Browse texts by category: Accounts and Expenses

1.

Copy of royal warrant authorising wardens to pay Mint officers' extraordinary expenses arising from meetings relating to recoinage.

Author: Unknown

Source: MINT 19/1/15, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00103

2.

Copy of royal warrant authorising payment by the Treasury of coinage expenses despite the expiry of the Coinage Act.

Author: Unknown

Source: MINT 19/1/312, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00104

3.

Accounts of incidental expenditure 5 November 1688 to 30 September 1689.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/1/84-5, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00105

4.

Personal expenses of previous warden Benjamin Overton for the year ending 6 February 1690 [= 1691] for a warrant to deal with clippers and for being made a J.P. for Middlesex, Westminster, Essex, Surrey, Sussex, Kent and Hertford, with a memorandum in Newton's hand.

Author: Benjamin Overton

Source: MINT 19/1/18, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00106

5.

Holograph accounts for master's expenditure to September 1688, September 1689 and March 1691.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/1/323, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00107

6.

'The Acct of ye Tooles delivered to ye Tower May: ye: 25: 1696'.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/1/200, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00108

7.

Accounts relating to the recoinage.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/2/282, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00109

8.

Holograph drafts of MINT00109 (Mint 19/2/282) and of a similar account for 1,223 ingots coined from the Eleventh General Remain of 10 June 1696.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/2/283-6, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00110

9.

Three further clerical drafts of MINT00109 (Mint 19/2/282), each signed by Newton.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/2/297-9, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00111

10.

Petition to Treasury: 'The humble Representation of the Provost & Fellowes of the Corporation of Monyers belonging to his Majties Mint in the Tower of London'.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/1/216, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00112

11.

Assessment of moneyers' bills for equipping country mints and other expenses, recommending several reductions in the total submitted.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/1/214, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00113

12.

Much longer draft from which MINT00113 (Mint 19/1/214) appears to have been distilled.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/1/209, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00114

13.

Copy of a bill from the engineers and moneyers to the Treasury for machines totalling £640.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/1/210, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00115

14.

'A List or Schedule of the Vouchers of the Account of Isaac Newton Esqr late Warden of his Majestie's Mint in the Tower'.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/1/19-20, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00116

15.

Holograph draft of Mint accounts 1688-1700.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/2/287-8, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00117

16.

Queries about the uses to which surplus funds in the Mint's hands may be put.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/1/326, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00118

17.

Expenses on Queen Anne Coronation medals [the last batch of which was ordered on 2 June 1702] amount to £2,485.18s.3 1/2 d.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/3/336, 338, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00119

18.

Two draft reminders that £2,485.18s.3 1/2 d. is owed him in expenses for Queen Anne Coronation medals.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/3/340-41, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00120

19.

Further holograph draft reminder of MINT00119 (Mint 19/3/336, 338), adding that 'I am now to make up my Accompts for the year ending this Christmas'.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/3/334, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00121

20.

Holograph notes on expenditure in 1687-1701, 1705 and 1706.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/1/343, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00122

21.

The house of the surveyor of meltings is beyond repair.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/2/497, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00123

22.

Bill to Newton from Charles Holt, brazier.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/5/41, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00124

23.

'An Account of the Medals of fine gold made upon the Peace 1713': holograph statement of expenses for 812 medals, with figures for their distribution 16 July to 8 August 1713.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/3/321-2, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00125

24.

Holograph notes of distribution figures as stated in MINT00125 (Mint 19/3/321-2).

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/5/36, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00126

25.

Further holograph draft of MINT00125 (Mint 19/3/321-2) with variant distribution figures.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/3/325, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00127

[1]

[Craig, NATM, 20, takes these to be Newton's own accounts and the date 1690 to be a slip for 1696, but the document reads unequivocally '6th of ffebr 1689 to the 6th ffebr 1690'. The suggestion that the accounts are Overton's is taken from Westfall, 570, n.65.]

[2]

Printed in NC, 4: 217 (which follows Craig's misdating of 1696).

[3]

Headed: 'An Account of the Charges in Receiuing into the Mint, Refining, Melting, Coyning and Paying into the Receipt of his Maties Exchecquer One Thousand Seven hundred Sixty Nine Ingotts of Silver Melted Down from the Clipt Monies that was found in the said Receipt at the taking the Twelfth genrll Remaine on the 24 day of Iune Last past'.

[4]

Claim for expenses of 'Eight Thousand Pounds and Upwards' incurred during the recoinage.

[5] Treasury

[6]

Printed in NC, 4: 310.

[7] Treasury

[8] Treasury

[9]

Printed in NC, 7: 424-5.

[10] Treasurer

[11]

Drafts of T. 1/79.56, MINT00935 and MINT00936.

[12]

Suggests the balance left in his hands by [previous master] Neale might go some way to cover this, depending on what other costs the Treasury expects him to meet out of it.

Also 38 draft monograms 'A' and 'AR' [Anna Regina].

[13]

[See CTB, 17, part 1 (1702): 428 for the Treasury order to pay Newton precisely this sum from the Civil List (23 December 1702).]

[14]

On 334(b): holograph draft acknowledgment, dated 24 September 1713, of receipt from Newton of 250 medals.

[15] Treasurer

[16]

Signed by the Mint Board.

[17]

Printed in NC, 4: 496-7.

[18]

The 1705 Coinage Act gave the Mint an extra £500 p.a. for salaries, maintenance and repairs, of which £400 has been allocated to the moneyers: propose that the remaining £100 should for the next two years go on building a new house.

[19]

On reverse: fragmentary holograph note of salaries and bills paid by warden Craven Peyton.

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