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Sheepshanks, Richard, 1794 - 1855 (astronomer)


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Papers on standards reform, 1848 - 1857

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/346
Scope and Contents Various manuscripts relating to the investigations into reforms of the standards. The volume includes R. Sheepshanks' handwritten papers on the imperial yard, correct measurement of yards and other lengths, comparisons of bars, the general history of standards and his own comparisons of standards, the selection of standard bars and his opinions on the Standards Committee. There are also memoranda on standard troy weights; reports of weights and measures for Manchester, 1850, 1852-1855 and...
Dates: 1848 - 1857
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