Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Roughead mss., 1910-1912, are the letters of Andrew Lang, 1844-1912, the author of fairy tales and other works, including historical mysteries, to criminologist William Roughead, 1870-1952, who lived at 8 Oxford Terrace, Edinburgh, Scotland. Written largely from 1, Marloes Road, Kensington, W., and Alleyne House, St. Andrews, Scotland, the letters are concerned with the common interest of Lang and Roughead in English and Scots trials. References include those to the Presbyterian Church, Philip Stanfield and the Porteous book.

In the letter of 10 August 1912 Leonora Blanche (Alleyne) Lang indicated to Roughead that she was sending some things found among Mr. Lang's papers which he may later burn. The enclosures are not present.

The letters and an envelope for the letter of 11 October 1910 are bound into a single volume, with the bookplate of William Roughead.

Collection size: 26 items

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