J Leslie Mitchell Papers at the National Library of Scotland

The National Library holds papers from between 1901-1984, of and concerning J Leslie Mitchell (‘Lewis Grassic Gibbon’) and his works, including personal documents, publishing agreements, royalty statements and related correspondence. This archive is mostly concerned with the administration of J Leslie Mitchell's literary estate following his death in 1935.

Only a small number of items have been digitised but they offer a tantalising glimpse at Mitchell's creative process in writing Sunset Song.

Items on this page reproduced by kind permission of the Mitchell Literary Estate and Trustees of the National Library of Scotland.

Partial typescript of Sunset Song
Partial typescript of Sunset Song
Partial typescript of 'Sunset Song'
Watercolour illustration of the Mill