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

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 237 Coll-642
  • Dates of Creation
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      circa 6 handmade notebooks, miscellaneous small envelopes. Access to records in a fragile condition may be restricted.
  • Location

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.

Access Information

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.