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History of science

Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

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.

Darwin Correspondence Project Archive

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10447
Scope and Contents

The archive is divided into two sections, covering the Bennington, Vermont, office and the Cambridge, UK, office. There may therefore be some duplication. Most aspects of the DCP's activities are covered, including appeals for funding, the search for letters, editorial policy, early computerisation, reports, publicity, outreach, and correspondence.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1960-2022
Conditions Governing Access: Researchers wishing to consult this collection will be required to complete a data release form. Additionally, some material is closed following the Archive's confidentiality guidelines for sensitive data (in compliance with the Data Protection Act (2018)). Some material is closed under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act, 2000: Section 41 information given in confidence. Please see individual catalogue entries for details.

Letter from J. R. Partington of Cambridge, about spontaneous combustion and Joseph Needham's notes of Partington's views on Greek Fire, 1955-05-13 - 1955-05-14

Reference Code: GBR/1928/NRI/SCC2/141/2/13
Scope and Contents From the Series:

The file contains an alphabetised list of subjects to be covered relating to incediaries in 'Science and Civilisation in China, Volume 5, Part 7' (See SCC2/141/1/1). The subfiles and documents within them are often marked with letters corresponding to that list.

Dates: 1955-05-13 - 1955-05-14

Minutes and papers of the History of Science Committee, from among the departmental papers of Professor Fox, 1949 - 1952

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/Min.VII.170
Scope and Contents

Include minutes, March 1949-June 1952; reports, 1951-2, memorandum on staff, 1951.

Dates: 1949 - 1952
Conditions Governing Access: From the Sub-Management Group: The minutes of some Committees are closed to scholars for periods of years; see each catalogue entry for further detail.

Notes written during Whitby's 1956 Commonwealth Tour relating to his life-saving transfusion in 1918 and the development of the Transfusion Service , 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0269/DCPP/WHI/2/6
Scope and Contents This brief overview describes how Whitby received his life-saving blood transfusion in 1918. The surgery to remove his right leg after he was severely wounded at the Somme was carried out by Gordon Gordon-Taylor, a surgeon from the Middlesex Hospital, where Lionel would later complete his medical training and forge his career as a bacteriologist. It refers to the outbreak of the Second World War, when he was 'entrusted with the creation and development of the Transfusion Service to supply...
Dates: 1956
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Generally open.

Papers of the History and Philosophy of Science Committee, 1959 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/Min.V.221
Scope and Contents Contents include: extracts from Cambridge University Reporter; reports of examiners, with statistics; notices of lectures; committee agenda, minutes and reports; copy letter of Registrary relating to the Reckitt Fund; letter to Heads of Departments on new developments for 1960-1; joint notice from History and Philosophy of Science Committee and Committee of Management for History and Philosophy of Science in the Natural Sciences Tripos; General Board circular concerning possible changes,...
Dates: 1959 - 1963
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: The University Archives are generally freely available to the holder of a reader's ticket for the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DR. Restrictions on access are imposed on certain categories of sensitive record: financial, governmental and personal, by order of the originating body or under data protection legislation. Access information, including opening hours and how to obtain a reader's ticket, appears as part of the Library's web site (