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Hugh MacDiarmid
Papers

ca. 1931 - 1963

(bulk dates 1931 - 1932)

Manuscript Collection Number: 224
Accessioned: Purcahsed 1972
Extent: 2 boxes
Content: Manuscripts and correspondence.
Access: The collection is open for research.
Processed: 1990 by Timothy Murray and Wendy Van Wyck

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Table of Contents


Biographical Note

Hugh MacDiarmid was born Christopher Murray Grieve on August 11, 1892 in Langholm, a small Scottish town along the English border. Grieve's literary influences came early; among his first teachers in Langholm was the Scottish composer Francis George Scott who would later collaborate with him on a variety of projects. When Grieve enrolled in 1908 at the Broughton Junior Student Center in Edinburgh, his primary English instructor was George Ogilvie who became his most important literary mentor.

In 1910, following the death of his father, Grieve began working as a journalist. Like many others of his time, Grieve's life was interrupted by the onset of World War I and he enlisted in the Royal Army Medical Corps with which he served from 1915 - 1919. Following his demobilization in 1919, Grieve settled with his wife Peggy in Montrose, Scotland, where he had a job as a journalist with the Montrose Review. In addition to his journalism, Grieve's poetry and essays began appearing in a variety of journals and newspapers. In November 1920, Grieve launched the first of his many publishing and editorial projects, the anthology series Northern Number in which he published new poetry by contemporary Scottish poets. He was soon involved in other such efforts including The Scottish Chapbook (1922-1923), the Scottish Nation (1923), and the Northern Review (1924). In October 1922, Grieve brought out the first number of Scottish Chapbook and introduced a new author whose work exemplified the qualities that he felt were necessary for a regenerated Scottish literature. The author was Hugh MacDiarmid and in subsequent months his Scots lyrics were well received by poets and critics, including Grieve himself, who wrote glowingly of MacDiarmid's achievements. Within a few years, the literary world was generally aware that C.M. Grieve and Hugh MacDiarmid were the same person. By the 1930s, he had for the most part adopted his alter ego as his primary public persona, writing poetry and prose and even delivering speeches as Hugh MacDiarmid.

The figure of Hugh MacDiarmid also maintained a high profile in the world of Scottish politics. Grieve had been active in Fabian Society and Labour Party work as early as 1908 and was a contributor to A.R. Orage's The New Age where he began his lifelong fascination with the Social Credit economic theories of C.H. Douglas. Active in literary politics as well, MacDiarmid founded the Scottish center of PEN in 1927.

Although MacDiarmid remained active politically and wrote prolifically throughout the 1930's, the decade was one of great turmoil in his personal life. In 1929, MacDiarmid moved his family to London to serve as editor of Vox, a radio journal begun with great expectations by author Compton Mackenzie. Following the failure of Vox, MacDiarmid moved to Liverpool in May 1930 to work as a public relations officer. He left his family in London and the separation led to divorce the following year and, ultimately, complete estrangement from his two children.

In 1931 MacDiarmid married Valda Trevlyn and joined yet another literary enterprise. He accepted a directorship with the Unicorn Press, a London publisher which recruited him to serve as literary advisor. MacDiarmid's inability to pay his share of the directorship inevitably led to a financial dispute and he was asked to leave the press within the year. Faced with financial ruin and a state of physical and emotional stress, MacDiarmid, his wife Valva, and their infant son Michael moved to the island of Whalsay, one of the Shetland Islands off the Scottish coast. MacDiarmid lived on Whalsay in extreme poverty and often in poor health--he suffered a complete breakdown in 1935--for nearly ten years. During this period MacDiarmid produced some of his finest poetry; however, he saw only three collections of his poems published--Stony Limits and Other Poems (1934), Second Hymn to Lenin and Other Poems (1935), and the slim retrospective Selected Poems (1934).

MacDiarmid may have remained on Whalsay even longer if he were not conscripted for National Service in 1941, at the age of forty-eight, to work in factories and in the Merchant Service until 1943. Following the war, MacDiarmid continued to struggle financially until 1950 when the British government awarded him a civil list pension honoring his lifelong achievement. MacDiarmid was now able to live with some degree of financial security and in 1951 he Moved to Lanarkshire, Scotland.

