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Thomson, David, author of "Nairn in Darkness and Light", 1914-1988



David Thomson was a BBC producer and a writer of fiction, non-fiction, children’s books and biography, but is probably best-known for two acclaimed autobiographical works, `Woodbrook` (1976) and `Nairn: in darkness and light` (1987). Of particular interest here will be the letters of Ivy and Phoebe Kirkwood, two of the central figures in `Woodbrook`.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Literary and personal papers of, and relating to, David Thomson.

Identifier: Acc.13259/1-78
Scope and Contents

As well as correspondence, and manuscripts and typescripts of published works, the collection includes a huge number of David Thomson’s notebooks and diaries.

Dates: 19th century, circa 1916-1996.

Typescripts, manuscripts, proofs, research notes and correspondence of David Thomson, author and radio producer.

 Record Group
Identifier: Acc.10129/1-179
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of the papers of David Thomson, author, researcher and BBC radio producer. It includes the scripts and correspondence of many BBC radio programmes from the 1950s and 60s, original scripts and correspondence regarding his published and unpublished books, and additional correspondence spanning forty five years working for UNESCO, the BBC, and as a full time writer.

Dates: [1923]-1988.

Additional filters:

Children's literature. Literature (writings). 1
Diaries. 1
Literature (writings). 1
Memoirs. 1
Notebooks. 1