|Title||Minutes of meeting of the Excise Committee |
|Date||3 March 1836|
|Description||Replying to a letter from Clayton Freeling, Secretary to the Excise, on the Excise Committee considering the relative merits of Bate's and Allan's Sacchrometers.|
"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, W T Brande, J G Children, Michael Faraday and P M Roget.
|Related material||See Excise Committee Book, CMB/67|
Fellows associated with this archive
|NA3249||Brande; William Thomas (1788 - 1866)||1788 - 1866|
|NA3175||Children; John George (1777 - 1852); chemist; zoologist||1777 - 1852|
|NA8218||Faraday; Michael (1791 - 1867); natural philosopher||1791 - 1867|
|NA6616||Roget; Peter Mark (1779 - 1869); physician and philologist||1779 - 1869|