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Correspondence, typescripts and printed items of and concerning O H Mavor., 1932-1951.

Identifier: MS.8183

Scope and Contents

The contents are as follows.

(i) Two printed pamphlets of O H Mavor with inscriptions, 'The Scottish Character', being the John Galt lecture for 1937, and 'The Nero Concerto', for Dundee Art Society, 1942. (Folio 1.)

(ii) A cutting and a reprint from ‘The Observer’ of a profiie of Mavor, and several leaflets and circulars issued on his death in 1951, two of which are concerned with the setting up of a James Bridie Memorial Fund. (Folio 21).

(iii) Typescript of an article 'What Porridge had John Keats?', written by Mavor for the ‘Library Review’, volume xiii (1951-1952), and containing several editorial corrections. The article is accompanied by a letter, 1950, from Mavor to R D Macleod, editor of the ‘Library Review’, and by a reply from Macleod. (Folio 34.)

(iv) Typescript, with corrections in Mavor's hand, of his article 'The Literature of Faction', published in the ‘Library Review’, volume x (1945-1946). (Folio 44.)

(v) Twenty-three letters, 1932-1949, of Mavor to R D Macleod, and three of Macleod, 1938-1949, concerned with Mavor’s articles for the ‘Library Review’, and with various books sent to him from Macleod. Mention is made also of Mavor’s ideas on the Citizens' Theatre. (Folio 46.)


  • Creation: 1932-1951.

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72 Leaves ; Various sizes.


72 folios.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented, 1953 (part iv) and 1956 (parts (i-iii, v) by R D Macleod, Glasgow.

Repository Details

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

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