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2 letters from H J C Grierson to Dear Sir

Identifier: Coll-1556
Scope and Contents The letters are: 1 x ts dated 23 October 1944, written 12 Regent Terrace, Edinburgh, and addressed to 'Dear Sir'. Grierson suggests that 'you will look at that interesting book' entitled 'Sir Walter Scott's Friends' by Florence MacCunn (1909). In it 'you will find that it was Mrs Ann Murray Keith [...] who declared that she recognised stories she had told Scott'. 1 x ms dated 30 October 1944,...
Dates: 1944

Album and scrapbook collected by Jessie Aitken Wilson

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

Autograph ms from 'The Shepherd's Calendar' by James Hogg, being a leaf from the draft for 'Class IV. Dogs'

Identifier: Coll-1713
Content Description Autograph ms from 'The Shepherd's Calendar', by James Hogg, 1824. It is a leaf from the draft of 'Class IV. Dogs', and is large folio size laid onto paper.
The ms has some Borders stories about dogs e.g. 'the late Mr. Steel's nephew in Peebles had a bitch [...] whose feats in taking home sheep from the neighbouring farms into the market at Peebles by herself form innumerable anecdotes in that vicinity...'.
Dates: 1824

Bound lecture notes of Ethelwyn Lemon

Identifier: Coll-1933
Scope and Contents This fonds consists of 15 volumes of bound lecture notes that belonged to Ethelwyn Lemon. These notes were taken by Ethelwyn Lemon herself, or by other fellow female students, in the late 19th-early 20th century at the University of Edinburgh. Notes of lectures on British history given by Sir Richard Lodge, taken down by Barbara M Craw. Edinburgh University, 1904. (4 vols) Notes of lectures on...
Dates: 1892-1931

Colin Campbell Collection

Identifier: Coll-38
Scope and Contents The Colin Campbell Collection contains Gaelic verse, mainly songs; sermon notes and scripture expositions, the earliest being 1703; manuscript treatises; Colin Campbell correspondence, the earliest being 1664; miscellaneous manuscripts including domestic accounts, medical papers, minutes etc; notebooks, accounts, letters and scraps of Patrick Campbell of Achnaba; letters from mathematicians to Colin Campbell, and mathematical papers; a body of accounts, the earliest being 1553; a body of...
Dates: 1553-1836

Collection of Correspondence, Alfred Edward Thiselton

Identifier: Coll-626
Scope and Contents The correspondence is that between a number of persons and Thiselton on his Shakespearean publications. The correspondents, of some 40 in number, include W. Salt Brassington, F. J. Furnivall, and Israel Gollancz.
Dates: [circa 1895]-1916

Collection of James O. Halliwell-Phillipps

Identifier: Coll-103
Scope and Contents The Halliwell-Phillipps Collection includes 16th-century works by Italian, French and Spanish authors. Its strength lies in English books however, especially English drama of the 17th and 18th centuries. The Collection also includes more than 600 plays including works by Ben Jonson, Beaumont and Fletcher, George Chapman, Thomas Middleton, John Webster, John Dryden, Philip Massinger, and William Wycherley. Several are playhouse copies with contemporary stage directions added in manuscript. There...
Dates: 16th century-19th century

Collection of Professor Donald Mackinnon

Identifier: Coll-98
Scope and Contents The collection of Professor Donald Mackinnon includes lecture notes on the Gaelic language and culture, copies of Gaelic songs and poetry, religious texts such as hymns and sermons, fragments of medieval manuscripts, newspaper clippings, and photographs. As the first Chair in Celtic at the University of Edinburgh, Professor Mackinnon was very diligent in his work to document and share Gaelic language, literature, and history. The collection not only includes primary and secondary sources, it...
Dates: 15th-19th century

Copies of letters between C. M. Grieve and Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji

Identifier: Coll-1298
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...
Dates: 1926-1955-

Corrected script of 'A season in hell' by Arthur Rimbaud (1854-1891), translated by Terence Tiller (1916-1987)

