Collection Details

Call Number: MS Gen 1595
Title: Papers of Alasdair Gray relating to 'Lanark'
Associated Websites: MS Gen 1595: Book of the month
Date of Creation: Between 1924 and 1991
Place of Creation: Scotland
Level of Description: Collection
Extent: 20 boxes
Name of Creator:
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. …
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.
Arrangement:
MS Gen 1595/1 Drafts: Notebooks
MS Gen 1595/2 Drafts: Arranged by Book and Chapter
MS Gen 1595/3 Drafts: Grouped by Folder
MS Gen 1595/4 Drafts: Miscellanous
MS Gen 1595/5 Proofs
Access: Normal conditions
Language: English
Source of Acquisition: Donated by Alasdair Gray, July 1984
See Accession details
Related Material: Related material in Special Collections: see Sp Coll HX 127 for lithographs of 'Lanark' artwork; see MS Gen 1745 for papers relating to other works by Gray.
Alasdair Gray collections elsewhere: material is held by the Mitchell Library, Glasgow and the National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh. (See http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/)
Cataloguing Rules: ISAD(G)
Repository Code: GB 0247
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