Historical skills : weights and measurements

Aims to identify and explain some common difficulties in deciphering units of weights, measurements, and money in historical documents. Explores English and Welsh measuring systems, predominantly those used from the late sixteenth and early 17th centuries onwards, and those in force after the Weights and Measures Act of 1824.The resource includes a glossary and bibliography. Illustrative images of items from our collections appear throughout.
  • Source: The University of Nottingham
  • Language: English
  • Author: University of Nottingham. Dept. of Manuscripts and Special Collections. Digital Access Team
  • Lisence Terms: Except for third party materials (materials owned by someone other than The University of Nottingham) and where otherwise indicated, the copyright in the content provided in this resource is owned by The University of Nottingham and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike UK 2.0 Licence (BY-NC-SA)
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  • Course Publishing Date: Dec 5, 2007

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