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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

Identifier: Coll-1310/1/1/19

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.


  • Creation: 1949-1951


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4 letters (4 leafs, 3 sides); typed extract from minutes (3 leafs, 3 sides); printed speech (2 leafs, 2 sides [not including duplicate]); 1 handwritten speech (8 leafs 8 sides); notes (1 leaf, 1 side)