GLAM Survey of Collecting Policy & Practice:
University of Glasgow Library

The University’s Special Collections are very diverse and include some literary archive and manuscript collections. Their quality and significance are particularly notable in the field of twentieth-century West of Scotland literature.

Recent Acquisitions

Description of acquisition (including extent) Type of acquisition Source of acquisition
1. 2005: Papers relating to Philip Hobsbaum’s activities as teacher, critic and poet (20th century). Correspondence, manuscript poems, drafts of published and unpublished writing (articles, reviews and books) and teaching materials. Also papers relating to the literary reading groups which Hobsbaum established while working in London, Belfast and Glasgow. (25 metres) Bequest Offer from owner
2. 2005: Letters written to Glasgow University professor Edmund Law Lushington (19th century). Correspondents include members of the Tennyson family and other literary figures. (0.35 metres) Purchase Dealer. Funded by own resources & grant.
3. 2004/5: Glasgow University staff research material regarding French poet Théodore de Banville with collection of his letters (19th/ 20th century). (0.06 metres) Bequest Offer from owner
4. 2003: Papers of the writer Tom Wright (20th century) including correspondence, diaries, presscuttings, notebooks, videos and photographs. Bequest Offer from owner
5. 2000/1: Papers of the poet Edwin Morgan (20th century) including poems, scrapbooks and correspondence. (20 metres) Gift Offer from owner

For further information or enquiries please contact the University of Glasgow Library direct.

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