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Papers on the British Horological Institute, 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/658

Scope and Contents

Correspondence and papers regarding the securing of a Royal Charter by the British Horological Institute, including the following items:

Letters from F.B. Cowan, Secretary, to H. Spencer Jones, President.

Minutes of the fourth meeting of the Royal Charter Committee, 4 October 1956

Papers relating to the Annual General Meeting of 1 November 1956, including the agenda of the President (H. Spencer Jones) and notes for the next extraordinary general meeting.

Various notes, including 'Historical notes on the Bureau Internationale de l'Heure', 'A short history of the Ingersoll Company', and notes from a speech by M.L. Bateman, Managing Director, regarding Intersoll Ltd.

Material concerning the petition to the Queen and the Charter, 4 October 1956.

Pamphlet on the origin and objects of the Bureau Internationale de l'Heure.

'Report on the Mechanical Clock Industry in Great Britain' by E.A.M. Wood.


  • Creation: 1956


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1 bundle(s) (1 bundle)

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Finding aid date

2006-06-07 12:40:39+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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