Correspondence, typescripts and printed items of and concerning O H Mavor. Edit


Component Unique Identifier
Level of Description


  • 1932-1951. (Creation)


  • 72 Leaves (Whole)



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  • Conditions Governing Use

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  • 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.)

  • Arrangement

    72 folios.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

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