Catalogue Entry: MINT00428

Personal letter

Author: George Allardes

Source: Mint 19/III.36, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

[Normalized Text] [Diplomatic Text]


Apologises for the delay in presenting accounts due to severe illness ('my old indisposition of vomiting blood'). Given the state of his health, many are looking to succeed to his post: asks Newton's support for his proposal that it should pass to his son. Though only sixteen, he could act through a deputy at first, and it would be unfair for Allardes' heirs to be deprived of the money still owing to him as master.


Signed by Allardes.

Printed in NC, 4: 541.

© 2020 The Newton Project

Professor Rob Iliffe
Director, AHRC Newton Papers Project

Scott Mandelbrote,
Fellow & Perne librarian, Peterhouse, Cambridge

Faculty of History, George Street, Oxford, OX1 2RL -

Privacy Statement

  • University of Oxford
  • Arts and Humanities Research Council
  • JISC