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Archives and Special Collections: Helen B Cruickshank

Collection information

Collection: Helen B. Cruickshank


Books: Cruickshank ...

Manuscripts: MS 1-5

Biographical /administrative history: Helen Burness Cruickshank (1886-1975) was a Scottish poet and suffragette. She was a friend and associate of a number of other Scottish writers including Lewis Grassic Gibbon, Hugh MacDiarmid, Violet Jacob and Marion Angus.

Contents: Books donated by Helen B. Cruickshank, mainly Scottish literature and culture. Manuscripts include correspondence, articles, notes, press cuttings and some photographs.

Extent: approx 200 books, 2 boxes of manuscripts

Catalogue information

All of the books and manuscripts are catalogued online - see the library catalogue.

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Additional collection information

Custodial history: The collection of books was donated to the Library by the poet herself in 1967.

Accruals: None expected.

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Language: English, Scots

Using the collection

Archives Reading Room

Opening Hours:

10.00 am - 1.00 pm / 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm

Monday - Friday

Contact us:

Tel. 01786 466619


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