Papers relating to the Literary Journal 'Two Rivers'

Scope and Content

The collections is composed of: autograph manuscripts; typed manuscripts; signed autograph letters and signed typed letters; and autograph post cards. There are also contents lists and corrected galley proofs. The collection includes letters of congratulation on the publication of the journal, and letters from Christopher Grieve (Hugh MacDiarmid).

Administrative / Biographical History

Two Rivers was an ambitious quarterly literary journal edited by Martin Green and Paul Durcan. The journal aimed to 'contribute to a climate more sympathetic to the writer, not only to publishing the work of young and previously unknown authors, but by giving space to already established poets'. There were only two issues: Winter 1969; Spring 1970. Contributors included Hugh MacDiarmid (Christopher Grieve).

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Acquisition Information

Accession No: E95.77


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

Other Finding Aids

None prepared for this collection.

Archivist's Note

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