Correspondence: Named individuals

Scope and Content

Primarily correspondence of Edwin Morgan with or about named individuals, including many writers. Some files contain other types of material including press cuttings and examples of work.
Morgan arranged most of his correspondence with individuals into these named files. The evidence of the original folders suggests that these files were added to over time and that some were referred to again and again. Initially, bundles of correspondence with different individuals would be stored together in one folder, with the names of the correspondents written on the outside. If correspondence with a particular individual became extensive, it would be allocated its own dedicated folder and that individual's name would be scored out on the original folder. If a correspondent died, EM would draw an upside down cross beside their name on the outside of the folder and sometimes record their life dates.
Correspondence files from the 1940s and 1950s usually only contain incoming letters to Morgan. These are often contained in unique folders, crafted by EM himself. This correspondence is ordered chronologically and often individual letters have been numbered in red ink by EM. Later correspondence tends to have been filed in reverse chronological order and usually includes copies of EM's outgoing letters.


These files have been brought together as an alphabetical sequence during cataloguing.

Access Information

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Other Finding Aids

A detailed catalogue is available at University of Glasgow Collections

Related Material

See also MS Morgan T - an extensive, chronological series of 'Miscellaneous Correspondence'.

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