Ian Hamilton Finlay was born in 1925 in Nassau, Bahamas, but returned to Scotland with his family as a child. The McCormick Library holds a large collection of Finlay’s published poems, cards, prints, and booklets, as well as the issues of Poor. Old. Tired. Horse ., announcements of publications, and other pieces of ephemera.
Unpublished correspondence, some with original poetry, from various poets and others to Finlay, covering the years 1962-1969. The letters are a composite collection dealing chiefly with contemporary and avant-garde poetry, art movements, and with the addressee in his capacity as publisher of Wild Hawthorn Press
Consists of correspondence, manuscripts, and photographs chiefly relating to Morrison's tenure as editor of Scotia from 1970-72 and as editor of Scotia Review during the years 1972-1975. Series 1, Correspondence, consists entirely of correspondence to David Morrison (1971-1975) and is arranged alphabetically by correspondent. Series 2, Manuscripts, consists of poetical and prose manuscripts arranged alphabetically by author. Series 3, Photographs, consists of black and white photographs arranged alphabetically by subject, many of which depict Morrison or contemporary Scottish writers ca. 1970-1975
Consists of the correspondence and writings of Bernard Kops -- Among the correspondents are Brigid Brophy, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Dame Wendy Hiller, Michael Horovitz, Colin MacInnes, Sam Peckinpah, David Pryce-Jones, Vernon Scannell, and Arnold Wesker. The writings present include plays; novels; broadcast talks; a television drama; a film treatment; poems, both published and unpublished; notebooks dating from 1950-1980; and his autobiography, "The World is a Wedding.".
Consists of the letters of Ian Hamilton Finlay, 1925-, poet, and his wife, Susan Finlay, to Helen Burness Cruickshank, 1896-1975, poet of Edinburgh, Scotland. In the letters are frequent references to P.O. Th. H. and to persons on the literary scene in Scotland and elsewhere. Two poems of Finlay's, Arcady and Poem on My Poem on Her and the the Horse, and a drawing of a protest march in 1962 complete the collection