Hugh MacDiarmid died on September 9, 1978, just two months before the publication of his Complete Poems 1920-1976, edited by his son Michael Grieve and his biographer W.R. Aitken. MacDiarmid lived to read final proofs for the book and was able to contribute an author's note before his death.

Sources:

Buthlay, Kenneth. "Hugh MacDiarmid" in Dictionary of Literary Biography. Volume 20. British Poets, 1914-1945. Stanford, Donald E. (ed.). Detroit: Gale Research Co., 1983. pp. 210-223.

Murray, Timothy. "Hugh MacDiarmid" in Hugh MacDiarmid An Exhibition Celebrating the Centenary Of His Birth. Newark: University of Delaware Library, 1992. pp. 7-10.


Scope and Content Note

The Hugh MacDiarmid Papers, which consist of MacDiarmid's poetry, prose, and correspondence, date from the early 1930s. In addition to individual titled poems, the collection includes manuscripts of poems that eventually appeared in two of MacDiarmid's poetry collections, First Hymn to Lenin and Other Poems (1931) and the proposed collection Alone with the Alone (1932). The collection contains ca. 35 prose pieces, including essays, reviews, short stories, and sketches, most of which appear in both autograph manuscript and typescript form. Also included are five pieces of correspondence, material related to MacDiarmid's work as the director of the Unicorn Press, and three Scottish Nationalist newspapers in which MacDiarmid's work appears.

Related Collections:

Ms 225 Hugh MacDiarmid papers related to First Hymn to Lenin & Other Poems


Series List

I.  Poetry

     1.  Material toward First Hymn to Lenin and other Poems
     2.  Material toward Alone with the Alone
     3.  Individually Titled Poems


II.  Prose


III.  Miscellaneous

     1.  Correspondence
     2.  Synopses of Proposed Books
     3.  Unicorn Press
     4.  Political Newspapers

Contents List

Box -- Folder -- Contents


1              Series I.  Poetry.
                         Includes manuscript of poems that appear
               	         in First Hymn to Lenin and Other Poems and
                         Alone with the Alone.  Also included are
                         individual titled poems.

               Series I.1.  Material toward First Hymn to Lenin and other Poems.
                         Manuscripts of poems arranged in the
               		 order they appear in the collection.  The final
               		 published collection contains additional
               		 poems.(London:  Unicorn Press, 1931).

          F1   Author's note.  1931 November.  AMs, 2p.   Signed
               "C.M. Grieve ("Hugh MacDiarmid")" at the bottom.

               Author's note.  1931 November.  Ts [carbon], 1p.
               Typed signature "C.M. Grieve ("Hugh MacDiarmid")" at
               the bottom.

               Beyond Exile.  [n.d.]  Ts, 1p.  "Salonika, 1916"
               typed at the bottom.

               Beyond Exile.  [n.d.]  Ts [carbon], 1p.
               "Salonika, 1916" written at the bottom.

          F2   The Liquid Light and Country Folk [n.d.]  AMs, 1 p.
               Two short poems appearing on the same page.

               Religion and Love. [n.d.]  AMs, 1 p.

               On Receiving a Copy of Gogarty's Splendid Poem on
               Leda, typed on paper most dubious in colour and
               texture, and suggestive in length. [n.d.]  AMs, 1 p.
               Signed "H. McD." at the bottom.  This poem did not
               appear in the published collection.

               The Whore. [n.d.]  AMs, 1 p.  This poem appeared
               in the collection under the title "The Prostitute."

          F3   The Seamless Garment. [n.d.]  AMs, 7 p.  The poem
               begins with a quote from Coleridge.

          F4   Water of Life.  [n.d.]  AMs, 6 p.

               Water of Life.  [n.d.]  Ts [carbon], 2 p.  Only
               the first half of the poem.

          F5   Excelsior. [n.d.]  AMs, 3 p.  The fifth and sixth
               stanzas are missing.

               Excelsior.  [n.d.]  Ts, 2 p.  The two pages are
               numbered "4" and "5."


               Series I.2.  Material toward Alone with the Alone.
                         Material toward Alone with the Alone
                         [ca. 1932].  Consists of autograph drafts and
                         carbon typescripts of poems to be included in this
                         proposed collection which was never published.
                         Included with each set of drafts is the "Author's
                         note."

