Papers of Malcolm Vivian Hay of Seaton

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

GB 231 MS 2193 Collection of papers relating to Scottish Catholicism. The collection comprises transcripts (carbon copy) made by Malcolm Vivian Hay of manuscripts in Blairs College Library, Aberdeen, relating to Scots Colleges abroad, Scottish affairs in the archives of the Congregatio de Propaganda Fide, etc.

GB 231 MS 2272 Collection of papers relating to Palestine and Syria, compiled by [Baron] F. Van den Bosch, Procureur General aux Jurisdictions mixtes d'Egypte , and Malcolm Vivian Hay, n.d., c 1933. A note on the folder in which the papers were deposited suggests that F. Van den Bosch may have collected the papers on behalf of Malcolm Hay, presumably for use in his research and publications.

GB 231 MS 2788 Personal papers of Malcolm Vivian Hay (1881-1962) of Seaton, Aberdeenshire. The collection comprises offprints and typescripts of articles and talks by, or relating to, Malcolm Vivian Hay, with miscellaneous personalia, c 1902 - 1966 and n.d.; papers relating to Malcolm Vivian Hay's war-time service, and in particular to his work in Cork Street, for M.I.L.B., the Cryptology Department of the War Office, 1907 - 1956; letters of Edward Eyre and other scholars concerning Malcolm Vivian Hay's historical research, 1927 - 1958; letters of Hilaire Belloc and other scholars concerning Malcolm Vivian Hay's historical research, 1920 - 1955; papers concerning Malcolm Vivian Hay's research and publications on James II, 1927 - 1961; papers concerning Malcolm Vivian Hay's research on William of Orange, 1938; papers re. proposed memorial to General Orde Wingate at the University of Jerusalem, and to affairs in Palestine during period of British administration, 1945 - 1948; papers re. Malcolm Vivian Hay's research on history of the European Jews, and to publication of The Foot of Pride: the Pressure of Christendom on the People of Israel for 1900 Years (Boston: Beacon Press, 1950), 1944 - 1961 and 1975; letters and papers re. Catholic missions in the East, and to publication of Failure in the Far East: why and how the breach between the Western world and China first began (Wetteren: Scaldis, 1956), 1951 - 1960 and n.d.; papers re. research for Prince in Captivity ed. by Malcolm Vivian Hay (London: Eyre&Spottiswoode, 1960) (based on and translated from the French of the memoirs and unpublished letters of Antoine Philippe d'Orlens, duc de Montpensier, 1775-1807), 1956 - 1961 and n.d.; papers re. research and publication of The Prejudices of Pascal, Concerning in Particular the Jesuit Order and the Jewish People (London: Spearman, 1962), 1956 - 1962; papers re. his work in connection with the Prisoners of War News, 1940 - 1945; papers re. visit to the Falkland Islands and reports about conditions there, 1929 - 1933; pamphlets and paperback books on topics relating to Malcolm Vivian Hay's various research interests (various authors), 1689 - 1964; manuscript and typescript drafts of Malcolm Vivian Hay's publications, Prince in Captivity, ed. by Malcolm Vivian Hay (London: Eyre&Spottiswoode, 1960); How to Pass the Time: Odds and Ends in Prose and Verse, 1961 (Bala: Bala Press, 1961); and The Prejudices of Pascal, Concerning in Particular the Jesuit Order and the Jewish People (London: Spearman, 1962), with related correspondence, 1950 - 1962 and n.d.; volumes of press cuttings, principally reviews and criticisms of Malcolm Vivian Hay's works 1916 - 1955, but including some late 19th c cuttings from his father, James Gordon Hay; 35 notebooks relating to Malcolm Vivian Hay's historical research and other miscellaneous topics.

Administrative / Biographical History

Malcolm Hay of Seaton (1881 - 1962) became a distinguished local scholar and historian after his early wartime experiences. His fresh approach to many controversial points of Scottish history and the role of the Catholic Church had a widespread influence. In later life he became involved in the Zionist cause, and wrote extensively on the historical problems of the Jews in Europe.

For details of his life and career see Alice Ivy Hay, Valiant for Truth: Malcolm Hay of Seaton (London: Spearman, 1971) and Who Was Who 1961 - 1970.

Arrangement

GB 231 MS 2193 and GB 231 MS 2272 have not been fully listed.

For GB 231 MS 2788 arrangement is as described in Scope and Content, above. When these papers were deposited in the University Library they were already listed in files. This original arrangement has not been altered, although some items were added to it at a later date. There is considerable overlapping between the different series, which represent only a rough subject division.

