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Subject Source: Local sources
Scope Note: Short poems or prose compositions in which text is arranged so that the first letters of each line form a word, phrase, or motto.

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Letters and papers of George Francis Stewart Elliot., 1853-1876.

Identifier: MSS.19471-19472
Scope and Contents

George Francis Stewart Elliot was the son of Gilbert, 2nd Earl of Minto.

Dates: 1853-1876.

Letters of George Mackay Brown to Kenna Crawford, with some related literary papers and photographs.

Identifier: Acc.13344/1-14
Scope and Contents

Correspondence of George Mackay Brown to Kenna Crawford, including enclosures of poems, cuttings and other notes. Many of the poems and acrostics were written by Brown as gifts for special occasions, including one for Crawford's wedding in 1991 to Graham McGirk.

The collection also includes the uncorrected typescript of 'The ballad of the golden bird', published as 'The golden bird' (John Murray, 1987), which Brown dedicated to Kenna Crawford.

Dates: 1985-1995.

Photocopies of cards, acrostics, poems and stories of George Mackay Brown sent as birthday greetings to Alan, Peter and Betty Grant.

Identifier: Acc.13125
Scope and Contents

Most of the material in this file was sent as birthday greetings to Alan, son of Peter and Betty Grant, with some birthday acrostics to the parents.

Dates: 1974-1995.