• Correspondence

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John Bruce Cairns

• ISBN: 978-1-908021-01-4
Publication Date: 22nd August 2014

• Publisher: Ki Publishing Co-operative
Pages: 296 + 4 photographic plates
Dimensions: 234mm x 155mm

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Joan Ure

• Some Scholarly Reference Sources

• Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
link to Betty Clark's complete entry

• Oxford Biography index number 101060220 for
Clark [née Carswell, Elizabeth Thomson (pseud. Joan Ure))

Much of Betty's correspondence with Edwin Morgan is archived at the University of Glasgow

• Robert Crawford, Scotland's Books: 2009
A History of Scottish Literature, , Oxford University Press
ISBN 0-19-538623-X, p. 635

Scottish Women Playwrights Against Zero Visibility
by Ksenija Horvat, in Etudes Ecossaise
University of Grenoble, France
Electronic version available September 2013

Gioia Angeletti, Ricercatore, Letteratura Inglese
Scottish Literature is his speciality

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John Bruce Cairns

Archivist , Author , Polymath

John organizes 2 closed Discussion Groups on Facebook. Ask John for an invitation

• One is for Richmond Trees, an active group that helps to protect urban trees across London

To see pictures of John taken from his local newspaper go to the web archive site
and then to the page for


Those at Richmond Trees aim to enforce the original (1902) Act of Parliament covering the use of the public lands and, members of Richmond Trees are insisting that the Council preserve as unspoilt, the views along the Thames Towpath at Ham

• The second Facebook Group John set up is the Sixties Glasgow Swung Too group. Was that "your era"? If so contact John. e-mail above, or via Facebook for an invitation to join

John is also a founder member of the Ki Publishing Co-op open page and closed group on Facebook

John belongs to two writers' groups in Richmond-upon-Thames. He has contributed a short story to Dadaoism: An Anthology which can be bought from Ki Publishing; Chomu Press, the publisher or from John
Reviews of Dadaoism: An Anthology


• 20 keywords for internet searches for

CORRESPONDENCE by John Bruce Cairns

1. letters
2. Scottish
3. plays
4. playwright
5. poems
6. modernism (or more specifically modern/20th century theatre)
7. John Cairns (either or both)
8. Betty Clark (either or both)
9. Joan Ure (either or both)
10. Elizabeth Thoms (either or both)
11. Scottish Society of Playwrights (any or all of these, except where they overlap with the above)
12. Carswell
13. Ki!
14. signal (one of her better known poems to John)
15. red (same poem)
16. memoriam (poem for sister)
17. lovers
18. feminist (don't want to label her as such but students/scholars may be searching in political sense, e.g. feminist writing)
19. Finlay
20. John Cairns Archive


• Elizabeth (Betty) Clark's poems in Poetry Soup a site highly recommended by Ki Publishing Co-operative

46th Poetry International , June 2015 Rotterdam

UK National Poetry Day is an annual event held on the first Thursday of October. In 2014 that is Thursday 2nd October The free postcards produced annually are very collectable

• Karen Smith, MA, editor of Correspondence, was short listed in the Sussex Poetry Competition in March 2014

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