          F6   Alone with the Alone [1932].  AMs, 33 p.
               "Author's note" signed on the verso "Hugh McDiarmid.
               London, 1932."  The Table of Contents lists 32 poems,
               22 of which appear in the manuscript.  The poems, which
               are listed in the order they appear in the manuscript,
               are written almost entirely on Aster Publications
               stationery.

               Cattle Show
               On a Lone Shore
               High over Beauty
               Within that Week
               Eden Regained
                Acme
               Valedictory
               The Windbags
               Allegiance
               La Belle Terre Sans Merci
               J.K. Huysmans
               In the Golden Island
               Amiel
               Of Two Bulgarian Poets
               Introduzione Alla Vita Mediocre
               Der Wunderrabbiner von Barcelona
               Spring; A Violin in the Void
               They Know Not What They Do
               Playmates
               Hymn to Sophia;  The Wisdom of God
               The Monolith
               The Crown of Rock

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          F7   Alone with the Alone [1932].  Ts [carbon], 32 p.
               Contains the same poems as the previous manuscript.
               Also includes a title page and three additional poems:

               The Aerial City
               The Flowing Bowl
               Autumn Nightfall

          F8   Miscellaneous clippings.  Each clipping contains
               one of MacDiarmid's poems from the "Casual Column."  In
               each case, the words "Casual Column" have been crossed
               out.  These clippings were gathered to be inserted in
               the autograph manuscript of Alone with the Alone.

               The Aerial City.  [n.d.]  "Prelude;  The Hydra"
               and "I" are written at the top.  The printed signature
               of "Hugh McDiarmid." has been crossed out.

               The Flowing Bowl.  [n.d.]  "II" is written on the
               top, and the printed signature "C.M. Grieve" has been
               crossed out.

               An October Nightfall. [n.d.]  "V" is written at
               the top.  The words "An October" have been crossed out
               and "Autumn" written above them.  The printed signature
               "Hugh McDiarmid." has been crossed out.


               Series I.3.  Individually titled poems.
                         Consists of manuscripts of primarily undated poems 
                         arranged alphabetically.

          F9   Black Rainbow. [n.d.] Ts [carbon], 1 p.  Typed
               signature "C.M. Grieve" at the bottom.  Typed on verso
               of a small fragment of C.M. Grieve's stationery.  This
               poem was published under the title "The Black Rainbow
               over the Minch."

               By Wauchopeside.  1932 January 27.  AMs, 3 p.
               Signed "Hugh MacDiarmid" at the bottom.

               By Wauchopeside. [n.d.] Ts [carbon], 2 p.  Typed
               signature "Hugh McDiarmid" at the bottom.

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          F10  Cauld Kail Het Again.  1932  January 25.  AMs, 1
               p. Signed "Hugh MacDiarmid" at the bottom.

               Cauld Kail Het Again.  [n.d.]  Ts [carbon], 1 p.
               Typed signature "Hugh MacDiarmid" at the bottom.

               Empty Vessel.  [n.d.]  AMs, 1 p.  Signed "Hugh
               MacDiarmid" at the bottom.  On verso is printed "One of
               fifty special copies.  This is number ---."  Signed
               "Hugh MacDiarmid" again on verso.

          F11  Heel Tap.  [n.d.]  AMs, 2 p.  Signed "C.M. Grieve"
               at the bottom.  On verso is an autograph manuscript of
               his poem "Unfathered Through Divorce" that has been
               crossed out.

               Heel Tap.  [n.d.]  Ts [carbon], 1 p.  Typed
               signature "C.M. Grieve" at the bottom.

               The Hidden Scotland.  1932 January 25.  AMs, 2 p.
               Signed "Hugh MacDiarmid" at the bottom.

               The Hidden Scotland.  [n.d.]  Ts [carbon], 1 p.
               Typed signature "Hugh MacDiarmid" at the bottom.

          F12  The Mouse That Bit the Cat.  1932 January 27.
               AMs, 2 p.  Signed "Hugh McDiarmid" at the bottom.

               The Mouse That Bit the Cat.  1932 January 27.  Ts
               [carbon], 1 p.  Typed signature "Hugh McDiarmid
               27.1.32" at the bottom.

               The New Makars.  1932 January 25.  AMs, 3 p.
               Signed "C.M. Grieve" at the bottom.

               The New Makars.  [n.d.]  Ts [carbon], 2 p.  Typed
               signature "C.M. Grieve" at the bottom.

