CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3407/5/11/28
TitleTypescripts, drafts and research material relating to 'The Wrong Music: the poems of Olive Fraser 1909-1977' (Edinburgh, Canongate, 1989) by Helena Mennie Shire.
DescriptionIncludes several copies of an earlier version of the ms (c1986/87) which was larger and was to include more biographical information, and also material for a proposed second volume of Olive Fraser's poetry to include some of those not published in 'The Wrong Music', provisionally entitled 'Poet in Amber'. Among the research papers are biographical notes on Olive Fraser made by Elma Mennie (Helena's sister) who was in close contact with Olive for many years. (NB Some files containing research material on Olive Fraser's personal life and family and not printed in the published version may be closed for 30 years, MS 3407/5/11/73-80).
AppraisalThis material has been appraised in line with normal procedures.
AccrualsNone expected.
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsAll correspondence files closed for 70 years. Some of the more personal material in the papers relating to Olive Fraser has been closed for 30 years.
Physical DescriptionNo physical conditions affecting use of collection.
Finding AidsA paper catalogue is available in the Reading Room.
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