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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:

36 (38), Thomson to Ledermann, 6 Aug 1938

Identifier: Coll-1064/70
Scope and Contents

Thomson informs Ledermann that he has received 25 offprints of his British Journal of Psychology article, and asks him to confirm that they ordered and paid for 150. He asks how Ledermann's father is.

Dates: 6 Aug 1938

37 (38), Thomson to Ledermann, 6 Sept 1938

Identifier: Coll-1064/71
Scope and Contents In the first letter, dated 6 Sept 1938 and numbered 37 (38), Thomson informs Ledermann of his plans for the next few weeks, which include going to London and to a Carnegie conference in Dinard. He reassures him that he will have an advocate in the Faculty of Science in Edmund Whittaker, and tells him he hopes the decision of the Senate with regards to his DSc will be a positive one. Thomson also asks Ledermann to send his Note on Sampling...
Dates: 6 Sept 1938

38 (38), Thomson to Ledermann, 22 Oct 1938

Identifier: Coll-1064/73
Scope and Contents Thomson expresses his disappointment over the decision of the Faculty of Science not allowing Ledermann to submit his DSc. He encourages him to speak to staff at St Andrews and make a formal application, and tells him he will speak to both Edinburgh University and St Andrews University if this is unsuccessful. Thomson comments that C Spearman has written an Anti-Thomson article in the British Journal of Psychology, and tells him...
Dates: 22 Oct 1938

39 (38), Thomson to Ledermann, 31 Oct 1938

Identifier: Coll-1064/74
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Thomson informs Ledermann that Ledermann's two articles, The Orthogonal Transformation of a Factorial Matrix into Itself and On a Shortened Method of Estimation of Mental Factors by Regression have been accepted for publication in Psychometrika.

Dates: 31 Oct 1938

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.

Dates: 25 Nov 1938

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.

Dates: 6 Dec 1938

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.

Dates: 17 Dec 1938

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

Identifier: Coll-1064/78
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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.

Dates: 19 Dec 1938

Address to the Edinburgh Ladies College for the commemoration of founders and benefactors, 6 Jun 1927

Identifier: Coll-1310/3/1/2/4
Scope and Contents

Thomson pays tribute to the school and its benefactors, tracing its history and looking forward to its future. Also included is an itinerary of the event.

Dates: 6 Jun 1927

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