Bulletin of the Philosophical Society of Washington, Volume 10
co-operation of the Smithsonian Institution, 1888 - Science
Vols. 6-12 include the Proceedings of the society's Mathematical Section, 1883-1892.
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Abstract and reference American annual Army Medical Museum avoirdupois pound beam compasses bibliography Biological Bird's standard brass Bulletin Capt catalogue Charleston earthquake cited Commissioners Committee communication comparisons Cosmos Club direction Doolittle E. B. Elliott election English equations exhibited fish formula Founder Francis Baily G. K. Gilbert Geological Survey Harkness Henry inch Le Droit Park Marcus Baker Mathematical Section meeting membership ment meteorological method National Museum observations Observatory organization ounces Phil Philosophical Society problem Prof Professor Baird read a paper remarks Royal Society scale scientific Secretary Signal office Smithsonian Institution SOCIETY OF WASHINGTON Society's Spencer Fullerton Baird standard yard standards of length standards of weight stract tion Title toise topographic total number Trans trisection troy grains troy pound troy weights U. S. A. Absent United viii volume W. H. Dall weights and measures whence William Woodward
Page 53 - To prosecute investigations on the subject (of the diminution of valuable fishes) with the view of ascertaining whether any and what diminution in the number of the food-fishes of the coast and the lakes of the United .States has taken place ; and, if so, to what causes the same is due ; and also whether any and what protective, prohibitory, or precautionary measures should be adopted in the premises, and to report upon the same to Congress.
Page 48 - Fame is the spur that the clear spirit doth raise (That last infirmity of noble mind) To scorn delights and live laborious days; But the fair guerdon when we hope to find, And think to burst out into sudden blaze, Comes the blind Fury with th' abhorred shears, And slits the thin-spun life.
Page 73 - Pale glistening pearls, and rainbow-colour'd shells, . Bright things which gleam unreck'd of and in vain ! — Keep, keep thy riches, melancholy sea ! We ask not such from thee. Yet more, the depths have more! — what wealth untold, Far down, and shining through their stillness lies ! Thou hast the starry gems...
Page lvii - Miller, who was one of the members of the commission appointed in 1843 to superintend the construction of the new Parliamentary standards of length and weight destined to replace those destroyed in 1834. A number of weights had been very accurately compared with the lost standard ; namely, in 1824 or 1825, by Captain Kater, five troy pounds of gun metal, destined respectively for the use of the Exchequer, the Royal Mint, and the cities of London, Edinburgh, and Dublin; and in 1829, by Captain v.
Page lxxxii - The universal cambist : being a full and accurate treatise on the exchanges, coins, weights, and measures of all trading nations and their colonies. By P. Kelly, LL.D.
Page xlv - Company. These comparisons having shown that the copy of the Tower yard upon the Royal Society's scale was about 0'0075 of an inch longer than the standard at the Exchequer, Mr. Graham inscribed upon the Royal Society's scale a copy of the latter standard also, marking it with the letters Exch., to distinguish it from the former, which was marked E. (English), and from the half toise •which was marked F.
Page lxxix - An account of a comparison lately made by some gentlemen of the Royal Society, of the standard of a yard, and the several weights lately made for their use ; with the original standards of measures and weights in the Exchequer, and some others kept for public use, at Guild-hall, Founders-hall, the Tower, etc.
Page lxxx - Commons, which was appointed in the year 1758, to inquire into the original standards of weights and measures in this kingdom, and to consider the laws relating thereto...
Page 66 - Brewer, and Ridgway. Such a monument of original research is likely to remain for an indefinite period a source of inspiration to lesser writers, while its authority as a work of reference will always endure.