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Christopher Murray Grieve Collection: Finding Aid
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Description
Collection contains 119 essays and 4 letters written by Christopher Murray Grieve. The manuscript essays, dating from 1927-1929, cover topics related to Scottish culture and politics and were often published weekly in various Scottish newspapers under pseudonyms, usually "Mountboy" or "Special Correspondent."
Background
Christopher Murray Grieve (1892-1978), best known by the pen name Hugh MacDiarmid, was a Scottish poet, journalist, and critic. He studied at Edinburgh University and served in the Royal Medical Corps (1915-1920). Following wartime service, he became a journalist at the Montrose Review in Montrose, Angus. Grieve was politically active, a founder member of the National Party of Scotland (now the Scottish National Party) in 1928 and at times a member of the Communist Party. As a poet, he is credited with leading the Scottish literary renaissance in the first half of the 20th century.
Extent
3 boxes (3.9 linear feet)
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The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
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