|Collection||GB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections|
|Ref No||MS 3518/1/1|
|Title||Correspondence, including editorial papers and and papers relating to the Kelso ministry|
|Extent||38 bundles, 5 volumes and 6 items|
|Description||Correspondence received by William Robertson Nicoll and associated papers, together with correspondence relating to Nicoll.|
The corespondence consists of personal letters, correspondence from churchmen and others on religious matters, and a very substantial correspondence arising from Nicoll's editorial activities. It includes letters from leading literary and political figures of the time, as well as the original manuscripts of Walter Pater's review of Wilde's "The Portrait of Dorian Gray" and of articles by J.M. Barrie.
The section also includes two memoirs of William Robertson Nicoll by fellow-students.
Letters to William Robertson Nicoll from Annie S.Swan are also included in MS 3518/3/2/4
|Arrangement||The arrangement in files or bundles adopted by William Robertson Nicoll and subsequently by members of the family has been preserved. The bundles from the initial deposits have been arranged in chronological order as far as possible; material from later deposits has been added to the end of that sequence (from MS 3518/1/1/32 on).|