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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...
Scope and Contents At E2010.24 there is an autograph letter signed from Marwick to Professor Bruce Dickins, placed and dated as Alton (Kirkwall), 26 January 1965. The letter was written around 3-4 months before his death and is autobiographical. The content is largely reminiscenses about his time at Edinburgh University. He writes, 'There are now so few of my old-time friends surviving that I feel very lonely [and] to hear from any of them is a rare pleasure. Do you know – of my friends of my Univ. days I don’t...
Scope and Contents Mounted photograph of Highland scene Packet of photographs c1970s inc. Edinburgh Castle Folder "Upwards of a Century" Family photographs Students taking exam, location unidentified Album of South African photographs: "Mr R Kennedy, with best wishes from T Wilson Cairncross, Cape Town, South Africa, 14 Oct 1896" ...
Dates: 19th-20th century
- Subject: Orkney Scotland X
- Antiquarians 1
- Argentina 1
- Authors 1
- Edinburgh -- Scotland 1
- English literature | 20th century 1
- Poets 1
- Scottish literature | 20th century 1
- South Africa 1
- Stromness (Scotland) 1
- Students 1 ∧ less
- Brown, George Mackay, 1921-1996 (writer and poet) 1
- Brunner, Hugo, b. 1935 (publisher) 1
- Kennedy, Marjorie Jean Oswald, c1916-2003 (Edinburgh University Library member of staff) 1
- Marwick, Hugh, Dr, 1881-1965 (antiquarian) 1
- University of Edinburgh (Scottish University) 1