Identifier: Coll-1410
Scope and Contents The typesript corrected script of A season in hell is 40pp and has manuscript annotations. It is accompanied by a letter with BBC heading and dated 27 May 1975 from Terence Tiller to 'Dear Reggie' - Reggie being the late Professor Reginald Donald Smith (1914-1985), New University of Ulster, and husband of Olivia Manning (1908-1980). The collection also contains a short script of Four of a kind by Paul Verlaine, also translated and...
Dates: 1975

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Brown, George Mackay, 1921-1996 (writer and poet) 3
Henderson, Hamish Scott, 1919-2002 (folklorist, poet, songwriter, soldier, intellectual) 3
MacDiarmid, Hugh, 1892-1978 (Scottish poet) 3
Scott, Sir Walter, 1771-1832 (novelist and poet) 3
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 (playwright) 3
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Grierson, Herbert John Clifford, 1866-1960 (literary critic and professor of English Literature) 2
Hamish Henderson Archive Trust 2
Murry, John Middleton, 1889-1957 (writer, reviewer) 2
Agnew, Lady Agnew, Swanzie, 1916-2000 (Professor of Geography (University of Malawi)) 1
Anderson, Elizabeth R., fl. 1947-1952 1
Auden, W. H., Wystan Hugh, 1907-1973 (poet) 1
Bacon, J T, fl 1880s 1
Bickley, Frances, 1885-1976 1
Blunden, Edmund Charles, 1896-1974 (English poet, author and critic) 1
Borthwick, John, fl 1800s (of Crookston | Edinburgh University student) 1
Brown, Andrew, 1763-1834 1
Brown, George Mackenzie, 1869-1946 (publisher and politician) 1
Brown, Gerard Baldwin, 1849-1932 (Watson-Gordon Professor of Fine Art, University of Edinburgh) 1
Brown, R (student, University of Edinburgh) 1
Bruford, Walter Horace, 1894-1988, Professor of German 1
Brunner, Hugo, b. 1935 (publisher) 1
Buchan, John, Baron Tweedsmuir, 1875-1940 (Scottish novelist and historian) 1
Burke, Bernard, fl 1860s 1
Burns, Margaret, fl 1890s (Edinburgh University student) 1
Butcher, Samuel Henry, 1850-1910 (classicist, politician and professor of greek, University of Edinburgh) 1
Butt, John, 1906-1965 1
Campbell, Colin, 1644-1726 1
Chimombo, Professor, Steve Bernard Miles, b. 1945 (Poet: Writer; Journalist; Essayist; Publisher) 1
Cicero, Marcus Tullius, 106-43 BCE (Roman statesman, lawyer, scholar, and writer) 1
Clark, Arthur Melville 1
Cocteau, Jean, 1889-1963, writer, designer, playwright, artist, filmmaker 1
Corke, Hilary Topham (writer, composer, mineralogist, lecturer) 1
Corson, James Clarkson, 1905-1988 (Scottish librarian and scholar) 1
Craw, Barbara M, fl 1900s (Edinburgh University student) 1
Dalzel, Andrew, 1742-1806 (Professor of Greek and Honorary Librarian, University of Edinburgh) 1
Dobrée, Bonamy, 1891-1974 (Professor of English Literature, University of Leeds) 1
Durcan, Paul, b. 1944, Literary critic 1
Eddie, Graeme D. (librarian) 1
Elborn, Geoffrey 1
Focus, Georges, 1644-1708 (French artist) 1
Gallegan, Peter, d 1860 (teacher, poet and scribe) 1
Giles, Alexander Falconer, 1881-1963 (Lecturer in Classical History, University of Edinburgh) 1
Goodhart, Harry Chester, 1858-1895 (English footballer and Professor of Humanity, University of Edinburgh) 1
