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Correspondence regarding Hector Thomson's work in the diplomatic service, c1930s-1940s

Identifier: Coll-1310/1/1/2

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 wife.


  • Creation: c1930s-1940s


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6 telegrams (6 leafs, 6 sides); 1 driving licence (1 leaf, 2 sides); 10 letters (15 leafs, 30 sides); 21 small black and white photographs (20 photographs: 7x4.5cm, 1 photograph: 8x6cm); 1 cheque (1 leaf, 1 side); 7 envelopes (14 sides)

Physical Location

CLX-A-1354; photographic store

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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