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Manuscripts and drafts of and concerning George Douglas Brown.

Identifier: MSS.8171-8180

Scope and Contents

Many of the drafts are early compositions, but they include all that apparently now exists of 'The House with the Green Shutters', published in 1901 (MSS.8171-8172), and two items not by George Douglas Brown (MS.8178).

MSS.8171-8176 are written in school notebooks.


  • Creation: [1896, or before-?1901, ?1923.]

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7 Volumes

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MSS.8177-8180 are bound together in one volume.

Custodial History

MSS.8171-8178 were bought as one accession in 1955, MS.8179 was bought in 1957, and MS.8180 was bought in 1956 with the aid of the Reid Fund.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought, 1955-1957.


MSS.8171-8176 were used by James Veitch in ‘George Douglas Brown’, (London, 1952).
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