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Collection Acc.12035 - Papers of Ronald Black, Gaelic author

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GB 233 Acc.12035


Papers of Ronald Black, Gaelic author


  • 1937-1999 (Creation)

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Black, Ronald, lecturer in Celtic Studies and Gaelic editor and author, Raghnall MacilleDhuibh (1900-)

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Ronald Black is senior lecturer emeritus in Celtic, University of Edinburgh, and Gaelic Editor of 'The Scotsman' and of the Uist community newspaper 'Am Pàipear'. He is a regular broadcaster, contributes to a wide variety of newspapers and journals, and has published widely. Among his publications are 'An Tuil: Anthology of 20th Century Scottish Gaelic Verse' (Polygon, 1999), 'Smuaintean fo Éiseabhal: Thoughts under Easaval, the poetry of Dòmhnall Aonghais Bhàin of South Uist' (Birlinn, 2000), and 'An Lasair: Anthology of 18th Century Scottish Gaelic Verse' (Birlinn, 2001)

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Correspondence and papers relating to Black's anthology of 20th century Scottish Gaelic poetry 'An Tuil” 1996-1999; Photocopies of “Leabhar nam Prannag”, a manuscript poetry of Ian Paterson of Berneray 1937-1967; Material by and relating to the Rev Ewen MacLean 1984-1989.

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  • English

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Digital item level catalogue available through the National Library of Scotland Manuscripts Catalogue at

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