Green, Martin, fl. 1969-1970, Literary critic 1
Gregory, James, 1638-1675 (professor of mathematics, University of Edinburgh) 1
Halliwell-Phillipps, J. O. (James Orchard), 1820-1889 (antiquarian and scholar) 1
Hannay, Robert Kerr, Professor, 1867-1940 (historian, palaeographer) 1
Harris, Amelia 1
Harris, Jane 1
Hayes, Thomas, fl 1870s 1
Hogg, James, 1770-1835 1
Jacob, Violet, 1863-1946 (Scottish writer and poet) 1
Jamieson, F R, fl 1890s (lecturer in Latin Literature, University of Edinburgh) 1
Kant, Immanuel, 1724-1804, Philosopher 1
Koestler, Arthur, CBE, 1905-1983 (Hungarian-British author and journalist) 1
Koteliansky, Samuel Solomonovich, 1880-1955, Translator 1
Lang, Andrew, 1844-1912 (Scholar Folklorist Poet Historian) 1
Lang, Leonora Blanche, 1851-1933 1
Lawrence, David Herbert, 1885-1930 (poet novelist and essayist) 1
Lawrence, David Herbert, Poet Novelist and Essayist (1885-1930) 1
Le Roy, Charles-Georges, 1723-1789 (Naturalist) 1
Leith, Dick, d 2011 (linguist) 1
Lemon, Ethelwyn Lilias, fl 1890s-1940s (Edinburgh University student) 1
Lindsay, John Maurice, 1918-2009 (Scottish poet) 1
Lodge, Richard, Professor Sir, 1855-1936 (historian) 1
MacLaurin, Colin, 1698-1746 (mathematician) 1
Mackinnon, Donald, 1839-1914 (Professor of Celtic, University of Edinburgh) 1
Malawi Writers' Group (Chancellor College, University of Malawi) 1
Malloch, James, fl. 1878-1879 1
Mansfield, Katherine, 1888-1923 1
Mapanje, Jack, b. 1944, Poet; Lecturer 1
Mare, Walter de la, 1873-1956 (poet and writer) 1
Mason, Perry, fl 1880s 1
Masson, David Mather, 1822-1907 (Regius Professor of Rhetoric and Belles Lettres, Edinburgh University) 1
Millman, Lawrence, b 1948 (American writer, ethnographer, mycologist) 1
Mitchell, William Smith (Librarian) 1
Morland, Samuel, Sir, 1625-1695 1
Morrison, Hubert Peter, c1886-1971 (scholar and publisher) 1
Naessil, Anders, fl 1980s-2010s (writer; acquaintance of Arthur Koestler) 1
Neilson, Thomas, 1780-1861 (bookseller and publisher) 1
Nelson, Thomas, 1822-1892 (publisher) 1
Nelson, William, 1816-1887 (publisher) 1
Newsweek (1933-) (weekly news magazine) 1
Newton, Isaac, Sir, 1642-1727 1
Nunneley, Thomas, fl 1850s 1
Nye, Robert, 1939-2016 (poet, writer, critic) 1
Orr, John, 1885-1966 (Professor of French) 1
Parker, Alexander Augustine, 1908-1989, Professor of Hispanic Studies 1
Partington, Earnest E, fl 1880s 1
Pattison, Andrew Seth Pringle-, 1856-1931 (Scottish philosopher) 1
Pender, Iain McAllister Moffatt-, 1896-1961 (Scottish writer and Gaelic revivalist) 1
Philip, Robert George, fl. 1900 1
Playfair, John, 1748-1819 (scientist, mathematician, and professor of natural philosophy, University of Edinburgh) 1
Pringle, John, Sir, 1st Baronet (Professor of Moral Philosopy, University of Edinburgh) 1
Renwick, William Lindsay, 1889-1970 (professor) 1
Rice, David Talbot, 1903-1972 (art historian) 1
Rimbaud, Arthur, 1854-1891 (French poet) 1
Ringsleben, Mary R. E., Dr., fl. 1954-1968 (Edinburgh University graduate; signatory of the Committee of 100) 1
Ritchie, Robert Lindsay Graeme, 1880-1954 1
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