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St Andrews (Scotland)

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 3 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 younger...
Dates: 4 Dec 1938

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 Matrix...
Dates: 21 Oct 1938