|Title||Minutes of meeting of the Excise Committee |
|Date||20 February 1836|
|Description||On Faraday having found Mr Bate's Hydrometer and Tables to be correct for practical purposes and for the Report of the Excise Committee to be passed on to the Council of the Royal Society.|
"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, J G Children, Michael Faraday, Davies Gilbert, J W Lubbock, WH Pepys and P M Roget.
|Related material||See Excise Committee Book, CMB/67|
Fellows associated with this archive
|NA3175||Children; John George (1777 - 1852); chemist||1777 - 1852|
|NA8218||Faraday; Michael (1791 - 1867); natural philosopher||1791 - 1867|
|NA8707||Gilbert; Davies (1767-1839)||1767-1839|
|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|