Item 12 - Letter: V[ictor] Branford, to Pat[rick Geddes]

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GB 249 T-TYR/1/12


Letter: V[ictor] Branford, to Pat[rick Geddes]


  • 24 January 1927 (Creation)

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8 pp.

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Branford's descriptions of a visit to Rome, especially the new University City (Citta Universitaria) in Rome and the possibility of establishing a Sociological Institute there. Also mention of a new fruit and vegetable market; an agricultural co-operative bank; a working class quarter in the style of a garden-city; textile factories; the transformation of a street into an incipient 'Rue des Nations'; the Pincian gardens; Villa Medici; Ludovisi Quarter; International Institute of Agriculture; Mussolini; fascism in Italy; St. Peter's cathedral. Branford plans to use these observations in a lecture on 'Incipient Rome and its Region'. He suggests a town planning exhibition in Rome would be a modest beginning to 'a sociological mission to the Fascists'. Typescript with manuscript annotations.
La Colline, Territet, Switzerland.

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  • English

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