Within the Norman MacCaig collection, MSS 3198-3199 consist of single sheets of poetic manuscripts and drafts. From MSS 3200 onwards there are folders containing miscellaneous early material. Also, proofs and typescripts; notes and newscuttings; notes on other poets; broadcast transcriptions, reviews and notes; translations by MacCaig; correspondence; critical material on MacCaig's poetry; dissertations; literary material by other people; certificates of birth and marriage etc., and material relating to drawing up of will; invoices and statements and other financial material; pocket diaries and address book; and, published books of poems.
At E2006.40 there is a letter to Norman MacCaig from person unknown (letter signed Ian S.). At letter heading is 5 Mackenzie Place, Friday. 11th May. The year is unknown. The letter content is a fairly involved review of a book. The letter-writer is clearly a good friend of MacCaig because he writes, referring to the letter: 'I don't expect to be able to wait long at the pub, so I will leave this for you there' (see shelfmark SD 9105 for the book).
E2006.45 includes: portrait photograph of MacCaig as an infant, 1911; passport 1964-1974; passport 1975-1985; Christmas and New Year card from Christopher (Grieve) and Valda to Norman and Isabel; printed copy of The close brethren of the SNP Junta; OS map, Sheet 13, Loch Inver, Loch Assynt; circa 100 assorted colour and black and white photographs of MacCaig and friends; large black and white portrait of MacCaig; and, a note to MacCaig from Gavin Ewart found in a copy of Twelve apostles (see shelfmark SD 9152 for the book).