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Geddes, Sir Patrick, 1854-1932, Knight, biologist, sociologist, educationist and town planner
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Copy letter from Patrick Geddes, Edinburgh, to Charles Mackinnon Douglas

Patrick Geddes expresses his dissatisfaction with The Educational Reform Conference, which in his opinion focused too much on administrative matters related to the creation of an Association, rather than on the actual topics of education and reform. Geddes feels that the politicians appointed to lead the Association do not have enough technical or scientific knowledge to truly reform education. Mentions Richard Burdon Haldane, Robert Lowe, J.M. White, F.W.Young, F.G.Ogilvie, Sir G. Pullar, Lord Reay, Lord Elgin, Miss Stevenson, Stanley Hall, John Dewey, Rein, Liard, Lalique, Rodin, Graham Bell, Picard, Reclus, and Ernest Lavisse.

Geddes, Sir Patrick, 1854-1932, Knight, biologist, sociologist, educationist and town planner

Photographs, plans and illustrations relating to Patrick Geddes' report to the Carnegie Dunfermline Trust, 'City Development: A Study of Parks, Gardens and Culture-Institutes'

Bundle of 9 files, containing 189 ff. Contains a range of photographic prints, plans and illustrations which were commissioned or drawn by Patrick Geddes during his survey of Dunfermline or included in the 1904 report 'City Development: a study of parks, gardens and culture-institutes' which was commissioned by the Carnegie Dunfermline Trust. Geddes' proposals were never adopted by the Carnegie Dunfermline Trust but the report is considered to be one of Geddes' most influential early urban planning works.

Geddes, Sir Patrick, 1854-1932, Knight, biologist, sociologist, educationist and town planner

Copy letter from Patrick Geddes, to Miss Matthias

Patrick Geddes is glad Miss Matthias agreed to furnish Mr. S. Shrinivasiyengar Setlur with the information he requested on primary and secondary schools. Clarifies Mr. Setlur’s enquiry and make some suggestions. Explains Mr. Setlur wishes to use the information to make schools in Mysore more effective and advises Miss Matthias to correspond directly with Mr. Setlur. Geddes consents to indemnifying Miss Matthias on behalf of Mr. Setlur for any necessary expenses required.

Geddes, Sir Patrick, 1854-1932, Knight, biologist, sociologist, educationist and town planner

Letter from Patrick Geddes, to University Hall, Edinburgh

Asks that the official programmes of the Edinburgh Summer Meetings he is sending be displayed within the premises of the University Hall. Brief overview of the advantages of drawing more visitors to Edinburgh and comparison between the Edinburgh Summer Meetings, the Oxford Meetings and Meetings of the American Universities.

Geddes, Sir Patrick, 1854-1932, Knight, biologist, sociologist, educationist and town planner

Copy architectural plans, sections and elevations of proposed buildings and constructions in Pittencrieff Park and Dunfermline

Copy illustrations, plans, sections and elevations of proposed new structures or proposed revised structures to be situated in Pittencrieff Park, Dunfermline. These are included as illustrations in Geddes' report to the Carnegie Dunfermline Trust, 'City Development: a study of parks, gardens and culture-institutes', (1904).

Aitken, George Shaw, 1836-1921, architect

Paper by [Patrick Geddes] on sociology

Typescript. Attached: sheet with manuscript notes by [Jaqueline Tyrwhitt], describing the document as a 'second and incomplete copy' which 'could have been printed in Sociology Review [sic], Jan. 1924'.

Geddes, Sir Patrick, 1854-1932, Knight, biologist, sociologist, educationist and town planner

Lecture notes: 'Regions and Cities' by [Patrick Geddes]

Presented at the New School for Social Research, New York City. Relating to city and regional planning, including discussion of the following: history, education, geology, regionalism, Zionist planning schemes in Palestine, wheat and rice-based agriculture; the Outlook Tower, Edinburgh; regional survey; valley section diagram and its various types of occupations; city development. Mention of [Frédéric] Le Play, Frazer's Golden Bough. Typescript with some manuscript amendments.

Geddes, Sir Patrick, 1854-1932, Knight, biologist, sociologist, educationist and town planner

Copy letter from Patrick Geddes, University College, Dundee, to Mr. Gorrie, Dunfermline

  1. Encloses a copy of the circular [extant] of proposed courses for Nature Studies at the Outlook Tower. Asks Mr. Gorrie to write to the Scottish Education Department in support of the courses, as this might help secure funding for the teachers who wish to enrol.

  2. Copy of circular ‘Nature Study. Summer Course for Teachers’, Outlook Tower, Edinburgh, 6 June 1899.
    Advertises a course on nature study by Patrick Geddes and Robert Smith. The course includes field excursions, practical lessons, indoor lectures, open air and laboratory demonstrations.

Geddes, Sir Patrick, 1854-1932, Knight, biologist, sociologist, educationist and town planner

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