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Timeline of Maurice Nicoll′s Life

1884 Born a Scotsman at the Manse in Kelso, Scotland, 19th. July.
1886 Father, William Robertson Nicoll, retires from the Free Church of Scotland Ministry.
1889 Family moves to Bay Tree Lodge, Hampstead (an area of London, England).
1889 Enters University College Preparatory School.
1891 Death of Grandfather, Rev. Harry Nicoll.
1894 Death of Mother.
1897 Father′s marriage to Miss Catherine Pollard.
1897 Enters Aldenham School, independent school near Aldenham, Hertfordshire.
1904 Enters Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge.
1906 B.A. Cantab (Cantabrigia is Cambridge latinised) - 1st Class Honours
1906 Enters St Bartholomew′s Hospital, London.
1909 Father receives knighthood.
1910 Qualifies in Medicine. Joint publication with his sister of Lord Richard in the Pantry.
1912 Studies Freudian and Jungian Psychology in Vienna and Zürich.
1913 In practice in Golders Green, London. Partnership with Dr Crichton Miller.
1914 Captain in the R.A.M.C. (Royal Army Medical Corps)
1917 Works in Empire Hospital on shell shock. Publication of Dream Psychology.
1920 Marriage to Miss Catherine Champion Jones.
1921 Father awarded C.H. (Companion of Honour, an order of the Commonwealth realms).
1921 Asks Hermes to "illumine his darkness", birth of daughter Jane, meets Ouspensky.
1922 Meets Gurdjieff. Gives up London practice - goes to live at Institute in Avon, France.
1923 Death of Father.
1924 Gurdjieff closes his Institute; Nicoll resumes practice in Harley Street, London.
1931 Receives authority from Ouspensky to teach the System (the Work).
1939 Retires from Harley Street practice.
1940 Moves to The Knapp, Birdlip.
1941 Writes weekly letters on Work ideas, resulting in publication of his Commentaries.
1945 Moves to Quaremead, Ugley. Catherine Nicoll has an operation.
1946 Moves to Great Amwell House, Ware.
1947 Death of Ouspensky.
1948 Birth of granddaughter Isobel Salole. Dr. Nicoll feels he will not live much longer.
1949 Private publication of 3 vol. of Commentaries on Teaching of Gurdjieff & Ouspensky.
1950 Publication of The New Man.
1951 Sudden, serious operation after cancer diagnosis.
1952 Catherine Nicoll has an operation for breast cancer.
1952 Publication of 3 vol. of Commentaries on the Teaching of Gurdjieff & Ouspensky.
1952 Publication of Living Time.
1953 Death August 30th. Catherine dies December 13th.
1954 Posthumous publication of The Mark by his daughter Jane Mounsey.