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Reference numberMM/13/85
LevelItem
TitleMinutes of meeting of the Excise Committee
Date20 December 1832
DescriptionVery rough notes.

"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, 'All Scientists Now: The Royal Society in the Nineteenth Century', Cambridge: CUP, 1984, pp168.

Present at the meeting: Francis Bailey, Captain Francis Beaufort, W T Brande, M I Brunel, Michael Faraday, WH Pepys, Rev R Sheepshanks and J W Lubbock
Extent1 side
FormatManuscript
Access statusOpen
Related materialSee Excise Committee Book, CMB/67
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA5914Beaufort; Sir; Francis (1774 - 1857); hydrographer1774 - 1857
NA3249Brande; William Thomas (1788 - 1866)1788 - 1866
NA7956Brunel; Sir; Marc Isambard (1769 - 1849); civil engineer1769 - 1849
NA8218Faraday; Michael (1791 - 1867); natural philosopher1791 - 1867
NA7547Pepys; William Hasledine (1775 - 1856); scientist and surgical instrument maker1775 - 1856
NA5536Sheepshanks; Richard (1794 - 1855)1794 - 1855
NA7010Lubbock; Sir; John William (1803 - 1865)1803 - 1865
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