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Edinburgh (Scotland)

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 830 Collections and/or Records:

41 (38), Thomson to Ledermann, 6 Dec 1938

Identifier: Coll-1064/76
Scope and Contents Thomson tells Ledermann how glad he is to hear that Ledermann's parents and sister have arrived safely in London. He informs him that his successor, D N Lawley, has started, and that he will meet him at the meeting of the Mathematical Association or Society of Edinburgh.

Thomson assures Ledermann that they will talk over his DSc next time they meet, and that he is thinking over what is best to do.

42 (38), Thomson to Ledermann, 17 Dec 1938

Identifier: Coll-1064/77
Scope and Contents Thomson refers briefly to offprints of Ledermann's Biometrika article. He advises Ledermann not to overwork himself in preparing his lectures at the cost of sleep or original research.

43 (38), Thomson to Ledermann, 19 Dec 1938

Identifier: Coll-1064/78
Scope and Contents Thomson refers to the list of books in Ledermann's possession funded by the Carnegie Grant. The list has not survived in the collection, but Thomson advises Ledermann that he may want works of Thurstone, Alexander, and Holzinger to give to a PhD student the following term.

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

Identifier: Coll-1064/4
Scope and Contents 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.

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 ...

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

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

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

Identifier: Coll-1064/5
Scope and Contents 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.

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

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

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

Identifier: Coll-1064/6
Scope and Contents 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.

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...