Ian Hamilton Finlay Correspondence
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of correspondence between Ian Finlay or his wife Sue Finlay and literary friends John Furnival and Derek and Peggie Stanford. Finlay collaborated with both Furnival and Stanford on several works, and letters describe those joint ventures, as well as Finlay’s other projects between 1968 and 1970. Finlay’s dispute with Fulcrum Press is also described in these letters, especially Stanford’s efforts to help Finlay by enlisting support from other authors. Stanford’s carbon copies of his side of the correspondence are included.
- 1949 - 1970
- Other: Majority of material found within 1968 - 1970
- Finlay, Ian Hamilton (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
There are no restrictions on use of the materials in the department for research; all patrons must comply with federal copyright regulations.
Language of Materials
Poet Ian Hamilton Finlay was born in 1925 in Nassau, Bahamas, but relocated to Scotland with his family as a child. This collection contains letters between Ian Finaly or his wife Sue Finlay and literary friends John Furnival and Derek and Peggie Stanford.
The Finaly correspondence is arranged in an approximately chronological order.
Sigrid Pohl Perry, 1999.
- Guide to the Ian Hamilton Finlay Correspondence
- Sigrid Pohl Perry, 1999
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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