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Thomas Egleston papers, 1857-1901

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Series III: Metric System Materials

This series consists of material arguing in favor of the United States moving to the metric system. The series includes correspondence between Egleston and other metric advocates, as well as published pamphlets, speeches, and reports relating to the metric system and its uses and advantages.

Box 2 Correspondence, 1893-1895

Documents and Pamphlets Related to the Metric System

Box 2 Report of Charles W. Stone on Metric System

Box 2 Letter from the Secretary of the Treasury Regarding the Adoption of the Metric System

Box 2 House Bill for Exclusive Use of Metric System in Customs Service

Box 2 Pamphlet-- Lord Kelvin on the Metric System

Box 2 List of Bodies Which Have Approved the Metric System in the US

Box 2 American Standards of Length Report on Methods and Results of the Metric System

Box 2 Pamphlet-- "The Metric System" by T.C. Mendenhall

Box 2 Speech of Charles Sumner on the Metric System

Box 2 "Metric Coinage"-- Report to the U.S. House of Representatives

Box 2 Proceedings of the American Metrological Society, 1873

Box 2 International Meridian Conference, Message of President, 1888

Box 2 Blueprints of Proposed Wire Gauge

Box 2 Proposed U.S. Standard Gauges, (3 Folders)

Box 2 Relation of Proposed Metric and Mechanical Engineers, (2 Folders)

Box 2 Gradations for the New Decimal Gauge

Ephemera Related to Metric System