Haslemere, Surrey

The Chisholms moved to Church Lane House, Haslemere when Grace Chisholm (Young) (1868-1944) was five years old. Her father Henry William Chisholm, a civil servant, was from 1867-1877 the first and only Warden of the Standards, responsible for erecting the standard measures in Trafalgar Square. However, his support for a metric system in England was rejected by Parliament. [Grattan-Guinness pp. 106-7]

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