Fonds Details

Call Number: MS Morgan
Title: Papers of Edwin Morgan
Images: [ Edwin Morgan, 1940 ]
Associated Websites: Edwin Morgan Papers: Library Blog Posts
Date of Creation: Between 1886 and 2010
Place of Creation: Glasgow, Scotland
Level of Description: Fonds
Extent: 20.0 metre(s)
Name of Creator:
Edwin George Morgan 1920-2010
Poet. Born 27 April 1920. A prolific writer and translator. Poet Laureate for Glasgow, 1999 to 2005; National Poet for Scotland, from 2004. Graduate of the University …
Content: Papers of Edwin Morgan, created and collected over a long, industrious and inventive life. The collection includes nearly 1500 manuscript drafts of poems, and related material including correspondence with his publishers. There is extensive correspondence with other writers. The papers also record his role as educator, critic, translator and reflect his significant role in the cultural life of Scotland.
Arrangement: The papers have been arranged into series, based as far as possible on Morgan's own filing system.
MS Morgan A Biographical
MS Morgan B Academic Career
MS Morgan C Scrapbooks
MS Morgan D Correspondence: Named individuals
MS Morgan E Translations
MS Morgan F Poetry Readings
MS Morgan G Reviews, essays & talks
MS Morgan H Tours
MS Morgan J Reviews & Press cuttings (about EM)
MS Morgan K Projects
MS Morgan L Subject files
MS Morgan M Competitions and Awards
MS Morgan N Festivals and Conferences
MS Morgan P Poems
MS Morgan R Finance & Legal
MS Morgan S Societies and Associations
MS Morgan T Correspondence: miscellaneous
MS Morgan V Publications
Access: Cataloguing is in progress and access to some material is restricted; appointment required.
Self-service photography is not permitted.
Language: English
Source of Acquisition: Poems and scrapbooks purchased from Edwin Morgan in 1981, with financial assistance from the Scottish Arts Council. Subsequent accessions were donated to the Library by Edwin Morgan; after his death, some further material was transferred by his executors.
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Notes: Special Collections also holds many of Morgan's published works (see Rare Books search).
Bibliography: James McGonigal, Beyond the Last Dragon. A life of Edwin Morgan, (Sandstone Press: 2010 and with additional material 2012); Scottish Literary Review Vol 4 Number 2, Autumn/Winter 2012 is devoted to Edwin Morgan, including articles on his scrapbooks, use of concrete poetry and Old English.
Related Material: Morgan's personal library (books he owned) is held by Special Collections in the Mitchell Library, Glasgow. A collection of Morgan's own publications is held by the Scottish Poetry Library, Edinburgh.
Cataloguing Note: The majority of the cataloguing was undertaken by Sam Maddra. Descriptions published August 2013.
Cataloguing Rules: ISAD(G)
Repository Code: GB 0247
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