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Papers on the Standards Commission, 1866 - 1871

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/363

Scope and Contents

Printed papers relating to the Standards Commission, including a list of documents laid before the Commission; papers by the Warden of the Standards on weights and measures and metrication; clearing house returns; plans for measuring apparatus; a copy of the Commission's findings; drafts of the Commission's reports; a watercolour of proposed standards of length; a letter in 'The Times'; and four reports of the Warden of the Standards of the weights and measures department at the Board of Trade, 1866-1871.


  • 1866 - 1871

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3 archive box(es) (3 boxes)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

2006-01-06 11:41:34+00:00

Includes index.


Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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