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Buchdahl, Gerd, 1914 - 2001 (philosopher of science)


Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:


Archives of the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, 1936 - 2006

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/HPS
Scope and Contents The archives cover most areas of activity to varying degrees. There are relatively large groups of records relating to teaching, learning and research, to the development of the discipline, that is, in the 1960s and 1970s especially; and small quantities only relating to accommodation and finance. Minimal if any professional secretarial assistance was provided until the mid 1970s to support the handful of academic staff teaching and researching the field. This was reflected in the...
Dates: 1936 - 2006
Conditions Governing Access: Within the archives of the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, personal records are closed to scholars for 80 years from the date of creation under data protection legislation. Restrictions are clearly indicated as part of individual catalogue entries.

Correspondence relating to a lecture visit by Dr. Hans von Bertele of the Institut für Industrielle Elektronik, Vienna, Austria, 1963-01-30 - 1964-05-07

Reference Code: GBR/1928/NRI/SCC2/16/208
Scope and Contents These documents were housed in a small sub-folder within the larger folder. The correspondence includes a letter from von Bertele setting out arrangements for a visit by Joseph Needham and Dorothy Needham to Vienna, 30 January, 1963; copy of a letter from Joseph Needham advising von Bertele that he will be invited to lecture at the History of Science Unit in Cambridge and of the difficulty in obtaining a price for a 'Catalogue of Collection of Old Scientific Instruments (1479-1800) of Ant....
Dates: 1963-01-30 - 1964-05-07

Correspondence relating to the purchase of the screen, 1966-01-11 - 1966-06-17

Reference Code: GBR/1928/NRI/SCC2/76/1
Scope and Contents The documents include a letter from John C. Huntingdon of Harry A. Franklin Gallery, Beverly Hills, California, U.S.A., describing the screen and offering it for sale at US$7,000; letter from Francis Maddison of the Museum of the History of Science, Oxford, explaining that the Museum cannot afford the price asked for the screen; copy of a letter from Joseph Needham to Silvio Bedini of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., U.S.A., asking for his opinion on the screen and if the...
Dates: 1966-01-11 - 1966-06-17

Letter from J. T. Fraser of Michigan State University, U.S.A., enquiring about a Cambridge University lecture series 'Aspects of Time', and related documents, 1964-11-09 - 1964-11-18

Reference Code: GBR/1928/NRI/SCC2/378/32
Scope and Contents

The related documents comprise a detailed table of contents for 'Essays on Time' edited by Fraser'; copy of a letter from G. Buchdahl of the University of Cambridge, responding to Fraser's enquiry on behalf of Joseph Needham.

Dates: 1964-11-09 - 1964-11-18

Letter from Mary Hesse of the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge, accompanying copies of correspondence with the Wellcome Trust, London, about the expansion of the study of the History of Medicine at the University, 1969-10-13

Reference Code: GBR/1928/NRI/SCC2/318/8
Scope and Contents The copies comprise a letter from Dr. [P. O.] Williams, Secretary of the Wellcome Trust to L. M. Harvey, of Cambridge University General Board of the Faculties, about the intention of the Trust to support the development of History of Medicine in universities, (7 July 1969); letter from Harvey to Gerd Buchdahl, about the Wellcome Trust's proposal and the commitment required from the University, (10 July 1969); copy of a letter from Buchdahl to Williams, setting out general ideas for a...
Dates: 1969-10-13

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