Papers on the International Committee on Weights and Measures, 1880 - 1891
Scope and Contents
Notes on extracts from Board of Trade reports, 1880-1883.
Contributions to the International Bureau of Weights and Measures, 1884.
Correspondence with Dr Hersch of Vienna, 1883-1884.
Correspondence with D. Gill of Berlin and Professor Huxley of the Royal Society concerning the misunderstanding regarding the Astronomer Royal's views on international geophysics, 1884.
Correspondence with the Treasury concerning the meeting of the Royal Society on international standards, 1884.
Letter from the Royal Society, with a copy of a Treasury letter on weights and measures, 1884.
Correspondence with Dr Hersch, Neuchatel, concerning the English adherence to the international standards, 1884.
Correspondence with Dr Hersch, 1885.
Notice from the Comité International concerning the adoption of metric standards, 1885.
Letter to the Admiralty concerning the Astronomer Royal's nomination to the International Committee and attendance at meetings, 1885, with a letter to Captain W.J. Wharton regarding when a reply might be expected.
Letter from the Admiralty stating that the Astronomer Royal may accept the nomination for the committee, with an acknowledgement, 1885.
Correspondence with the Comité International concerning nominations and meeting dates, 1885.
Letter to the Board of Trade concerning the adoption of metric and kilogram standards, 1885.
Correspondence with Sir Thomas Farrar of the Board of Trade concerning attendance at committee meetings, 1885.
Correspondence with the Warden of Standards regarding his attendance at meetings and the application for metric standards, 1885.
Memorandum from the Comité International concerning standard thermometers, 1885.
Letter from and reply to J.J. Hicks regarding thermometers and the ordering of two with fixed zeros, 1885.
Correspondence with the Warden of Standards concerning the purchase of metric standards, 1886.
Reply to the above stating that metric standards cannot be ordered, 1886.
Letter from J.J. Hicks requesting the address to which the thermometers are to be sent, 1886.
Comité International Annual Report, 1886.
Telegram from D. Gill regarding the proposed withdrawal from the Comité International, 1887.
Correspondence with various parties concerning British withdrawal and the decision to retain membership, 1887.
Letter from the Warden of Standards stating that metric standards have been ordered, 1887.
Reports on Tonnelet thermometers, in French, 1887.
Annual Report of the Comité International, 1887.
Correspondence with the Royal Society regarding metric standards, 1887.
Correspondence with the Comité International concerning attendance at meetings, nominations and distribution of standards, 1888.
Correspondence regarding the visit of the Warden of Standards and with General Strachy regarding comparison of standards, 1888.
Printed circulars from the Comité International, 1889.
Notice of a conference in Paris, 1889
Distribution of prototype standards, 1889.
Papers concerning the Paris conference, 1889.
Special financial report from the Comité International, 1890.
Printed circulars from the Comité International, including a notice of a meeting in Munich, 1891.
Letter of resignation from the Astronomer Royal to the Comité International, with its reply, 1891.
Circular from the Comité International of meeting notes, 1891.
Copies of correspondence with W. Foerster, Berlin, concerning misunderstandings over the ordering and payment for standards, 1884.
Access points: Board of Trade; Gill; Huxley; Royal Society; Treasury; Standards; Weights and Measures
- 1880 - 1891
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