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Edinburgh -- Scotland

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 834 Collections and/or Records:

Corpuscular Forces, c1780-c1803

Identifier: Coll-204/35
Scope and Contents

Volume contains manuscript notes on the notion that physical interaction between bodies is not a matter of Newtonian forces, governed by Keplerian laws, but of the cumulative effect of collisions and other interactions among particles.

Dates: c1780-c1803

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.

Dates: 1964-1968

Correspondence between Thomson and Derrick Lawley regarding calculating a decline in intelligence, 19 Dec 1945-20 Dec 1945

Identifier: Coll-1310/1/1/11
Scope and Contents

Thomson and Lawley discuss potential problems with the calculations, looking at issues such as the validity of calculating the average family intelligence from one year group.

Thomson's letter is written on the reverse of 4 A5 copies of a supplementary sheet regarding the training of music teachers, briefly alluding to necessary qualifications and course of training.

Dates: 19 Dec 1945-20 Dec 1945

Correspondence between Thomson and Derrick Lawley regarding differences in IQ between two successive generations, 21 Oct 1945 - 23 Oct 1945

Identifier: Coll-1310/1/1/10
Scope and Contents Discusses the work of Fraser Roberts and R S Fisher with regards to calculating the fall in IQ per generation, specifically the problems Thomson sees in the data being collected from one generation only. Lawley agrees with this, and expounds upon the problem further. Thomson also asks Lawley to check the calculations of Burt on the Sutherland and Thomson data, with Lawley subsequently highlighting their inaccuracies. Thomson's letter is written on the reverse of 7...
Dates: 21 Oct 1945 - 23 Oct 1945

Correspondence from Joseph Beete Jukes and family, 1864-1871

Identifier: Coll-74/12/8
Scope and Contents

The Correspondence from Joseph Beete Jukes and family series consists of:

  1. 18 letters, chronologically arranged (1864-1871)
Dates: 1864-1871

Correspondence: John Phillips to Frederick William Rudler, 1845-1901

Identifier: Coll-74/12/18
Scope and Contents

The Correspondence: John Phillips to Frederick William Rudler sub-series consists of:

  1. 40 letters, alphabetically arranged (1845-1901)
Dates: 1845-1901

Custom entitled 'Brosnachadh Caonaig', 24 June 1887

Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/131
Scope and Contents

Custom entitled 'Brosnachadh Caonaig' collected from John MacAulay from Gearrloch [Geàrrloch/Gairloch, Ros is Cromba/Ross and Cromarty] but living in Edinburgh [Dùn Èideann describing how a fight would be started between school boys. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.

Dates: 24 June 1887

Development of Bristo Square, 1976-1980

Identifier: PJM/PJMA/EUD/B/5
Scope and Contents

Development of Bristo Square consists of:

  1. general administration files, (1976-1980)
  2. discussion notes, (1978)
  3. design briefs, (c1977-1979)
  4. photographs, (c1979)
  5. plans, (1978-1979)
Dates: 1976-1980

Development of Bristo Square: design briefs, c1977-1979

Identifier: PJM/PJMA/EUD/B/5.3
Scope and Contents This file contains a selection of design briefs for Bristo Square commissioned by Percy Johnson-Marshall in his role as Planning Consultant to the University of Edinburgh. These include a Design brief for prospective architects, an urban design study and a full proposal by Percy Johnson-Marshall & Associates. A student group study, submitted as part of the University of Edinburgh Department of Urban Design and Regional Planning...
Dates: c1977-1979