|Title||Minutes of meeting of the Excise Committee |
|Date||13 January 1835|
|Description||On work being undertaken by a Dutch "Gentleman of Science", Mr Van der Toorn, on alcohol content in compound spirits.|
"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 assessing 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, M I Brunel, J G Children, Michael Faraday, J W Lubbock, W H Pepys and P M Roget.
|Related material||See Excise Committee Book, CMB/67|
Fellows associated with this archive
|NA7956||Brunel; Sir; Marc Isambard (1769 - 1849); civil engineer||1769 - 1849|
|NA3175||Children; John George (1777 - 1852); chemist||1777 - 1852|
|NA8218||Faraday; Michael (1791 - 1867); natural philosopher||1791 - 1867|
|NA7010||Lubbock; Sir; John William (1803 - 1865)||1803 - 1865|
|NA7547||Pepys; William Hasledine (1775 - 1856); surgical instrument maker and natural philosopher||1775 - 1856|
|NA6616||Roget; Peter Mark (1779 - 1869); physician and philologist||1779 - 1869|