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


Found in 259 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to Derrick Lawley from Thomson regarding Factor Analysis and Lawley's paper on the subject, 5 Oct 1941

Identifier: Coll-1310/1/1/6
Scope and Contents

The letter is written on the reverse of preliminary notices for the 12th International Congress of Psychology.

Dates: 5 Oct 1941

Letter to Hector Thomson from Thomson regarding his University fees, 13 Dec 1943

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

Thomson discusses a photograph of Mr Gordon he had enclosed, which has not survived, and passes on the good wishes of Edward L Thorndike. The letter also makes reference to Hector's departure, most likely to Jerusalem, and enquires of his wife, Andromache.

Dates: 13 Dec 1943

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 September 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 September 1949

Letters and papers compiled by Hector Thomson and titled Tributes on [my Father's] Knighthood regarding Thomson's retirement from Edinburgh University and his knighthood, 1949-1951

Identifier: Coll-1310/1/1/19
Scope and Contents

Contains letter from the University Secretary with Special Minutes attached; Thomson's handwritten speech on the presentation of his portrait, 1951; Lady Thomson's notes on his speech to the students in 1950; small letter from J Donald Pollock regarding Thomson's speech to the students and graduates with the printed speech attached, 1950; letter from Alexander Snay congratulating Thomson on his Knighthood; and letter from T B Robson congratulating Thomson on his knighthood.

Dates: 1949-1951

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

Letters to Pilliner from Godfrey H Thomson and Charles H Stewart, 18 April 1949-21 April 1949

Identifier: Coll-1443/1
Scope and Contents

Contains a letter from Thomson informing Pilliner that his appointment has been approved, and expressing his hopes that Pilliner will be happy working with the unit; and a formal letter of appointment from the university secretary, Charles H Stewart.

Dates: 18 April 1949-21 April 1949

Letters to Thomson regarding his article "Intelligence and families", published in the Times, 18 November 1948 - 28 June 1949

Identifier: Coll-1310/1/1/15
Scope and Contents Includes letter from the New York University of Education asking for re-prints of the published parts of the Scottish Mental Surveys, and informing Thomson of their own investigations on a small number of children with high intelligence test scores; letter from the Times regarding the article being re-published in World Digest; letter from the Scotsman apologising to Thomson for assuming he had approached The...
Dates: 18 November 1948 - 28 June 1949

Loose leaf notes titled rough diary, 41-55, 1941-1954

Identifier: Coll-1310/1/4/1
Scope and Contents Records events in date order, with each entry no more than 1 line. Events covered include visits from family, friends, and professional colleagues; births, deaths, and marriages within the family and social circle; information regarding the house and garden at Ravelston Dykes; lectures Thomson has delivered (though the name of the lecture is rarely given); lunch appointments, and theatre productions Thomson has attended. The diary is written on the reverse of scrap paper, which...
Dates: 1941-1954

Manuscript authored by Thomson titled 'The Mathematics of Mental Testing', c mid 20th century

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/G1/6/3
Scope and Contents

The typescript was for a projected book by Thomson to illustrate the principles of measurement without complex mathematics for a mixed audience. Portions of the manuscript are missing, which has been indicated by Thomson with an interleaved note.

Dates: c mid 20th century

Material around the Edinburgh University student history of Alan Owen MA., Dip.Ed., B.Ed

 Fonds — Box CLX-A-1182
Identifier: Coll-1439
Scope and Contents The collection of material relating to life at University for Alan Owen and Anne Hyslop Gemmell is composed of: Cowan House, Hall of Residence for Men - Owen admitted 1939 - documents relating to Cowan House residency Inclusive Fee Regulation cards, General Council registration, and class cards for varied subjects between 1939-1948 - documents relating to both Owen and Anne Hyslop...
Dates: 1939-1948

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Archival Object 253
Collection 6
Edinburgh -- Scotland 81
Glenapp Ayrshire Scotland 49
Education 29
Intelligence 11
Intelligence tests 11