          F13  The Roaring Game.  [n.d.]  AMs, 1 p.  Signed "Hugh
               MacDiarmid" at the bottom.

               The Roaring Game.  [n.d.]  Ts [carbon], 1 p.
               Typed signature "Hugh MacDiarmid" at the bottom.


1              Scotland.  [n.d.]  Ts, 1 p.  Autograph corrections
               and signature "C.M. Grieve" at the bottom.  Typed on
               verso of his stationery.


          F13  Scotland To Her Lovers.  [n.d.]  Ts [carbon], 1 p.
               Typed signature "C.M. Grieve" at the bottom.  On verso
              of his stationery.

          F14  Scunner.  [n.d.]  AMs, 1 p.  Signed "Hugh
               MacDiarmid" at the bottom.

               The Shifting Shadow.  [n.d.]  AMs, 2 p.  Signed
               "Hugh McDiarmid" at the bottom.  Written on verso of
               Aster Publications stationery.  This poem was published
               under the title "Fly Down, Eagle..."

               The Shifting Shadow.  [n.d.]  Ts [carbon], 1 p.
               Typed signature "Hugh McDiarmid" at the bottom.
 
               The Summit.  [n.d.]  Ts [carbon], 1 p.  Typed
               signature "C.M. Grieve" at the bottom.  On the verso of
               his stationery.

          F15  Unfathered Through Divorce.  [n.d.]  AMs, 1 p.
               Signed "C.M. Grieve" at the bottom.

               Unfathered Through Divorce.  [n.d.]  Ts [carbon],
               1 p. Typed signature "C.M. Grieve" at the bottom.

               The Vital Fact.  1932 January 25.  AMs, 3 p.
               Signed "C.M. Grieve" at the bottom.

               The Vital Fact.  [n.d.]  Ts [carbon], 1 p.  Typed
               signature "C.M. Grieve" at the bottom.


               Series II.  Prose.
                         Manuscripts of MacDiarmid's articles, essays, reviews,
                         short stories, and sketches. Publication information
                         has been ascertained for only a few of the pieces; 
                         therefore, they are arranged alphabetically by title.

          F16  At Sixes and Sevens (Essay).  [n.d.]  Ts [carbon],
               8 p. Typed signature "by C.M. Grieve" follows the title.


          F17  Burns and "Sodjer Hugh" (Essay).  [n.d.]  AMs, 13
               p.  At the top is written "If They Came Back Again
               Series."  Signed "by C M Grieve ("Hugh McDiarmid")"
               after the title.

          F17  Burns and "Sodjer Hugh" (Essay).  [n.d.]  Ts
               [carbon], 4 p.  "If They Came Back Again Series" typed
               across the top.  Typed signature "by C.M. Grieve.
               ("Hugh McDiarmid")" following the title.

          F18  Burns:  The Next Step I (Essay).  1932 January 26.
               AMs, 13 p.  Signed "James MacLaren" at the end.

          F19  Burns:  The Next Step I (Essay).  [n.d.]  Ts
               [carbon], 5 p.  Typed signature "James Maclaren" at the
               end.

          F20  Burns:  The Next Step II (Essay).  1932 January  26.
               AMs, 10 p.  Signed "James Maclaren" at the end.

          F21  Burns:  The Next Step II (Essay).  [n.d.]  Ts
               [carbon], 4 p.  Typed signature "James Maclaren" at the end.
               

          F22  Burns:  The Next Step III (Essay).  1932 January  26.
               AMs, 10 p. Signed "James Maclaren" at the end.

          F23  Burns:  The Next Step III (Essay).  [n.d.]  Ts
               [carbon], 4 p.  Typed signature "James Maclaren" at the end.


          F24  Burns:  The Next Step IV (Essay).  [n.d.]  AMs, 10 p.
               Signed "James Maclaren" at the end.

          F25  Burns:  The Next Step IV (Essay).  [n.d.]  Ts
               [carbon], 4 p.  Typed signature "James Maclaren" at the end.
             

          F26  The Caledonian Antisyzygy and the Gaelic Idea
               (Article).  [n.d.]  AMs, 21 p.  Parts V-VII.  Signed
               "by C.M. Grieve" under the title.  This article was
               published in The Modern Scot, vol. 2, no. 2, summer
               number, July 1931, and completed in vol.2, no.4, winter
               number, January 1932.

