|Title||Letter from Davies Gilbert, 27 Bower Street, to J W Lubbock|
|Date||10 January 1835|
|Description||Remarks on some system of ascertaining the strength of spirits which has been referred to the Excise Committee, of which both men were members.|
"The Excise Committee [of the Royal Society] 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, 'All Scientists Now: The Royal Society in the Nineteenth Century', Cambridge: CUP, 1984, pp168.
|Related material||See Excise Committee Book, CMB/67|
Fellows associated with this archive
|NA8707||Gilbert; Davies (1767-1839)||1767-1839|
|NA7010||Lubbock; Sir; John William (1803 - 1865)||1803 - 1865|