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Scope and Contents Two of the letters are Geddes' autograph, one dated 23 November 1928, the other 4 December (1928), and both are written on headed notepaper: College des Ecossais, Plan des Quatre Seigneurs, Montpellier, France. The third is a typescript which forms a postscript to the second letter. At the time of writing, Geddes was living in his old age at Montpellier. As ever, Geddes is urging change and new perspectives. The letters are from Geddes to R. E. Muirhead, chairman of the National...
Scope and Contents The collection consists of press cuttings made by the Outlook Tower Current Events Club c. 1895-1914. The subject material ranges from: Africa, agriculture, America, architecture, art, music and literature, astronomy, the Balkans, the British Empire, China, civics, the Congo and the Nile, Dreyfus, Ireland, the Philippines, education, eugenics, Europe, gardens and garden cities, finance, hygiene, industries, labour, medicine, Parliament, polar expeditions, nature and science, meteorology, the...
Scope and Contents The collection is composed of the following copies of letters: letter, manuscript, from Arthur Geddes to Mrs. J. Unwin [undated] letter, typescript, from Mrs. J. Unwin, London, to Arthur, 7 May [no year] letter, manuscript, from Arthur Geddes, Edinburgh, to Mr. Waters, 9 May 1967 letter, typescript, from Unwin at the Greater London Regional Planning Office,...
Scope and Contents The Papers of William Speirs Bruce consist of a substantial number of manuscripts and ephemera including pamphlets; notes and notebooks; annotated typescripts; annotated offprints; picture postcards; photographs; examination papers; sketch maps; diaries; press cuttings; correspondence; lists of specimens; book catalogues; soundings; lecture engagements; lectures; and, maps. The Papers handle a wide variety of subjects including the 'Balaena', fish and fisheries, Franz Josef Land, the...
Scope and Contents The collection contains original exhibits from Patrick Geddes' replacement Cities and Town Planning Exhibitions (which was constituted 1914-1924, after the original exhibition was lost at sea during transit to India in October 1914). Also included are items from Geddes' Survey of Edinburgh (which formed part of the Cities and Town Planning Exhibition as an illustration of Geddes' city and region survey). The Survey of Edinburgh includes over 250 glass plate negatives which were commissioned to...
Dates: 1753-c 1985
Item — Volume: Dk.1.4
Scope and Contents A single volume in two parts. The first part relates to the buildings use as the Mechanics Library, the second relates to its period as University Hall. In the front is bound an architectural plan and two engravings of the buildings.Section I begins with a Preface based on extracts from Daniel Wilson, 'Edinburgh in Olden Time'. Bound in before the Preface is a two-sided illustration, one side titled "M'Morran Superintends his bigging". Thererafter follows a table of contents and then...
Dates: 1850s, 1890s
- Names: Geddes, Sir Patrick, 1854-1932 (biologist, sociologist, educationist and town planner) X
- Antarctica 1
- Antarctica, Discovery and Exploration 1
- Arctic Ocean 1
- City Planners 1
- City Planning 1
- Libraries 1
- Meteorology 1
- Norway -- Spitsbergen Island 1
- Scientific expeditions 1
- Scotland -- Edinburgh -- Riddle's Court 1
- Seychelles 1
- Student Residences 1
- University of Edinburgh -- students 1
- Whaling 1
- Zoologists 1
- Zoology 1 ∧ less
- English 5
- English 1
- Bruce, William Speirs, 1867-1921 (polar explorer and oceanographer) 2
- Edinburgh Mechanics' Subscription Library 1
- Irvine, Louis Godfrey (medical scientist) 1
- McMorran, John, Baillie (magistrate, Edinburgh) 1
- Muirhead, Roland Eugene, 1868-1964, Businessman; Chairman of the Scottish National Party 1