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St Andrews (Scotland)

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

1 (39), Ledermann to Thomson, and Thomson to Ledermann, 25 Apr 1939-26 Apr 1939

Identifier: Coll-1064/81
Scope and Contents In Ledermann's letter to Thomson, dated 25 Apr 1939, he informs Thomson of his applying for the Carnegie Teaching Fellowship, which would allow him to undertake original research in the areas of pure matrix algebra and abstract group theory. He also mentions that he would like to devote some time to applied mathematics, specifically factor analysis, and asks Thomson for permission to continue the work he undertook as Thomson's assistant, perhaps with the help of...
Dates: 25 Apr 1939-26 Apr 1939

Copy of an un-numbered letter from Ledermann to Thomson regarding his DSc, 4 Dec 1938

Identifier: Coll-1064/80
Scope and Contents Ledermann informs Thomson that Professor Turnbull of St Andrews has advised him against taking any action regarding his DSc degree at St Andrews. Ledermann asks Thomson if he can do anything to help matters in Edinburgh, such as pointing out that Ledermann had begun working for Thomson before his period of research officially started. He also mentions that he has received proofs of his article from Biometrika, and informs Thomson that his parents and...
Dates: 4 Dec 1938

Geological Survey notebook 'X X', 1900

Identifier: Coll-74/1/10
Scope and Contents

Drawings and notes on the geology of areas of Scotland, including Aviemore, Inverness, Schehallion and parts of Fife, and to a lesser extent locations around Auvergne, France, with a list of excursionists who went there. References are made to raised beaches at the Firth of Tay, a fault line at St Monans, limeworks at Ceres, erosion near Wormit and necks at St Andrews.

Dates: 1900

Letter to Dr Mary Gardner Grierson from Sir Thomas Malcolm Knox, 17 August 1952

Identifier: Coll-411/1/1/L2273
Scope and Contents

Letter, 17 August 1952, Fife, T. M. Knox to Mary Grierson. Praising Grierson's biography of Tovey and recounting memories of attending Tovey's concerts. Holograph signed.

Dates: 17 August 1952

Letter to Sir Donald Francis Tovey from Andrew David Sloan, 12 May 1923

Identifier: Coll-411/1/1/L1684
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Letter, 12 May 1923, Fife, Andrew David Sloan to Donald Tovey. Asking Tovey to recommend a teacher in Paris for his son. Holograph signed.

Dates: 12 May 1923

Letter to Sir Donald Francis Tovey from Janet Young, c1920

Identifier: Coll-411/1/1/L2653
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Letter, [n.d], Fife, Janet Young to Donald Tovey. Paying Tovey a small sum for appearing in the Madras College, Classical Chamber Concerts. Holograph signed.

Dates: c1920

Letter to Thomson from D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson regarding Thomson's Galton lecture, The Trend of National Intelligence, 8 Jun 1946

Identifier: Coll-1310/1/1/13
Scope and Contents

Thompson states the paper is an interesting one, and makes reference to his students' decreasing intelligence.

Dates: 8 Jun 1946

Letters and telegrams between Thomson, the War Office, and the Scottish Education Department, 1 Oct 1944-4 Oct 1944

Identifier: Coll-1310/1/1/1/9
Scope and Contents

The correspondence regards a confidential post in Germany in the English Department of Education, which Thomson declined.

Drafts of Thomson's responses and his notes are written on the reverse side of draft programmes for Orpheus performed at the Moray House Training College.

Dates: 1 Oct 1944-4 Oct 1944

Postcard to Dr Mary Gardner Grierson from Unknown, 08 August 1952

Identifier: Coll-411/1/1/L2740
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Postcard, 8 August 1952, Fife, Unknown to Mary Grierson. Praising Brahms No. 2 in Bb, describing the second movement as a work of genius. Holograph.

Dates: 08 August 1952

Un-numbered copy of a letter from Ledermann to Thomson regarding Ledermann's DSc, 21 Oct 1938

Identifier: Coll-1064/72
Scope and Contents Ledermann expresses his disappointment at the decision by the faculty to refuse his DSc on the basis that he is leaving Edinburgh one term before his period of research has expired. He asks for Thomson's advice on the matter. He also informs Thomson that his paper on sampling distribution is likely to be printed in Biometrika; and that an article he wrote titled The Orthogonal Transformation of a Factorial...
Dates: 21 Oct 1938