Reference numberCMB/67
TitleExcise Committee
Date11 December 1832 to 3 March 1836
DescriptionContaining: copies of the Committee's two reports, copies of letters and other relevant documents

"The Excise Committee worked in response to a request from the Treasury: its task was to devise a simple and practicable form of hydrometer to be used by excisemen in assesing the duty on spirits, wine and beer, and thus it duly did, to the complete satisfaction of the Treasury", M Boas-Hall, <i>All Scientists Now: The Royal Society in the Nineteenth Century</i>, Cambridge: CUP, 1984, pp168

At front of volume; a list of Comittee members and the meetings they attended up to the meeting of 12 February 1833, and a note by J G Children to say that ' By a mistake Mr Lubbock was not summoned for this meeting (11 December 1833)'

Meetings held:
1. Exchange of Letters with the Treasury and Excise Office
2. 11 December 1832
3. 20 December 1832
4. 15 January 1833
5. 22 January 1833
6. 29 January 1833
7. 12 February 1833 - includes Report on the Spirit Hydrometer
8. 15 November 1834
9. 22 November 1834
10. 13 January 1835
11. 22 January 1835
12. 7 March 1835
13. 4 April 1835
14. 7 November 1835
15. 20 February 1836 - includes Report on the Spirit Hydrometer
16. 3 March 1836
Extent1 volume
Access statusOpen
Related materialMM/13/84-131 Excise Committee Letters and Papers, 1827-1854
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