We discussed earlier that DJ died in 2015 but this was only communicated to chess circles late in 2016.
We had no contact with his widow but If you look back to my posting of Tuesday you will see that she has recently been in touch with the BCCA.
Brian and I (when I get back from the World Seniors) will try to find out what Jean Rogers actually has in terms of a MS (computerised or not? how many words?), how many games, primary source info from the Thomas family, photos etc.
I am not in a position to contact the other person, Stephen Jackson, who has been researching Thomas to see what exactly he has and whether he is willing to cooperate with the Rogers project. There is also the question of whether Roger Paige (who self-published a book on Thomas several years ago, which was deficient in many respects) has collected anything further that he may be willing to contribute.
Making contact with Mr Jackson and possibly Mr Paige (who may still be a member of Edinburgh Chess Club) looks like the next step. As I am about to leave for Italy, there is no more I can contribute at this stage. So can other forum members please try to help in this regard?