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Correspondence, essays, articles, cuttings and other literary papers of Alexander MacDonald, Gaelic scholar, and his daughter Mairi MacDonald, novelist and playwright.

Identifier: Acc.7708/1-130

Scope and Contents

Papers of Alexander MacDonald, circa 1886-1962, including manuscripts of poems and essays, and associated correspondence. Also present are the papers of his daughter Mairi A MacDonald, 1915-1977, including manuscripts of novels, plays, and articles, with associated correspondence, including letters of Gordon Daviot. The collection also includes a book of poems by Isobel MacDonald, either the sister or mother of Alexander MacDonald; as well as some magazines and journals relating to Scottish literature and culture.


  • Creation: 1886-1977.

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130 Consultation units

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented, 1980, by Gaelic Society of Inverness, through the good offices of Hugh Barron, Inverness.

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

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