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Page proofs. Proofs (printed matter).

Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Proofs printed from matter that has been composed into pages, usually after galley corrections have been made but before plates are made.

Found in 100 Collections and/or Records:

Autograph manuscript of the novel ‘Deep down: a tale of the Cornish mines’ by R M Ballantyne.

Identifier: MS.20443
Scope and Contents

The preface is signed and dated at Edinburgh in 1868. The manuscript is heavily corrected and includes a page-proof of the preface.

Dates: 1868.

Collated proof of Ian Rankin's graphic novel 'Dark Entries'; with annotations by the author., 2009.

Identifier: MS.50476
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

This series contains manuscripts and typescripts of, and associated working papers for, novels, short stories, and other creative works by Ian Rankin. With these are papers relating to Rankin’s interactions with his publishers and agents, including administrative papers and other evidence of the process of publication, particularly editorial engagement.

Dates: 2009.

Corrected galley and page-proofs of ‘In memoriam James Joyce’ by Christopher Murray Grieve, ‘Hugh MacDiarmid’, and related printed material., [1955, or before.]

Identifier: MS.27023
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: Hugh MacDiarmid originally planned four volumes of this immensely long poem, but only one, ‘In memoriam James Joyce’, (Glasgow, 1955), was published. Parts of the rest appeared in periodicals or in later collections of Hugh MacDiarmid's poems. These papers contain numerous drafts and re-workings of sections of the poem, made over a period of many years. MacDiarmid frequently rearranged sequences or withdrew them for use elsewhere, so while some of the drafts and copies are substantial,...
Dates: [1955, or before.]

Corrected page-proofs of ‘The deevil's waltz’ by Sydney Goodsir Smith., [1946, or before.]

Identifier: MS.26123
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

Most of Sydney Goodsir Smith's poems in Scots were published in literary periodicals and in several small volumes of his poetry. His 'Collected poems, 1941-1975' (London, 1975), contains a selection of his work and not the whole corpus.

Dates: [1946, or before.]

Corrected page proofs, page proofs, references and notes of James Burnett, Lord Monboddo, for ‘Antient metaphysics’., [1779, or after]-[1799, or before], undated.

Identifier: MS.24526
Scope and Contents The contents are as follows. (i) Corrected page-proofs of ‘Antient metaphysics’ vi, pages 25-27 (pages 27-29 in the published edition). Followed by proofs of pages 291-296, possibly intended for volume ii, but not used. (Folio 1.) (ii) Page-proofs of ‘Antient metaphysics’ iv, pages 1-61, 'Of the state of Man before his existence in the present state’ (Folio 10.) These do not correspond to the published edition. They contain marginal notes by one of Lord Monboddo's amanuenses, and also by...
Dates: [1779, or after]-[1799, or before], undated.

Corrected proofs of James J Guthrie's 'These green pastures: essays in the spirit of Sussex', which was to have been issued by the Caravel Press., 1952.

Identifier: MS.19625
Scope and Contents

The contents consist of galley proofs, lacking the foreword (folio 1), a paste-up of page proofs, lacking some of the poems and the three last essays (folio 18), and two pen drawings (folio 60).

Dates: 1952.

Correspondence, memoranda and other papers concerning the industrial experiments carried out at Culross by Archibald, Earl of Dundonald., 1782-1788.

Identifier: MS.5379
Scope and Contents

The papers concern the extraction of tar from coal (folio 1), and improved methods of refining salt (folio 81), and include fragments of corrected page proofs of Archibald, Earl of Dundonald's pamphlet ‘The present state of the manufacture of salt’ (folio 122).

Dates: 1782-1788.

Early plays of Robert McLellan., 1934-1950.

Identifier: MS.26331
Scope and Contents

The contents are as follows. (i) Corrected typescript and page-proofs of ‘Jeddart Justice: a Border comedy’ (Glasgow, 1934) (folio l); (ii) Corrected typescript of 'The Flight of Graidhne: a Celtic folk-tale in one act', ?1934 (folio 25); (iii) Typescripts, ?1935 and 1950, of ‘The Changeling’ (folio 49). This was first published in ‘Scottish one-act plays’, edited J M Reid (Edinburgh, 1935).

