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Typescripts, manuscripts, proofs, research notes and correspondence of David Thomson, author and radio producer.

 Record Group
Identifier: Acc.10129/1-179

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of the papers of David Thomson, author, researcher and BBC radio producer. It includes the scripts and correspondence of many BBC radio programmes from the 1950s and 60s, original scripts and correspondence regarding his published and unpublished books, and additional correspondence spanning forty five years working for UNESCO, the BBC, and as a full time writer.


  • Creation: [1923]-1988.

Conditions Governing Access

Normal access conditions apply.

Conditions Governing Use

Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.


179 Consultation units

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented, 1990, by Martina Thomson, London.

Related Materials

Acc.13259. Literary and personal papers of, and relating to, David Thomson.

National Library of Scotland Catalogue of Manuscripts
National Library of Scotland
Description rules
Finding Aid Prepared Using Local Descriptive Rules
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

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

Archives and Manuscript Division
National Library of Scotland
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