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Correspondence, lectures, notes and other papers of and concerning Sir Patrick Geddes (1854-1932).

Identifier: MSS.10501-10657


  • Creation: 1808-1954, undated.

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153 Volumes ; Unless otherwise specified, the volumes contain papers of various sizes, folio and under.

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The papers are arranged as follows:

MSS.10501-10508. Family Correspondence. MSS.10508A-10520. Letters of Patrick Geddes. MSS.10521-10554. Letters to Patrick Geddes. MSS.10555-10576. Correspondence with individuals. MSS.10577-10582. Letters to Anna Geddes. MSS.10583-10584. Letters to T R Marr. MSS.10585-10587. Correspondence of Mabel Barker. MSS.10588-10603. Miscellaneous correspondence. MSS.10604-10657. Miscellaneous papers.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented, 1960, by Lady Mears, daughter of Sir Patrick Geddes, except MS.10656, presented, 1969, by Mrs J Geddes, Edinburgh.

Related Materials

For other Patrick Geddes material see MSS.19253-19287, 19994-19999, 21199-21205.


Some of the material has been used by Philip Mairet, ‘Pioneer of sociology’ (London, 1957), Paddy Kitchen, ‘A most unsettling person’ (London, 1975), and Philip Boardman, ‘The worlds of Patrick Geddes’ (London, 1978).
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