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Myers, Charles Samuel, 1873-1946 (psychologist)



Charles Samuel Myers (1873-1946), psychologist, was born in London on 13 March 1873. He attended the City of London School, and entered Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, in 1891, becoming a Fellow in 1919. In 1898 he joined the Cambridge anthropological expedition to the Torres Straits, where he carried out experimental studies on the sensory reactions of the natives and studied their music. He returned to Cambridge in 1902, and was demonstrator in experimental psychology, 1904-1907, and university lecturer and reader, 1907-1930. He was also Professor of Experimental Psychology at King's College, London, 1906-1909. Myers moved to London in 1922, becoming principal of the National Institute of Industrial Psychology, which he had founded with H.J. Welch in 1921, and devoted himself to its development. He died at Winsford Glebe, Somerset, on 12 October 1946.

Found in 123 Collections and/or Records:

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Letter to Myers from the Rev. W. R. Sorley of St Giles, Cambridge, 19140127

Reference Code: GBR/3377/CSMyers/1/8
Scope and Contents

There is discussion of a forthcoming meeting and who will be present: someone called Balfour cannot attend but Sorley is hoping that someone called Jackson will be involved.

Dates: 19140127

Letter to Myers from the Rev. W. R. Sorley of St Giles, Chesterton, about the choice of someone to present Ward's portrait, 19140202

Reference Code: GBR/3377/CSMyers/1/10
Scope and Contents

Sorley reports that Jackson declines the invitation to present the portrait as he feels he is not sufficiently conversant with Ward's writings. Sorley does not think that the Master of Trinity is the right person either, so suggests that Bertrand Russell be asked.

Dates: 19140202

Letter to Rivers from C. S. Myers on 'shell shock' and repressed memory, 1917-08-20

Reference Code: GBR/3377/WHRivers/3/13
Scope and Contents

Myers writes that he envies Rivers his freedom to publish his findings, since Myers was prevented by the military from circulating his work on 'reassociative' treatments.

Dates: 1917-08-20

Letter to Rivers from C. S. Myers with thanks for sending the 'Lancet' paper and commenting on it, 1917-08-02

Reference Code: GBR/3377/WHRivers/3/12
Scope and Contents

Myers praises Rivers for his work, but goes on to try to convince Rivers that hypnosis can be used effectively to reveal repressed memories (something Rivers is against).

Dates: 1917-08-02

Letter to Ward from C. S. Myers on the subject of consonance, 19120323

Reference Code: GBR/3377/JWard/3/3
Scope and Contents

Letter-headed: 'Great Shelford, Cambridge'.

Dates: 19120323

Letter to Ward from C. S. Myers returning some proofs that Ward had sent him with comments on them, 19140825

Reference Code: GBR/3377/JWard/3/5
Scope and Contents

Letter-headed: 'Shoyswell Manor, Etchingham, Sussex'.

Dates: 19140825

'List of Demonstrations', 19140609

Reference Code: GBR/3377/EPLab/1/13
Scope and Contents

This booklet was issued to coincide with the official opening of the new Physiology building and as part of the celebration of these new facilities.

Dates: 19140609

'Memorandum from the Board of Psychological Studies to the Royal Commission on the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge'

Reference Code: GBR/3377/EPLab/2/8/1
Scope and Contents

The Board begs leave to submit a report requesting the establishment of several new posts to meet the demand for study in Psychology. Number of students currently attending courses in the last year (the document is undated) amounted to between 70 and 80, whereas there is only accommodation for about 50 with present facilities.


Notice of a course of lectures to be given by Dr Myers in General and Experimental Psychology during Michaelmas term, 1914, 19140530

Reference Code: GBR/3377/EPLab/2/4
Scope and Contents

These lectures were intended for medical students and candidates for Part I of the Diploma in Psychological Medicine.

Dates: 19140530

Papers on ethnomusicology and the psychology of music, 1865 - 1943

Reference Code: GBR/3377/CSMyers/5
Dates: 1865 - 1943
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