|<-- See earlier|
||Correspondence with Boyd Orr [John Boyd Orr] of Angus, Scotland discussing the volume and trips to China
||Postcard from Dr. Walter Hollitscher of Vienna, Austria, about publication of the volume and Joseph Needham's reply
||Correspondence with Prof. J. B. S. Haldane discussing points from the volume and other matters
||Correspondence with Prof. Herbert Franke of Munich, Germany about the provision of copies of the 'Science and Civilisation in China' volumes at author's rate and other matters
||Letter of congratulations from Horace Seymour of Westbury, Wiltshire
||Correspondence with F. Le Gros Clark of London, about Dr Robert Britton who was studying the influence of rivers on human history
||Two letters from Laurence [Picken] of Jesus College, Cambridge about the volume
||Letter from Barbara Niven of the People's Press Fighting Fund advising Joseph Needham of a forthcoming sale and expressing pleasure at reading 'Science and Civilisation in China, Volume 1' and Needham's reply
||Letter of congratulations from R. Barde of Paris
||Note of praise sent to Joseph Needham by A. [Lightof?] originally accompanying a gift of a copy of 'La Comunidad Indigena en America y en Chile'
||Christmas postcard from Mr and Mrs Owen Latimore in Maryland, U.S.A.
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Papers of Joseph Needham as a historian of Chinese science, technology and medicine
||Documents relating to an 'ungenerous' review by D. C. Lau published in 'Nature', 1 December 1956
||Needham, Joseph; Picken, Laurence; Eccleshare, C. F.
||1 Dec. 1956–17 Jan. 1957
|Extent and Medium
||25 sheets; Paper
|Content and context|
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letter to Picken from the editors of 'Nature' stating that 'third parties cannot intervene' and that his response could not be published; letter from Picken to Joseph Needham beginning 'Alas! It availed not.'; correspondence between Joseph Needham and C.F. Eccleshare of Cambridge University Press about the review and responses.
|Picken, Laurence Ernest Rowland (1909-2007) biologist, sinologist and musicologist|
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