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Papers of the playwright and author, Joe Corrie (1894-1968).

Identifier: MSS.26490-26560

Scope and Contents

Joe Corrie worked as a miner in Fife and Ayrshire, and many of his plays and stories are set in mining communities. He was a prolific writer who published a number of plays, several collections of poetry, and two novels, as well as numerous stories and articles in newspapers. Many of his plays were popular with amateur dramatic groups.


  • Creation: 1923-1968, undated.

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71 Volumes

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The papers are arranged as follows: MSS.26490-26520. Plays MSS.26521-26525. Prose works MSS.26526-26533. Poetry MSS.26534-26540. Songs MSS.26541-26550. Diaries MSS.26551-26552. Miscellaneous papers MSS.26553-26560. Newspaper cuttings

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought, 1968 (MS.26496, folios 26-42 bought, 1971).


The papers were used by Linda Mackenney in 'Joe Corrie: plays, poems and theatre writings' (Edinburgh, 1985).
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