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."
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.
3 boxes (3.9 linear feet)
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