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Posted By: Malcolm Douglas
07-Jun-02 - 09:20 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Sheath and Knife
Subject: RE: Sheath and Knife
Thankyou for the information, Susan. My apologies to Ewan for doubting him! I don't suppose he mentioned where the Dalhousie example was published? At the moment I can only find references to two potentially eligible books by Helen[a] Mennie Shire, of 1957 and 1969, which I'll try to get a look at at some point; if it was in a journal it will not be so easy.

There appear to be three quite different "Dalhousie Manuscripts"; two, formerly among the papers of the Dalhousie family at the Scottish Record Office and now at Texas Tech University, are transcriptions of poems by Donne and his contemporaries; the other, a collection of letters and songs in holograph sent by Burns to George Thomson and formerly at Brechin Castle, is now in the Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, and is presumably the one meant here.