Reference numberCLP/16/48
TitlePaper, 'An examination of the Roman and Greek foot, as well as of several other Italian measures, compared with the English foot' by Martin Folkes
DescriptionFolkes writes: 'In the wall of the capitol is a fair stone of white Marble, of the length of 8 foot 5 inches English, and of the breadth of 1 foot 9 inches and a half; upon which are inscrib'd the Standards of several Measures with these respective Inscriptons.' He presents and discusses these inscriptions. This paper is followed by annotated proofs of three papers from volume 39 of Philosophical Transactions, 'A catoptric microscope' by Robert Barker, Folkes' paper on measurements and 'Observationes nonnullae notatu non indignae, Anno 1734' by Johann Friedrich Weidler.

Subject: Metrology / History

Read to the Royal Society on 5 February 1735

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'An account of the standard measures preserved in the capitol at Rome'
Physical descriptionInk on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1735.0054
DOI: 10.1098/rstl.1735.0052
DOI: 10.1098/rstl.1735.0053
Related records in the catalogueRBO/19/41
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8378Folkes; Martin (1690 - 1754); antiquary and natural philosopher1690 - 1754
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