          F27  The Caledonian Antisyzygy and the Gailic Idea
               (Article).  [n.d.]  Ts [carbon], 6 p.  Parts V-VII.
               Typed signature "by C.M. Grieve" under the title.


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          F28  Changing Scotland (Review of R. Erskine's
               "Changing Scotland")  [n.d.]  AMs, 8p.  "Book Page
               Article" written at the top.  Signed "A.K.L." at the end.
               

               Changing Scotland (Review of R. Erskine's
               "Changing Scotland")  [n.d.]  Ts [carbon], 3 p.  "Book
               Page Article" typed at the top.  Typed initials
               "A.K.L." at the end.

          F29  Colour and Literature (Review of Havelock Ellis's
               "The Colour-Sense in Literature") 1932 November 1.
               AMs, 10 p.  "Book Page Article" written at the top.
               Signed "A.L." at the end.

          F30  Common Sense About Poetry (Review of L.A. Strong's
               "Common Sense About Poetry")  [n.d.]  AMs, 9 p.  "Book
               Page Article" written at the top.  Signed "A.L." at the end.
               

               Common Sense About Poetry (Review of L.A. Strong's
               "Common Sense About Poetry")  [n.d.]  Ts [carbon], 4 p.
               "Book Page Article" typed at the top.  Typed initials
               "A.L." at the end.

          F31  DeMontalk Case.  Prejudice Masquerading As Justice
               (Essay)  [n.d.]  AMs, 4 p.  Signed "by Hugh McDiarmid"
               after the title.  Includes a short blurb written by and
               about the author.

               De Montalk Case.  Prejudice Masquerading As
               Justice (Essay).  [n.d.]  Ts [carbon], 2 p.  Typed
               signature "by Hugh McDiarmid" after the title.
               Includes blurb.


2         F32  A Female MacGonagall (Review of Lucy Watkin's
               "Unholy Music and Other Verses")  1932 January 4.  AMs,
               13 p. "Book Page Article" written at the top.  Signed
               "A.L." at the end.

               A Female MacGonagall (Review of Lucy Watkin's
               "Unholy Music and Other Verses")  [n.d.]  Ts [carbon],
               4 p. "Book Page Article" typed at the top.  Typed
               initial "A.L." at the end.

          F32  Forward to "The Quest of Ailsa Macrae" by Olive M.
               Squair.  [n.d.]  Ts [carbon], 2 p.  Typed signature
               "C.M. Grieve. ("Hugh MacDiarmid")" at the end.  The
               book was published in 1931 by Mascot Press, Amersham.

          F33  The Genius of Scotland (Essay)  [n.d.]  AMs, 6 p.
               Signed "by C.M. Grieve" after the title.

               The Genius of Scotland (Essay)  [n.d.]  Ts
               [carbon], 3 p.  Typed signature "by C.M. Grieve" after
               the title.

               How To Go On With the Cunarder:  A Novel
               Suggestion (Essay).  [n.d.]  Ts [carbon], 3 p.  Typed
               signature "by C.M. Grieve" after the title.

          F34  Invitation to Scottish Poets (Essay)  [n.d.]  AMs,
               11 p.  Signed "by Hugh McDiarmid" after the title.

               Invitation to Scottish Poets (Essay)  [n.d.]  Ts
               [carbon], 4 p.  Typed signature "by Hugh McDiarmid"
               after the title.

          F35  Is There A Douglas Boycott, and Why? (Essay)
               [n.d.]  AMs, 7 p.  Signed "by CM Grieve" after the
               title.

               Is There A Douglas Boycott, and Why?  (Essay)
               [n.d.]  Ts [carbon], 3 p.  Typed signature "By C.M.
               Grieve." after the title.

          F36  A Low Review (Reply to a review of "Frank Harris
               on Bernard Shaw" by Sir Sidney Low)  [n.d.]  AMs, 7 p.
               (4 l.).  Signed "by CM Grieve" after the title.

               A Low Review (Reply to a review of "Frank Harris
               on Bernard Shaw" by Sir Sidney Low)  [n.d.]  Ts
               [carbon], 3 p.  Typed signature "by C.M. Grieve" after
               the title.

          F37  Mrs. Annand Taylor's Dunbar (Review)  [n.d.]  AMs,
               8 p.  Signed "A.K.L." at bottom.

