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Papers of the Standards Commission, 1834 - 1872

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 62

Scope and Contents

RGO 62 contains papers regarding the establishment and regulation of standards of weights and measures. There are minutes, reports and evidence of the Standards Commission and Select Committees; copies of Acts of Parliament; and letters and documents discussing weights and measures.


  • Creation: 1834 - 1872


Conditions Governing Access

From the Management Group:

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Biographical / Historical

The Standards Commission was responsible for the regulation of standards of weights and measures.


2 archive box(es) (2 boxes) : paper

Language of Materials


Other Finding Aids

A handlist is available in the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The provenance of the papers is not known.


This description was created by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.


Standards Commission

Finding aid date

2007-05-25 12:40:12+00:00

Includes index.


Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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