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Copy letter from Thomas Barnby Whitson, Whitson and Methuen, chartered accountants, Edinburgh, to Victor Verasis Branford, Hampshire

Discusses his meeting with John Ross and the negation of the debt payable to Henry Beveridge by the Town and Gown Association. Encloses a copy of John Ross’ letter [not extant]. Mentions Victor Verasis Branford’s efforts to seek persons who could give a loan to the Association on a permanent basis.

Whitson, Thomas Barnby, 1869-1948, chartered accountant

Copy letter from Thomas Barnby Whitson, Whitson and Methuen, chartered accountants, Edinburgh, to William Stowell Haldane, Edinburgh

Gives an overview of the current financial status of the Town and Gown Association, explaining its financial difficulties relating to the debt owed to one of the previous Directors of the Association, Mr. Henry Beveridge. Hopes William Stowell Haldane might help. Mentions Lord Shaw and Lord Balfour.

Whitson, Thomas Barnby, 1869-1948, chartered accountant

Letter and enclosure from Thomas Barnby Whitson, Whitson and Methuen, chartered accountants, Edinburgh, to Patrick Geddes, London

  1. Writes concerning the repayment of a loan to Henry Beveridge by the Town and Gown Association and encloses a copy of a letter from Ross and Connell dated the 8th of November [extant]. Suggests the only way forward is either the voluntary liquidation of the Town and Gown Association or dividing the shares of the Association.

  2. Enclosed copy letter from Ross and Connell, to Whitson and Methuen, 8 November 1910.
    Acknowledge receipt of Whitson and Methuen’s letter of the 7th of November. Reassert Henry Beveridge’s position and call for the repayment of the loan and the incurred interest. If the Town and Gown Association cannot repay the loan, then Henry Beveridge will place the Association in liquidation.

Whitson, Thomas Barnby, 1869-1948, chartered accountant

Letter from Thomas B. Whitson (Honorary Secretary of the Zoological Society of Scotland), Edinburgh, to Patrick Geddes

The establishment of Zoological Gardens at Corstorphine. Mention of Mr. Mears; Dr. Chalmers Mitchell, Lord Salvesen; Cossar Ewart; the Edinburgh Nurserymen, [ ] Downie and [ ] Laird; the Ladies School of Gardening; the Munich Zoo. Geddes may be requested to write a report on the feasibility of the project.

Whitson, Thomas Barnby, 1869-1948, chartered accountant

Letter from Thomas B. Whitson to Patrick Geddes

.1 Letter from Thomas B. Whitson (Chairman, Town and Gown Association), Edinburgh, to Patrick Geddes.
In reply to an article from The Nation sent to the writer by Geddes. Whitson's opinion on Anglo-German relations; his belief, despite his admiration of the Kaiser, that Britain must be prepared for German aggression, although he does not see Britain as blameless. Reference to an incident in the Keil canal and mention of Professor [Lujo] Brentano and [ ] McGegan.

.2 Article from The Nation, 10 September 1910, entitled 'The Lines of Anglo-German Agreement' by Vernon Lee.

.3 Enclosing envelope.

Whitson, Thomas Barnby, 1869-1948, chartered accountant

Letter from Thomas B. Whitson, Edinburgh to Patrick Geddes

Relates to finance of unspecified scheme of Patrick Geddes. He thinks Geddes is wrong to hint to Mr. Roxburgh at subscribing to the 'Ramsay Lane syndicate' and mentions dealings with Mrs. Whyte, Stevenson and Lord McLaren.

Whitson, Thomas Barnby, 1869-1948, chartered accountant

Letter from Thomas B. Whitson, Edinburgh to Professor Geddes, Outlook Tower

Asks for a clear statement from Geddes on his financial commitments to the Outlook Tower to assist in the appeal for help for the Outlook Tower. Mentions the 'cordial approval' of Stanley Hall and suggests that the intellectual support he could command would help. Typescript.

Whitson, Thomas Barnby, 1869-1948, chartered accountant

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