File 2 - Folder of correspondence between [Henry] Wilson and Patrick Geddes

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GB 249 T-TYR/1/5/2

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Folder of correspondence between [Henry] Wilson and Patrick Geddes

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  • c 1906- 1916 (Creation)

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Letter: Patrick Geddes to [Henry] Wilson.
Introducing himself to Wilson, as they have a mutual friend in Mrs. [Phoebe Anna] Traquair. Geddes is very interested in Wilson's work and would like to arrange a meeting in London. Enclosing an article on cities (not extant), and promising to send a copy of City Development later. Manuscript. 1 document [London], 4 April 1906.

Letter: Patrick Geddes to [Henry] Wilson.
Regarding sociology and architecture, Geddes' work in Dunfermline, the possibility of a Civics Committee of the Sociological Society being established. Mention of J.C. Hudson and V[ictor] V[erasis] Branford. Dundee, 11 May 1906. Manuscript. 1 document.

Letter: Patrick Geddes to [Henry] Wilson.
Regarding Wilson's work. Mention of Lorimer [College], and of the work of Voysey and [Charles Rennie] Mackintosh and [Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh], Geddes fears approaching economic catastrophes which will affect city development. Manuscript 1 document. Dundee, 20 June 1906.

Letter: Patrick Geddes (for the Secretary, Congrés International des Villes) to [Henry] Wilson.
Inviting Wilson to attend the First International Town Congress (Town Planning and Town Life) to be held in Ghent on the occasion of the International Exhibition, July 1913. Typescript with manuscript amendments. 1 document. Brussels, 20 March 1913.

Letter: Patrick Geddes to [Henry] Wilson.
Relating to various town planning and exhibition schemes. Mention of Crosby Hall, Crystal Palace, the Congrés des Villes and Mr. Stuart Manson (a city father of Aberdeen and university man interested in staging an exhibition in 1915). Manuscript. 1 document. Ghent, 12 August 19[1]3.

Letter: Patrick Geddes to [Henry] Wilson.
Relating to an exhibition Geddes hopes to stage in the Old Corn Exchange in the Grassmarket, Edinburgh. Mention of social and educational changes in Edinburgh, the Town Planning Exhibition in Ghent and Geddes' future plans for improving the exhibition. Manuscript. 3 pp. Edinburgh, 12 November 1913.

Letter: Patrick Geddes to [Henry] Wilson.
Relating to an exhibition Geddes hopes to stage in collaboration with Wilson. Geddes has spoken with [ ] Wintour and John Burns and their focus is on the Cities Exhibition in Lyon 1914. Outline of the exhibition contents and layout. Asks if Wilson has received a copy of his Dunfermline book [City Development] and sends regards from [Anna Geddes]. Typescript. 4 pp. Edinburgh, 28 November 1913.

Letter: Patrick Geddes to [Henry] Wilson.
Regarding the forthcoming town planning exhibitions in Edinburgh and Lyons and Wilson's involvement in preparing several exhibitions (a Colonnade and Temple of the City). Edinburgh, 29 December 1913.

Fragment of letter: Patrick Geddes to [Henry] Wilson.
Regarding an exhibition Geddes and Wilson hope to take to Lyons, and negotiations with Mr. [ ] Wintour and the Treasury. Manuscript. 1 p. only. Edinburgh, 2 January 1914.

Letter: Patrick Geddes to [H. Wilson].
Regarding an exhibition Geddes and Wilson hope to stage. The Treasury has rejected [ ] Wintour's application for money. John Burns has promised to tackle Lloyd George directly, and Geddes also suggests that Wilson meet with Burns. Also regarding a project or exhibition in Aberdeen, recommending that Wilson contact George Adam Smith, [J.] Arthur Thomson, and W[ ] Longden of the Education Department who was formerly the Art Gallery Curator at Aberdeen. Typescript and manuscript. 2 pp. Edinburgh, 18 February 1914.

Letter: Patrick Geddes to [Henry] Wilson.
Regarding the sinking of the Clan Grant with the [Cities and Town Planning] Exhibition for Madras and Bombay on board. [Henry Vaughan] Lanchester has formed an emergency committee to gather more exhibition material.
Geddes also hopes that Wilson may be able to gather material in Venice which shows the history of cities. Mention of books by Braun and Blaeu. Seeking information on current social and architectural change in Italy: mention of the destruction of the Piazza Venezia for the Vittorio Emmanuel monument. Manuscript. 1 document. Madras, 5 November 1914.

Letter: Patrick Geddes to [Henry] Wilson.
Arranging a meeting. Manuscript. 1 document.
[ ], no date [c 11 September 1915: see following item]

Letter: Patrick Geddes to [Henry] Wilson.
Attaching a news clipping on British education during the war. Trying to arrange a meeting. F.G. Ogilvie of South Kew is sending Geddes his report for Sheffield museums. London, 11 September 1915.

Postcard: Patrick Geddes to Henry Wilson. Geddes is on his way to Calcutta and asks Wilson to send a drawing, possibly a reproduction of 'that wonderful Tower' or a monument in Aberdeen. Suggests that Wilson organise an exhibition of sketches with the A[rts] & C[rafts] Soc[iety], Manuscript. 1 document. London, 22 September 1915.

Postcard: Patrick Geddes to Henry Wilson.
Geddes had failed to see Wilson's work at the RA [Royal Academy of Arts], but requests illustrations from it for the Cities Exhibition in Lucknow. Manuscript. 1 document. Southampton, 7 April 1916.

Letter: Patrick Geddes to [Henry] Wilson.
Regarding meetings and events in London. Mention of [Henry Vaughan] Lanchester and C.R. Ashbee. Manuscript. 1 document. London, no date.

Letter: Raymond Unwin to Patrick Geddes.
Regarding the establishment of the League of Nations Society, and asking Geddes for support. Enclosed leaflet on the objects of the society (2 copies) and a slip expressing support for the Society's aims. Typescript and printed. 4 documents. April - May 1915.

Folder is endorsed with notes by Jaqueline Tyrwhitt listing the original contents, correspondence between [Henry] Wilson and Patrick Geddes.

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