Item 947 - Letter from Thomas B. Whitson to Patrick Geddes

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GB 249 T-GED/9/947


Letter from Thomas B. Whitson to Patrick Geddes


  • 17 October 1910 (Creation)

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  • Chartered accountant.
  • Chairman of Town and Gown Association.
  • Lord Provost of Edinburgh, 1929-1932.

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.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.

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  • English

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