GB 231 MS 3489 A small collection of Walter Keir's personal papers, comprising correspondence from C.M. Greive, alias Hugh MacDiarmid (1892 - 1978); miscellaneous articles written by Walter Keir; BBC talks given by him; a copy of his c.v.; and other miscellaneous papers.
Walter Keir contributed the article hugh macdiarmid to The Novel Today: programme¬es, International Writers' Conference, Edinburgh International Festival 1962, ed. by Andrew Hook (Edinburgh: International Writers' Conference, 1962), pp.31-34. He also compiled an unpublished biography of Hugh MacDiarmid, c 1962. A copy is deposited in the University library (ref. X 809.3 Nov).
GB 231 MS 3635 A small collection of Walter and Muriel Keir's personal papers, comprising literary correspondence sent to Walter Keir; photographs of literary figures, including Norman MacCaig and others; and a miscellaneous collection of poems and prose by Muriel Keir. The papers have not been fully listed, but the date coverage established is approximately 1940s - 1960s. Individuals represented in the correspondence include George Mackay Brown, Norman MacCaig, Douglas Young, Hugh McDiarmid (C.M. Greive), E.M. Forster, James Burns Singer, Iain Crichton Smith, David Daiches, Ian Grimble, Arthur Crook, Sydney Goodsir Smith, Duncan Glen, Menu Oxford Majilis (Eugene Black, then head of the World Bank), Furbank, and Renwick.