Papers of Arthur Thomson

Scope and Content

His papers relate primarily to his work on James Frederick Ferrier, professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of St Andrews (1845-64), and to the life and writings of Aleksandr Pushkin (1799-1837):

  • ms38085-87: Ferrier files containing notes, copies and extracts from many sources
  • ms38088-89: Ferrier card index and microfilms
  • ms38090: Unpublished mss: longer Ferrier, Ethics and the history of Western Morals, Justfication of Belief
  • ms38091: : Editions of Lectures of JF Ferrier, photo album, 1960s-1980s
  • ms38092: Life and writings of Aleksandr Pushkin
  • ms38093: Miscellaneous writings, poems, drama, novel, Pushkiniana
  • ms38094/a: Manuscripts of articles, D Rutherford letters, RG Cant letters, miscellaneous letters
  • ms38194/b: Additional card index on Ferrier

Administrative / Biographical History

Arthur Thomson (1907-1987) was a noted philosopher.

Access Information

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Description compiled by Rachel Hart, Archives Hub Project Archivist.

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Custodial History

Bequeathed by Arthur Thomson and accessioned in 1988.


Arthur Thomson, Ferrier of St Andrews, (Edinburgh, 1985)

Additional Information

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