Literary and personal papers of Alastair Mackie, comprising poetry notebooks and manuscripts, translations and journals. Edit




  • 1937-1995. (Creation)


  • 2.22 linear metres (Whole)
    157 volumes and 95 files.

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  • Scope and Contents

    Alastair Mackie left his literary remains to his friend, and former pupil, the writer Christopher Rush. The collection was very disordered when Rush received it, and he has carried out extensive work in sorting and listing it, alongside his preparation an edition of Alastair Mackie`s collected poems for publication by Two Ravens Press. The collection primarily consists of draft manuscripts of Mackie`s Scots and English poems, and of his translations of ancient and modern European and Russian poetry. There are some journals in the collection, and many of the poetry notebooks carry a journal element; also some correspondence and other personal papers.

  • Appraisal

    Collection accepted in its entirety, with comprehensive listing by Christopher Rush.

  • Arrangement

    Remains in the order imposed by Christopher Rush.

  • Separated Materials

    Acc.11262, Acc.11249.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Other Finding Aids

    Christopher Rush`s exhaustive listing is currently being edited into inventory form.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Bought, Christopher Rush, Crail.31 March 2011