Refers to a scheme of the development of Edinburgh and Mears wishes to work on the architectural aspects of it. Refers to 'Slaughter's model school' and to Cannonball House. Includes a sketch of section of Royal Mile. Mentions Schultz.
Mears, Frank Charles, 1880-1953, architect and town planner
Expresses Scottish nationalist opinions in sympathy with a lecture given by Geddes. Mentions the campaign for a national gallery. Encloses a pamphlet for his consideration [not extant]. The writer is 74.
Thanks the recipient for his response to 'The New Word', which he sees as a manifesto against those Geddes has called 'necrologists and phantomologists'. Mentions V. Welby and her son Sir Charles Welby.
Peake states that the Sociological Society should decide whether to deal with the study of 'Social organisation of Civilised peoples' or the 'advocacy of Social Reforms'. Promises donation to Branford memorial.
Peake, Harold John Edward, 1867-1946, curator, West Berkshire Museum
Comments on Le Play House and her membership of the [Sociological Society]. She will be attending the Institute of International Relations conference in Geneva. Details of a visit to the Outlook Tower: she feels it to be out of date and no longer fulfilling a pioneering role. She believes that something ought to be done in the fields of Agriculture, Medicine and Economics. Refers to Thomas Barnby Whitson, the Lord Provost of Edinburgh. Mention of Montpellier and the memorial for Victor Branford. Sends her regards to [Lillian] Geddes and Arthur [Geddes].