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Scope and Contents The letter in Muir's own hand, and signed, is dated 24 January 1959, Priory Cottage, Swaffham Prior, Cambridge, and is addressed to 'Dear Vernon Watkins'. The letter is responding to Watkins' correspondence on the death of her husband, Edwin Muir. She writes that the letter 'will be a comfort to me later, when Edwin's presence in this cottage will have ceased to emphasise his absence, as it surely must do'. She has 'been half demented [...] with grief and exhaustion'. She ends by saying that...
Scope and Contents The letter is dated 3 [February] 1894 and was written at Glenhead of Trool, Bargrennan, Galloway by S. R. Crockett. It begins, 'Dear Sir' and he writes that he is 'exceedingly obliged for your kind and courteous letter about Sir Uchtred'. The points noted by the correspondent 'have been put right [...] in the second edition'. The letter then continues about the Covenant and Covenanter.
Scope and Contents This MS letter, addressed to 'Dear Sir', was written by Violet Jacob at Domaine de la Congue, Vence, in the Alpes Maritimes, France, on 6 April [no year] and presumably in 1936, given the reference in the letter to 'the honour done'. 1936 was the year in which she received the LL.D. from Edinburgh University. Domaine de la Congue is the location of a French 'Maison de retraite', a sanatorium for veterans today. The letter tells of how the letter reached her 'after various adventures' and that...
- Subject: Novelists, Scottish X
- Novelists 2
- Condolence Notes 1
- Essayists 1
- Poets, Scottish 1
- Scottish literature | 20th century 1
- Translators 1 ∧ less
- Crockett, Samuel Rutherford, 1860-1914 (novelist) 1
- Jacob, Violet, 1863-1946 (Scottish writer and poet) 1
- Muir, Edwin, 1887-1959 (poet, novelist and translator ) 1
- Muir, Willa, 1890-1970 (novelist, essayist and translator ) 1
- University of Edinburgh (Scottish University) 1