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WILKINS, Maurice Hugh Frederick (1916-2004)

K/PP178/10/1-15: Papers, 1975-1981, relating to the Arthur Stanley Eddington memorial lectures on the history of science given by Wilkins Apr-May 1978, Cambridge University, under the title ‘Science and the divine’

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K/PP178/10/1

1975-1981

Papers of M H F Wilkins: correspondence relating to arrangements for the 1978 Eddington memorial lectures

Correspondence between Wilkins, members of the Eddington Memorial Trust and staff of Cambridge University Press relating to arrangements for the lecture series, given by Wilkins Apr-May 1978 as ‘Science and the divine’, and latterly to his progress with preparing the texts for publication (they were apparently never published).  File also includes letters to Wilkins from members of the audience, with comment on his lectures.  Personal data in the file is CLOSED for review 2071

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K/PP178/10/12

1978

Papers of M H F Wilkins: articles by P M Rattansi on seventeenth century English science

Letter from Prof Piyo M Rattansi, University College London, Mar 1978, to Wilkins, concerning Wilkins’ research for his lecture series, ‘Science and the divine’, given as the Eddington memorial lectures, Cambridge, Apr-May 1978, enclosing articles and reviews by Rattansi, including: ‘Paracelsus and the Puritan revolution’, offprint from Ambix, Feb 1963; ‘Politics and natural philosophy in Civil War England’, offprint from Actes du X1 Congres International d’Histoire des Sciences, 1967; ‘The intellectual origins of the Royal Society’, offprint from Notes and records of the Royal Society of London, Dec 1968; ‘Newton’s alchemical studies’, published in Science, medicine and society in the Renaissance (Science History Publications, New York, 1972); ‘Science and religion in the seventeenth century’, published in The emergence of science in Western Europe, (Macmillan Press, London, 1975); ‘Isaac Newton – 250th anniversary’, offprint from Physics Education, Sep 1977


K/PP178/10/2

1976-1978

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to Wilkins’ research on the history of science for his Eddington memorial lectures

Manuscript notes, published articles, pamphlets, press cuttings and other background information relating to Wilkins’ research on the history of science for his lecture series, ‘Science and the divine’, given as the Eddington memorial lectures, Cambridge, Apr-May 1978.  File includes; published text of the 1969 Eddington memorial lecture, ‘Observations on man, his frame, his duty and his expectations’, by W Grey Walter; guides to the Science Museum Library and Victoria & Albert Museum Library; published lecture text, ‘Reconciling physics with reality’ by A B Pippard (Cambridge University Press, 1972); copy correspondence, 1976, relating to attempts to find the source of a quotation from Søren Aabye Kierkegaard 

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K/PP178/10/3

1976-1980

Papers of M H F Wilkins: press cuttings relating to the history of philosophy

Press cuttings and photocopy journal articles relating chiefly to the history of philosophy, collected by Wilkins as background information for his lecture series, ‘Science and the divine’, given as the Eddington memorial lectures, Cambridge, Apr-May 1978, and the planned subsequent book

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K/PP178/10/4

1977-1978

Papers of M H F Wilkins: correspondence and background information relating to Wilkins’ research for his Eddington memorial lectures

Letters, offprints, copy articles and notes relating to Wilkins’ research for his lecture series, ‘Science and the divine’, given as the Eddington memorial lectures, Cambridge, Apr-May 1978.  File includes: letter to Wilkins from Robert Young, Nov 1977, on the place of science in modern history, and potentially useful sources for research; note from Roy Porter, Cambridge, Dec 1977, on possible sources on medieval science; typescript article by B J T Dodds, ‘Multiple perspectives: the seventeenth century scientific revolution then and now’, subsequently published in History of Science, 1977; letter from Jerry Ravetz, Leeds University, Apr 1978, enclosing offprints of his article, ‘Francis Bacon and the reform of philosophy’ published in Science, medicine and society in the Renaissance (Science History Publications, New York, 1972), and pamphlet, ‘Science in crisis’, published by Towards Survival, 1975; letters from Wilkins to UK regimental museums, Apr 1978, apparently unsent, concerning picture research.  Personal data in the file is CLOSED for review 2057

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K/PP178/10/5

1977

Papers of M H F Wilkins: articles by Alistair Crombie on the history of science

Exchange of letters between Wilkins and Alistair Cameron Crombie, Oxford University, 1977, on possible sources for Wilkins’ research for his lecture series, ‘Science and the divine’, given as the Eddington memorial lectures, Cambridge, Apr-May 1978, with published articles by Crombie: ‘The future of biology: the history of a program’, offprint from Federation Proceedings, Sep-Oct 1966; ‘Historical commitments of biology’, offprint from The British Journal for the History of Science, Dec 1966; ‘The mechanistic hypothesis and the scientific study of vision: some optical ideas as a background to the invention of the microscope’, offprint from Proceedings of the Royal Microscopical Society, 1967; ‘Some attitudes to scientific progress: ancient, medieval and early modern’, photocopy from History of Science, 1975; ‘Marin Mersenne (1588-1648) and the seventeenth century problem of scientific acceptability’, offprint from Physis: Rivista Internazionale di Storia della Scienza, 1975; typescript draft, ‘Styles of scientific thinking in medieval and early modern Europe’

