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Postcards.

 Subject
Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Cards on which a message may be written or printed for mailing without an envelope, usually at a lower rate than that for letters in envelopes.

Found in 370 Collections and/or Records:

Four letters and two postcards of George Mackay Brown and six letters of George Davie concerning his wife, the writer Elspeth Davie, to Valentina Poggi.

 File
Identifier: Acc.12814
Scope and Contents

Includes a covering letter from the recipient of these letters and cards, Valentina Poggi.

Dates: 1985-1997, 2007.

Further papers of Lord James Douglas-Hamilton, Baron Selkirk of Douglas.

 Collection
Identifier: Acc.13440
Scope and Contents

Papers of Lord James Douglas Hamilton concerning his two terms as High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, 2012-2013, and to his involvement in the Bicentenary of the Red River Settlement Commemoration, September 2012.

Dates: 2012-2013.

Journal of a tour in Switzerland and Italy, written by M Rayner, pupil of a boys' school., 1856.

 Item
Identifier: MS.6342
Scope and Contents

M Rayner was apparently a boy in the second of the three school parties, and the style of English and peculiarities of punctuation suggest that he was French or Swiss. The tour begins and ends at Bellerive. The journal is illustrated by a coloured plate showing the Great Seal of the Swiss Confederation and the cloaks worn by the officials of the different cantons (folio ii), by numerous postcards, and by a printed plan of the Alps (folio 49).

Dates: 1856.

Letter, 1893, of William Sharp to the publisher Frank Murray, inserted in Murray’s own copy of ‘Vista’ by Sharp (Derby, 1894)., 1893, 1894.

 File
Identifier: MS.9985
Scope and Contents

The letter gives William Sharp's view of ‘Vistas’ as a series of psychological problems in dramatic form.

A postcard, 1894, of Louise Chandler Moulton to Frank Murray is tipped in to the volume.

The volume also contains the bookplate of Frank Murray.

Dates: 1893, 1894.

Letter and five postcards, 1904-1905, of William Sharp.

 File
Identifier: Acc.8319
Scope and Contents

With a manuscript poem, undated, "The Dirge of Clan Siubhail", and a letter, 1906, of Mrs Sharp.

Dates: 1904-1906 and undated.

Letter and postcard of George Mackay Brown to Bernard Bergonzi concerning the latter's visit to Orkney in 1995.

 File
Identifier: Acc.12784
Scope and Contents

Inlcudes covering letter, 2007, of Bernard Bergonzi.

Dates: 1995, 2007.

Letter of Christoper Grieve (Hugh MacDiarmid) to Dr John Thomas Low concerning Low`s edition of Stevenson`s "Weir of Hermiston" (1973).

 File
Identifier: Acc.12881
Scope and Contents

With a postcard of Ronald Mavor concerning Low`s edition of Bridie`s "Mr Bolfry".

Dates: circa 1973-1978.

Letters and postcards to Janet Adam Smith from literary friends, containing some poems and notes., 1955-1997.

 File
Identifier: Acc.13861/66
Scope and Contents

Some of the correspondents include: John Meade Falkner, 1956; Hugh Trevor-Roper, 1969; John Hewitt, 1981; Richard Usborne, 1984; Robert Robinson, 1984; Vikram Seth, 1988; Allan Massie, 1994; and Mogador Empson, on Hetta, Lady Empson, 1997.

Dates: 1955-1997.

Letters and postcards to William Soutar., 1899-1943, undated.

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS.8501-8548
Scope and Contents

The early letters are chiefly from William Soutar's family and friends, but, after the publication of ‘Gleanings by an undergraduate’ (Paisley, 1923), there are many letters from publishers, and from literary figures of the day.

Dates: 1899-1943, undated.

Letters of, and concerning, Dr. Emre Araci, Circa 1993-2015

 File
Identifier: MS.50711
Scope and Contents File contains letters, cards, postcards, and ephemera of Dr. Emre Araci to Lucinda Mackay regarding their shared cultural interests; Mackay's support for Araci's postgraduate studies and the Edinburgh University String Orchestra of which Araci was founder and Mackay was patron; Araci's professional career and international work. File also includes a letter from Araci's mother, Bilge, thanking Mackay for her support and kindness (1998); and a photocopy letter from Queen Elizabeth II to Araci...
Dates: Circa 1993-2015

Letters of Fr. Brocard Sewell, 1978-1988

 File
Identifier: MS.50716
Scope and Contents

Letters and postcards of Fr. Brocard Sewell to Lucinda Mackay regarding his personal life, his writing, his vocational work, and instances of international travel. Also includes a newspaper obituary for Sewell (April 2000) and newspaper reviews of his books.

Dates: 1978-1988

Letters of Ian Caddy, Circa 1979-2009

 File
Identifier: MS.50713
Scope and Contents

Letters, postcards, greeting cards and ephemera of Ian Caddy to Lucinda Mackay regarding significant life events including Mackay's engagement; Ian Caddy's professional life and news of his work; his upcoming productions and travels; news of family life; shared cultural interests across music, art and literature; painting purchases; and painting commissions and exhibitions being undertaken by Mackay.

Dates: Circa 1979-2009