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A review of 'The Problem of the Unemployed' by J.A. Hobson

Press-cuttings pasted on to sheets and in a titled cover. Also enclosed:

  • Press review of 'La Question Ouvrière en Angleterre' by Paul de Rousiers. No date.
  • Review of 'The Fallacy of Saving' by John M. Robertson. No date.
  • 'Free Trade v. Fair Trade'. No date.
  • 'National Relief Fund. How it is being distributed: Mr. Wedgwood Benn Replies to Criticism' and 'Action of the Scottish Advisory Committee: The Provision of Employment for the Prevention or Relief of Distress'. From The Scotsman, October 1914.
  • 'A condition of Full Usefulness for Labour Exchanges'.
  • Letters to the editor of the Manchester Guardian by T.C. Horsfall, February 1910.
  • 'Paper from Waste' and 'Flax in Egypt'. No date.

Draft advertisement notice for Scotsman in relation to Ramsay Garden Terrace

Handwritten draft and instruction for Whitson & Methven by Patrick Geddes, advertisement to be placed in the Scotsman newspaper, relating to the sale or feu of property at Ramsay Garden Terrace for the purpose of erecting one-storey range of educational buildings. Rear of page shows pencil drawing of unspecified architectural structure.

Geddes, Sir Patrick, 1854-1932, Knight, biologist, sociologist, educationist and town planner

Letter from John Brown Paton, Nottingham, to Sir George Kekewich

Refers to the newly established regulations relating to evening schools and seeks clarification in relation to the permitted role of recreation in evening classes. Mentions Sir John Gorst in relation to developments in Life Saving Drill classes.

Paton, John Brown, 1830-1911, clergyman

Letter from Charles Staniland Wake, Chicago, to Patrick Geddes, Dunfermline

Confirms receipt of package which included syllabus of lectures and a scheme for a Geographical Institution [not extant]. Mentions August Comte, discusses the study of geography, advises Geddes that he is preparing and copyrighting diagrams which aim to present the operation of hte principles of radiation and concentration, mention of Herbert Spencer, on the advancement of education, and an article on the advancement of education published in the New York magazine.

Wake, Charles Staniland, 1835-1910, anthropologist

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