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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