Conditions Governing Access

Open, subject to signature accepting conditions of use at reader registration sheet

Acquisition Information

GB 231 MS 2193: date and source not recorded. Probably deposited in the University in 1970; GB 231 MS 2193: date and source not recorded. Probably deposited in the University in 1970; GB 231 MS 2272: date and source not recorded. Probably also deposited in 1970; GB 231 MS 2272: date and source not recorded. Probably also deposited in 1970; GB 231 MS 2788: deposited in 1964, by Major Hay's widow, Alice Ivy Hay of Seaton.

Other Finding Aids

Descriptive list for GB 231 MS 2788 available in the Reading Room, Special Libraries and Archives (e-mail: speclib@abdn.ac.uk).

Very brief collection level descriptions for each of the deposits described above available on Aberdeen University Library Catalogue, accessible online http://www.abdn.ac.uk/diss/library/

Alternative Form Available

Some items duplicated in the papers of Alice Ivy Hay (GB 231 MS 3079). See Related Units of Description for further details.

Conditions Governing Use

Subject to the condition of the original, copies may be supplied for private research use only on receipt of a signed undertaking to comply with current copyright legislation.

Permission to make any published use of material from the collection must be sought in advance from the Head of Special Libraries and Archives (e-mail: speclib@abdn.ac.uk) and, where appropriate, from the copyright owner. Where possible, assistance will be given in identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material.

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with normal procedures

Accruals

No accruals expected

Related Material

Papers of Alice Ivy Hay (GB 231 MS 3079). This collection contains many items pertaining directly to Malcolm Vivian Hay's life and career, including files concerning his publications, and Alice Ivy Hay's biography of him, Valiant for Truth: Malcolm Hay of Seaton (London: Spearman, 1971). There is some duplication between the 2 collections.

Family and estate papers of the Forbes and Hay families of Seaton, 1746 - 1886 (GB 231 MS 2253). Malcolm Vivian Hay was the last laird of Seaton, the estate having passed to his family in the nineteenth century, through the marriage of Elizabeth Forbes to Lord James Hay (1788 - 1862).

Accounts of the Forbes and Hay families of Seaton, 1782 - 1861 (GB 231 MS 2414). This collection complements the deposit of family and estate papers of the Forbes and Hay families of Seaton in GB 213 MS 2253 (above). In particular, it fills in gaps in the series of accounts contained therein.

Bibliography

Malcolm Vivian Hay, Winston Churchill and James II of England (London: Harding & More, 1934)Malcolm Vivian Hay, Winston Churchill and James II of England (London: Harding & More, 1934)Malcolm Vivian Hay, The Enigma of James II (London: Sands and Co., 1938)Malcolm Vivian Hay, The Foot of Pride: the Pressure of Christendom on the People of Israel for 1900 Years (Boston: Beacon Press, 1950) (2nd edition published as Europe and the Jews: the Pressure of Christendom on the People of Israel for 1900 Years (Boston, 1960))Malcolm Vivian Hay, The Foot of Pride: the Pressure of Christendom on the People of Israel for 1900 Years (Boston: Beacon Press, 1950) (2nd edition published as Europe and the Jews: the Pressure of Christendom on the People of Israel for 1900 Years (Boston, 1960))Malcolm Vivian Hay, Failure in the Far East: why and how the breach between the Western world and China first began (Wetteren: Scaldis, 1956)Malcolm Vivian Hay, Failure in the Far East: why and how the breach between the Western world and China first began (Wetteren: Scaldis, 1956)Antoine Philippe Montpensier, d'Orleans, Prince in Captivity, ed. by Malcolm Vivian Hay (London: Eyre&Spottiswoode, 1960) (based on and translated from the French of the memoirs and unpublished letters of Antoine Philippe d'Orlens, duc de Montpensier, 1775-1807) Antoine Philippe Montpensier, d'Orleans, Prince in Captivity, ed. by Malcolm Vivian Hay (London: Eyre&Spottiswoode, 1960) (based on and translated from the French of the memoirs and unpublished letters of Antoine Philippe d'Orlens, duc de Montpensier, 1775-1807) Malcolm Vivian Hay, How to Pass the Time: Odds and Ends in Prose and Verse, 1961 (Bala: Bala Press, 1961) Malcolm Vivian Hay, How to Pass the Time: Odds and Ends in Prose and Verse, 1961 (Bala: Bala Press, 1961) Malcolm Vivian Hay, The Prejudices of Pascal, Concerning in Particular the Jesuit Order and the Jewish People (London: Spearman, 1962) Malcolm Vivian Hay, The Prejudices of Pascal, Concerning in Particular the Jesuit Order and the Jewish People (London: Spearman, 1962) Alice Ivy Hay, Valiant for Truth: Malcolm Hay of Seaton (London: Spearman, 1971).

Additional Information

GB 231 MS 2193: Originals in Blairs College Library, Aberdeenshire -now in Edinburgh ?

Other papers described above are original