Rapport sur les poids et mesures [manuscript] : fait à la Société royale académique de Savoie dans sa séance du 22 décembre 1828 / par une commission nominée à cette fin.

Société royale académique de Savoie.
Chambéry, 1828.
14 leaves : paper ; 288 x 196 (246 x 97) mm.
Weights and measures -- France -- History.
Metric system -- History.
Manuscripts, French -- 19th century.
Manuscripts, Digital.
Excerpt from the register of the deliberations of the Société royale académique de Savoie, most of which is a report from a commission named to investigate the standardization of weights and measures. The report recommends the adoption of specific decimal liquid measures such as liters and the pegging of retained national measures, such as the pied for land area and the grenette de Chambéry for grain volume, to specific percentages of international decimal measures. Information at the end identifies the report as an excerpt, records that the report was unanimously adopted, and is signed by G. M. Raymond, secrétaire perpétuel de la Société (f. 12r).
Ms. gathering.
Title from caption title (f. 1r).
Collation: Paper, 1¹⁴.
Layout: Written in 1 column of 29 lines on the right half of each page (left half used on one page for the rewriting of a canceled section); ruled in lead; left margin of text column marked both with lead and by folding.
Script: Written in cursive script.
Watermarks: BONTOUX, BEROUD.
Binding: Gathering sewn with silk ribbon, no covers.
Origin: Written in Chambéry in 1828 (f. 12r).
Local notes:
Lawrence J. Schoenberg & Barbara Brizdle Manuscript Initiative.
Penn Provenance:
Formerly owned by John D. Stanitz (Cleveland, Ohio), Ms. 48.
Acquired by Lawrence J. Schoenberg with other Stanitz manuscripts, Sept. 1997.
Deposit by Lawrence J. Schoenberg and Barbara Brizdle, 2011.
Gift of Barbara Brizdle Schoenberg, 2016.
Cited in:
Described in Transformation of knowledge: early manuscripts from the collection of Lawrence J. Schoenberg (London: Paul Holberton, 2006), p. 113 (LJS 217).
Cited as:
UPenn LJS 217.
Raymond, George-Marie, 1769-1839.
Stanitz, John D., former owner.
Schoenberg, Lawrence J., former owner.
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