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Papers of the playwright, Robert McLellan, and his family.

Identifier: MSS.26301-26462

Scope and Contents

Robert McLellan (1907-1985) was born near Lanark and educated at Bearsden and Glasgow University. In 1938 he married and moved to Arran, where he spent the rest of his life, except for a period of service in the Royal Artillery, 1940-1946. His most important literary works were plays, but he also wrote poetry, short stories, and books on Arran.


  • Creation: 1854-1980, undated.

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162 Volumes ; Unless otherwise stated, volumes are folio and under.

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The papers are arranged as follows: MSS.26301-26330. Correspondence MSS.26331-26391. Plays MSS.26392-26411. Broadcasts MSS.26412-26418. Prose fiction MSS.26419-26430. Other prose works MSS.26431-26433. Poetry MSS.26434-26441. Notebboks MSS.26442-26443. Miscellanea MSS.26444.26462. Personal and family papers

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought, 1980.

Separated Materials

For additional papers, see MSS.26463-26473.

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