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Duncan Glen Papers

The Duncan Glen Papers (Coll-1067) are an invaluable record of Glen's work as a publisher and champion of Hugh MacDiarmid and other 20th-century Scottish poets.

They include a major collection of letters from Hugh MacDiarmid to Duncan Glen (1962-1978) and working materials for editions of MacDiarmid’s poetry published by Glen. There are also working materials for numerous monographs, essays, talks, reviews, broadcast scripts, and creative works on MacDiarmid by Glen.

The Papers also include manuscripts of essays on modern Scottish writing originally published as editorials in Glen’s seminal Akros magazine.

The Duncan Glen Papers are an invaluable resource for researchers interested in the later career of Hugh MacDiarmid, in small press publishing in Scotland, and in Duncan Glen's role as a publisher, editor, and tireless promoter of Scottish writing.

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Duncan Glen in Other EUL Collections

There is significant material of Duncan Glen interest in other EUL collections, including letters sent to Helen Cruickshank, Maurice Lindsay, Hugh MacDiarmid, and to the editors of Scottish International Review.

Works Presented to EUL by Duncan Glen

Edinburgh University Library also holds many presentation copies and signed limited editions of works published by Duncan Glen.