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Patrick Geddes papers Marr, Thomas R., fl. 1898-1909, Warden of Manchester University Settlement
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Letter from Thomas R. Marr, Woolwich, to Patrick Geddes

Thanks Patrick Geddes for his letter dated 13 June. Discusses the financial requirements of turning the Outlook Tower into a Geographical Institute. Believes the new changes in the Education Code encompass all types of outdoor study, not just Nature Study. Offers his help with historical and geographical courses, although with some reservations as he is not a naturalist. Mentions Robert Smith and Grinling.

Marr, Thomas R., fl. 1898-1909, Warden of Manchester University Settlement

Letter from Thomas R. Marr, Manchester, to Messrs Whitson and Methuen, Edinburgh

Acknowledges receipt of the letter of the 11th of November and 12th July. Discusses the rent arrears for the Outlook Tower, the costs for the development of the Tower paid by himself and the Town and Gown Association. Explains the rent was not paid on time due to all the earning from the Tower being spent on equipment. States he had no further implication in the matter for nine years. Informs the secretaries he cannot pay the sum and was not aware of Patrick Geddes’ initiative of the Summer Meetings taking place in the Tower.

Marr, Thomas R., fl. 1898-1909, Warden of Manchester University Settlement

Letter from T[homas] R. Marr to [ ]

  1. Letter from T[homas] R. Marr to [ ].
    Work of the students at [ ] and the need to emulate this at the Outlook Tower. The need for bibliographies. Mention of the Women's Club Information Bureau. Incomplete.

  2. Notes by Patrick Geddes found with above. Reference to [ ] Wilson; [C.M. Grieve]; Keir Hardie and 'Art for Labour Party'. No date.

Marr, Thomas R., fl. 1898-1909, Warden of Manchester University Settlement

Letter from Thomas R. Marr, Montpellier, to Patrick Geddes

Marr unable ‘to do anything for [Gopal G.] Advani’. Marr gives financial details of tax and property payments. Money still owed on the Indian College buildings.

Marr, Thomas R., fl. 1898-1909, Warden of Manchester University Settlement

Letter from Thomas R. Marr, Montpellier, to Patrick Geddes

Personal. Reference to Lillian Geddes ‘suffering from her eyes’. Mention of letter enclosed from Vice-Chancellor of Calcutta (not extant). Reference to Dr. G[opal] G. Advani.

Marr, Thomas R., fl. 1898-1909, Warden of Manchester University Settlement

Letter from Thomas R. Marr, Montpellier, to Patrick Geddes

Personal. Reference to Geddes’s contact with Scottish National Party. Marr suggests that Geddes should ‘write up’ ‘regionalism’ possibly in the weekly or monthly press, perhaps even the Scots Independent. Discussion of Sabbatical leave. Mention of Dr. G[opal] G. Advani, Miss Macdonald, Mlle. Pomon and William Denis Earle.

Marr, Thomas R., fl. 1898-1909, Warden of Manchester University Settlement

Letter from Thomas R. Marr, Manchester, to Patrick Geddes

Refers to the 'Cult of the Beautiful' conference and its meetings. Discusses city improvement ideas, German towns, and mentions the 'Beautiful Oldham' and 'Beautiful Warrington' Societies. Marr's reaction to Geddes's criticism of a scheme; sees him as 'the true prophet'. Suggests that Patrick Geddes contact the Rowntrees at York. Remarks on the state of housing in Dundee with reference to mill owners Baxter Brothers & Co., Ltd., J. & A.D. Grimond, Ltd., and Sir Reginald Ogilvie. Refers to Public Health Acts and development of tenant co-partnership schemes.

Marr, Thomas R., fl. 1898-1909, Warden of Manchester University Settlement

Letter from Thomas R. Marr, Manchester, to Patrick Geddes

Gives an account of his work, planned holiday and diary over forth-coming weeks. Discusses the extension of the Cardiff museum, advises he may not be able to visit but will provide an abstract. Discusses income and suggests income generation options to Geddes such as lecturing on Sociology, regular journalistic work, a weekly column in the 'interpretation of current events'. Refers to William Albert Samuel Hewins, Rudolph Chambers Lehmann; George Cadbury of Bourneville and T.P. [Ritzema].