               Mrs. Annand Taylor's Dunbar (Review)  [n.d.]  Ts
               [carbon], 5 p.  "Book Page Article" typed at the top.
               Typed initials "A.K.L." at the end.

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          F38  The Murder (short story)  1932 March 7.  AMs, 5 p.
               Written on verso of Aster Publications stationery.
               Signed "C.M. Grieve" at the end.

               The Murder (short story)  [n.d.]  Ts [carbon], 2p.
               Typed signature "C.M. Grieve" at the end.

          F39  New Bearings in English Poetry (Review of F.R.
               Leavis's book of the same title).  1932 March 7.  AMs,
               8 p. Written on Aster Publications stationery.  "Book
               Page Article" written at the top.  Signed "A.K.L." at the end.


               New Bearings in English Poetry (Review of F.R.
               Leavis's book of the same title)  [n.d.]  Ts [carbon],
               4 p.  "Book Page Article" typed at the top.  Typed
               initials "A.K.L." at the end.

          F40  New Poets (Review)  1932 January 4.  AMs, 13 p.
               "Book Page Article" at the top.  Signed "A.L." at the
               bottom.

               New Poets (Review)  [n.d.]  Ts [carbon], 4 p.
               "Book Page Article" at the top.  Typed signature "A.L."
               at the end.

          F41  A New Scottish Publishing Firm (Essay)  [n.d.]
               AMs, 5 p.  Signed "C.M. Grieve" at the end.

               The Poetry of Murdoch Maclean (Review of Maclean's
               "The Wind in the Heather")  [n.d.]  AMs, 5 p.  "Book
               Page Article" written at the top.  Signed "A.K.L." at
               the end.

               The Poetry of Murdoch Maclean (Review of Maclean's
               "The Wind in the Heather")  [n.d.]  Ts [carbon], 3 p.
               "Book Page Article" at the top.  Typed initials
               "A.K.L." at the end.

          F42  Querns in the Porridge (sketch)  [n.d.]  Ts
               [carbon], 4 p.  Typed signature "by A.K.L." after the title.
          

               Ranier Maria Rilke (Review of Frederico Oliver's
               "Ranier Maria Rilke")  [n.d.]  AMs, 7 p.  "Book Page
               Article" at the top.  Signed "A.K.L." at the end.  This
               review was published in New Britain, vol. 2, no. 41,
               February 28, 1934.

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          F42  Ranier Maria Rilke (Review of Frederico Oliver's
               "Ranier Maria Rilke")  [n.d.]  Ts [carbon], 4 p.  "Book
               Page Article" at the top.  Typed initials "A.K.L." at
               the end.  Published in New Britain (see above).

          F43  Report of an Address "Essentials of Scottish
               Nationalism" delivered by C.M. Grieve  [n.d.]  Ts
               [carbon], 2 p.

               The Scab (Essay)  [n.d.]  Ts [carbon], 4 p.  Typed
               signature "James Maclaren" at the end.  This article
               was published in The Glasgow Herald in August 1932.

          F44  Scotland and the French Exhibition (Essay)  [n.d.]
               AMs, 7 p.  Written on verso of Aster Publications
               stationery.  Signed "by Maillaw" after the title.
               "From CM Grieve, 321 High Holborn WC 1" written across
               the top.

               Scotland and the French Exhibition (Essay)  [n.d.]
               Ts [carbon], 3 p.  Typed signature "by Maillaw" after
               the title.  "From C.M. Grieve, 321 High Holborn, W.C.
               1" typed across the top.

          F45  Social Credit (Review of Sir Norman Angell's "The
               Unseen Assassins")  1932 January 11.  AMs, 13 p.  "Book
               Page Article" at the top.  Signed "A.L." at the end.

               Social Credit (Review of Sir Norman Angell's "The
               Unseen Assassins")  [n.d.]  Ts [carbon], 4 p.  "Book
               Page Article" at the top.  Typed initials "A.L." at the end.
           

          F46  Some Notes on Hugh McDiarmid's Poems (Essay)
               [n.d.]  AMs, 8 p.  Written on verso of Aster
               Publications stationery.  Signed "James Maclaren" at
               the end.

               Some Notes on Hugh McDiarmid's Poems (Essay)
               [n.d.]  Ts [carbon], 3 p.  Typed signature "James
               Maclaren" at the end.

