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Godfrey Thomson Reference Collection

Identifier: EUA CA5

Scope and Contents

An accumalation of material relating to Sir Godfrey Thomson:

  1. Robertson, Sir James. 'Godfrey Thomson', Godfrey Thomson Lecture, 1964.
  2. Thomson, Godfrey. Education of an Englishman, Edinburgh: Moray House Publications, 1969
  3. Duff, James. Godfrey Thomson obituary.
  4. Proceedings and Papers of the Twelfth International Congress of Psychology at Edinburgh, 1948.
  5. Photographic portrait of Thomson, mounted on cardboard
  6. 2 letters from Godfrey Thomson to JJ Robertson , in which Thomson asks Robertson to speak with Education students, 1950
  7. 'Syllabus of Work' for B.E.d. students, circa 1930's
  8. Correspondence between PJ Wallis and WH Brown re: compilation of the Godfrey Thomson bibliography, 1972
  9. Assorted Godfrey Thomson bibliographies
  10. Assorted correspondence with Godfrey Thomson, 1939-1945 under auspices of the National Committee for the Training of Teachers
  11. Godfrey Thomson obituaries (newspaper cuttings)
  12. Programme from Godfrey Thomson's retirement dinner, 1951
  13. Godfrey Thomson bibliography, with an introduction by Thomson, circa 1947
  14. File re: The Godfrey Thomson Portrait fund - includes photos of presentation of portrait (with Thomson) and papers of the Godfrey Thomson Portrait Fund inc. meeting minutes, correspondence, financial statements, receipts, and lists of subscribers to Portrait fund, 1948-1950


  • Creation: 1939-1972

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Conditions Governing Access

Some material is subject to access restrictions under the Data Protection Act, 1998.


1 box


Arranged by topic.


This collection will be developed with other pertinent reference materials.

Related Materials

In Edinburgh University Library Special Collections:

  1. Coll-1310, Papers of Sir Godfrey Hilton Thomson
  2. EUA IN1/ACU/G1, Godfrey Thomson Testing Unit
  3. Coll-1064, Papers of Walter Ledermann. Contains correspondence between Ledermann and Thomson.
  4. Coll-86, Papers of W. Fraser Mitchell. Includes two letters of Thomson, to W. Fraser Mitchell, 8 October 1928, 4 January 1944.


  1. Collection of correspondence with Sir Godfrey H. Thomson at the University of Adelaide Library, South Australia, being: Correspondence of Sir R.A. Fisher. Calendar of Correspondence with Godfrey H. Thomson (Edinburgh). May 1930 - December 1947. Consisting of 29 letters, including enclosure of letter to Thomson from A.C. Aitken dated 31 May 1931. 4 June 1930, 11 June 1930, 16 January 1934, 27 March 1934, 3 November 1937, 23 July 1940.

Processing Information

This collection is effectively an artificial accumulation of both primary and secondary material relating to Sir Godfrey Hilton Thomson.

Moray House Reference Collection
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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