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Letter from J. Arthur Thomson to [Patrick Geddes]

Incomplete. Discussion of sex, answering queries posited by [ ] Wallace, a Weismannite who does not believe in [Jean Baptiste] Lamarck's views. The Stewarts are going to Australia for Ella's health.

Thomson, Sir John Arthur, 1861-1933, Knight, zoologist

Letter from J. Arthur Thomson, Limpsfield, Surrey, to Edward McGegan

Publication of Geddes's papers.
Suggests that if a volume of Patrick Geddes's sociological papers is to be published, such material as McGregor already has should be used for an essay entitled 'His Conception of Sociology'.

Thomson, Sir John Arthur, 1861-1933, Knight, zoologist

Letter from John Arthur Thomson, Aberdeen, to Patrick Geddes

Discusses his reply to publishers, Walter Scott Publishing Company, on the failure to uphold the agreement in the decade since the edition of The Evolution of Sex was published, and a denial of Frederick J. Crowest's claim of leftover stock as reason for not paying royalties. Expresses his desire to 'get away from this firm altogether'.

Thomson, Sir John Arthur, 1861-1933, Knight, zoologist

Letter from J. Arthur Thomson, Aberdeen, to Patrick Geddes

Incomplete. University Hall, Edinburgh, and the need for further financial support. Suggests that J. Martin White or the Education Department or Edinburgh University might be called upon for assistance.

Thomson, Sir John Arthur, 1861-1933, Knight, zoologist

Letter from J. Arthur Thomson, Aberdeen, to Patrick Geddes

With reference to J. Stuart-Glennie and his resolve to 'raise an action against Professor Ramsay here for slander', over a matter of a lost manuscript, if he does not obtain Gifford lectureship in Edinburgh. Thomson feels it would be 'unwise, futile and unworthy'. Asks Geddes to write to Stuart-Glennie and give him advice.

Thomson, Sir John Arthur, 1861-1933, Knight, zoologist

Letter from J. Arthur Thomson, Dublin, to Patrick Geddes

Discusses progress of a joint forthcoming publication [probably The Evolution of Sex, 1889, in collaboration with J. Arthur Thomson]. Thomson highlights his recent articles in the Leader. Reference to [ ] McNab. Incomplete.

Thomson, Sir John Arthur, 1861-1933, Knight, zoologist

Letter from J. Arthur Thomson, Dublin, to Patrick Geddes

Discusses plans, costs and photographs for a publication project [probably the forthcoming publication of The Evolution of Sex, in collaboration with J. Arthur Thomson]. Reference to Mr. Ellis and Mr. Pairman. Incomplete.

Thomson, Sir John Arthur, 1861-1933, Knight, zoologist

Letter from J. Arthur Thomson, Edinburgh, to Patrick Geddes

The pursuit of knowledge. Criticism of 'Vestiges' - the progress of man, (with a thought diagram), mentioning the theories of Weismann, Darwin, Oliphant, Fiske and Miss Buckly and stressing his belief in the importance of the reproductive factor. Commentary on disestablishment of the church. The Duke of Argyll's attack on natural selection: he is 'tolerably far gone in muddleheadedness'. Reference to Fothergill, Erasmus, [Jean Baptiste] Lamarck, Robert Chambers and Thomas Huxley.

Thomson, Sir John Arthur, 1861-1933, Knight, zoologist

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