Browse texts by category: Technical

1.

'Observations concerning the Mint'.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/1/10-11, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00883

2.

Partial holograph draft of MINT00883 (Mint 19/1/10-11).

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/1/106, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00884

3.

Statement made in the Duchy Chamber of errors in the Exchequer and Mint weights.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/1/126, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00885

4.

Holograph account of errors in the Exchequer and Mint weights of 1588 and 1707 and the unused Scottish weights of 1607.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/1/132-3, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00886

5.

Report on a comparison of Mint avoirdupois with Mint and Exchequer troy weights.

Author: Hopton Haynes

Source: MINT 19/1/134, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00887

6.

Holograph list of discrepancies between Mint and Exchequer weights.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/1/130, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00888

7.

Holograph draft of MINT00888 (Mint 19/1/130).

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/1/128, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00889

8.

Holograph notes on the output and costs of various individual operations (e.g. pressing, stamping, milling) at the Mint.

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: MINT 19/2/418-19, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00890

9.

Letter concerning Mr Eyre's experiments in drawing bars with horse- and water-mills

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: T 1/182.9, National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK

Newton Catalogue ID: MINT00985

[1]

Printed in NC, 4: 255-9

[2]

Describes the processes of assaying, melting and coining, specifying costs, manpower required and rate of output. [Probably prepared for the Commons Committee for the Miscarriages of the Mint, 1697.]

[3]

On reverse: related calculations and a tabular summary.

[4] Isaac Newton

[5]

Printed in NC, 7: 278-9.

[6]

Printed in NC, 6: 192-3.

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