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Simms, William, 1793 - 1860 (scientific instrument maker)

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Papers on standards reform, 1838 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/347
Scope and Contents Various manuscripts relating to the investigations into reforms of the standards. There are draft reports of the Standards Commission and a duplicate report of the Commissioners for the restoration of standards of weights and measures. The volume includes Airy's remarks on a proposed decimal system, questions put to civil engineers, abstracts from the standards papers, proposed metric systems, German weights and measures, and correspondence on printing the report. There is also...
Dates: 1838 - 1848
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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