Changed days - the Whittaker Library is full of published letters and correspondence by famous composers and playwrights. (Think about it - how many of your communications will survive, 100 years on?)
Looking for those published letters, I experimented with ways of searching the library catalogue. Just typing in Letters is one way, of course.
Here are some more search tips:-
- The catalogue searches for singular and plural versions of a word stem, so you don't have to!
- Look at the Refine Your Search sidebar to narrow down by author, collection (eg drama or music book), subject etc.
- The Advanced Search offers a search box where you type alternatives - so you'll retrieve at least one of the words specified, eg Letters or Correspondence
- Bypass the Advanced Search boxes by using this format: (Letters OR Correspondence)
Our own composer Oliver Searle bought an old postcard at the Barras, which inspired his piece 23.VII.32 (2008) for the Bearsden Choir. More info from the Scottish Music Centre website.