Poems and Papers of Mary D. Peters (b. 1924)

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The collection is composed of papers, poems and essays handwritten (and typescript) between 1948 and 1980, including: papers in posted envelopes; two 'notebooks' entitled A book of poems; poems or essays entitled The McArthur family; 'notebook' entitled My life story; 'notebooks' entitled A book of essays and Wild honeysuckle; and, a photograph affixed to a 'notebook'.

Administrative / Biographical History

Mary D. Peters was born at Arnage, near Ellon, Aberdeenshire, on 1 April 1924. Latterly she had been living in Elgin, Morayshire.

Conditions Governing Access

Generally open for consultation to bona fide researchers, but please contact repository for details in advance.


The biographical/administrative history was compiled using material contained in the collection.

Compiled by Graeme D Eddie, Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections Division.

Other Finding Aids

Important finding aids generally are: the alphabetical Index to Manuscripts held at Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections and Archives, consisting of typed slips in sheaf binders and to which additions were made until 1987; and the Index to Accessions Since 1987.


Check the local Indexes for details of any additions.