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Papers of Christopher Murray Grieve, (1892-1978), the author 'Hugh MacDiarmid'.

Identifier: MSS.27001-27246

Scope and Contents

The papers consist chiefly of Christopher Murray Grieve’s literary papers, but there is also material relating to his family and affairs.


  • Creation: 1918-1989, undated.

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Normal access conditions apply.

Conditions Governing Use

Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.


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

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The papers are arranged as follows. MSS.27001-27147. Literary papers MSS.27148-27160. Correspondence MSS.27161-27166, 27177. Financial papers MSS.27178-27214. Miscellaneous papers MSS.27215-27220. Work by others MSS.27221-27239. Papers of Valda Grieve MSS.27240-27242. Papers of Michael Grieve MSS.27243-27246. Papers of Duval and Hamilton

Custodial History

The papers were bought by the National Library of Scotland with the aid of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, the MacRoberts Trust, the Wolfson Foundation and the Friends of the National Libraries.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought, 1990.

Separated Materials

For some formal documents see Ch.17407-17410.

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