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Correspondence between Sir James Duff and Hector regarding Duff's editing and the publication of The Education of an Englishman, 1964-1968

Identifier: Coll-1310/1/1/27/2

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.


  • Creation: 1964-1968


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9 letters : 12 leaves, 22 sides

1 page : handwritten notes

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Related Materials

For further correspondence between Duff and Hector Thomson regarding the autobiography, see Coll-1310/1/4/14.

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