Maurice Lindsay, Modern Scottish poetry

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 CPA/1/1/1/57
  • Former Reference
      GB 133 Sequence 1, Box 22
  • Dates of Creation
  • Physical Description
      4 pieces; 667 sheets

Scope and Content

Manuscript and proofs of the anthology Modern Scottish poetry: an anthology of the Scottish renaissance 1925-1975, ed. Maurice Lindsay (Manchester: Carcanet Press, 1976). The book was printed by Eyre and Spottiswoode and initially typeset in-house at Carcanet. The book is an updated and revised version of Lindsay's earlier Scottish Renaissance anthologies published by Faber and Faber and Robert Hale, and contains poems by: Margot Robert Adamson; James Aitchison; Marion Angus; Alan Bold; George Mackay Brown; George Bruce; Tom Buchan; Donald Campbell; Stewart Conn; Helen Cruickshank; Adam Drinan; Douglas Dunn; Ian Hamilton Finlay; G.S. Fraser; Robin Fulton; Robert Garioch; Duncan Glen; Giles Gordon; W.S. Graham; Sir Alexander Gray; George Campbell Hay; Hamish Henderson; J.F. Hendry; Alan Jackson; Violet Jacob; William Jeffrey; Maurice Lindsay; Liz Lochhead; Norman MacCaig; Hugh MacDiarmid; Pittendrigh MacGillivray; Albert D. Mackie; Alastair Mackie; Hamish MacLaren; Sorley Maclean; Robert MacLellan; Donald Macrae; William Montgomerie; Edwin Morgan; Edwin Muir; Stephen Mulrine; Anne B. Murray; Alastair Reid; R. Crombie Saunders; Alexander Scott; Tom Scott; Donald Sinclair; Burns Singer; Iain Crichton Smith; Sydney Goodsir Smith; Lewis Spence; William Soutar; Muriel Stuart; Derick Thomson; Ruthven Todd; Sydney Tremayne; W. Price Turner; Andrew Young; and Douglas Young. The proof-reader was Val Warner. Lindsay's correspondence file at CPA/2/1/46 documents the process of preparing the volume.