Browse texts by category: Non-Newtonian Documents

1.

Statement by Joseph Hoyle of the Signet Office that appointments to the mastership prior to Newton's were normally for life.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/1/88, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00899

2.

Memorandum (beginning missing) on the allocation of the 3 1/2 d. poundage under Newton's administration.

Author: J. Kemp

Source: MINT 19/2/428, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00900

3.

Memorandum on moneyers' charges for various operations before and during Newton's mastership.

Author: J. Kemp

Source: MINT 19/2/429, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00901

4.

Clarification of an earlier verbal account of the cost of producing copper plate, stressing that the cost of producing coin is almost twice as high.

Author: J. Kemp

Source: MINT 19/2/422, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00902

[1]

[In 1696 a Commons Committee recommended discontinuation of Mint appointments for life (quite possibly on Newton's own recommendation: see Westfall, 605). Newton's appointment to the mastership in 1700 was during the monarch's pleasure. If the date is read as 1727, it places the document two days after Newton's death (in the event, still in office), which seems a likely juncture for such issues to have been considered.]

[2]

Cites his three immediate predecessors Ralph Freeman (appointed July 1660), Henry Slingsby (appointed August 1670) and Thomas Neale (appointed July 1678).

[3] John Conduitt

[4] John Conduitt

[5] John Conduitt

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