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Literary and personal papers of Dorothy Dunnett.

Identifier: Acc.12135/1-1062

Scope and Contents

Includes research notes, typescripts and proofs of novels, correspondence, and papers concerning her involvement in cultural and business organisations.

This archive includes papers relating to the following published works:

'Games of kings' (1961)

"Queens' play" (1964)

'The disorderly knights' (1966)

'Dolly and the singing bird' (1968)

'Pawn in frankincense' (1969)

'Dolly and the cookie bird' (1970)

'The ringed castle' (1971)

'Dolly and the doctor bird' (1971)

'Dolly and the starry bird' (1973)

'Checkmate' (1975)

'Dolly and the nanny bird' (1967)

'King hereafter' (1982)

'Dolly and the bird of paradise' (1983)

'Niccolo rising' (1986)

'The spring of the ram' (1987)

'Race of scorpions' (1989)

'Moroccan traffic' (1991)

'Scales of gold' (1991)

'The unicorn hunt' (1993)

'To lie with lions' (1995)

'Caprice and Rondo' (1997)

'Gemini' (2000)


  • Creation: 1937-2001, undated.


Conditions Governing Access

Normal access conditions apply.

Conditions Governing Use

Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.


22.95 Linear metres (192 boxes + 2 volumes + 1 folder + 2 envelopes + unboxed items)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bequeathed, 2002, Dorothy Dunnett. Through the good offices of Ninian Dunnett, Edinburgh.

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Repository Details

Part of the National Library of Scotland Archives and Manuscripts Division Repository

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