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National Physical Laboratory

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0117 MS 538
Held at: Royal Society
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Full title: National Physical Laboratory
Date(s): nd
Level of description: Sub-fonds
Extent: Unknown
Name of creator(s): National Physical Laboratory
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Administrative/Biographical history:

The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) is the UK's National Measurement Institute. The Royal Society appointed the first Director of the NPL, Richard Tetley Grazebrook, on 1 Jan 1900; the NPL was opened in Mar 1902.


Scope and content/abstract:

Letters and papers about the early years of the National Physical Laboratory.

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Conditions governing reproduction:

No publication without written permission. Apply to Archivist in the first instance.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Copied from the Royal Society catalogue by Sarah Drewery.

Rules or conventions:
General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Feb 2009.

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