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Singer, Dorothea Waley, 1882 - 1964 (medical historian)

 Person

Found in 25 Collections and/or Records:

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Correspondence with Dorothea Singer about the sorting of Charles Singer's papers following his death in June 1960, 1960-10-26 - 1961-01-16

Reference Code: GBR/1928/NRI/SCC2/16/132
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Fonds:

This series contains files on each topic set out in Joseph Needham's grand plan for 'Science and Civilisation in China'.

Dates: 1960-10-26 - 1961-01-16
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Correspondence with Dorothea Singer of Par, Cornwall about the deaths of Shimon Bodenheimer and E. J. Holmyard and other matters, 1959-10-16 - 1959-11-05

Reference Code: GBR/1928/NRI/SCC2/16/126
Scope and Contents

Other matters discussed include Joseph Needham's election as Master of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge and the publication of 'Science and Civilisation in China, Volume 3'.

Dates: 1959-10-16 - 1959-11-05
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Correspondence with Martin Johnson of The University, Birmingham, about his work on early instruments and related documents, 1948-09-03 - 1949-08-06

Reference Code: GBR/1928/NRI/SCC2/72/2/4
Scope and Contents

The related documents comprise a letter from Dorothea Singer of Par, Cornwall, referring to Johnson's work; related Joseph Needham notes. The letters make particular reference to the instruments of the Maragha Observatory and those made by Kuo Shou-Ching at the end of the 13th century.

Dates: 1948-09-03 - 1949-08-06
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Dorothea Singer's list of comments on the 'Physics' section of 'Science and Civilisation in China', 1952-04

Reference Code: GBR/1928/NRI/SCC2/87/1/3
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Fonds:

This series contains files on each topic set out in Joseph Needham's grand plan for 'Science and Civilisation in China'.

Dates: 1952-04
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Greeting card/leaflet from Charles and Dorothea Singer of Kilmarth, Par, Cornwall, 1935

Reference Code: GBR/1928/NRI/SCC2/16/54
Scope and Contents

The Singers have created this leaflet as an alternative to a Christmas card. The outside has an illustration of a hydra. Inside the leaflet there is text describing the work of Abraham Trembley (1700-84) and his work on hydra. There are further illustrations showing Trembley and his pupils at work.

Dates: 1935
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Letter from Charles Singer of Par, Cornwall about the meaning of 'natural law' and related documents, 1949-10-29

Reference Code: GBR/1928/NRI/SCC2/49/1/22
Scope and Contents

Singer's letter also discusses the work of the biologist and historian, F. S. Bodenheimer of Jerusalem; his scheme for a 'History of Technology'. The related documents comprise letter from Dorothea Singer also about the meaning of 'natural law'; related notes by Joseph Needham.

Dates: 1949-10-29
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Letter from Dorothea [Dorothea Waley Singer], Par, Cornwall, 1951-04-08 - 1951

Reference Code: GBR/1928/NRI/SCC2/2/46
Scope and Contents

Matters discussed include an offprint of a Joseph Needham paper from 'Archivus'; copies of 'Stapleton's letters'.

Dates: 1951-04-08 - 1951
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Letter from Dorothea Singer of Par, Cornwall about a project to catalogue scientific manuscripts in Istanbul libraries, 1949-12-20

Reference Code: GBR/1928/NRI/SCC2/16/90
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Fonds:

This series contains files on each topic set out in Joseph Needham's grand plan for 'Science and Civilisation in China'.

Dates: 1949-12-20
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Letter from Dorothea Singer of Par, Cornwall about a work by Mario Bunge entitled 'Casuality; the casual place of the Principle in Modern Science', 1961-06-13

Reference Code: GBR/1928/NRI/SCC2/49/1/63
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Fonds:

This series contains files on each topic set out in Joseph Needham's grand plan for 'Science and Civilisation in China'.

Dates: 1961-06-13
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Letter from Dorothea Singer of Par, Cornwall, about the 'Commission de Bibliographie' of the International Union for the History of Science, and related documents, 1959-08-27 - 1959-09-06

Reference Code: GBR/1928/NRI/NRI2/1/8/7
Scope and Contents

The related documents comprise a copy of a letter from Singer to the Council of the Union about the budget for the Commission; copy of Joseph Needham's reply.

