The National Library of Scotland has been active in acquiring Scottish literary manuscripts and archives since its foundation, continuing and extending the collecting interests of its predecessor the Library of the Faculty of Advocates. The collection covers literature of all periods, and includes particularly significant collections for some individual authors, including Thomas Carlyle, Walter Scott, Alasdair Gray and Muriel Spark. The Library also acquires archives of literary and cultural organisations, and has an important collection of archives of Scottish publishers.
Contact: Robin Smith, email@example.com
|Description of acquisition (including extent)||Type of acquisition||Source of acquisition|
|1. John Murray Archive (2006)||Purchase||Offer from owner
(Funded by own resouces & benefactor)
|2. WS Graham papers$ (2005)||Purchase||Dealer (Funded by own resouces)|
|3. Dorothy Dunnett Archive (2002)||Bequest||Offer from owner|
|4. Muriel Spark archive (continuing acquisition during this period)||Purchase||Offer from owner (Funded by own resouces & grant)|
|5. Alasdair Gray archive (continuing acquisition during this period)||Purchase and Gift||Offer from owner(Funded by own resouces)|
For further information or enquiries please contact the National Library of Scotland direct.