Content of the Series MS Gen 1595/4

MS Gen 1595/4 - Drafts: Miscellanous
Includes drafts of non-Lanark works and drafts of letters from Gray to others. A few drawings.
Contains the following:
MS Gen 1595/4/1 - Lanark: A life in four books.
Lanark. Miscellaneous draft pages of the Thaw section of the book (books one and two). Some pages appear to be very early drafts, with one page being written on …
MS Gen 1595/4/2 - Lanark: A life in four books.
Lanark. Miscellaneous draft pages of the Thaw section of the book (books one and two). This draft details Mrs. Thaw taking Duncan to an art class at Kelvingrove …
MS Gen 1595/4/3 - Lanark: A life in four books.
Lanark. Miscellaneous draft pages of the Lanark section of the book (books three and four). Several pages have notes regarding page contents in Grays hand. These …
MS Gen 1595/4/4 - Lanark: A life in four books.
Lanark. Page of play script with some of the characters from the Thaw section of the book. (Books one and two).
MS Gen 1595/4/5 - Lanark: A life in four books.
Lanark. Pages of very early draft of Thaw section of the book. In this draft Duncan Thaw is named Gowan.
MS Gen 1595/4/6 - Lanark: A life in four books.
Lanark. Notes and drafts on the dramatisation of "The Golden Key" by George McDonald.
MS Gen 1595/4/7 - Lanark: A life in four books.
Lanark. Collection of miscellaneous pages which are fiction writing, but not from Lanark. This includes notes for the radio version of Grotty and Ludmilla, a draft …
MS Gen 1595/4/8 - Lanark: A life in four books.
Lanark. Diary entry written when in Stobhill hospital. Discusses Jonah and the whale and hospital.
MS Gen 1595/4/9 - Lanark: A life in four books.
Letter "To whom it may concern" from W.N. Nicolson. Dated 7th January 1924. The letter is written on the headed business notepaper of W.B. Nicolson, scientific …
MS Gen 1595/4/10 - Lanark: A life in four books.
Letter to the Scottish Land Development Corporation from Alasdair Gray. Dated 8th September 1952. The letter is a job application for the post of office junior.
MS Gen 1595/4/11 - Lanark: A life in four books.
Envelope to accompany letter at MS Gen 1595/4/10. Addressed to the Scottish Land Development Corporation. No postmark. On the back of the envelope is written Upon …
MS Gen 1595/4/12 - Lanark: A life in four books.
Letter to Alasdair Gray from his father, Alexander Gray. No date given. The letter describes Cape Wrath, posted to Gray in Gibralter. Gray wanted the information …
MS Gen 1595/4/13 - Lanark: A life in four books.
Letter to Malcolm form Alasdair Gray, written while he was in Stobhill hospital. Describes his experiences in hospital, his asthma and friends.
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Letter to Susan [Boyd] from Alasdair Gray. Addressed as 6 Turnburry Road, Glasgow. Discusses a play entitled "Grotty and Ludmilla", including where it would be …
MS Gen 1595/4/15 - Lanark: A life in four books.
Letter to Ann from Alasdair Gray. Addressed as 11 Findhorn Street, Glasgow. Concerns returning of diary fragment. On the back of the letter is some fiction writing in Grays hand. …
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Letter to Hilary from Alasdair Gray. Discusses Grays asthma. Small drawing on the letter. Hilary was a friend from the art school. This letter was written in the …
MS Gen 1595/4/17 - Lanark: A life in four books.
Lanark. Letter to Flo Allen from Alasdair Gray. Concerns corrections to the drafts of either Something Leather (1991) or 1982 Janine (1985). Also discusses the …
MS Gen 1595/4/18 - Lanark: A life in four books.
Letter to Mary Bliss from Alasdair Gray. Discusses Isben's plays and painting. Pencil manuscript note added by Gray during visit 28/2/2002.
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Lanark. Letter on headed Glasgow University English department notepaper. Concerns the use of poems in the university magazine "Written in Ink". Attached to the …
MS Gen 1595/4/20 - Lanark: A life in four books.
Lanark. Manuscript draft of letter to John Boothe. Dated 29th October 1975.
MS Gen 1595/4/21 - Lanark: A life in four books.
Lanark. Two copies of a typescript letter to John Boothe. Dated 29th October 1975.
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Lanark. Note to Alasdair Gray from Katy [Gardiner] and Derek. States "Alasdair, copied in the dark at great personal risk from the original (or what's left of it. …
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Lanark. Miscellaneous pages. Includes drawing and poem by Gray's son. Also includes "Table of events" charting events in Grays life, a large envelope with notes …
MS Gen 1595/4/24 - Lanark: A life in four books.
Lanark. Several drawings by Gray including portraits and book covers. Pencil manuscript note added by Gray during visit 28/2/2002.
MS Gen 1595/4/25 - Lanark: A life in four books.
Lanark. Various manuscript drafts, some of which were not included in the final book.
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