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Scripts. Documents.

Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Written texts of stage plays, screenplays, and radio or television broadcasts.

Found in 554 Collections and/or Records:

Administrative correspondence and other materials of Ian Rankin relating to his ‘Lazarus’ television serial project., 1999-2001.

Identifier: MS.50494

Annotated copy of television script, correspondence, 1985-1986, corrected copy of television script, circa 1985., Circa 1985.-1986.

Identifier: Acc.11338/3
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Includes a thesis entitled "The World of 4 to 7 Years", 1960, together with printed items illustrating Gray`s work as a graphic artist and book designer.

Dates: Circa 1985.-1986.

Assorted papers of Janet Paisley, including examples of her poetry, plays and television drama scripts; with papers relating to her interest in the Scots language, and the history of Scotland., 1987-2011.

Identifier: Acc.14151 Box 3(1)-(11)
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

This is a box list of the papers of Janet Paisley, as received by the Library. No attempt has been made currently to review the order of the papers, to date them or to otherwise interpret them. The aim of the box list is to facilitate access in advance of any fuller arrangement and description.

Dates: 1987-2011.

Box containing papers and correspondence of Edith Simon and Eric Reeve, 1947-2005

Identifier: Acc.14390 Box 5 (1-36)
Scope and Contents From the Collection: This collection contains additional papers relating to Edith Simon's career as an artist and writer, as well as some early juvenilia, embracing her illustration and creative writing. The collection also contains a series of papers relating to her husband, the noted geneticist, Dr. Eric Reeve, documenting his university studies at the University of Oxford, his subsequent war service, and his later career at the University of Edinburgh. The broad scope of the collection may be...
Dates: 1947-2005

Broadcast scripts by various people., 1936-1958, undated.

Identifier: Acc.7716/263-325
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Including scripts of plays, short stories, articles, talks, broadcast scripts of radio and television documentaries, and associated correspondence.

Dates: 1936-1958, undated.

Broadcast scripts of dramatisations by Ian Sherwood Munro of works by James Leslie Mitchell [Lewis Grassic Gibbon]., 1966.

Identifier: Acc.4883/13-15
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:


original manuscript and corrected typescript of "Leslie Mitchell: Lewis Grassic Gibbon" (Edinburgh, 1966); manuscript and broadcast scripts of eight radio plays and dramatisations, 1962-1968; 16 letters, 1959-1968, to Ian S Munro, correspondents including C M Grieve and Willa Muir.

Dates: 1966.

Broadcast scripts of Janet Adam Smith, on poetry for 'The third programme'., 1956.

Identifier: Acc.13861/67
Scope and Contents


‘Poems by Kathleen Raine’, selected and introduced by Janet Adam Smith, broadcast on 29 January and 2 February 1956.

Broadcast "Reading of Michael Roberts’ Poems" introduced by Janet Adam Smith on 14 October 1956 and 14 December 1956. Draft script and final version.

Dates: 1956.

Broadcasting file, containing submissions relating to party political and election broadcasts, scripts and other papers., 1960-1968.

Identifier: Acc.10090/103
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Some family and other papers of Robert Douglas McIntyre's father, the Reverend John Ebenezer McIntyre (1874-1961), successively minister of Hightae and Dalton, Motherwell, Manse Road, and St Mary's, Edinburgh, United Free churches, and later of Barony and St James Place Church of Scotland, Edinburgh, precede the main collection.

Dates: 1960-1968.

Broadcasts written for radio and television by Robert McLellan., ?1951-1968, undated.

Identifier: MSS.26392-26411
Scope and Contents

Apart from the plays written specially for radio, such as ‘The Carlin Moth’ and 'As ithers see us', Robert McLellan also wrote a number of short pieces, often as part of a larger series. Many of these were broadcasts for schools. He also contributed to programmes such as 'Scottish Life and Letters', and wrote for television.

Dates: ?1951-1968, undated.

Copy, apparently the licence copy, of the play 'The fair Quaker' by Edward Thompson.

Identifier: MS.9045
Scope and Contents

The volume is made up of pages from a copy of the 1769 edition of ‘The Fair Quaker of Deal, or, the Humours of the Navy’ by Charles Shadwell (originally published in 1710), bearing numerous small textual alterations and deletions, and leaves containing a great deal of new or completely revised material, written in a formal contemporary hand.

Dates: [1769, or after-1773, or before.]

Corrected typescripts and proofs of "Kynd Kittock's land" by Sydney Goodsir Smith., 1964-1965.

Identifier: MS.26127
Scope and Contents

The poem was originally commissioned by BBC television and broadcast in 1964. It was published in book form the following year. These papers contain the text of both the broadcast and printed versions.

Dates: 1964-1965.

Correspondence and papers concerning, and music for, the film 'Bonnie Prince Charlie' produced by London Film Productions, Ltd., 1947-1948.

Identifier: MSS.22085-22086
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Apart from the film music, which is datable to 1947-1948 from the accompanying correspondence and papers (MSS.22085-22086), almost all the music is undated; but from the ink used, some of it may be dated to about the same period.

Except where otherwise stated the music is written as for keyboard.

Dates: 1947-1948.

Correspondence and papers of Sir Robert A Watson-Watt, including his collection of printed material concerning the history of radar.

Identifier: Acc.9343/1-88
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence and papers concerning radar in World War II, the Royal Commission on Awards to Inventors, 1951, and other activities and interests.

Includes photographs, articles and printed books.

Dates: 1909-1969, undated.