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Record Unit 7214

Barus, Carl, 1856-1935

Carl Barus Papers, 1891, 1893

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Barus, Carl, 1856-1935
Title: Carl Barus Papers
Dates: 1891, 1893
Quantity: 0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Collection: Record Unit 7214
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These papers consist of a typescript of the article prepared by Barus and a copy of an 1891 report by the Great Britain Board of Trade Committee on the subject.

Historical Note

In March of 1893, Samuel P. Langley, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, asked Carl Barus (1856-1935), then with the United States Weather Bureau, to prepare a short article concerning the adoption of the international electrical standards proposed by the Great Britain Board of Trade in 1893.

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Descriptive Entry

These papers consist of a typescript of the article prepared by Barus and a copy of an 1891 report by the Great Britain Board of Trade Committee on the subject.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7214, Carl Barus Papers

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Container List

Box 1

Folder 1 "The Adoption of International Electrical Standards in the United States," by Carl Barus, 1893; and report of the Great Britain Board of Trade Committee on Electrical Standards, 1891.

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