Literary papers, a political notebook and letters of Sir Herbert Eustace Maxwell, Politician and Author [1845-1937]. With three letters to Gavin Maxwell. Edit




  • 1884-1937, 1945, undated (Creation)


  • 0.70 Linear metres (Whole)
    7 boxes

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  • Scope and Contents

    The main interest of the papers lies in the manuscripts and proofs of some of Sir Herbert’s many literary works including `Robert the Bruce and the Struggle for Scottish Independence`, 1897, `The Chevalier of the Splendid Crest`, 1900, `A Century of Empire, 1801-1900`, 1909, `Inter-alia : A Scottish Calendar of Crime and other historical essays`, 1924, and `Evening Memories`, 1932.

  • Related Materials

    For other literary papers of Sir Herbert Maxwell see Acc.7043/34-44. For family and estate papers of the Maxwells of Monreith see Dep.299 and Accs.7043, 7111, 8816.

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    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

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    An inventory is available.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Presented by Sir Michael Maxwell, 9th Baronet of Monreith through the good offices of Graham Robert, Dumfries and Galloway Libraries, Information and Archive Service, Ewart Library, Dumfries.5 September 2011

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