Thomson, Hector, 1917-2008 (senior lecturer of ancient and modern Greek, University of Aberdeen)
Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
Correspondence between Sir James Duff and Hector regarding Duff's editing and the publication of The Education of an Englishman, 1964-1968
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.
Scope and Contents Largely contains correspondence between Hector and his parents throughout the war, with Hector confirming his safety and telling them of his travels in Jerusalem, Baghdad, and Cyprus; and Thomson and Lady Thomson keeping him informed of life at home. Also includes photographs of Cypriot scenery; a telegram from James Duff congratulating Hector on winning the Gaisford prize, 1937; driving licence of Thomson; and a Christmas card to Thomson and Lady Thomson from Andromache, Hector's...
Scope and Contents Includes:
- Letters of condolence to Hector, 1955;
- Correspondence between James Duff and Hector Thomson regarding Duff's editing of Thomson's autobiography, 1968;
- Letter from Marian Cooke to Hector Thomson;
- Letter to Hector Thomson from G C Rintoul, 1978.
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
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
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.
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...
Scope and Contents Notes by Thomson regarding Hector's progress from 2 weeks to one year, 1917; List of words that Hector does or doesn't know at age 3 years and 1 month, 1920; Letter from Hector's headmaster acknowledging Thomson's cheque and regarding how Hector is settling in, 1924; 2 Otis tests completed by Hector, 1927; 1 Stanford achievement test completed by...
Scope and Contents The legal documents are photocopies which post-date the original dates given below: The will and codicil of Sir Godfrey Hilton Thomson, 1955; Codicil by Lady Jane Hutchinson or Thomson, 1961; Inland Revenue estate duty form, 1972; Will by Jane Hutchinson or Thomson, 1959; Letter from Lady Thomson to her solicitor, Hugh Boyd, regarding the...