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Paper, 'A comparison of various sets of standard weights and measures' by some gentleman of the Royal Society

Reference number: L&P/1/200

Date: 1743

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Subject: Mathematics

Published in Philosophical Transactions, as 'An account of a comparison lately made by some gentleman of the Royal Society, of the standard of a yard, and the several weights lately made for their use; with the original standards of measures and weights in the exchequer, and some others kept for public use, at Guild-hall, Founders-hall, the tower, &c'

Read 16 June 1743.

Reference number
L&P/1/200
Earliest possible date
1743
Physical description
Ink on paper
Page extent
17 pages
Format
Manuscript

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Paper, 'A comparison of various sets of standard weights and measures' by some gentleman of the Royal Society, 1743, L&P/1/200, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/l-and-p_1_200/paper-a-comparison-of-various-sets-of-standard-weights-and-measures-by-some-gentleman-of-the-royal-society, accessed on 29 February 2024

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