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Simmonds, Thomas Charles The Glasgow School of Art
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Letter sent by Simmonds [from Derby School of Art] to Edward Catterns, GSA Secretary

Refers to decision by GSA to print the results of student examination successes; to amount of money spent by himself on the School; argues against Committee of Management claiming that he was allowed to take over Derby School of Art as a favour to himself; refers to recent High Court against a headmaster of an Art School.

Simmonds, Thomas Charles

Papers of Thomas C Simmonds, Headmaster of Glasgow School of Art, 1881-1885


  • correspondence sent by Thomas Simmonds, July - December 1885
  • correspondence received by Thomas Simmonds July - December 1885
  • correspondence from Glasgow School of Art to the Derby School of Art, September - October 1885
  • correspondence from the Derby School of Art to Glasgow School of Art, October 1885
  • Mr. Simmonds' cash book, 1881-1885.

All the correspondence listed here occurred after Simmonds left the Glasgow School of Art. The major correspondent is the School Secretary, Edward Catterns, and all the letters from him to Simmonds are the draft or copy letters kept by the school office. Other correspondence includes the letters between Catterns and the Derby School of Art regarding the situation with Simmonds.

Simmonds, Thomas Charles

Records of the Director of the Glasgow School of Art

Correspondence and Working Papers of the Directors of the Glasgow School of Art from 1846 to the present day. Material from DIR/14 onwards is currently uncatalogued and therefore not accessible for researchers. Papers are arranged by Director into the sub-series below, and each sub-series is catalogued in further detail: DIR/1: Henry MacManus, Headmaster from 1844-1848 DIR/2: Charles Heath Wilson, Headmaster from 1849-1863 DIR/3: Robert Greenlees, Headmaster from 1863-1881 DIR/4: Thomas C Simmonds, Headmaster from 1881-1885 DIR/5: Francis H Newbery, Director from 1885-1918 DIR/6: John Henderson, Director from 1918-1924 DIR/7: John D Revel, Director from 1925-1932 DIR/8: James Gray, Interim Director from 1932-1933 DIR/9: William Oliphant Hutchison, Director from 1933-1943 DIR/10: Allan Walton, Director from 1943-1945 DIR/11: Henry Y Allison, Interim Director from 1945-1946 DIR/12: Douglas Percy Bliss, Director from 1946-1964 DIR/13: Harry Jefferson Barnes, Director from 1964-1980

Greenlees, Robert