          F47  The Tent Pole;  Parables for Scotland Today
               (Essay)  [n.d.]  AMs, 8 p.  Signed "by C.M. Grieve"
               after the title.

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          F47  The Tent Pole;  Parables for Scotland Today
               (Essay)  [n.d.]  Ts [carbon], 3 p.  Typed signature "by
               C.M. Grieve" after the title.

          F48  The Titanic Incompetent.  Or, The Scot Centenary
               Stunt (Essay)  1932 January 27.  AMs, 8 p.  Signed "by
               C.M. Grieve ("Hugh McDiarmid")."

               The Titanic Incompetent.  Or, The Scot Centenary
               Stunt (Essay)  [n.d.]  Ts [carbon], 3 p. Typed
               signature "by C.M. Grieve (Hugh McDiarmid)"

          F49  The Visitor (short story)  1932 January 25.  AMs,
               11 p. Signed "by Hugh MacDiarmid" after the title.

               The Visitor (short story)  [n.d.]  Ts [carbon], 5 p.
               Typed signature "by Hugh McDiarmid" after the title.

          F50  Whither Scotland XIV (Essay)  Ts, 6 p.  Typed
               signature "James Maclaren" at the end.


               Series III.  Miscellaneous.
                         Includes correspondence, synopses of proposed books,
                         material from the Unicorn Press, and political newspapers.

               Series III.1.  Correspondence.

          F51  To George Allen and Unwin Publishers [n.d.]  AL, 4
               p. Draft of letter written on Aster Publications
               stationery.  Concerns the publication of MacDiarmid's
               book, "At the Sign of the Thistle."

               To John S. Blackburn [n.d.]  AL, 4 p.  Draft of
               letter concerning the Unicorn Press publication of C.H.
               Douglas's "Warning Democracy."

               To Mr. C. McPhee.  [n.d.]  AL, 4 p.  Draft of
               letter written on Aster Publications stationery.
               MacDiarmid discusses issues affecting Scotland.

               To Bill [?]  1946 July 7.  ALs, 3 p.  Signed
              "Yours, Chris".  MacDiarmid discusses his latest publications.
             
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               Series III.2.  Synopses of Proposed Books.

          F51  To Neusome [?]  [n.d.]  AL, 5 p.  Draft of letter
               concerning recent publications of the Unicorn Press.

          F52  Here's How [n.d.]  AMs, 4 p.  Draft synopsis of a
               proposed book on drinks and drinking.  Written on verso
               of C.M. Grieve's stationery.

               The Juvenile Drama. 1932 February 1.  AMs, 3 p.
               Draft announcement and synopsis of a proposed book by
               Stanley C. Nott.  Written on verso of Aster
               Publications stationery.

               The Juvenile Drama.  [n.d.]  Ts [carbon], 2 p.
               Draft announcement and synopsis of a proposed book by
               Stanley C. Nott.


               Series III.3.  Unicorn Press.
                         A collection of drafts of press releases, lists 
                         of addresses, and other material related to the 
                         author's work as the director of the Unicorn Press.


          F53  Draft of a deed of assignment.  [n.d.]  AMs, 6 p.
               This draft vested in C.M. Grieve the sole agency for
               dealing with the publication of American editions and
               foreign translations of Major C.H. Douglas' published 
               works.
          

               Draft of a deed of assignment.  [n.d.]  Ts
               [carbon], 2 p.  Carbon typescript version of the deed
               that vested in C.M. Grieve the sole agency for dealing
               with the publication of American editions and foreign
               translation of Major C.H. Douglas' published works.

          F54- Miscellaneous items.  [n.d.]  23 p.  Drafts of
          56   press releases, list of addresses, and other
               material pertaining to the Unicorn Press.

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               Series III.4.  Political Newspapers.
                         Consists of three Scottish Nationalist newspapers
                         containing MacDiarmid's work.

          F57  Camlachie Nationalist.  [n.d.]  4 p.  Contains
               MacDiarmid's article "The Will and the Key--Wilkie."


          F58  Forward Scotland.  1963 November.  8 p.  Contains
               MacDiarmid's article "Tribute to Harry Miller."

               "Tribute to Harry Miller."  1963 November.  Proof
               of article, 1 p.

          F59  Patrick East Social Credit Courier.  [n.d.] 2 p.
               Contains "A Message from Hugh MacDiarmid."

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