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Picken, Laurence Ernest Rowland, 1909 - 2007 (biologist, sinologist and musicologist)

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Found in 30 Collections and/or Records:

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Bundle of thank you letters from recipients of copies of the volume, 1974-09-05 - 1974-10-18

Reference Code: GBR/1928/NRI/SCC4/8/3
Scope and Contents The letters form an original bundle attached to a note from Peter Burbidge of Cambridge University Press saying 'Returned with thanks'. The letters are from Aydin Sayili of Ankara, Turkey; P. O. Williams, Director of the Wellcome Trust, London; The Royal Society; Sung Chih-kuang, Chinese Ambassador, London; [?] of the Department of History, University of Chicago; D. M. Dunlop of Columbia University, New York City, U.S.A.; Laurence Picken of Jesus College, Cambridge; [?] of the Department of...
Dates: 1974-09-05 - 1974-10-18
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Correspondence with Adriaan D. Fokker of Beekbergen, Holland, about intervals in Chinese music, Chinese bells and other related matters, 1963-09-24 - 1967-03-21

Reference Code: GBR/1928/NRI/SCC6/18/3
Scope and Contents

The correspondence comprises 2 letters from Fokker; copies of 2 letters from Joseph Needham.
Fokker's letters have been heavily annotated by Dr. Lawrence Picken who looked into the problems raised on behalf of Needham.

Dates: 1963-09-24 - 1967-03-21
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Correspondence with Prof. Harvey Wheeler of the 'Journal of Social and Biological Strcutures' (U.S.A.) about a 'Symposium on Ancient Wisdom', and related documents, 1981-04-14 - 1984-01-04

Reference Code: GBR/1928/NRI/SCC6/18/16
Scope and Contents The Symposium attempts 'to decipher the mathological systems contained in several of the ancient 'wisdom' books'.The correspondence comprises 2 letters from Wheeler; copy of 1 letter from Joseph Needham.The related documents comprise a copy of a letter from Wheeler to Nicholas J. Bolton of the University of Oulu, Finland, about Bolton's study of the patterns of the 'I Ching'; copy of a letter from E. G. M. [Ernie McClain ?] to Wheeler, about his study of the history of Chinese...
Dates: 1981-04-14 - 1984-01-04
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Correspondence with Stephen Jones, indexer of the volume about the index and other matters, and related documents, 1984-11-26 - 1985-05-26

Reference Code: GBR/1928/NRI/SCC4/13/7
Scope and Contents

The letters comprise a letter from Jones asking for Joseph Needham's thoughts on the subject of Thang music; letter from Laurence Picken of Jesus College Cambridge discussing Jones' performance as a scholar; letter from Jones on completion of the index; letter from Joseph Needham to Jones commenting on the index; 2 further letters from Jones about the index; letter from Peter Burbidge of Cambridge University Press about payment for the work.

Dates: 1984-11-26 - 1985-05-26
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Cutting of a review by Laurence Picken published in the 'Manchester Guardian', 1954-08-26

Reference Code: GBR/1928/NRI/SCC5/4/1/4
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Many of the reviews came to Joseph Needham via Cambridge University Press and are accompanied by an explanatory compliments slip.

Dates: 1954-08-26
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Cuttings of a review by Laurence Picken published in the 'Manchester Guardian', 1956-11-16

Reference Code: GBR/1928/NRI/SCC5/4/2/14
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Many of the reviews came to Joseph Needham via Cambridge University Press and are accompanied by an explanatory compliments slip.

Dates: 1956-11-16
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Documents arising from Laurence Picken's reading of the volume, 1954-09-21 - 1954-10-04

Reference Code: GBR/1928/NRI/SCC4/1/51
Scope and Contents

The documents comprise a letter from Picken of Jesus College, Cambridge raising points on the volume; correspondence with Joseph Needham arrising from those points; Joseph Needham's typed response to the points.

Dates: 1954-09-21 - 1954-10-04
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Documents relating to an 'ungenerous' review by D. C. Lau published in 'Nature', 1 December 1956, 1956-12-01 - 1957-01-17

Reference Code: GBR/1928/NRI/SCC4/2/30
Scope and Contents The documents comprise a copy of the review; Joseph Needham's manuscript and typewritten drafts of a response beginning 'Few reviews less illuminating can ever have appeared..'; copy of Joseph Needham's letters to Lau and to the editors of 'Nature'; typescript copy of a response prepared by Laurence Picken of Jesus College, Cambridge; letter to Picken from the editors of 'Nature' stating that 'third parties cannot intervene' and that his response could not be published; letter from Picken to...
Dates: 1956-12-01 - 1957-01-17
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Joseph Needham's notes from two lectures by Laurence Picken on 'Chinese Music', 1954-06-03 - 1954-11-29

Reference Code: GBR/1928/NRI/SCC2/93/1/14
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: 1954-06-03 - 1954-11-29
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Letter from Joan Djuh McIntyre of Collingswood, New Jersey, U.S.A. about her work on 'Chinese folksongs', 1969-11-04 - 1970-01-13

Reference Code: GBR/1928/NRI/SCC2/38/7
Scope and Contents

The documents also include a copy of Joseph Needham's reply; a sample of McIntyre's work including translations and notes on 'The Grumbling Mother-in-Law' and 'Song of the Sparrows'; note from Laurence Picken of Jesus College, Cambridge commenting on the work.

Dates: 1969-11-04 - 1970-01-13
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Letter from Laurence Picken in Rangoon, Myanmar, about alchemists in Burma, and related Joseph Needham notes, 1972-04-02

Reference Code: GBR/1928/NRI/SCC2/194/1/9
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: 1972-04-02
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Letter from Laurence Picken of Jesus College, Cambridge, about a book on Japanese music and attached notes, 1951-05-11

Reference Code: GBR/1928/NRI/SCC2/93/1/5
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: 1951-05-11
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Letter from Laurence Picken of Jesus College, Cambridge, about a film relating to his ethnomusicalogical activities and copy of Joseph Needham's reply, 1987-02-04 - 1987-02-09

Reference Code: GBR/1928/NRI/SCC2/93/1/56
Scope and Contents

The documents also include an invitation to a preview of the film entitled 'Half a Life: A Zoologist's Search for Music'.

Dates: 1987-02-04 - 1987-02-09
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Letter from Laurence Picken of Jesus College, Cambridge, about Robinson's work on the calculations of Chu Tsai-Yü [朱載堉 / Zhu Zaiyu], 1950-10-05

Reference Code: GBR/1928/NRI/SCC2/93/4/4
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: 1950-10-05
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Letter from Laurence Picken of Jesus College, Cambridge thanking Joseph Needham for a gift copy and discussing his review of the accoustics section of the volume, 1962-10-07

Reference Code: GBR/1928/NRI/SCC4/4/4
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: 1962-10-07
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Letter from Lawrence Picken of Jesus College, Cambridge, about diffusion in music, 1971-10-11

Reference Code: GBR/1928/NRI/SCC6/18/7
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Joseph Needham's file title reads 'Physics, acounstics, misc > 70 [Dorothy Needham] > 2nd Edition Material'.

Dates: 1971-10-11
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Letter to Laurence Picken thanking him for a review in the 'Manchester Guardian' and cuttings of the review, 1954-08-20 - 1954-08-29

Reference Code: GBR/1928/NRI/SCC5/4/1/72
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Many of the reviews came to Joseph Needham via Cambridge University Press and are accompanied by an explanatory compliments slip.

Dates: 1954-08-20 - 1954-08-29
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