Dates: 1934-1950.

Editorial files and papers of John Murray, publishers, regarding its educational works., 1960-1999

Identifier: Acc.13328/1287-1489
Scope and Contents This series contains over 180 individual editorial files relating to named titles published by John Murray, publishers, from their educational list, largely dating from the 1960s-1990s, with a particular emphasis on the final two decades between 1980-1999. Editorial files primarily contain editorial memoranda and proof corrections sent between editorial and production staff. In certain cases, files also include correspondence between the books’ authors and the publishers, or from third...
Dates: 1960-1999

Galley proofs of ‘Gleanings by an undergraduate’ and ‘But the Earth abideth’, and page proofs of ‘The solitary way’, ‘Riddles in Scots’ and other individual poems., [1923, or before-1943, or before.]

Identifier: MS.8625
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

William Soutar's output of work, most of it produced during the last thirteen bed-ridden years of his life, is quite remarkable. Apart from his regular and lively correspondence, and his poetry both in English and in Scots, he left a long sequence of diaries and journals, as well as a record of his dreams extending over more than twenty years.

Dates: [1923, or before-1943, or before.]

Interleaved set of page proofs of ‘A walk across Africa’ by James Augustus Grant., [1864, or before.]

Identifier: MS.17934
Scope and Contents

There are numerous corrections by James Augustus Grant on the proofs, most of which have been incorporated into the published work; there is a proof of pages 454-457, 'Explanation of Names and Terms', which were omitted from the published work. The interleaves have been used by Grant at various dates to make corrections and additional comments.

Dates: [1864, or before.]

Letters to John Murray, publishers, of correspondents with surnames and company names from Goschen, L. to Goulburn., 1844-1959.

Identifier: MS.40471
Scope and Contents All the letters are arranged alphabetically by correspondent and by date under each name.Goschen, Lucy.Letter, 1896, of Lucy Goschen to John Murray IV. Folios 1-2.Goschen, William Henry.Letter, 1896, of William Henry Goschen to John Murray IV. Folio 3.Goslings and Sharpe.Letter, 1861, of Goslings and Sharpe possibly to Mary Scarlett Hardcastle. Folios 4-5.Gosse, Edmund William.Letters, 1880,...
Dates: 1844-1959.

Letters to John Murray, publishers, of correspondents with surnames from Lester to Levo., 1808-1919.

Identifier: MS.40692
Scope and Contents All the letters are arranged alphabetically by correspondent and by date under each name.Lester, John William.Letter, 1846, of John William Lester to John Murray III. Folios 1-2.L’Estrange, Alfred Guy Kingham.Letters, 1865 and 1872, of Alfred Guy Kingham L’Estrange to John Murray III. Folios 3-6.Folio 5v. Copy of a letter, 1872, of John Murray III to Alfred Guy Kingham L’Estrange.L’Estrange, John.Letter,...
Dates: 1808-1919.

Lexicographical fragments found loose in MS.14957, written by Edward Dwelly and various of his informants.

Identifier: MS.14958
Scope and Contents

Includes some cuttings and proofs.

Dates: Early 20th century.

Literary papers of Nina, Countess of Minto., 1836-1880.

Identifier: MSS.19457-19470
Scope and Contents From the Series: Nina, Countess of Minto was the daughter of General Sir Thomas Hislop and granddaughter of Hugh Elliot. Lady Minto's papers reflect her wide ranging interests. She was the author of ‘A memoir of the Right Honourable Hugh Elliot’, of ‘Life and letters of Sir Gilbert Elliot, First Earl of Minto, from 1751-1806’, and of ‘Life and letters of Sir Gilbert Elliot, First Earl of Minto, from 1807-14’. Her papers contain much material relating to these publications and also to her unpublished works....
Dates: 1836-1880.

Literary papers of the poet Edith Anne Robertson (1883-1973).

Identifier: MSS.26977-26984
Scope and Contents

Educated in Glasgow and Germany, in 1919 Edith Anne married James A Robertson who became Professor of Biblical Criticism at Aberdeen University. Her publications included a life of St Francis Xavier as well as poems in English and Scots.

Dates: 1915-1973, undated.