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Literary papers of the poet and author, Alastair Reid (born 1926).

Identifier: MSS.27446-27464

Scope and Contents

Born in Whithorn and educated at St Andrews, Alastair Reid lived in Spain and Latin America for many years, translating from Spanish as well as writing his own poetry and prose. His papers reflect these different kinds of work.


  • Creation: 1953-1981, undated.

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19 Volumes

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The papers are arranged as follows: MSS.27446-27457. Poetry MSS.27458-27463. Prose MS.27464. Miscellaneous papers

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented. 1968-1982, by Alastair Reid (MSS.27446-27452, 27455-27461, 27464 bought, 1973, 1977, 1982).

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