The Edwin Morgan Library The Edwin Morgan Library

The Mitchell Library has a large amount of material donated by the well-known Glasgow poet - and first Scottish 'Makar' - Edwin Morgan (1920-2010). As well as manuscripts, photographs and other items, the largest part of the collection is Morgan's own working library.

About the collection

A diverse collection of books and pamphlets, it reflects the poet's areas of interest with a special emphasis in all aspects of literature, poetry and verse. Scottish History and fiction are also well-represented.

Some books have their own inserts by Morgan - mostly cuttings and comments - or the author's signature or dedication. Most works are in English but there is some foreign language material.

About Edwin Morgan

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Born in Glasgow, Edwin Morgan lived there all his life, except for service with the RAMC, and his poetry is grounded in the city.  Yet the title of his 1973 collection, From Glasgow to Saturn, suggests the enormous range of Morgan's subject matter. He was Glasgow's first Poet Laureate 1999-2002, and the first to hold the post of 'Scots Makar', created by the Scottish Executive in 2004 to recognise the achievement of Scottish poets throughout the centuries. 

Read full biographies at the Scottish Poetry Library's website and the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Finding aid

The Edwin Morgan Showcase lets you browse through the online catalogue records and discover a wealth of information about Edwin Morgan and his works.

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