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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 Distribution to him so he can read it, and remarks that Aitken found it interesting.

In the second letter, dated 11 Sept and numbered 37a (38), Thomson comments on Ledermann's manuscript, telling him he found it interesting, and refers to his use of the term correlational matrices. Thomson advises Ledermann that Biometrika would be a good place to publish, suggesting that Aitken might commend it to Egon Pearson. He informs Ledermann that any offprints can be paid for through the fund.


  • Creation: 6 Sept 1938


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Biographical / Historical

Ledermann leaving for St Andrews meant an early termination of his research by one term, which affected his being able to submit the DSc to Edinburgh.


2 letters (2 leafs, 3 sides)

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Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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