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5 postcards from John Ross to Thomas R. Marr, Paris

Various subjects including criticism of the arrangements for the International Association meeting at Paris as intimated to the British Association at Bradford, mentioning James Mavor and W. Law Bros. Mention also of [ ] Ford, General [Lowther], Mrs. Grinling, [ ] Crowther, Jean [ ], [John] Dewey, [ ] White and Edward McGegan.

Ross, John, fl. 1895 - 1932, chartered accountant

Copy letter from John Ross to T.B. Whitson

Relates to Whitson's efforts at maintaining the Association and Mr. [Henry] Beveridge's wish to withdraw his financial obligation. Typescript.

Ross, John, fl. 1895 - 1932, chartered accountant

Copy letter from John Ross, London, to Thomas Barnby Whitson, Edinburgh

Discusses the financial affairs of the University and City Association and the Town and Gown Association. Mentions Martin White's hostility to the Town and Gown Association. Discusses the Town Planning material at the Outlook Tower. Outlines the efforts of the University and City Association to gather material for a new Exhibit after the sinking of the ‘Clan Grant’ by establishing an Emergency Committee and spending funds.

Ross, John, fl. 1895 - 1932, chartered accountant

Enclosed copy letter from John Ross, honorary secretary, Crosby Hall Pageant Play, London, to the Directors, University and City Association of London, London

Discusses past efforts of organising Patrick Geddes’ Crosby Hall Pageant Play and asks for the support of the Directors of the University and City Association. Mentions Lady Downes and Mrs. Farquharson.

Ross, John, fl. 1895 - 1932, chartered accountant

Letter and enclosures from John Ross, Secretary, University and City Association of London, to Patrick Geddes, Dundee

  1. Encloses a copy of a draft memorandum [extant] regarding the University Hall of Residence, Chelsea, and a copy letter [extant] he received from Noel P.W. Brady concerning the memorandum. John Ross disagrees with Brady’s view of limiting the University Hall only to undergraduates.

  2. Enclosed draft memorandum concerning the University Hall of Residence, Mores Garden, Chelsea and Crosby Hall, Chelsea, detailing eligibility, facilities and accommodation capacity. Highlights the need for a new adjoining building at Crosby Hall to accommodate more students and the costs involved for such a scheme.

  3. Enclosed copy letter from Noel P.W. Brady, London, to John Ross, London, 27 April 1911.
    Acknowledges receipt of John Ross’ letter of the 25th of April and its enclosure. Disagrees with the eligibility criteria and believes the projected amount needed for the design of an adjoining building at Crosby Hall is unrealistic. Mentions John Burns.

Ross, John, fl. 1895 - 1932, chartered accountant

Letter from John Ross to Patrick Geddes

His report to the Agricultural Organisation Society: asks Geddes to give his views on it. Expresses the need for Regional Surveys, and a scheme of Regional Finance based on Regional Survey and Re-construction. Incomplete.

Ross, John, fl. 1895 - 1932, chartered accountant

Letter from John Ross, Bambrough, to Patrick Geddes

Discusses a circular for the Victor Branford memorial. Mention of Hislop and Rigg; B. H. Binder; V. A. Malcolmson, members of Lazard Frères, the French- English Bankers; [ ] Brady; [Lord] Sandwich; Robert Fleming; [ ] Whigham; Sir Mackay Edgar; R. C. Norman; Lord Farringdon and Norman Engells.

Ross, John, fl. 1895 - 1932, chartered accountant

Letter from John Ross, Gerards Cross, to Patrick Geddes

Expresses his condolences on the deaths of Anna and Alasdair Geddes. Discusses Geddes' Lucknow report and his own work on agricultural credit and social engineering. Mention of Leslie Scott, Inspector H. Adams and [David] Lloyd George. Refers to the 'New Series' and discussions with Victor Branford on Ross' contribution to it, and the finance of agriculture. Claims that it should be devoted to a higher place - not only neo-technic but geo-technic and [en]-psychic. Asks Geddes if he could expand his ideas on Forestry Insurance.

Ross, John, fl. 1895 - 1932, chartered accountant

Letter from John Ross, Interim Secretary of the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland, Dunfermline, to Patrick Geddes, Edinburgh

Acknowledges receiving Patrick Geddes’ letter dated the 13th of July. Tells Geddes the Executive Committee have considered the letter in their meeting but could not come to a decision on the matter. Geddes’ request will be considered again at a future meeting.

Ross, John, fl. 1895 - 1932, chartered accountant

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