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Box containing video cassettes, undated

Identifier: Acc.14390 Box 46

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

This collection contains additional papers relating to Edith Simon's career as an artist and writer, as well as some early juvenilia, embracing her illustration and creative writing. The collection also contains a series of papers relating to her husband, the noted geneticist, Dr. Eric Reeve, documenting his university studies at the University of Oxford, his subsequent war service, and his later career at the University of Edinburgh.

The broad scope of the collection may be summarised as follows:

Box 1 Correspondence relating to Eric Reeve.

Box 2 Early writings of Edith Simon.

Box 3 Papers concerning Edith's art and writing careers.

Box 4 Papers concerning the publication of 'Moderation Be Damned: Edith Simon', a posthumous series of essays on the life and work of the artist.

Box 5 Correspondence of Edith and Eric Reeve, with notable files to Edith's sister Inge Goodwin (née Simon).

Boxes 6-9 Papers concerning Eric Reeve's university studies, war experience, his career at the University of Edinburgh; accompanied by a folder of sketches, including anatomical studies.

Boxes 10-46 Photographic material documenting Edith Simon's artistic career and individual artworks and exhibitions. Includes photograph albums, slides, contact sheets, negatives, and video and audio recordings.


  • Creation: undated


Conditions Governing Access

Normal access conditions apply.

Conditions Governing Use

Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.


4 Items

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Repository Details

Part of the National Library of Scotland Archives and Manuscripts Division Repository

Archives and Manuscript Division
National Library of Scotland
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Edinburgh EH1 1EJ
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