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Letter from Albert E G Pilliner, Lecturer in Moray House Training College, 11 Feb 1955

Identifier: Coll-1310/1/1/26/19

Scope and Contents

From the Sub-Series:

Contains letters from contemporaries, colleagues, friends, and former students including: Carlos Paton Blacker, David Glass, Prof John MacMurray, Sir Thomson Buston Robson, Sir James Learmonth, Sir Edward Appleton, Sir Edmund Whittaker, and Professor Edwin Bidwell Wilson.

The letters recall Thomson's life and work, and what he meant to the sender. In many cases, the letters have annotations by Lady Thomson giving biographical information about the sender and their relationship to Thomson.

All letters are addressed to Lady Thomson, apart from one which is addressed to Hector Thomson.


  • Creation: 11 Feb 1955


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Biographical / Historical

Pillner, whose background was initially in Chemistry, worked with Thomson in unit 70 after taking up a post as lecturer in Moray House Training College in 1949, where he worked until the 1970s.


1 letter (1 leaf, 1 side)

Physical Location


Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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