Accession Details

Accession Number: 4482
Date of Receipt: July 1984
Source of Acquisition: Donated by Alasdair Gray, July 1984
Title: Papers of Alasdair Gray relating to 'Lanark'
Date of Creation: Between 1924 and 1991
Extent on Arrival: 20 boxes
Content: Manuscript and typescript notes, drafts, galley and page proofs of 'Lanark: a life in four books' (first published 1981) by Alasdair Gray. Numerous drawings and sketches throughout the papers. Other works are represented to a much lesser extent.
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Access: Normal conditions
Language: Not Assigned
Call Number: MS Gen 1595
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Notes: Related material in Special Collections: see Sp Coll HX 127 for lithographs of 'Lanark' artwork; see MS Gen 1745 for papers relating to other work by Gray. Related material in other repositories: material is held by the Mitchell Library, Glasgow and the National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh. (See the National Register of Archives available at
Repository Code: GB 0247

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donor: Alasdair James Gray b 1934
Scottish artist and writer. Studied at Glasgow School of Art (Diploma in mural painting and design). Worked as a teacher, mural painter, illustrator and playwright. …
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