During the late 1920s and early 1930s, author Blodwen Davies corresponded with many of Thomson’s family, friends, and artistic peers to better understand his life and death. Many of these letters constitute the most significant, if not the only testimony we have from the people in question, and record anecdotes about Thomson covering the period from his childhood to his death.

Davies wrote two texts about Thomson, one in 1930, and one in 1935. You will find excerpts from the latter text in the Investigations — 1933-1949 section. This text was edited and reprinted in 1967. Excerpts from the edited version can be found in the Investigations 1966-1978 section.

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