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Singer, Charles Joseph, 1876 - 1960 (historian of medicine and science)

 Person

Found in 39 Collections and/or Records:

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Correspondence with Charles Singer about his 'History of Technology' and its relationship to 'Science and Civilisation in China' and other matters, 1951-12-22 - 1952-02-06

Reference Code: GBR/1928/NRI/SCC2/2/54
Scope and Contents

Others matters discussed include Joseph Needham's request for copies of the 'Fremont papers'; the unexpected death of Gustav Haloun, Professor of Chinese at Cambridge; the health of Dorothy Needham; the decision by Cambridge University Press to bring out 'Science and Civilisation in China' in seven volumes.

Dates: 1951-12-22 - 1952-02-06
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Correspondence with Charles Singer of Par, Cornwall, about his work 'Herbal in Antiquity' and other matters, 1956-04-10 - 1956-04-21

Reference Code: GBR/1928/NRI/SCC2/255/2/1
Scope and Contents

The correspondence comprises 3 letters from Singer; copies of 2 letters from Joseph Needham.
Other matters discussed include old copies of 'Isis'; work of Wu Lien-Teh.

Dates: 1956-04-10 - 1956-04-21
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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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Cuttings of newspaper obituaries and letters published following the death of Charles Singer of Par, Cornwall, 1960-06-13 - 1960-09-03

Reference Code: GBR/1928/NRI/SCC2/16/131
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: 1960-06-13 - 1960-09-03
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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 about his review of the volume, 1960-03-25

Reference Code: GBR/1928/NRI/SCC4/3/7
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: 1960-03-25
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Letter from Charles Singer, accompanying a plan for his book, 'A History of Technology', 1950-11-20 - 1950

Reference Code: GBR/1928/NRI/SCC2/2/37
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Joseph Needham's file title reads '中國科学史/Book Itself/Generalities/Not CUP'.

Dates: 1950-11-20 - 1950
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Letter from Charles Singer in Berkeley, California, U.S.A., discussing his time at Berkeley and his plans for his return trip to the U.K., 1932-07-22

Reference Code: GBR/1928/NRI/SCC2/16/40
Scope and Contents

Singer also expresses disappointment at Joseph Needham's lack of acknowledgement for material provided fo 'Chemical Embryology'.

Dates: 1932-07-22
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Letter from Charles Singer in Berkeley, California, U.S.A., originally accompanying a copy of his itinerary for his return journey to the U.K., 1932-12-09

Reference Code: GBR/1928/NRI/SCC2/16/34
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: 1932-12-09
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Letter from Charles Singer in London, about two Chinese documents held at the Library of the Royal College of Physicians, 1949-06-30

Reference Code: GBR/1928/NRI/SCC2/269/1/6
Scope and Contents

One of the documents is a roll containing excellent illustrations of Chinese acupunture and anatomy. The other is a Chinese botanical text [Joseph Needham refers to the files botany].
The documents also include some notes on Charles Singer's views on anatomy.

Dates: 1949-06-30
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Letter from Charles Singer of Highgate Village, London enquiring about progress of Joseph Needham's 'History of Biochemistry', 1929-03-08

Reference Code: GBR/1928/NRI/SCC2/16/20
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: 1929-03-08
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Letter from Charles Singer of Par, Cornwall about Joseph Needham's 'Iron and Steel Technology in China' and copy of Joseph Needham's reply, 1959-01-05 - 1959-01-16

Reference Code: GBR/1928/NRI/SCC2/16/122
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: 1959-01-05 - 1959-01-16
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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 Charles Singer of Par, Cornwall, about the study of the History of Science at Imperial College, London and other matters, 1959-06-02

Reference Code: GBR/1928/NRI/SCC2/16/123
Scope and Contents

Other matters discussed include the employment of Derek Price at Yale University; publication of Singer's 'Short History of Scientific Ideas'.

Dates: 1959-06-02
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