Section 9 - General correspondence

Identity area

Reference code

GB 249 T-GED/9


General correspondence


  • 1877 - 1932 (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

Context area

Archival history

This section is in many respects an artificial 'bundle' but was found boxed together.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Content and structure area

Scope and content

This section comprises general correspondence of Patrick Geddes from 1877 to 1932.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


System of arrangement

Dated letters (T-GED 9/1-1932) are arranged in chronological order. Undated letters (T-GED 9/1933-2372) are arranged alphabetically by correspondent. Letters to which neither date nor author can be attributed (T-GED 9/2373-2471) have been placed at the end of the section.

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

No access restrictions.

Conditions governing reproduction

Language of material

  • English
  • French
  • German

Script of material

Language and script notes

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

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Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

Other correspondence, relating to specific subjects, can be found elsewhere in the Patrick Geddes papers.

Related descriptions

Notes area

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