Correspondence, teaching materials and papers of Tom Gourdie, mostly concerning the teaching and promotion of handwriting. Edit




  • 1783, [1930]-2004, undated. (Creation)


  • 1.77 Linear metres (Whole)
    13 boxes + 2 oversize boxes + 4 tubes

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  • Arrangement

    The arrangement largely follows that in which the material arrived and a volunteer worked on the listing of the collection in 2007, hence the high level of detail in some of the descriptions.

  • Related Materials

    Acc.9136. Correspondence, drafts, notes and other papers of Tom Gourdie, mostly concerning calligraphy and handwriting.

  • Separated Materials

    With the papers came Tom Gourdie's extensive and international collection of books and pamphlets on the subject of handwriting. These have been transferred to General Collections to form a Special Collection (shelfmark Gourdie.).

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Presented, 2007, by Tom Gourdie's heirs, through the good offices of Gibson and Spears, Dow and Son, Kirkcaldy.

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