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Aberdeen Scotland

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Address to the students of the Aberdeen Training Centre, 24 Jun 1954

Identifier: Coll-1310/3/1/2/36
Scope and Contents The lecture was addressed to students upon their graduation, and Thomson's sense of humour is in evidence throughout. He advises the students not to rest on their oars, but to keep learning throughout their life and to widen their knowledge; to know the character of their pupils and be an example to them; and to work hard and subsequently benefit from the satisfaction attained from hard work.

Alfred Gilchrist Lecture: The Progress and Present Aspects of Educational Science, 29 Apr 1952

Identifier: Coll-1310/3/1/2/34
Scope and Contents Thomson defines educational science, which he sees as having two facets: operational, such as the research undertaken by the Scottish Council for Research in Education regarding the best teaching methods; and fundamental, such as research undertaken to explore the sources of intelligence differences, and their relationship to one another. Thomson charts how educational science has progressed, due in part to the use of mathematical statistics and the...

Etymological note which reads 'Obair-reithinn = Aberdeen, the work of Reithin', March 1867

Identifier: Coll-97/CW114/21
Scope and Contents Etymological note which reads 'Obair-reithinn = Aberdeen, the work of Reithin'.

Folio D, c1670-c1705

 Series — Box Dk.1.2: Series Coll-33/Quarto A; Series Coll-33/Folio B; Series Coll-33/Folio D; Series Coll-33/Folio E
Identifier: Coll-33/Folio D
Scope and Contents The papers of David Gregory in Folio D consist of:
  1. An index, in David Gregory's hand, to the original collection, and part of a manuscript on Euclid, in James Gregorie's hand.

Geological Survey notebook 'U', 1875-1876

Identifier: Coll-74/1/2
Scope and Contents Drawings and notes on the geology of various parts of Scotland, including Pitlochry, Dalwhinnie, Glencoe, the Caledonian Canal, Shetland, Inverness and Aberdeen. Geological features include silurian and gravel.

Geological Survey notebook 'W', 1880

Identifier: Coll-74/1/4
Scope and Contents Drawings and notes on geology, largely from the north of Scotland, including Peterhead, Ullapool, Sutherland, Assynt, and Lochs Torridon, Maree and Broom. References are made to the granite at Aberdeen, the sand at Forres and Banffshire limestone, amongst other things.

Inventory of mineralogical specimens, c1783

Identifier: Coll-16/I/146
Scope and Contents Inventory of a small collection of mineralogical specimens from the area around Aberdeen.

Letter from Rex Knight, 11 Feb 1955

Identifier: Coll-1310/1/1/26/15
Scope and Contents Knight states how much he liked and admired Thomson, both intellectually and personally.

Letter to Sir Donald Francis Tovey from Macqueen Findlater, 21 April 1923

Identifier: Coll-411/1/1/L1386
Scope and Contents Letter, 21 April 1923, Aberdeen, Macqueen & Findlater to Donald Tovey. Asking Tovey for advice concerning a client who wishes to make a bequest to encourage music in Aberdeen. Typescript.

Letters of condolence to Hector following Thomson's death, Jan 1955-Feb 1955

Identifier: Coll-1310/1/1/27/1
Scope and Contents Contains letter to Hector from Sir James Duff following Hector informing him of Thomson's illness; Janet Todd, a former colleague of Hector Thomson's; Marjorie Rackstraw; and W Wittie, Hector Thomson's colleague, who recalls Thomson's kindness early on in his career.