Manuscripts and typescripts of articles, reviews and talks by Sydney Goodsir Smith. Edit


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Level of Description


  • 1940-1964, undated. (Creation)


  • 104 Leaves (Whole)



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    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Arrangement

    104 folios.

  • Scope and Contents

    The contents are as follows. (i) Manuscript of an autobiographical work, 'Function of x', 1940 (folio l); (ii) Notes, manuscript and typescript of part of a story, 'Storm Drum', undated (folio 6); (iii) Newspaper cutting and typescript of a broadcast review of Robert Garioch, ‘Chuckies on the Cairn’ (Hayes, 1949) (folio 21); (iv) Corrected typescript of a broadcast review of editions of Byron's letters, 1950 (folio 25); (v) Corrected typescript of a lecture on modern Scottish literature, circa l950 (folio 36); (vi) Typescript of an article on Robert Garioch, published in ‘Gambit’, Autumn 1957 (folio 47); (vii) Corrected typescript of a review of Kurt Wittig, ‘The Scottish tradition in literature’ (Edinburgh, 1958), with related correspondence (folio 57); (viii) Manuscript and corrected typescript of an article on Hugh MacDiarmid, 1962 (folio 73). Part of the manuscript (folios 75-78) is written on the back of a review of an art exhibition. (ix) Preliminary draft of a review of Duncan Glen, ‘Hugh MacDiarmid and the Scottish Renaissance’ (Edinburgh, 1964) (folio 84); (x) Corrected typescripts and fragmentary manuscripts of miscellaneous articles and talks, undated (folio 85).