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Edinburgh -- Scotland

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 834 Collections and/or Records:

4 (38), Thomson to Ledermann, 31 Jan 1938

Identifier: Coll-1064/37
Scope and Contents

Small postcard in which Thomson invites Ledermann to dinner, asking him to bring his violin. He refers to a letter he has had from M S Bartlett regarding a proof.

Dates: 31 Jan 1938

5 (37), Thomson to Ledermann, 5 Jun 1937

Identifier: Coll-1064/4
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Thomson informs Ledermann that his leave of absence has been granted for 1937-1938, and tells him that he will be speaking with A C Aitken regarding the possibility of adding a mathematical computer to his team.

Dates: 5 Jun 1937

5 (38), Thomson to Ledermann, 1 Feb 1938

Identifier: Coll-1064/38
Scope and Contents Thomson offers to change the date of his previous dinner invitation, and states that he has enclosed the Doolittle calculation along with the letter and card from M S Bartlett referred to in his last letter. These items have not survived in the collection. Thomson suggests that while Bartlett's letter is interesting, he does not agree that his estimates are unbiased. Thomson asks Ledermann to read through chapters three and four of ...
Dates: 1 Feb 1938

6 (38), Thomson to Ledermann, 7 Feb 1938

Identifier: Coll-1064/39
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Thomson asks Ledermann to clarify a point he made regarding Thomson's statement about t[etrad] d[ifferences], including examples for his attention.

Dates: 7 Feb 1938

7 (37), Thomson to Ledermann, 28 Jun 1937

Identifier: Coll-1064/5
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Thomson discusses his plans for summer, which include lecturing at the Bingley Training College, and staying at Glenapp, Ayrshire, and informs Ledermann that he is not sure where he will be based for winter.

He advises Ledermann to undertake preparatory reading, and attaches a short reading list which includes the work of T L Kelley, L L Thurstone, W P Alexander, and Cyril Burt.

Dates: 28 Jun 1937

7 (38), Thomson to Ledermann, 10 Feb 1938

Identifier: Coll-1064/40
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Thomson asks Ledermann to investigate a matter regarding the centering of a matrix of marks which he reproduces in the letter.

Dates: 10 Feb 1938

8 (37), Thomson to Ledermann, 8 Jul 1937

Identifier: Coll-1064/6
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Thomson asks Ledermann to meet him at the Thackeray Hotel in London. He suggests further publications for Ledermann to read, particularly in relation to matrix methods, including publications by G Udny Yule, R A Fisher, and T L Kelley.

Dates: 8 Jul 1937

8 (38) Thomson to Ledermann, 15 Jan 1938-12 Feb 1938

Identifier: Coll-1064/41
Scope and Contents Contains three letters, largely unrelated. In the first letter, dated 15 Jan 1938 and numbered 8a (38), Thomson informs Ledermann that his [Thomson's] manuscript regarding univariate selection has been sent back to him by F C Bartlett, as the publisher requires it typed, and advises him that his own manuscript has likely been sent back for the same reason. In the second letter, dated 17 Jan 1938 and numbered 8b (38), Thomson asks...
Dates: 15 Jan 1938-12 Feb 1938

8 (39), Thomson to Ledermann, 21 Sept 1939

Identifier: Coll-1064/88
Scope and Contents Thomson thanks Ledermann for the sheets, though concludes they were not of great value. He refers to trying times, sending Ledermann good wishes and stating that they will pass. He informs Ledermann that he almost has the calculations accurate, which will allow for the further analysis discussed in previous letters. He tells Ledermann about Hector's travels in Cyprus studying Byzantine buildings, confiding that he isn't sure where...
Dates: 21 Sept 1939

9 (37), Thomson to Ledermann, 17 Jul 1937

Identifier: Coll-1064/7
Scope and Contents Thomson discusses the difficulties of calculating correlations between persons, referring to Burt's article, Correlations Between Persons, from the British Journal of Psychology, Jul 1937; his own paper, On Complete Families, from the British Journal of Psychology, Jul 1935, in which he states he was the first person to suggest the idea of correlations between persons, as well as the...
Dates: 17 Jul 1937