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201.

Original royal indenture confirming Newton's mastership and setting out his duties.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Mint 19/I.382-394, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00061

202.

Applications for the post of engraver

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Mint 19/I.140-45, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00062

203.

Response to the applications at MINT00062 (I.140-45) and others.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Mint 19/I.170-71, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00063

204.

Further draft of MINT00063 (I.170-71).

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Mint 19/I.152-3, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00064

205.

Further holograph drafts of MINT00063 (I.170-71).

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Mint 19/I.159-60, 164, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00065

206.

Further draft of MINT00063 (I.170-71).

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Mint 19/I.168-9, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00066

207.

Partial holograph draft of MINT00063 (I.170-71), followed by a partial holograph draft of MINT00070 (I.172-3).

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Mint 19/I.149, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00067

208.

'A Proposal for regulating the Gravers Office'.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Mint 19/I.147, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00068

209.

Oppose [Gabriel] le Clerk's petition to succeed Harris as engraver: would like to take him on as third engraver under Croker and Bull, but not until summer 1705, due to the cost of repairs occasioned by last year's storms [see MINT00063 (I.170-71)].

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Mint 19/I.167, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00069

210.

Reply to a query about the engravers' patent.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Mint 19/I.172-3, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00070

211.

Drafts of MINT00070 (I.172-3).

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Mint 19/I.146, 157, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00071

212.

Holograph draft of a warrant authorising Croker and Bull to take charge of all engraving tools and machines.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Mint 19/I.154, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00072

213.

Holograph preparatory notes, followed by draft letter, in response to a petition from the engravers.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Mint 19/I.158, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00073

214.

Following the moneyers' petition, the House of Commons has granted the Mint an extra £500 for salaries and maintenance from Christmas 1705.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Mint 19/I.206, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00074

215.

Petition to the Mint Board: 'The Case of Charles Stuart one of the Monyers belonging to Her Majties Mint in the Tower of London'.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Mint 19/I.207-8, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00075

216.

Application to appoint a new smith.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Mint 19/I.223, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00076

217.

Further holograph draft of MINT00076 (I.223).

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Mint 19/I.221, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00077

218.

Proposal for £35 p.a. for Francis Beresford to be taken on as apprentice engraver for six years to supply the place of [Gabriel] le Clerk, whose post has been vacant for some years.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Mint 19/I.165, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00078

219.

Identical proposal to take on Beresford as apprentice.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Mint 19/I.155-6, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00079

220.

Petition to succeed his late brother Daniel as assay master, having been his assistant for fifteen years.

Author: Charles Brattell

Source: Mint 19/I.96-7, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00080

221.

Three partial holograph drafts of a letter reporting the tests of Charles Brattell and Catesby Oadham for the post of assay master (two other candidates not having appeared): Brattell is judged the better candidate.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Mint 19/I.93, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00081

222.

Appeal against the Mint's verdict rejecting his application for the post of assay master, specifically accusing Newton of favouritism.

Author: Catesby Oadham

Source: Mint 19/I.94, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00082

223.

Another clerical copy of MINT00082 (I.94).

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Mint 19/I.102, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00083

224.

Summarises the assay master's duties and defends the Mint's decision in favour of Charles Brattell over Catesby Oadham for the post.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Mint 19/I.90, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00084

225.

'The state of the Mint in relation to the Queens Assay Master'.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Mint 19/I.91, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00085

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