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Board of Trade

 Organization

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

 Series

Board of Trade and Treasury, 1932 - 1933

Reference Code: GBR/0014/HOBE 3
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

The collection, though small, is interesting as no other papers appear to have been left by Hore-Belisha. It comprises letters, diaries, some photographs and documents (mainly copies) covering most of Hore-Belisha's career but concentrating on his most important position as War Minister from 1937-1939 and particularly the events surrounding his dismissal by Neville Chamberlain.

Dates: 1932 - 1933
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Individual closures of files are indicated in the catalogue.
 File

Correspondence on finance, 1959-12-04 - 1966-08-02

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 10/541
Scope and Contents

Correspondence regarding financial matters with, among others, the Hydrographic Department of the Admiralty; Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd; P.M.S. Blackett of Imperial College, London; the Board of Trade; the Science Research Council; and the Ministry of Public Building and Works.

Dates: 1959-12-04 - 1966-08-02
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence on longitudes and latitudes, 1873 - 1903

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/258
Scope and Contents Letter and observations from Captain W.J. Wharton regarding the results of his experiment to find the longitude of Malta from Gibraltar, 1873.Printed paper on the galvanic determination of the difference in longitude between Bombay and Malta, 1874.Newspaper cutting from the 'South Australian Advertiser', 19 February 1889, regarding Australian longitudes.Correspondence on marking Major Darwin's longitude station at Singapore, 1891-1892.Miscellaneous...
Dates: 1873 - 1903
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Correspondence with institutions, 1948 - 1957

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/541
Scope and Contents Correspondence with various institutions, including the following items:Correspondence with the British Interplanetary Society, 1957.Correspondence with the Science Museum, the Ministry of Education and others concerning a meeting of the Science Museum Advisory Council on 31 July 1957 and regarding the minutes of the meeting.Letter from the Institution of Electrical Engineers, 1954.Letter from the North India Science Association, 1953.Notice from the...
Dates: 1948 - 1957
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Instructions on standards, 1921

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/85
Scope and Contents

Official instructions and related papers concerning standards, including the proceedings of a conference held at the Board of Trade, 1921, regarding proposals for the amendment of the International Metric Convention, and a table comparing imperial with metric measurements.

Dates: 1921
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Official correspondence on standards, 1877 - 1932

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/147
Scope and Contents Correspondence with the Board of Trade concerning the custodianship of standards, 1877.Correspondence with H.W. Chisholm, Warden of Standards, 1877.Letter from the Board of Trade concerning arrangements for viewing the weights room, 1877.Copy of the Weights and Measures Bill of 1878, with the Astronomer Royal's comments, 1878.Correspondence with the Board of Trade concerning the Weights and Measures Bill, 1878.Correspondence with G.G. Stokes, Royal...
Dates: 1877 - 1932
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Papers on standards, 1877 - 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/149
Scope and Contents Correspondence with L.D.A. Jackson and J. Forrest regarding a system of simplified weights and measures, 1877.Correspondence regarding the Royal Society's copy of the standard yard, 1877.Letter to 'The Times' concerning the standards of length at the Guildhall, 1878.Correspondence with R. Ferguson and F.F. Barham, 1878.Notice of the International Congress for the Unification of Weights and Measures, 1878.Correspondence with the Royal Mint concerning...
Dates: 1877 - 1911
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Papers on the International Committee on Weights and Measures, 1880 - 1891

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/148
Scope and Contents Notes on extracts from Board of Trade reports, 1880-1883.Contributions to the International Bureau of Weights and Measures, 1884.Correspondence with Dr Hersch of Vienna, 1883-1884.Correspondence with D. Gill of Berlin and Professor Huxley of the Royal Society concerning the misunderstanding regarding the Astronomer Royal's views on international geophysics, 1884.Correspondence with the Treasury concerning the meeting of the Royal Society on international...
Dates: 1880 - 1891
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Papers on the Observatory's protection, 1893 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 7/60
Scope and Contents Correspondence concerning 'Special cases out of which arose discussions as to original protective clauses', including conferences at the Board of Trade. The correspondence covers the period 1893-1903, and is mainly with the Director of Works.Correspondence with A.W. Rücker and others concerning the protection of the Royal Observatory from the production of a 'magnetic field' as a result of poor insulation between the carriages of the trains passing by the Royal Observatory,...
Dates: 1893 - 1910
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Sub-Series

Transactions with the Royal Society, 1865 - 1870

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/393
Scope and Contents Papers relating to transactions with the Royal Society, including correspondence with its members. The material includes nominations for new members; computation of the wave length of light corresponding to spectrum lines; computation of wave lengths; comparison of magnetic disturbances recorded by self-resisting magnetometers; diurnal inequalities of terrestial magnetism as deduced from observations, 1858-1863; magnetic disturbances inferred from galvanic currents; and correspondence with...
Dates: 1865 - 1870
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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Standards 4
Weights and measures 3
Australia 1
Bombay 1
Brisbane 1

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