"since 1949 onwards I have thrown away practically nothing on paper."
"The Muriel Spark archive is unique among the National Library of Scotland’s collections of papers of Scottish writers. No other author has so deliberately and carefully preserved a record of their life.
The earliest papers date from the 1940s, when Muriel Spark made a decision to keep all kinds of documentary evidence. The early sparse records of wartime poverty that chart the struggles of an unknown author are joined by scores of diaries, numerous accounts and cheque books, and tens of thousands of letters, growing in number as her fame has risen."
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The National Library of Scotland
Muriel Spark 1918-2006