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New Towns collection

  • GB 249 SC New Towns
  • Collection
  • 1905-2007

Collection of around 500 items relating to new towns in Britain and internationally. The material mostly dates from the 1920s until the present and includes reports, town plans and planning proposals, and maps. The collection also includes archival material relating to new towns in Scotland, with particular emphasis on Livingston.

Jaqueline Tyrwhitt papers

  • GB 249 T-TYR
  • Collection
  • 1895-1971

Notes; correspondence; lecture notes; published books and pamphlets; diagrams and glass slides. Many of the items are by or related to Patrick Geddes.

Tyrwhitt, Jaqueline, 1905-1983, landscape architect and town planner

Patrick Geddes papers

  • GB 249 T-GED
  • Collection
  • 1531 - 1969

The collection covers most periods of Geddes’s life, and nearly all of the places in which he lived and worked. It comprises correspondence, notes, pamphlets and books, photographs, maps, plans, prints and drawings, including Geddes' famous 'thinking machines'.

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

George Pepler papers

  • GB 249 T-PEP
  • Collection
  • 1902-1959

Minutes and papers of the Town Planning Institute and other bodies; papers relating to Singapore and other Commonwealth work; papers relating to international work; papers relating to town planning education; correspondence; press cuttings; photographs; maps and plans.

Pepler, Sir George Lionel, 1882-1959, Knight, town planner