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Reference numberMM/13/90
LevelItem
TitleMinutes of meeting of the Excise Committee
Date13 January 1835
DescriptionOn 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.
Extent2 sides
FormatManuscript
Access statusOpen
Related materialSee Excise Committee Book, CMB/67
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA7956Brunel; Sir; Marc Isambard (1769 - 1849); civil engineer1769 - 1849
NA3175Children; John George (1777 - 1852); chemist; zoologist1777 - 1852
NA8218Faraday; Michael (1791 - 1867); natural philosopher1791 - 1867
NA7010Lubbock; Sir; John William (1803 - 1865)1803 - 1865
NA7547Pepys; William Hasledine (1775 - 1856); scientist and surgical instrument maker1775 - 1856
NA6616Roget; Peter Mark (1779 - 1869); physician and philologist1779 - 1869
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