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Metric system

Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:


Papers on standards, 1867 - 1871

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/365
Scope and Contents

Printed and manuscript papers from various countries, unconnected with the Standards Commission, concerning metric and decimal systems and weights and measures. There are also several reports from different commissions and associations on standards.

Dates: 1867 - 1871
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (

Units of measurement, 19730817

Reference Code: GBR/1849/FP/272/1/xlv
Scope and Contents

Letter contains a discussion about Fahrenheit versus Centigrade, and metric versus imperial as systems. Peck writes that he has had two teeth extracted by Eric Horne (with wordplay on his name).

Dates: 19730817

William Thomson, Lord Kelvin: Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7342
Dates: 1840-1907 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Access to the original papers is restricted. A set of microfilms is available for consultation, reference CM04807-CM04856