Collection of Allegorical Fairy Stories

Scope and Content

The material is composed of bundles of typescript, and are the stories entitled The queen's hairpin, The fairy of the dawn, The jade jar, or, Green flask, The knight of the golden lance, and The golden lily. One of the bundles includes notes on Blackwood's stories probably by Professor G. H. Robertson, Department of Fine Art, Edinburgh University. The notes are headed with the information - Craigowrie, July 1961, G.H.R.

Administrative / Biographical History

The allegorical fairy stories were written by Ursula Blackwood M.B.E.

Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

Material acquired May 1988, Accession no. E88.95.


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.