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


Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

2 (39), Thomson to Ledermann, Ledermann to Thomson, 19 Jun 1939-24 Jun 1939

Identifier: Coll-1064/82
Scope and Contents In Thomson's letter to Ledermann, dated 19 Jun 1939, he apologises for not replying to an earlier letter of Ledermann's and informs him that he will be happy to send him any of the letters he has written regarding his work from the last year, asking him to specify the subjects he is interested in. In his reply, dated 24 Jun 1939, Ledermann tells Thomson that he would like to look at the problem of maximising and minimizing the specifics, and that he has not...
Dates: 19 Jun 1939-24 Jun 1939

21 (38), Thomson to Ledermann, 12 Apr 1938-21 May 1938

Identifier: Coll-1064/55
Scope and Contents In the first letter, dated 12 Apr 1938 and numbered 21 (38), Thomson tells Ledermann about his trip to Dumfries and the Galloway coast, informing him of his travel plans for the next few weeks which include going to Munich and Vienna. He asks Ledermann to undertake editing work on The Factorial Analysis of Human Ability, in particular ensuring a second manuscript is up to date. Thomson also refers to the mathematical appendix he has completed...
Dates: 12 Apr 1938-21 May 1938

Correspondence between Thomson and Oliver F M Nicoll, Secretary of the Royal Commission on Population, 9 Jun 1944 – 13 Jul 1944

Identifier: Coll-1310/1/1/8
Scope and Contents The correspondence refers to Thomson's work on the correlation of intelligence and family size. Nicoll asks Thomson to prepare a memorandum regarding his findings for the use of the commission, and later thanks him for producing this.

Also includes a telegram from B Hopkin, Assistant Secretary, asking for Thomson's permission to disseminate the memorandum.
Dates: 9 Jun 1944 – 13 Jul 1944

Correspondence between Thomson and W A B Hopkin, Assistant Secretary for the Royal Commission on Population, 9 Apr 1946- 19 Apr 1946

Identifier: Coll-1310/1/1/12
Scope and Contents The correspondence regards Thomson's Galton lecture, specifically an apparent difficulty in the assumption that the parents of all the children in a particular age group form an unbiased sample of parents. Also included is a letter to Thomson from Lawley, stating he approves of Thomson's reply to Hopkins.
Dates: 9 Apr 1946- 19 Apr 1946

Letter to Thomson from Garth Higgin regarding Higgin's research into fertility and intelligence, with Higgin's bibliography and Thomson's handwritten notes regarding his work, 6 Sept 1949

Identifier: Coll-1310/1/1/16
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: 6 Sept 1949

Letters and telegrams between Thomson, the War Office, and the Scottish Education Department, 1 Oct 1944-4 Oct 1944

Identifier: Coll-1310/1/1/1/9
Scope and Contents The correspondence regards a confidential post in Germany in the English Department of Education, which Thomson declined.

Drafts of Thomson's responses and his notes are written on the reverse side of draft programmes for Orpheus performed at the Moray House Training College.
Dates: 1 Oct 1944-4 Oct 1944