Personal papers concerning William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn and his family; with miscellaneous literary papers. Edit

Summary

Component Unique Identifier
MS.50246
Level of Description
File
Language
English

Dates

  • After 1916-1959, undated. (Creation)

Extents

  • 0.00 linear metres (Whole)
    26 folios.

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  • Language of Materials

    English

  • Scope and Contents

    The papers are arranged chronologically. Where material concerning a particular subject spans two or more years the papers are placed by the earliest date.

    1927-1936.

    Papers relating to the children of William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn.

    Commemorative offprint, 1927, of the notice in the ‘Scotsman’, 23 June 1927, of the birth of Ellinor Fairbairn. Folio 1.

    Manuscript and typescript notes, 1932-1936, of William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn recording conversations of his children, Cosmo Fairbairn and Nicholas Fairbairn. Folios 2-5.

    1959.

    Papers relating to the wedding of William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn and Marion Frances Macintosh.

    Order of service, 1959, for the wedding of William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn and Marion Frances Macintosh, held at St Giles’ Cathedral, Edinburgh. Folios 6-7.

    Commemorative offprint, 1959, of the notice in the ‘Scotsman’, 6 April 1959, of the marriage of William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn and Marion Frances Macintosh. This offprint has the announcement for Fairbairn’s wedding only. Folio 8.

    Commemorative offprint, 1959, of the notice in the ‘Scotsman’, 6 April 1959, of the marriage of William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn and Marion Frances Macintosh. This offprint includes all of the marriage announcements for that day. Folio 9.

    Wedding telegram, 1959, to William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn and Marion Frances Macintosh from Elsie [possibly Fairbairn’s cousin]. Folios 10-11.

    Papers relating to celebrations marking the 70th birthday of William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn.

    Manuscript notes, 1959, of William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn for his speech at his 70th birthday dinner. Folios 12-19.

    Envelope in which folios 12-19 were enclosed. Folio 20.

    List, 1959, of guests who accepted the invitation to the 70th birthday party of William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn. Folio 21.

    List, 1959, of those who were unable to accept the invitation to the 70th birthday party of William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn. The list has been annotated to indicate those who contributed to the party. Folio 22.

    Amended list, 1959, of those who were unable to accept the invitation to the 70th birthday party of William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn. Folio 23.

    Typescript, 1959, of the seating arrangement for the dinner to mark the 70th birthday of William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn. Folio 24.

    Greetings card, 1959, signed by the guests who attended the 70th birthday dinner of William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn. Folios 25-26.

    Miscellaneous literary works.

    Manuscript, after 1916, of a play written by William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn. The play is set on the Middle Eastern Front during the First World War. The manuscript is incomplete. Folios 27-33.

    Folios 29-33 were originally enclosed by folios 27-28.

    Poem, undated, on the subject of Freud and the Oedipus Complex. The poem is in the hand of William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn, but its authorship is unclear. Folio 34.

    Original folder.

    Folder, annotated by William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn: ‘My Play LXXXV’. Folios 27-33 were originally enclosed by the folder. Folios 35-36.

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