Dates: 1959-08-27 - 1959-09-06
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Letter from Dorothea Singer of Par, Cornwall about the high cost of membership of the Congress on the History of Science, 1959-01-09 - 1959-01-23

Reference Code: GBR/1928/NRI/SCC2/16/121
Scope and Contents

The documents also include a copy of related letter sent to the Vice President of the Congress; copy of Joseph Needham's letter of reply.
The letters also discuss Charles Singer's completion of 'History of Technology'; possibility of Joseph and Dorothy Needham making a trip to Cornwall.

Dates: 1959-01-09 - 1959-01-23
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Letter from Dr. Dorothea Singer of Par, Cornwall, about the election of members of the International Academy for the History of Science, and copy of Joseph Needham's reply, 1956-08-10 - 1956-10-01

Reference Code: GBR/1928/NRI/NRI2/1/7/6
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Joseph Needham presented a paper by 'Chinese Astronomical Clockwork', co-authored by Wang Ling and Derek Price. He was accompanied to the Congress by Dorothy Needham, Lu Gwei-Djen, Wang and Price.

Dates: 1956-08-10 - 1956-10-01
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Letter from Mrs Charles Singer [Dorothea Waley Singer] of Par, Cornwall to Dorothy Needham, about a worker at the Warburg Institute with a knowledge of Chinese alchemy, and other matters, 1944-07-13

Reference Code: GBR/1928/NRI/SCC2/229/6
Scope and Contents

Other matters discussed include Dorothy Needham in China; Charles Singer's work on the Vesalius and the history of the manufacture and uses of alum; flying bombs in London.

Dates: 1944-07-13
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Letters from Charles and Dorothea Singer congratulating Joseph Needham on the work, and copy of Joseph Needham's reply, 1954-08-19 - 1954-09-02

Reference Code: GBR/1928/NRI/SCC4/1/36
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Fonds:

These files of correspondence are particularly interesting as they provide an insight into people’s opinion of the volumes. Joseph Needham opened a file each time a volume was published.

Dates: 1954-08-19 - 1954-09-02
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Letters of thanks and congratulations from Charles and Dorothea Singer, 1956-07-13 - 1956-07-25

Reference Code: GBR/1928/NRI/SCC4/2/2
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Joseph Needham's original file title reads 'Correspondence on and after pub. Vol. 2, including material for interleaved copy of 2'.

Dates: 1956-07-13 - 1956-07-25
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Manuscript list headed 'Important Sci. MSS in the Caius Library (DWS)', 1928 - 1935

Reference Code: GBR/1928/NRI/SCC2/17/1
Scope and Contents

The list appears to have been compiled by DWS [Dorothea Waley Singer] and Joseph Needham has highlighted several works and added comments.

Dates: 1928 - 1935
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Seasonal greeting card from Charles and Dorothea Singer of Par, Cornwall, reproducing the 'First Picture of a Museum', ', 1946

Reference Code: GBR/1928/NRI/SCC2/258/1/5
Scope and Contents

The picture is from 'Dell' historia naturale di Ferrante Imperato Napolitano Libri XXVIII', printed at Naples in 1599. The documents also include brief notes on the picture.

Dates: 1946
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Typescript of an obituary prepared by Joseph Needham for Dorothea Singer of Par, Cornwall and related documents, 1964-06-30

Reference Code: GBR/1928/NRI/SCC2/16/142
Scope and Contents

The related documents include a letter from E. Ashworth Underwood accompanying biographical details sent to help Joseph Needham write the obituary; letter from Julie S. Braham accompanying a cutting of the obituary as published in 'The Times'; copy of a Joseph Needham letter to the editor of 'The Times' expressing disappointment that the obituary was not published in full.

Dates: 1964-06-30
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University Publisher: Correspondence with Singer, D.W., 1942 - 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/PRESS 3/1/3/4286
Scope and Contents

2 carbon typed letters.

Dates: 1942 - 1943
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Scholarly access to this material may be restricted if it contains information exempted from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, 2000. Please apply in advance to the Cambridge University Press Archivist.

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