Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:
Correspondence on printing and accounts relating to the Standards Commission. The volume includes a printed memoir from Airy titled 'Account of the construction of the New National Standard of Length, and of its principal copies'; 'Catalogue of a portion of the Library of the late Stanesby Alchorne'; columns of numbers for 'Airy's Gauging scale'; and a copy of a letter by Sir Isaac Newton from 'The Daily Courant', 30 December 1717, on the value of the sovereign.
Correspondence with the following members of the Standards Commission: F. Baily, C.R.D. Bethune, F. Gilbert, Sir J.F.W. Herschel, Sir J.W. Lubbock, J.G.S. Lefevre, W.H. Miller, the Marquis of Northampton, the Revd G. Peacock, the Revd R. Sheepshanks and Lord Wrottesley. The volume includes copies of printed papers from the Standards Commission and several diagrams of spirit barrels.
Correspondence with the following members of the Standards Commission: Sir J.F.W. Herschel, J.G.S. Lefevre, Sir J.W. Lubbock, J.C. Miller, the Revd G. Peacock, the Earl of Rosse, the Revd R. Sheepshanks and Lord Wrottesley.
Printed papers on standards, including English Acts of Parliament; conversion tables for Scottish Measures; Russian, Bavarian and Sardinian Laws concerning weights and measures; and newspaper cuttings. There are also unprinted petitions, reports and comparisons, including petitions from the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, and a draft of a former bill (1758) relating to weights and measures.
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.
Official correspondence and rough and neat minutes of the Standards Commission. There are also summons to meetings and papers circulated with the summons, including suggestions of standards, with annotated remarks; a draft and the report of the Commissioners; and letters to the Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Official correspondence and rough and neat minutes of the Standards Commission, with summons to meetings. The volume includes all correspondence on the distribution of the standards authenticated by Act of Parliament, the changing of the manner of charging the customs duties from per 112 lbs to 110 lbs, and correspondence with the Treasury on accounts and printing. There are also letters from astronomers, including Sir J.F.W. Herschel, J.F. Encke and T. Maclear.