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Collection of Poems by William Soutar

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Identifier: Coll-796
Scope and Contents The collection is composed of: four bundles of poems, each simply bound, with titlesConflict,Earth,Quest, andEpigrams; 4 separate signed poems; 1 letter to William Morrison, editor ofThe Scots Observersubmitting the typescript of some poems, 1934; and, six news cuttings giving a background to his life and poetry.

Collection of romantic era Scottish Borders poetry,18th and 19th centuries

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Identifier: Coll-1542
Scope and Contents The collection of poetry is composed of 10 basic groups, and in folders containing: Original poems by Whitelaw Ainslie, Cairnbank Original poems by Jane Kelly, Dunbar, mostly Original poems by James Dudgeon Original poems by William Dudgeon Robert Burns related items Walter Scott related items Printed...

Copy of poems of W. T. Johnston

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Identifier: Coll-1422
Scope and Contents Johnston's poems are copies of typescript said to have been published in 2000 under the title New joined words, Livingston, West Lothian. There are 53-pages. The works of poetry are dated from 1957, with the poem 'The fish of horror' which was written at Honington, presumably R.A.F. Honington, and tell of a night of over-drinking. There is a poem written in 1966 - 'Good luck boys'. The remainder were written in succeeding decades up to 2001, with the poems 'To the...

Correspondence between George Mackay Brown and Hugo Brunner

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Identifier: Coll-1294
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...

Correspondence of Rev. Canon Andrew John Young

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Identifier: Coll-702
Scope and Contents The collection is composed of letters and postcards to close friends John Freeman and John Arlott, as well as analyses of religious questions in poetry. There are circa 20 autograph letters and 10 signed letters to Freeman, 1922-1927, and circa 100 autograph letters to Arlott from the 1940s to the 1970s. The collection also includes BBC typescript broadcasts onThe search for flowers,Some rare flowers of the west,W. H. Hudson,Robert Burns, andBeaumont and Fletcher. There are also manuscript...

Four autograph letters signed by Allan Cunningham

 Collection — Box: CLX-A-375
Identifier: Coll-1889
Content Description A small group of four unrelated letters from Allan Cunningham to various correspondents, dating from 1826 to 1833 when dated. Letter to Jerdan (presumably William), 1 page 8vo, 29 November 1826, sending a 'Scots Almanack with the respects of our friend George Bagot the Bookseller'. Letter to Thomas ?Gaspay at Walnut Tree Walk, Lambeth, 1 page 4to, 27 Belgrave Place, 15 May 1828, describing the...

Letter to Francis Jeffrey

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Identifier: Coll-1176
Scope and Contents Items relating to the poet, Thomas Campbell, include:
  1. - letter, 22 February 1834, to Francis Jeffrey, the Lord Advocate, writing that he is thinking about competing for the position of chair of Rhetoric and Belles Lettres at Edinburgh University, at shelfmark E2009.18
  2. - letter, undated fragment, at shelfmark Dc.3.99/13, f.7

Letter to John Aitken

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Identifier: Coll-1265
Scope and Contents At E2010.16 there is an 'autograph letter signed' from Thomas Lyle to John Aitken at Gayfield Square, Edinburgh, dated 28 May 1827. The letter is concerned with Lyle's compilation Ancient ballads and songs and how, having received 'notice from Mr. Lumisden', he is aware of Aitken's 'willingness to suggest a few amendments and additions to the Lyrical MS'. Lyle has heard much about 'Mr Aitken's abilities, from Glasgow friends', and would regard 'any little assistance'...

Letters (1973-1982) from Hamish Henderson to Michael Sharp

 Fonds — Box: CLX-A-1264
Identifier: Coll-1492
Scope and Contents 1 x letter - from Henderson, on School of Scottish Studies headed paper, to Sharp - 15 July 1973 - Content on: having 'fractured my elbow a month ago'; plans to go 'up to Aberdeenshire today to do some recording'; and, possible meeting with Sharp 'on Saturday or Sunday' and 'the Staff Club for a drink'. 1 x letter - from Henderson, on School of Scottish Studies headed paper, to Sharp - 26 July 1973...

Manuscript poem, 'Winter', by John Peddie

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Identifier: Coll-1819
Content Description Ms poem, 'Winter', by John Peddie, 3pp watermarked pages. The poem begins, 'Now crabbit Winter comes again...'.

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Henderson, Hamish Scott, 1919-2002 (folklorist, poet, songwriter, soldier, intellectual) 2
University of Edinburgh (Scottish University) 2
Ainslie, Sir Whitelaw, 1767-1837 (surgeon and writer) 1
Aitken, John, 1793-1833 (bookseller and editor) 1