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Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Letter from Professor Edward Lee Thorndike to Thomson regarding his paper on Complete Formulas on Correlation Coefficients , 17 Sept 1935

Identifier: Coll-1310/1/1/1/4
Scope and Contents

Thorndike praises Thomson's work, claiming it refutes Spearman's Two factor Theory. He refers to work with Spearman, Helzinger, Kelley, and others on unitary traits, and raises the possibility of a grant from the Carnegie Corporation to allow Thomson to continue with his research.

Dates: 17 Sept 1935

Letter from staff at Teachers College, Columbia, to Thomson regarding the retirement of Professor Edward Lee Thorndike, 5 Dec 1939

Identifier: Coll-1310/1/1/1/7
Scope and Contents

The letter asks that Thomson produce a complete bibliography of Thorndike's work, and write a paper regarding Thorndike's work on intelligence and intelligence testing to commemorate his retirement.

Marked Biography by Hector Thomson.

Dates: 5 Dec 1939

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Henry F. Osborn, 07 May 1904

Identifier: Coll-14/9/10/48
Scope and Contents Osborn writes concerning his forthcoming trip to England and asks if he might meet with Ewart at Woburn Abbey when he will be visiting the Duke of Bedford. He mentions that he will see Ewart's zebra hybrids in St Louis in the autumn and that he will send Ewart a photograph of Neohipparion, 'the most deerlike horse yet discovered'. He states that he will be requiring some images from Ewart to illustrate his lecture series on the evolution of the horse at Columbia...
Dates: 07 May 1904

Papers concerning Waddington's visits to Columbia and Wesleyan Universities in early 1961, 1959-1961

Identifier: Coll-41/7/11
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Most of the files of correspondence contain original letters from correspondents, as well as manuscript or carbon copies of Waddington's responses.

Dates: 1959-1961

Papers relating to the Symposium on the Nucleolus, Montevideo, Uruguay, 05-10 December 1965, 1965-1966

Identifier: Coll-41/7/31
Scope and Contents

The material also contains a typescript of Waddington's lecture titled 'Biological Organisation and Physical Systems, December 20, 1965, Columbia University', which relates to another event.

Dates: 1965-1966

Small postcard from Harold Hotelling to Thomson praising his work regarding mental factors published in the British Journal of Psychology, 5 Oct 1935

Identifier: Coll-1310/1/1/1/5
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Includes letters to and about Thomson regarding his life, work, and career from a variety of correspondents including Karl Pearson, Egon Pearson, Edward Lee Thorndike, Sir James Duff, Carlos Paton Blacker, David Glass, and Derrick Lawley.

Dates: 5 Oct 1935

Typescript of a speech about the relation of biology to physics and various diagrams, nd

Identifier: Coll-41/4/21
Scope and Contents

The folder containing this material was originally titled 'Columbia lecture', and so possibly dates from around 1961 as Waddington was at Columbia University around this time. Waddington gave a series of Jesup lectures at Columbia in April to May 1961, although it is not known whether this material is related.

Dates: nd

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