CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 2598
TitleSir John Arthur Thomson: letter
Extent0.01 linear metres
Administrative HistoryJohn Arthur Thomson was born in East Lothian in 1861 and educated at the Universities of Edinburgh, Jena and Berlin. He married in 1889 and in 1899 was appointed Regius Professor of Natural History at the University of Aberdeen. He was Gifford Lecturer at St. Andrews in 1915, and published many books on evolution, the history of science, and so on, often in collaboration with Professor Patrick Geddes. He retired in 1930 and died in 1933.
SourceThe letter was purchased from E. Hall in 1965.
DescriptionAutograph letter declining invitation, 1926.
Access StatusOpen
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