Mrs Barbara S Martin: Patrick Geddes Memorabilia

Scope and Content

Photocopies of papers and photographs in Mrs Martin's possession relating to Patrick Geddes and his influence on her family 1854-1982.

Administrative / Biographical History

Mrs Martin [ne Marr] was born in Soissons, France, in 1927. Her father, Thomas R Marr, had been first a student of Patrick Geddes at University College Dundee, and subsequently a lecturer in the Department of Botany there. He worked with Geddes in Edinburgh and Paris and was invited by him to join the staff of the Collge des Eacutecossais at Montpellier in late 1929. The family were close friends of the Geddeses and Mrs Martin can remember Patrick Geddes from her early childhood. He died when she was five years old. This collection comprises photocopies of papers and photographs in Mrs Martin's possession.


Records are arranged to reflect their original order.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act and any other appropriate legislation.

Acquisition Information



Fonds level description compiled by Sarah Chubb, Archives Hub Project Archivist, January 2002.

Other Finding Aids

Descriptive list. Subject source lists and databases are also available.

Alternative Form Available

No known copies.

Conditions Governing Use

Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges are made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply.

Custodial History



None expected.

Related Material

GB 254 Recs C/9 Papers of Patrick Geddes

Correspondence and papers at Strathclyde University Archives (ref: T-GED, T-TYR); correspondence and papers 1879-1932 at the National Library of Scotland, Manuscripts Division (ref: MSS 10501-657, 19253-87, 19994-99); official papers 1919-22 at the Public Record Office (ref: MT49); letters to James Mavor 1887-1925 at the University of Toronto Library; correspondence with Charles Sarolea 1912-29 at Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections (ref: Sar coll)

Additional Information

The material is original.