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Collection of correspondence from and relating to Hugh MacDiarmid and the publication of Stony Limits

 Collection — Box: CLX-A-1594
Identifier: Coll-2005
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...
Dates: 1934-1986

Collection of papers and correspondence relating to the publication history of Buildings of the Scottish Countryside by Robert Naismith

 Collection
Identifier: Coll-2006
Content Description This collection consists of typed and holograph contracts, correspondence, and associated materials concerning the publication of Robert J. Naismith’s Buildings of the Scottish Countryside (Gollancz, 1985). This publication was developed from 1982 onwards by David Burnett of Gollancz and Jan Magnus Fladmark of the Countryside Commission for Scotland. In 1982, the CCS commissioned a report on vernacular architecture in rural Scotland, which was written by the...
Dates: 1982-1996

Collection of papers and correspondence relating to the publication history of The Scottish Insurrection of 1820 by Peter Berresford Ellis and Seumas Mac a’Ghobhainn

 Collection
Identifier: Coll-2008
Content Description This collection consists of typed and holograph correspondence and associated materials concerning the publication history of The Scottish Insurrection of 1820 by Peter Berresford Ellis and Seumas Mac a'Ghobhainn (Gollancz, 1970). Berresford Ellis offered the book to Giles Gordon, Editorial Director at Gollancz, in March 1969. With the 150th anniversary of the insurrection approaching, the project was swiftly accepted, and the manuscript (already well advanced)...
Dates: 1969-1986

Collection of papers and correspondence relating to the publication history of The Story of Scotland's Towns by Robert Naismith

 Collection
Identifier: Coll-2007
Content Description This collection consists of papers and correspondence relating to the publication history of Robert J. Naismith’s The Story of Scotland's Towns (1989). It contains typed and holograph contracts, letters, and associated materials between Naismith, his publisher Gollancz, and other interested parties. ‘The Story of Scotland’s Towns’ was intended as a companion volume to Naismith’s Buildings of the Scottish Countryside (see related...
Dates: 1985-1986

Letters of Samuel Smiles

 Fonds — Box: CLX-A-373
Identifier: Coll-1877
Content Description Collection of 17 autograph letters signed (ALS), from Samuel Smiles (Scottish author and government reformer) to various correspondents, discussing literary and publishing matters, his works and lectures, and various business and financial matters. 29 November 1852: letter to Thomas Nunneley, one page, 4to., relating to 'the amount of compensation which was to be offered to representatives...
Dates: 1852-1896

Professor (Jack) John C. Weston papers, being material relating to the Hugh MacDiarmid editions, 'Collected poems', and 'A Drunk man looks at the thistle'

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1728
Scope and Contents The collection contains proofs of A Drunk man looks at the thistle edited by Weston, ms and ts research material for the edition, correspondence with a wide range of people in the literary world and in publishing, newspaper cuttings, journal articles, and other printed ephemera.the Weston
Dates: 1920-1973

Records of Thomas Nelson & Sons Ltd

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-25
Scope and Contents The records of Thomas Nelson & Sons Ltd. consist of: general day books, ledgers, account books, details of sundry creditors, letter books, and commission books for the years 1861-1915; general correspondence and letters to and from a variety of individuals 1895-1960; material from trade representatives, editorial notices, sales department material; and other miscellaneous material. Within the Nelson Papers there is a very large body of correspondence between John Buchan and...
Dates: 1861-1961

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