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Duff, James Fitzjames, Sir, 1898?1970 (educationist and academic administrator)

 Person

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Copy of Education papers: the Journal of King's College Education Society, Newcastle Upon Tyne, containing Sir James Duff's obituary of Thomson, May 1955

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Identifier: Coll-1310/1/4/9
Scope and Contents From the Series: Includes Thomson's autobiography; biographical notes compiled by Thomson; biographical notes compiled by Sir James Duff and Lady Thomson; and obituaries of Thomson.
Dates: May 1955

Correspondence between Sir James Duff and Hector regarding Duff's editing and the publication of The Education of an Englishman, 1964-1968

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Identifier: Coll-1310/1/1/27/2
Scope and Contents The correspondence regards matters such as Thomson's interest in Greek and ancient history; the ease with which he made friends with strangers, with some anecdotes from Hector; his patriotism; his reasons for leaving the autobiography unfinished and the origination of the manuscript; and the failing health of Lady Thomson.
Dates: 1964-1968

File titled GHT's autobiography, 1967-1968

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Identifier: Coll-1310/1/4/14
Scope and Contents Compiled by Sir James Duff, the folder largely regards the editing, preparation, and publication of The Education of an Englishman. Contains 12 letters to Duff from Sir James J Robertson regarding the work, including an enclosed letter regarding the health of Lady Thomson, 1967-1968; and 3 letters from Hector Thomson with biographical information regarding Thomson's interest in Greek, his personality, and his involvement in military life, 1968. ...
Dates: 1967-1968

Folder titled Godfrey Thomson containing notes for The Education of an Englishman, c1950s-1968

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Identifier: Coll-1310/1/4/3
Scope and Contents Includes handwritten notes and chapters by Thomson, some of which are on the reverse of notes regarding statistical methodology; handwritten introduction and editorial notes by Sir James Duff; and typescripts of chapters.
Dates: c1950s-1968

Letters from Sir James Duff to Thomson and Lady Thomson, 1955-1969

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Identifier: Coll-1310/1/1/25
Scope and Contents Includes letters to Thomson and Lady Thomson regarding Thomson's illness; letter to Lady Thomson following Thomson's death; and a letter to Lady Thomson regarding Thomson's autobiography, The Education of an Englishman, in which Duff states how pleased he is that she enjoyed it.

The letters express Duff's admiration of Thomson, and the closeness of their friendship.
Dates: 1955-1969

Letters of condolence to Hector following Thomson's death, Jan 1955-Feb 1955

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Identifier: Coll-1310/1/1/27/1
Scope and Contents Contains letter to Hector from Sir James Duff following Hector informing him of Thomson's illness; Janet Todd, a former colleague of Hector Thomson's; Marjorie Rackstraw; and W Wittie, Hector Thomson's colleague, who recalls Thomson's kindness early on in his career.
Dates: Jan 1955-Feb 1955

Papers of Godfrey H. Thomson

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1310
Scope and Contents Biographical and personal papers, c mid 19th century-1972; Publications authored and co-authored by Thomson, 1904-1954; Unpublished materials by Thomson, 1897-1954; Publications collected by Thomson regarding education, intelligence, psychology, and statistics, 1879-1971 Unpublished material collected by Thomson and authored by others, c mid 20th...
Dates: c1890s-1978

The Education of an Englishman, by Sir Godfrey Thomson, Edited by Sir James Duff, Edinburgh: Moray House Publications, 1969

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Identifier: Coll-1310/1/4/15
Scope and Contents From the Series: Includes Thomson's autobiography; biographical notes compiled by Thomson; biographical notes compiled by Sir James Duff and Lady Thomson; and obituaries of Thomson.
Dates: 1969