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The 'Jabberwock' Archive

The 'Jabberwock' Archive (Coll-1611) includes manuscript submissions and correspondence sent to this influential Edinburgh University-based journal by some of Scotland's most important post-war writers.

There are poems and essays by Robert Garioch, Hugh MacDiarmid, Compton Mackenzie, and Sydney Goodsir Smith, together with letters to the editor from Neil Gunn, Hugh MacDiarmid, Compton Mackenzie, Edwin Muir, and Douglas Young.

There is also a particularly rich collection of materials relating to Sydney Goodsir Smith's campaign to be elected Rector of Edinburgh University in 1951. Ian F. Holroyd, founding editor of The Jabberwock and Chair of the Edinburgh University Scottish Renaissance Society, acted as his campaign manager.

The archive is not a complete collection of all correspondence and submissions sent to The Jabberwock but features a wide range of materials dating from the late 1940s to the early 1960s.

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'Jabberwock' Materials in Other Collections

There is correspondence from Neil Gunn, Ian F. Holroyd, and Sydney Goodsir Smith relating to The Jabberwock in Edinburgh University Library's Hugh MacDiarmid Papers (Coll-18).

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