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Scottish literature

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Created For = AMS

Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:

2 letters from H J C Grierson to Dear Sir

 Fonds
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,...

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

 Fonds
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...'.

Bound volume, containing catalogue of Gaelic publications, Late 19th century

 Item
Identifier: Coll-98/5/4
Scope and Contents This appears to be a more complex catalogue than the previous item in this collection (A.31). There are notices of authors and translators of books published in Gaelic or books that deal with the subjects of the Gaelic language, Gaelic culture, or Highland people. There are also some books dealing with Celtic subject matter. Interspersed throughout the book are letters and newspaper cuttings. Much of the book is blank, and there are no notes after ff. 156.

Celtic Philology (Notes for a lecture series), 1886-1887

 Item
Identifier: Coll-98/1/1/18
Scope and Contents A bundle of 11 notebooks, containing notes or scripts for lectures on a lecture series, which seems to have taken place between 1886 and 1887. The following notebooks survive:'Origins and position of the Celtic languages in the Indo-European group' (Item B.41a)'Early literature: Adamnan, etc.' (Item B.41b)'Letters and their sounds: Ogham' (Item B.41c)'Vowels and laws of sound change' (Item B.41d)'Grimm's Law' (Item B.41e)'Phonetic processes. Part I' (Item...

Correspondence between Dick Leith and Hamish Henderson

 Fonds — Box CLX-A-1143
Identifier: Coll-1971
Content Description This contains notes, a postcards, letters sent between Hamish Henderson and Dick Leith in the 1990s: Postcard showing Castle Tioram sent from Dick Leith to Hamish Henderson, dated 10th June [1994]; Photocopy of text by Andrew Morrison on 'The Green Man of Knowledge', undated. 'The Green Man of Knowledge' was a folktale recorded from Geordie Stewart by Hamish Henderson in August 1924. ...

Corson Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Coll-1022
Scope and Contents The Corson Collection consists of materials assembled by James Clarkson Corson (1905-1988), Deputy Librarian of Edinburgh University and Honorary Librarian of Abbotsford.It is comprised of two sub-divisions. The first consists of materials related to Sir Walter Scott, including manuscripts, artworks, realia, memorabilia, press-cuttings, and critical materials, which were purposely collected by Corson to complement his extensive collection of printed works by or about Scott.The second...

Gaelic literature AD 1000 - 1560 (Notes for a lecture series), Late 19th or early 20th century

 Item
Identifier: Coll-98/1/1/21
Scope and Contents A bundle of 4 notebooks, containing notes or scripts for lectures on a lecture series. There are no dates noted on the front covers, but the lectures presumably took place at the University of Edinburgh while Donald Mackinnon was Chair of Celtic. The following notebooks survive:'Contents of the literature: Historical section' (Item B44a)'Contents of the literature: Laws; Literary grammars and dictionaries; Science (medical); Translated literature' (Item B44b)Contents of the...

Gaelic literature (Notes for a lecture series), Late 19th or early 20th century

 Item
Identifier: Coll-98/1/1/20
Scope and Contents A bundle of 6 notebooks, containing notes or scripts for lectures on a lecture series. There are no dates noted on the front covers, but the lectures presumably took place at the University of Edinburgh while Donald Mackinnon was Chair of Celtic. The following notebooks survive:'Old period: Ecclesiastical Latin' (Item B43a)'Old period: Secular Latin' (Item B43b)'Old period: Gaelic and glosses' (Item B43c)'Old period: Prose and verse' (Item B43d)'Old period: Old...

Hand-coloured female characters from the novels of Walter Scott, plus one other hand-coloured illustration with an unidentified character, first half of the 19th century

 File — Box CLX-A-393
Identifier: Coll-1147/17-0176
Scope and Contents Four hand-coloured illustrations illustrating characters from Walter Scott's novels, probably taken from Heath's Waverley gallery of the principal female characters in Sir Walter Scott's romances. The characters represented are: Lady Ashton (The Bride of Lammermoor); Rebecca (Rebecca's Hymn); Julia (Guy Mannering); and Margaret Ramsay (Fortunes of Nigel). One other unidentified.

Letter from Hugh MacDiarmid to Dr. Mary Ringsleben, 30 August 1958

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1384
Scope and Contents The letter was written by Hugh MacDiarmid on 30 August 1958 from 'Brownsbank', Candymill, Biggar, Lanarkshire. It is addressed to Dr. Ringsleben - Mary Ringsleben having been awarded her Ph.D. two years earlier in 1956 (Aberdeen). MacDiarmid apologises for having 'retained your thesis so long'. He refers to having seen Dr. David Murison (deputy editor of the Scottish National Dictionary) in Edinburgh and that he had 'just missed you'. He describes the Ringsleben thesis as 'an...