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Collection of correspondence from and relating to Hugh MacDiarmid and the publication of Stony Limits
Collection — Box: CLX-A-1594
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...
Scope and Contents Three copies of manuscript letters from Christopher Murray Grieve (Hugh MacDiarmid) to Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji are dated 25 May 1926 from Montrose, 5 January 1932 from London, and 19 August 1955 from Lanarkshire. The letter from 25 May 1926 had been sent to Sorabji through the New Age. Grieve writes that 'I should have written you long ere this, but for the Strike, which involved me in all kinds of difficulties and while it lasted completely monopolised...
Scope and Contents The Maurice Lindsay Papers contain poetry notebooks; drafts, manuscripts and typescripts; radio scripts; incoming correspondence and some carbon replies; articles by Lindsay; C.M. Grieve manuscripts; and, outgoing correspondence. Within the Maurice Lindsay Papers are up to three boxes containing private and personal letters (dated 1943-46) between Lindsay and his future wife and which are not available for general study until after the deaths of the writer and recipient without their express...
- MacDiarmid, Hugh, 1892-1978 -- Correspondence 2
- Authors and Publishers 1
- Blasphemy 1
- Broadcasters 1
- Composers 1
- English literature | 20th century 1
- Freedom of speech 1
- Pianists 1
- Publishers and Publishing 1 ∧ less
- English 2
- English 1
- Lindsay, John Maurice, 1918-2009 (Scottish poet) 1
- Sorabji, Kaikhosru Shapurji, 1892-1988 (English composer, music journalist and pianist) 1
- Victor Gollancz Ltd 1