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Thomson, Godfrey Hilton, Sir, 1881-1955 (psychologist and Bell Professor of Education, University of Edinburgh)


Found in 81 Collections and/or Records:

1 (37), Thomson to Ledermann, 2 Feb 1937

Identifier: Coll-1064/1
Scope and Contents Thomson acknowledges receipt of Ledermann's letter and manuscript, expressing pleasure at Ledermann's continuing interest in factor analysis.

Thomson draws parallels between a formula Ledermann uses and the work of Kelley, specifically his pentad criterion as discussed in Crossroads in the Mind of Man.

1 (40), Thomson to Ledermann, 30 Jan 1940

Identifier: Coll-1064/94
Scope and Contents Thomson invites Ledermann to dinner.

10 (37), Thomson to Ledermann, 19 Jul 1937

Identifier: Coll-1064/8
Scope and Contents Thomson continues to discuss Burt's paper, The Correlation between Persons, from the British Journal of Psychology, Jul 1937, providing an alternative to Burt's formula, which he criticises as being unnecessarily complex.

10 (38), Thomson to Ledermann, 21 Feb 1938

Identifier: Coll-1064/43
Scope and Contents Thomson asks Ledermann to discuss an example given by Burt in his article on correlations between persons which Thomson is having difficulty with, at their next meeting. He expounds upon the point in great detail, with most of the letter taken up with his working.

10 (39), Thomson to Ledermann, 11 Oct 1939

Identifier: Coll-1064/89
Scope and Contents Thomson discusses his difficulties in retrieving offprints from Customs House at Leith.

11 (37), Thomson to Ledermann, 20 Jul 1937

Identifier: Coll-1064/9
Scope and Contents Thomson continues to discuss Burt's article, The Correlation between Persons. He reproduces equations Ledermann sent in response to his previous letter, and asks him to clarify them.

11 (39), Thomson to Ledermann, 28 Oct 1939

Identifier: Coll-1064/90
Scope and Contents Thomson suggests Ledermann's new address means he has now found a house, and wishes he and his parents happiness. He asks him to send on the Psychometrika offprints. He refers Ledermann to two papers by E B Wilson and Jane Worcester respectively in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, in particular drawing his attention to their use of a Thurstone formula, and suggests Ledermann might want to pursue the matter...

12 (37), Thomson to Ledermann, 25 Jul 1937

Identifier: Coll-1064/10
Scope and Contents Thomson gives Ledermann his address at the Training College, Bingley, for the following fortnight, informing him he will be lecturing there and asking him to write. He also mentions an enclosed cheque, which has not survived in the collection, asking Ledermann to sign and return it.

12 (39), Thomson to Ledermann, 28 Oct 1939-Nov 15 1939

Identifier: Coll-1064/91
Scope and Contents In the first letter, dated 28 Oct 1939 and numbered 12 (39), Thomson refers to Ledermann's manuscript, which he had originally enclosed with some deletions suggested by a referee. These have not survived in the collection. He tells Ledermann that he is unsure if Professor Kendall will apply for a Carnegie Grant, or if Thomson or Ledermann will have to. In the second letter, dated 15 Nov 1939 and numbered 12 a (39), Thomson invites...

13 (39), Thomson to Ledermann, 5 Dec 1939

Identifier: Coll-1064/92
Scope and Contents Short letter in which Thomson reminds Ledermann to order 150 offprints of Ledermann's article, which the research fund will pay for.