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K/PP178/10/6

1977

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to Wilkins’ research on science in ancient Egypt and Greece

Manuscript notes and copy background information relating to Wilkins’ research on science in ancient Egypt and Greece, for his lecture series, ‘Science and the divine’, given as the Eddington memorial lectures, Cambridge, Apr-May 1978

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K/PP178/10/7

1977-1979

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to Wilkins’ research on Pythagoras

Manuscript notes and photocopy background information relating to Wilkins’ research on ancient Greek mathematician and philosopher Pythagoras for his lecture series, ‘Science and the divine’, given as the Eddington memorial lectures, Cambridge, Apr-May 1978, and the planned subsequent book

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K/PP178/10/8

1977-1978

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to Wilkins’ research on science and philosophy from the Middle Ages to the nineteenth century

Manuscript notes and background information relating to Wilkins’ research on science from the Middle Ages to the nineteenth century, for his lecture series, ‘Science and the divine’, given as the Eddington memorial lectures, Cambridge, Apr-May 1978.  File includes published articles by Stephen Finney Mason: ‘The scientific revolution and the Protestant reformation’, offprint from Annals of Science, Jun 1953; ‘The idea of progress and theories of evolution in science’, offprint from Centaurus: International Magazine of the History of Science and Medicine, 1953; ‘From hierarchy to evolution in the theory of biology’, offprint from Democracy and the Labour movement (Lawrence & Wishart Ltd, London, 1955)

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K/PP178/10/9

1977

Papers of M H F Wilkins: correspondence and other papers relating to Wilkins’ research on the Franciscan order

Correspondence, notes and background information relating to Wilkins’ research on the Franciscan order for his lecture series, ‘Science and the divine’, given as the Eddington memorial lectures, Cambridge, Apr-May 1978

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K/PP178/10/10

1977-1980

Papers of M H F Wilkins: papers relating to Wilkins’ research on Roger Bacon

Manuscript notes, copy published articles and other background information relating to Wilkins’ research on philosopher and Franciscan friar Roger Bacon (1214-1294) for his lecture series, ‘Science and the divine’, given as the Eddington memorial lectures, Cambridge, Apr-May 1978, and the planned subsequent book.  File includes photocopy articles ‘Roger Bacon and the state of science in the thirteenth century’ by Robert Steele, published in Studies in the history and method of science (Oxford University Press, 1921), and  ‘Roger Bacon’, by A G Little, published in Proceedings of the British Academy, 1928

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K/PP178/10/11

1977-1978

Papers of M H F Wilkins: notes and drafts for Wilkins’ Eddington memorial lecture series

Manuscript drafts and notes for Wilkins’ lecture series, ‘Science and the divine’, given as the Eddington memorial lectures, Cambridge, Apr-May 1978

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K/PP178/10/12

1978

Papers of M H F Wilkins: articles by P M Rattansi on seventeenth century English science

Letter from Prof Piyo M Rattansi, University College London, Mar 1978, to Wilkins, concerning Wilkins’ research for his lecture series, ‘Science and the divine’, given as the Eddington memorial lectures, Cambridge, Apr-May 1978, enclosing articles and reviews by Rattansi, including: ‘Paracelsus and the Puritan revolution’, offprint from Ambix, Feb 1963; ‘Politics and natural philosophy in Civil War England’, offprint from Actes du X1 Congres International d’Histoire des Sciences, 1967; ‘The intellectual origins of the Royal Society’, offprint from Notes and records of the Royal Society of London, Dec 1968; ‘Newton’s alchemical studies’, published in Science, medicine and society in the Renaissance (Science History Publications, New York, 1972); ‘Science and religion in the seventeenth century’, published in The emergence of science in Western Europe, (Macmillan Press, London, 1975); ‘Isaac Newton – 250th anniversary’, offprint from Physics Education, Sep 1977

1 file


K/PP178/10/13

1978

Papers of M H F Wilkins: draft text of Wilkins’ Eddington memorial lecture series

Typescripts of the draft text of Wilkins’ lecture series, ‘Science and the divine’, given as the Eddington memorial lectures, Cambridge, Apr-May 1978, one copy with pasted-in photocopy illustrations

4 files


K/PP178/10/14

1978

Papers of M H F Wilkins: notes on expanding the text of Wilkins’ Eddington memorial lecture series into a published book

Manuscript notes on the work necessary to expand the text of Wilkins’ lecture series, ‘Science and the divine’ (given as the Eddington memorial lectures, Cambridge, Apr-May 1978) for publication

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K/PP178/10/15

1978

Papers of M H F Wilkins: illustrations for Wilkins’ Eddington memorial lectures

Photographic prints, slides and photocopy images collected for possible use as illustrations in Wilkins’ lecture series, ‘Science and the divine’, given as the Eddington memorial lectures, Cambridge, Apr-May 1978.  Images include: examples of Egyptian, Greek and Roman art; medieval religious art; illustrations of philosophical concepts; illustrations of early technologies, including book binding and milling; anatomical illustrations; works by artists including Hans Holbein, Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, William Blake, Vincent Van Gogh and Rene Magritte.  Also a manuscript list of possible illustrations, and background information on the Mary Evans Picture Library

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