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Papers on Standard Time, 1880 - 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/84

Scope and Contents

Miscellaneous correspondence, official notices, tables and articles relating to Standard Time, including the following material:

Proceedings of the Conference Internationale de l'Heure, 1913.

Colonial Office notifications to the Royal Observatory of changes in Standard Time adopted in the colonies and protectorates, with copies of various acts and ordinances amending the law in respect of time at home and in the colonies, including the Act of 1880 and the British Summer Time Act of 1916.

Report of the Summer Time Committee, 1917.

Tables by J. Milne titled 'Civil Time' showing the difference in time between Greenwich Mean Time and Civil Time in various parts of the world, taken from the 'Geophysical Journal', 1899.

Copy of the 'Distribution of gravity over the Nippin Trench and related areas' by M. Matuyama, 1936.

Copy of 'The Actual State of the Standard Time Question' by Dr R. Schram, taken from 'The Observatory', No. 161, April 1890.

Copy of the Proceedings of the Commission Internationale de l'Heure, October 1919.

Copy of a lecture given by W.H.M. Christie at the weekly meeting of the Royal Institution, March 1886, concerning 'Universal Time'.


  • Creation: 1880 - 1940


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Language of Materials


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Finding aid date

2006-04-24 14:59:13+00:00

Includes index.

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