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Oliver Claude Pell: Collections on Weights and Measures

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6462

Scope and Contents

Papers of Pell connected with historical weights and measures, and in particular with his contribution to P.E. Dove, ed., Domesday studies, I (London, 1888), pp. 227-385, on 'The Geldable Unit of Assessment of Domesday' (223 folios). I. Letters to Pell, 1888-1889, from the following: A.N. Palmer (nos 1-3); W.L. de Gruchy (4-7); C. Elton (8); C.F. Keary (9 and 11); F.W. Maitland (10, 12 and 14); [Sir] John Evans (13, 16 and 18); and C. Roach Smith (15 and 17), 30 September and 3 October 1889. II. Transcripts and notes by Pell and others on historical weights and measures, with particular reference to the Domesday Survey and the Isle of Ely, including (fos 123-124) a letter from F. Seebohm to Pell sending extracts from the cartulary of St Bertin, 7 March 1885 (in pencil).


  • 1884-1889


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1 file(s) (1 box-file)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received with the Francis Jenkinson collection, 1923.

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