussing literary and publishing matters, his works and lectures, and various business and financial matters. 29 November 1852: letter to Thomas Nunneley, one page, 4to., relating to 'the amount of compensation which was to be offered to representatives...
Dates: 1852-1896