Marr, Thomas R., fl. 1898-1909, Warden of Manchester University Settlement

Letter from Thomas R. Marr, Manchester, to Patrick Geddes

Refers to the 'Co-op International Alliance' described as 'an important "Garden City" conference'. Mention of 'McCormick's things'. Reference to position of Outlook Tower being not 'very bright'. Recommends Geddes to appoint a 'business man' to deal with the business affairs of the Outlook Tower. Mentions Institute of Geography.

Marr, Thomas R., fl. 1898-1909, Warden of Manchester University Settlement

Letter from Thomas R. Marr, secretary, Citizens Committee for the Improvement of the Unwholesome Dwellings and Surroundings of the People, Manchester, to Patrick Geddes

Advises against arranging a Summer Meeting due to lack of time for adequate organisation. Reference to Patrick Geddes's dispute after Glasgow Exposition with Lawrie Brown and Co. Marr refers to 'the Cuthbertson agreement'. Reference to Marr's work in Manchester on lines of [Joseph] Rowntree's work in York and Charles Booth's in London. Undecided about remaining permanently in Manchester or returning to Edinburgh to work with Patrick Geddes. Annotated by Patrick Geddes.

Marr, Thomas R., fl. 1898-1909, Warden of Manchester University Settlement

Letter from Thomas R. Marr, Manchester, to Patrick Geddes

Refers to his failure to return the balance from Ben Nevis Observatory, mentions Andrew Herbertson and Smith. Advises Geddes' of his recent appointment as Warden of University Settlement, Manchester. Mention of his desire to work in Civics.

Marr, Thomas R., fl. 1898-1909, Warden of Manchester University Settlement

Letter from Thomas R. Marr, Manchester, to Patrick Geddes

With reference to Edmund Wilson, 'prime mover in the foundation of the Leeds Industrial Dwellings Co. Ltd.' Marr gives details of aims of Company and asks for a published account of Town and Gown Association operations as he feels that this would be invaluable to the work in Leeds. Asks Patrick Geddes to write if he is free, if not to write to J. Arthur Thomson or Victor Branford and ask them to do so.

Marr, Thomas R., fl. 1898-1909, Warden of Manchester University Settlement

Letter from Thomas R. Marr, Paris, to Patrick Geddes

Acknowledges receipt for payment received. Delvolvés plans for the Paris Exposition which are to go to Octave Greard, Louis Liard and Leon Bourgeois. His attempts to find accommodation and conference space at Exposition. Remarks on position in relation to Transvaal, requests news of the 'Nature Study Conference'.

Marr, Thomas R., fl. 1898-1909, Warden of Manchester University Settlement

Letter from Thomas R. Marr, Paris, to Patrick Geddes

With reference to Marr's efforts to obtain accommodation, conference space and finance for Paris Exposition, and requests payment of salaries. Gives details of alternative sites. Personal references to M. Delvolvé, Choublier [ ] Millerand, Picard, [Edward] McGegan and [John] Ross.

Marr, Thomas R., fl. 1898-1909, Warden of Manchester University Settlement

Letter from Thomas R. Marr to Patrick Geddes

Business relating to Paris International Assembly. Marr is travelling to Paris to deal with accommodation and administrative arrangements. Enquires whether [Edward] McGegan has obtained 'journals from Williams & Norgate' with full description of Exhibition. Reference to [Exhibition] Programme which Marr is working on. He requests Geddes' 'emendations' of the draft. Gives views on format of programme, and the need to be 'precise and definite as to what we are to do'. Reference to British Association and to two of its members, Lewis Paton and Mr. Garnod.

Marr, Thomas R., fl. 1898-1909, Warden of Manchester University Settlement

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