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Correspondence on the Standards Commission, 1868 - 1871

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/361

Scope and Contents

Correspondence relating to the work of the Standards Commission, consisting largely of notices, summons, circulars and agendas for the commission and enquiries on how the decimal monetary system would work. There is a paper by R. Richard on a new metric system, rough minutes of the Commission, and a cutting from the 'Daily Courier' on a metric system employed in a Liverpool warehouse. The correspondents include H. James, J.G.S. Lefevre, W.H. Miller, L. Mallet, J. Glaisher, J.F.W. Herschel, W.H.C. Bartlett, A. de Morgan, W. Farr and H.W. Chisholm, Warden of the Standards.


  • Creation: 1868 - 1871


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1 volume(s) (1 volume)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

2006-01-06 11:41:31+00:00

Includes index.

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