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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:

4 (39), Thomson to Ledermann, 1 Aug 1939

Identifier: Coll-1064/84
Scope and Contents Thomson informs Ledermann that he has read through his paper and recommends the Edinburgh Royal Society as the best place to try for publication. He refers to a misprint in Ledermann's manuscript and offers a correction. Thomson asks Ledermann if he still has the calculating machine, and if it would be possible for him to undertake some calculations for an experiment in Scotland regarding performance tests, and referring to Thurstone’s centroid analysis. He assures him that any work...

40 (38), Thomson to Ledermann, 25 Nov 1938

Identifier: Coll-1064/75
Scope and Contents Thomson asks Ledermann if he will look at Burt's article, The Unit Hierarchy and its Properties, and give his opinion. He also refers to the work of Ledyard R Tucker, and Aitken. He informs Ledermann that he will hopefully have the services of Lawley as Ledermann's replacement.

Thomson and asks Ledermann if his family are OK, telling him they are in his thoughts.

41 (38), Thomson to Ledermann, 6 Dec 1938

Identifier: Coll-1064/76
Scope and Contents Thomson tells Ledermann how glad he is to hear that Ledermann's parents and sister have arrived safely in London. He informs him that his successor, D N Lawley, has started, and that he will meet him at the meeting of the Mathematical Association or Society of Edinburgh.

Thomson assures Ledermann that they will talk over his DSc next time they meet, and that he is thinking over what is best to do.

42 (38), Thomson to Ledermann, 17 Dec 1938

Identifier: Coll-1064/77
Scope and Contents Thomson refers briefly to offprints of Ledermann's Biometrika article. He advises Ledermann not to overwork himself in preparing his lectures at the cost of sleep or original research.

43 (38), Thomson to Ledermann, 19 Dec 1938

Identifier: Coll-1064/78
Scope and Contents Thomson refers to the list of books in Ledermann's possession funded by the Carnegie Grant. The list has not survived in the collection, but Thomson advises Ledermann that he may want works of Thurstone, Alexander, and Holzinger to give to a PhD student the following term.

5 (37), Thomson to Ledermann, 5 Jun 1937

Identifier: Coll-1064/4
Scope and Contents Thomson informs Ledermann that his leave of absence has been granted for 1937-1938, and tells him that he will be speaking with A C Aitken regarding the possibility of adding a mathematical computer to his team.

5 (38), Thomson to Ledermann, 1 Feb 1938

Identifier: Coll-1064/38
Scope and Contents Thomson offers to change the date of his previous dinner invitation, and states that he has enclosed the Doolittle calculation along with the letter and card from M S Bartlett referred to in his last letter. These items have not survived in the collection. Thomson suggests that while Bartlett's letter is interesting, he does not agree that his estimates are unbiased. Thomson asks Ledermann to read through chapters three and four of ...

5 (39), Thomson to Ledermann, 10 Aug 1939

Identifier: Coll-1064/85
Scope and Contents Thomson advises Ledermann on how he can shorten his manuscript, and offers to send it to the Royal Society in Edinburgh. Thomson discusses the calculations referred to in his previous letter, suggesting that Mr Kendal of the Agricultural and Fishes may be able to help. He informs Ledermann that the calculations are two Thurstone centroid analyses, one on 441 boys, the other on 430 girls, all Scottish children born on the 1st of Feb,...

6 (38), Thomson to Ledermann, 7 Feb 1938

Identifier: Coll-1064/39
Scope and Contents Thomson asks Ledermann to clarify a point he made regarding Thomson's statement about t[etrad] d[ifferences], including examples for his attention.

6 (39), Ledermann to Thomson, 14 Aug 1939

Identifier: Coll-1064/86
Scope and Contents Thomson asks Ledermann to do nothing for the time being with the calculations referred to in his previous correspondence, since he thinks there are potential discrepancies to be checked beforehand.